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- Excellent support, fast, detailed and service oriented.
- Great flexibility in the platform for Linux based solutions, of whatever kind.
- Ping times are fast, great global presence.
- Regular platform updates and services, have allowed us to experiment with the latest tech.
- Their online terminal shell to access the host via a web interface can act up (based on locale settings). We often use ssh direct instead.
- Resource monitoring options are bare bones. Good for what it does, but need to use external, or self hosted solutions for detailed metrics as the infrastructure grows.
- A trade off for the flexibility on offer, means less "easy" platform based security locks. Example, our clients sometimes ask about port blocks. Here, customized blocks are your responsibility which some cloud users take time adjusting too. It's not really a con though, many actually prefer it, including us.
We use it to deploy our retail platform, API, websites, WordPress pages, and databases services (each usage has 1 Linode).
Previously we use it for email server too, and Linode helping it too with the tutorial but it looks like there's no one in the company that can monitor what happen to email server.
As long I use Linode service, I am satisfied with the services.
And if you need a responsive CS help, Linode is good for you. Every time I got a problem (even a technical one), Linode team always help me until the problem got finished.
I know Linode have a bot too, but their human support is more amazing than the bot . 6/5 stars!
- Superb swift very supportive support service.
- A solid infrastructure never fails.
- Very economical.
- Lot of features and services.
- One stop solutions for all your cloud solutions.
- Real time analytics for service we use.
- IoT platform.
- Cloud function.
- MQTT brokers.
- Chat server.
- Video conferencing platform (like Zoom).
- Video streaming platform (like Vimeo).
Sometimes metrics are a bit hard to understand. They show quite a bit of information as to how well your site is running. But if the site is down, you need to figure it out by looking at the lack of activity. It would be nice to be notified that a site is down and not have to discover it on your own, then access Linode, and then fix it.
They nicely inform us of updates and changes that they are making. It gives us an opportunity to check and see that is running well. They have been available when we needed them.
- Their virtual private servers are fast and easy to deploy and manage.
- DNS integration is a really welcome bonus.
- Object storage is easy to implement and deploy.
- Better API access to object storage public URLs.
- Easy to spin up new servers and services.
- Quick response from customer service when issues arise.
- Clear, timely communication when underlying systems are being upgraded or fixed.
- Monitoring would be more useful if it had more reporting capabilities (like if disk space is running low).
- Upgrades to the plans seemed like they used to be a more regular occurrence.
- Clear setup options, easy to configure machines to match requirements
- Fast spin-up of servers
- Clear billing
- Challenging to migrate down to smaller servers when needed
- Could have more automated wizards, such as to apply best-practice security settings to new servers
- Would be great to be able to directly download a virtual machine or have other easy manual backup/restore options
- Reliability. Linode has very little downtime and announces in advance when updates will be required.
- Price. Linode is great value for money. The costs are easy to understand compared to AWS and GCP.
- Service. Linode improves the specs of instances automatically, without increasing cost.
Linode may not be as well suited to less technical users, but I haven't tried their offerings in that area.
- Linode’s documentation is excellent, making it easy to set up and configure for most typical use cases. When a little extra help has been needed, their technical support has always been responsive, friendly, and to the point.
- Linode’s service plans are priced competitively and provide excellent value for money. They also provide the flexibility to easily and quickly scale things up and down as required.
- Communication has always been good, with plenty of notice when there are planned changes to the network and infrastructure. On the very rare occasion that there has been a problem with the system, they have always been open and transparent.
- Flexibility and ease of use to quickly spin up new server instances.
- Stability and uptime are almost perfect, but if some issue arises, customer support goes above and beyond to troubleshoot.
- Pricing is transparent and generous resources in bandwidth offer peace of mind.
- Different server configuration packages to fine tune to needs (e.g., high CPU, high RAM, etc.).
- Ability to move up and down between packages easily depending on traffic.
- Super fast SSD hardware.
- Storage space can be limiting on lower-end plans
- Backup feature is very limiting and can only restore in full to specific days as defined by linode (e.g. cannot restore to a backup from 2 days ago - only yesterday, 7 days ago, etc)
- Backup feature cannot restore individual files - the entire server has to be restored
- Can be challenging for business owners with little sysadmin knowledge. Requires some knowledge/reading of various guides to properly secure the server
However, with great power comes some responsibility. While it's definitely doable, there is a bit of a learning curve to secure and optimize the resources available. Luckily, there are hundreds of great guides on Linode but the service is still a significant departure if you're used to "one click" interfaces that are commonly available through shared hosting providers.
- It is easy to create a new server.
- Customer service is excellent.
- I can configure my server exactly how I want to.
Recently I use Linode VPS for experiment new technologies or for learn more about k8s and docker deploy.
With high availability and high performance I found in Linode the perfect solution for VPS and hosting solution. Also the technical support is perfect, fast and precise.
For VPS and customer service deploy I think that Linode is the best service and also customers using this service after my hint.
I didn't recommend Linode only in case of I've space requirements, like Nas or file sharing.
In that sense Linode is a perfect match, Linux servers, custom configuration, self managed, and a very attractive price tier. It does requiere some advanced command line Linux user expertise, but it worths every penny.
- Very attractive price tier
- Simple startup configuration
- Excellent documentation
- Impressive official support channel response timing
- Extensive community
- Backed up by open source solutions
- Application deployment ala big vendor style
- A Linode cli command line application would be mindblowing
- Single click apps are not enough
- Integration with Cloudflare DNS could be simpler
Linode may not be the best option if your organization development workflows are completely cloud based (eg AWS, Google Cloud, Heroku, or any Cloud Foundry flavor).
As Linode requires no fear of the command line, some users will feel that every task on these kind of servers is far more complicated that other alternatives.
Considering our Linux expertise, and the type of applications we are hosting, it's good enough. Worst case there's always a community forum that can help in many ways.
Other important point to consider is that no organization will opt-in for a self managed server if it's not capable of self manage the server, and that includes somehow a level of technical support that may be required. From this point of view, Linode is more dev-friendly than management friendly.
- Easy to get started.
- Fantastic customer support.
- When things go wrong on their end, Linode takes responsibility by clearly communicating what happened, how they will fix it, and how they will prevent those issues from happening in the future.
- Their DNS service is pretty unreliable, we routinely see brief periods where we're unable to connect.
- Our customers always need to be educated about who Linode is (whereas they already come in knowing who AWS or Azure are).
- While they have a decent selection of datacenters spread around the world, it would be nice to see options available.
The admin panel is quite easy to use (we use Plesk on our physical host provider), and the documentation is excellent. Billing is also clear, with no hidden fees. They also have an analytics panel to view your bandwidth usage.
If there is one major issue I found, it's that when I clone a production site to set up a staging site, I noticed MariaDB always gets corrupted. This is an easy fix by backing up the /var/lib/MySQL directory and then uninstalling and re-installing MariaDB, but it's an annoyance. I haven't gotten to the bottom of why this continues to happen.
- Simple billing
- Excellent value
- Clear guidance for setup of common use cases
- Add on storage for all tiers.
- Storage pricing based on upload/download usage.
- Yubikey integration for additional security options.
Linode provides options for independent self-managed VPS's that are affordable, reliable, and consistently well supported.
- Tech support is excellent, quick response and knowledgeable.
- Their various options for server horsepower and capacity are well thought out and good price points.
- They do not continually try and upsell you - no barrage of unwanted advertising for unwanted/unneeded services. They give you what you want and don't push you to buy what you don't want or need.
- Management interface is clean, mostly intuitive, covers all the aspects in an organized way.
- I'd like to see more options for drive space size for a given Linode CPU and RAM combo. There is only one option at each price point. Adding drive space requires either upgrading the entire Linode, even if you don't need more CPU or RAM, or adding & managing separate drive volumes.
- Honestly nothing else to add at this time, they have been great.
Given that, you need to be, or have available, a system admin who can handle OS deployment, security, updates & maintenance, etc. on the Linode VPS. So this is not appropriate for someone who wants a commodity hosting end user UI (e.g. Plesk, cPanel, etc.) - unless you deploy those yourself on your Linode VPS.
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Linode states their belief that in order to accelerate innovation in the cloud, virtual computing must be more accessible, affordable, and simple. Their infrastructure-as-a-service platform is deployed across 11 global markets from global data centers and is supported by what they describe as a Next Generation Network, advanced APIs, comprehensive services, and a vast library of educational resources. Linode products, services, and people aim to enable developers and businesses to build, deploy, and scale applications more easily and cost-effectively in the cloud.
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