If loving Linode is wrong, then I don't want to be right.
January 22, 2021

If loving Linode is wrong, then I don't want to be right.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Linode

Linode hosts the server infrastructure for our entire organization. We have a dozen server instances for a variety of purposes, from dedicated APIs to databases to various front-end web presences. Linode also hosts the majority of our DNS. Their flexibility with instances and cost ensure that we can spin up exactly the correct sized cloud instance for a small project, or throw a lot of resources for our high-availability needs.
  • Uptime for hosted servers
  • Ease of DNS hosting
  • Ease of load balancing implementation
  • We don't take advantage of their Kubernetes program. No real need.
  • Flexibility is a plus
  • Less expensive than AWS
  • Removes the various exposure of colocation
  • Global deployment zones help with regional response times
Amazon Web Services is vast and expansive, but far too expensive for what we need it to do. Azure is a more plug-in hosted solution, but again the price isn't worth it. I can use dokku to ape the functionality of heroku for far less than the latter charges. Digital Ocean's no-nonsense droplets turned my head for a bit, but I still like Linode's particular brand of flexibility. Combined with my existing investment with the Linode infrastructure, the droplets aren't a compelling reason by themselves for me to switch.
I have no complaints about Linode's customer support. They consistently tell me about problems before I even notice them. They are always prompt and responsive whenever I have an issue I need to deal with, which is rarely.
Before we started with Linode, to get the precision in deployment we needed, we were colocation physical hardware, for the most part. We started dabbling with AWS, and quickly realized that the cost with them was prohibitive for what we were getting out of it. Linode came on our radar a number of years ago, and after a few trial deployments for a number of our smaller properties, we were convinced. Migrating to the cloud server from our colocation was one of the best decisions we made. Much beefier hardware for a quarter of the price of a colocation can't be understated.
We sell millions of dollars worth of widgets every year. Every minute our website is online counts. We have never had a serious outage with Linode that has impacted our business. Their advertised uptimes are accurate, and their service is consistently reliable.
If you want a fully hosted and supported solution like Heroku, Linode isn't for you. For someone with experience dealing with server deployment and management, Linode fits the bill. But you have to arrive with at least some proficiency in command line management if you want to user Linode to its fullest. Happily they have plenty of tutorials in their library to fill in the experience blanks for beginners.