Linode is a great virtual hosting company
January 25, 2021

Linode is a great virtual hosting company

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Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Linode

I used to build and run all of my company's GNU/Linux servers and found that Linode presented a better option. A virtual server allows me to not worry about maintaining the server, there are automatic rotating backups, and I don't need to go through the process every so often of upgrading the box. Linodes just freely upgrade every couple years. Their network backbone is also very solid, and the only time I ever had trouble with it was when my web server was hit by a DDOS attack, and the Linode people handled it automatically for me. Highly recommended.
  • High speed internet.
  • Reliability.
  • Handle hardware for you.
  • The price is higher than some of the alternatives.
  • I would like ARM-based servers.
  • They only allow one snapshot backup at a time, which makes upgrading difficult.
  • It has replaced the occasional server purchases, upgrades and repairs into a regular monthly and predictable cost, that probably averages out to less than what we were paying before.
  • Having automated rotating backups prevents a catastrophic loss of data that could happen if I maintained my own box that got fried.
I have gotten immediate and useful feedback every time I have contacted customer support, which has not had to be very often. Their online documentation is very good.
They have smoothed out occasional large purchases of servers and equipment into one predictable price that delivers roughly comparable total cost of ownership. Some things are kind of oddly priced, but overall it is about the same or even less money than we were paying before for servers.
Linode basically never goes down. We got DDOSed one time and that made my web site inaccessible briefly, but Linode's netops people handled it remarkably well, and I've never had any other issues with reliability.
I would recommend it for anyone wanting to own their own machine, but don't want to worry about pulling out busted hard drives or blowing compressed air to clean out dust from the vents. They do all that for you, and do so on a very high speed internet connection. Well worth moving your servers into the cloud here. They're reliable.