Linode has unbeatable VPS hosting - best cheap and reliable hosting on market
Updated September 08, 2021

Linode has unbeatable VPS hosting - best cheap and reliable hosting on market

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Overall Satisfaction with Linode

Linode is used by our entire organization to host all our apps in the cloud. We have a variety of apps including VPN, apache servers, MySQL databases, NodeJS applications, smtp server, load balancer, and static websites hosted on linode across different geographical locations including Toronto, New Jersey and Sydney. We have tried different services like AWS and digital ocean but we found Linode to be reliable and has great customer support.
  • excellent price/performance
  • excellent customer support
  • reliable
  • not enough data centers compared to competition
  • some data centers are old
  • monitoring (Longview) cost money while others don't - free version isn't good
  • lots of cost savings compared to AWS or other cloud providers
  • very reliable and performant servers
  • excited for the new cloud firewall being rolled out
I've tried all of Digital Ocean, AWS EC2 and AWS Lightsail - I found Linode to give the best price/performance for a VPS. However, compared to serverless functions like AWS Lambda, there's a lot of maintenance work if you want to keep your VPS up-to-date. If you're looking for low-cost and reliable VPS hosting, definitely pick Linode.
Linode has given me the best customer support. I remember I had an issue when I started using Linode for about an hour, my VPS was down. It was an unexpected hardware failure. The customer support responded to my ticket right away and I got a full refund for the month. The customer support is just simply unbeatable. Linode customer support also know their stuff very well, like they're legit IT people that knows Linux server administration.
Linode's total cost of ownership is the lowest among all the services that I've tried, including AWS and Digital Ocean. For all the apps that I host, like apache server, load balancer, VPN, smtp server, etc. I used to pay close to twice on AWS for the equivalent of what I'm paying for Linode hosting. It's just incredible how expensive AWS is.
Linode has a 99.99% uptime SLA if you're looking for official figures. However, my experience has been that Linode is much better than 99.99%. Over the past 4 years of being with Linode, I've only had downtime on 1 of my VPS maybe once or twice, that's it - all my other VPS were running fine 100%.
DigitalOcean, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Lightsail
Linode is really good if you want a great reliable cloud VPS that has great price/performance. It is considerably cheaper and more reliable than the VPS solutions on AWS. However, you have to be able to manage your own servers - make security and maintenance updates yourself - if you don't know that, you'd better go serverless.