Linode is perfect for small and large (and non-profit) businesses
March 16, 2021

Linode is perfect for small and large (and non-profit) businesses

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Linode

I use a single Linode instance to host three different virtual hosts running decades-old operating systems (Multics and ITS). I also host multiple web sites a few static, one wordpress, one media wiki, and one trac. The site hosts time sharing systems as well as web sites for use by arbitrary people on the Internet. I am the current maintainer of releases for the Multics operating system, as well as an active developer on Multics and ITS.
  • Easy to set up VMs
  • Great technical support
  • Costs are very reasonable
  • Other managed services -- that I don't use, but appreciate having available
  • Should be able to support multiple EXTERNAL IP addresses per Linode
  • Should be able to provide cheaper backup solutions
  • I make no revenue from my use of Linode (just a cost!)
I've only used bare-bones "create a VM and run it" and not delved into any of the other functionality.
The few times I've used support, it has been helpful, responsive, polite, and resourceful.
As I mentioned before, my use of Linode does not result in any revenue -- I do it for fun and others for free. So although it costs me money to run, the price is good, and it is worth it. I don't charge for any use of my systems.
One of the operating systems I host (Multics time sharing system) is being actively used by others for software (new release) development. I would not want to lose any of the storage and would prefer no downtime. So far I've not been disappointed.

If you want to get a virtual host on the Internet and completely customize it, having complete control over it, Linode is perfect. Their tech support is excellent and their user interface (control panel) is well-featured and easy-to-use.