I absolutely love Linode!
March 17, 2021
I absolutely love Linode!
Director in Information TechnologyInformation Technology & Services Company, 11-50 employees
Score 10 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with Linode
We required a US based node for one of our clients, the requirements were speed and flexibility which Linode provides. I've been a client for over 12 years (on different companies I've work), it never disappoints. One of my favorite hosting providers out there, super reliable and fair priced. In all this time I've never had a major issue, or a minor they were not allowed to resolve for me.
- Excellent tech support
- Super fast infrastructure
- You can configure anything, from DNS to load balancing, software, etc.
- Very reliable, well monitored intances, almost 0% downtime
- I have no complaints
- An affordable tier (second or third to last cheapest one) would be enough to host a few small websites. You could get +300% return this way
I regard it the best of the bunch, Rackspace is reliable but too expensive, OVH is cheap but not that great infrastructure, Namecheap is fantastic, but i have not tested their hosting capabilities in depth, GoDaddy is, in my opinion, the worst of the worst, but they are well known so we have to live with them :/ Linode has a great balance of price, infrastructure, and support
Their support team is excellent, the only reason I give them 9/10 is because they can be a bit faster responding (I'm using Namecheap as a benchmark), but other than that, their support staff is very knowledgeable and professional. As I mentioned before, I've never had a bad experience with Linode and the support has always been able to solve any issues I've had (which BTW are not many).
It has allowed me to setup instances and serve smaller clients with bigger requirements in terms of traffic and resilience on their infrastructure, and been able to make a profit. For bigger clients, they are so reliable, that is a no brainer when the uptime is operation critical. On the other hand we also enjoy the flexibility and the customization capabilities they provide Us.
Our business relies on it, downtime means money loss, as simple as that. Having some of our infrastructure hosted at Linode gives us peace of mind. Honestly, they are great! I know because of Linode i don't have to pay thousands of dollars to have a reliable infrastructure, whenever I introduce Linode to a junior IT colleague, they are surprised that you can achieve the same as AWS or Google infrastructure for a fraction of the price.
Load balancing and running small websites on a dedicated server, especially for startups or small companies, is very affordable and provides good support and reliable incident recovery, like server backups. [Linode is] my go-to solution as long as they have a nearby datacenter (which they usually do), for small CPanel based virtual servers for a single website that can be easily managed by the client's IT team.