Linode is a cost effective, extremely reliable option if you are looking to scale your cloud infrastructure
Updated April 21, 2021

Linode is a cost effective, extremely reliable option if you are looking to scale your cloud infrastructure

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Linode

We use Linode to host various VPS's for our client's public facing websites. It saves us having to setup our own infrastructure and is used across our whole company. It's provides the reliability we need to be able to concentrate on developing our products. We have also use Linode in the past to host various apps such as 3CX phone system and Unifi cloud controllers.
  • Reliability - this is key for us as any downtime effects our reputation
  • Simplicity to scale services - the interface is very quick and effective to use
  • Keeps the costs down - hosting our own equivalent infrastructure would cost a lot more
  • Lack of Cloud Firewall - this was missing for quite some time, and although it is available now, it did mean we had to migrate a few of our services away to DigitalOcean at the time
  • Allowed us to provide reliable and scalable web hosting to our clients with a good profit margin
Linode offers very similar services at very similar pricing to Digital Ocean, but the support with Linode is much quicker - not that you need the support that often, but it is handy to have.
For the very few times we have needed to use it the support has been excellent, efficient, and knowledgeable
It has added another category of service which we can resell to our clients easily, whether it be web hosting, or cloud apps such as 3CX and Unifi Controller. At such a sensible cost there is little risk from a cash perspective as well.
Uptime is extremely important, we do not want calls in teh middle of the night because a service has gone offline. The reliability with Linode has been 100% and the few maintenance windows are short and well informed.
Testing and development is a excellent use case for Linode. You can spin up a new Linux machine in under a couple of minutes, deploy and test your application publicly, and then destroy the instance and only pay for the time it was running.