Linode is the best cloud provider
March 17, 2021

Linode is the best cloud provider

Phillip Clapham | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Linode

I use Linode to run my own LAMP servers to serve my client's WordPress sites. I choose Linode because it is the perfect balance between cost, performance, and the features I'm looking for. Even after using them for several years now I feel no need to look for a new service as they continue to impress me year after year.
  • Their pricing is more fair and logical than their competitors.
  • They have some of the fastest data centers I've used.
  • Their build tools are my favorite among their competition.
  • They lack Windows based servers.
  • They lack more advanced features.
  • Some of their current features tend to be shallow.
  • Has kept my server costs consistent and predictable.
  • Has allowed me to have to think about my hosting budget too much for a few years.
  • Will allow me to continue providing hosting to my clients at a profitable rate.
I much prefer Linode over the other cloud providers except in situations where I feel the site in question might need to rapidly scale, as I feel the only place Linode might suffer is at scale. But that being said I've never had a site ran on a Linode server run worse than a DO or LW site.
Linode has had the most consistently easy to work with customer service of all the cloud providers. You can pretty much always count on a quick response from them and their reps tend to be more knowledgeable than competing reps as well. Plus their support guides are some of the best in the business.
Again, Linode has provided the best balance of cost and performance of all the cloud providers. While they don't always have the deepest feature set for pretty much all but the largest projects they provide the perfect mix of features at the absolutely best cost and that cost is more predictable than other providers.
I have never experienced an unplanned outage with Linode in several years and the few planned outages were minimally disruptive. All in all Linode has blown both Digital Ocean and Liquid Web out of the water for reliability for me over the past 3 or so years.
It is the perfect choice for small developers like myself to host CMS and similar systems in a cost effective environment. The cost is low and predictable enough as well that you can experiment with new tech stacks with more confidence than you can with places like AWS where billing can quickly get out of control.