Linode for your cloud--most transparent and easiest around
May 25, 2021

Linode for your cloud--most transparent and easiest around

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Linode

We are using Linode to host two of our services we are offering. One is an e-commerce Magento installation and the other is an accounting Java application.
The accounting application is mostly used internally, while the Magento installation is used a a POS and online shop.

At the moment we just have one person managing the Linode accounts, while several people have access to the servers by SSH.
  • Cheap and reliable virtual servers
  • Very easy and simple interface
  • Transparent pricing
  • Easy to use and install things
  • Adapting the interface to mobile devices
  • Ability to access servers from the interface--it is a bit unclear how it works
  • Billing in euros
  • Reduced cost
  • Increased reliability from old provider
  • Reduced overhead cost
  • Less need of support
We built some applications on Google App Engine, and in comparison to Linode, you are more locked in and there is a steeper learning curve, as you have to adapt to Google's tools. In Linode, you can use whatever you are used to. With AWS, you are able to make whatever setup you want but the pricing is a complete mystery and the interface is very hard to learn and get used to.
I haven't needed support many times, but every time I had support, the response has been quick and good.
Linode is well suited when you want to get a virtual server up and running very quickly. It is also very beneficial for services that require a small amount of resources and can reduce your costs.

I haven't tried out load balancers or firewalls too much, but seeing the options in the interface, it might be hard to create a complete infrastructure for a complex setup.