Overall Satisfaction with Linode
We use Linode for hosting multiple projects that require simple virtual machine environments. In particular, it is useful for some of our smaller and/or more custom projects. Its affordability, plus straight forward setup process makes it appealing when compared to more expansive service offerings like Google Cloud or Amazon Web Services.
- Allowed a team of 6 developers to work against one $10/mn VM instead of each requiring $1,000 in developing hardware for each developer.
- Allows multiple web projects to be hosted, along with simple Jupyter notebooks, as an internal sandbox instead of the dev/DevOps time required to do that using multiple services or internal resources.
- Allows customers to have a well known server expense cost prior to billing.
Linode is a simpler solution than Azure Virtual Machines. Its low cost, predictable billing, is a win for clients and its dead-simple setup is easy to get up and running quickly without training, reading copious numbers of potentially out-of-date blog posts, or going through certification processes. Linode delivers a generic VM with a recent version of ubuntu within a few minutes of signup.
Linode's support has historically been quick, helpful, and immediately human. This last piece is a huge differentiator between Linode and other VM services. Receiving a well-written response a few minutes after you submit a request is a refreshing experience compared to the AI support bots, horrible online chat, and just a complete lack of support provided by many of the industry leaders.
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Linode is great to have around as a long-running virtual machine for hosting small projects, proof of concepts, and as a general sandbox for in-development web services. It can also be used to tunnel TLS connections, host highly customized server environments, and serve web projects that have well-known resource requirements.