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DevOps Engineer at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
Straightforward to set up, helpful support, and the Object Storage is useful for system backups

What is our primary use case?

I have a single 4GB model Linode and I use it as a personal server. I originally set it up to act as an email server, just for my own personal vanity domain. I don't use it for that anymore, but it's proved to be useful for many other things. Right now, I run a Minecraft server on it and I also use it for a little bit of software development. I also use it as a jump host, if I need a stable place to SSH from my laptop to get to other online resources. It means that I only have a single point that I go through to get to the other stuff that I need.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the static IP address, which has been very helpful for being able to log into the same address over the course of more than a decade."
  • "I would like to see more seamless integration with backup, although it's pretty easy to do."

What other advice do I have?

The biggest lesson that I have learned from using Linode is the oldest lesson, which is just that a virtual cloud server has the availability and the flexibility that I couldn't get from physical at the time, or even now, for that matter. It's a key component in having something that's useful, having a machine that you can log into and do things on, in a consistent way, regardless of where I am or even what machine I'm connecting to it from. My key advice for anybody who is looking into Linode would be just to dive right in. Pick it up and play around with it and if you find that it's not for…
System Administrator and DevOps Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Plenty of services, simple to understand, with significant support

What is our primary use case?

There are different services, approximately 150 of them, this solution can provide. There are a few services I most commonly use. I am using it for the virtual servers, Lightsail which are lightweight virtual servers, and a simple storage service which is called S3.

What is most valuable?

Some of the valuable features I have found to be the virtual server is easy to understand, a secure environment, and AWS has a fast community for finding solutions to problems you might be facing.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have approximately 15 users using the solution in my organization.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

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