Linode Pros and Cons

Linode Pros

Julio Graham
Managing Director at Olive Professional Services Ltd
The ability to fire up a virtual machine, use it, and then kill it, is quite a valuable feature for me.
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Allister MacLeod
DevOps Engineer at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
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.
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Jacques Gelinas
Vice President Technologies at Croesus
They have a very nice web interface to allow you to manage and reorganize your server.
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Marcus Ealing
Founder /CEO at Entropy Studios
The most valuable feature is that they are flexible and easy to get ahold of if I need something.
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reviewer1531539
Managing Director & Lead Software Developer at BASX Software Development
The virtual machine configuration tool is very helpful for setting up a new server or for modifying an existing server.
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reviewer1497927
Security, Programming, Infrastructure Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Because of the way that their pricing model is set up, I can scale up or down the size of a customer's server very easily. It makes life very easy for me when they run out of space, need more speed or RAM, etc. I can very easily pay the difference and reboot the machine, and now I have the upgrade that I wanted. That just makes it extremely simple.
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Maxi Cooper
Co-Founder at Menze
The simplicity by which you can handle your inventory is one of the things I like the most.
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Rudolph Pereira
Team Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
For small businesses and people who have some technical skills and are good with Linux command line, this solution is great. I love Linode because it is very fast. Whereas, the same configuration on Azure and AWS will be so slow. The best thing is that their pricing and speed are great.
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Laurentiu Marin
CTO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It is also important that Linode offers worldwide coverage via multiple data centers. The ability to deploy on multiple servers, worldwide, allows us to have distributed services and failover and redundancy.
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Robert Watt
Director at Picosoft
Generally speaking, I have not found any faults using Linode. For what we wanted, they provided a complete solution.
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Linode Cons

Julio Graham
Managing Director at Olive Professional Services Ltd
Before they changed the dashboard, I found some of the more granular options easier to find.
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Allister MacLeod
DevOps Engineer at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
I would like to see more seamless integration with backup, although it's pretty easy to do.
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Jacques Gelinas
Vice President Technologies at Croesus
I don't know how all of their services work, but my understanding is that they're not offering the entry-level machine for someone who just wants to own their own web page.
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Marcus Ealing
Founder /CEO at Entropy Studios
Because they are a smaller company, they do not have, for example, all of the ways for authentication that Amazon or Azure has.
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reviewer1531539
Managing Director & Lead Software Developer at BASX Software Development
They recently changed the web interface and although the older one did not look as good, the new one is less responsive.
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TK
reviewer1497927
Security, Programming, Infrastructure Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
They could have more international servers. There are certain places throughout Europe and Eastern Europe which are very open to doing a lot of technology business, such as Romania. Romania is very open to technology. At other service providers, I have stuff in Romania. I think there are some Eastern European locations that would be more open to it. So, if they could have more European points of presence, that would be more helpful.
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Maxi Cooper
Co-Founder at Menze
It would be nice if they had more data centers in Latin America.
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Rudolph Pereira
Team Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I would like Linode (without cluttering things) to provide some type of DevOps workflow where people are configuring their pipelines from running their tests and deploying to their test server. Once approved by clicking a button, it just gets deployed to production. I would like something like Azure DevOps, which we use for large applications, and would be something nice to have in Linode.
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Laurentiu Marin
CTO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It would be helpful if they provided the additional Linux distributions that I prefer using. But there is still a workaround. I can do it without direct support. It's a bit more complicated, but it can still be done.
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Robert Watt
Director at Picosoft
When it comes to marketing and exposure, Linode needs improvement because I just randomly found them by looking for Linux solutions.
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Learn what your peers think about Linode. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2021.
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