So I’ve been with now for coming up on either 3 or 4 years, I’ve lost track now. I was looking for a remote server that i could play with and run a few services such as mail and maybe a web page or two. So a friend and I bought a linode. Back then the lowest linode you could get was a 32mb linode (32mb of ram), and i think it hat 4gig of HDD space. Not a lot but it was reasonable at 19.95$ a month.

Low and behold 3-4 years later, for the same price linode now offers the Linode 360, with 10Gig of storage off the bat. Every 6 months or so, so far, the team at Linode have managed to excite us all, by giving us free upgrades, the last one 20% ram increase for xmas. Ive been through countless free RAM upgrades, as well as storage, and transfer, and not once has there been a cost associated with it.

The only reason i can say that my uptime is not massively large, is that they keep giving out these upgrades that require us to reboot to take advantage of them. Otherwise i havnt had a much of a problem or downtime, that i havn’t caused myself, or was outside of Linode’s reachs (Datacentre issues).

Thats not to mention the friendliness and helpfulness of the 3 admins, Caker, Tasaro, and Mikegrb who are always available via the ticketing system, and atleast one is generally lurking in the irc channel (#linode on On top of the help from the staff, there are always people arround in the chat channel that are more then willing to help out on just about any linux topic, linode related, or not. That and the forums are always bristling with activity, be it howto guides, customer feedback, announcements or community help requests with specific platform/software packages.

These days i have 3 linodes, 2x 360mb, and a 540mb one, ive never looked back…

With servers in 3 different data centres, full root access, friendly staff and a great community behind them, if your looking for a VPS, you can stop looking. Linode is the place to be. Got root?