Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Sign In with OpenID
Advertise on LowEndTalk.com

In this Discussion

Linode 1,065% ...

Linode 1,065% ...

bdtechbdtech Member
edited August 2012 in General

They are a bit pricey but these guys are tearing it up....

2011 Revenue:$22.3 million 2010 Revenue:$10.75 million 2008 Revenue:$1.9 million

How does their network and nodes compare to LEBs? http://www.inc.com/inc5000/profile/linode

Tagged:
«13

Comments

  • JarJar Member

    Linode provides a great service, they really do. For one, the control panel. The simple kernel selection, etc. The other thing, and the really big one, is consistency in performance and reliability. That is something I'd say they have down to a science.

    I can't justify using them because their prices don't justify those two points for me. I'm sure it does to someone though. Safe to say I respect what they do, and that profit...that's beautiful for this market.

  • KishKish Member

    Prices seem fair as to the service they provide, their system and custom scripts available to it's end user is just amazing and worth extra price. I believe they are aimed at complex but cheaper configs then multiple servers with load balancing options etc

  • JackJack Member
    edited August 2012

    I think BuyVM would win against Linode...

    Remember back in March when LET/LEB was on there? Got a little DDoS and got nulled for 24 hours...

    BuyVM do an hourly null system so that would be better if it was due to attacks.

    Look at the price difference too..

    I think the only way I would go with Linode is if they had a location that I really liked.

    They seem really over priced to me to be honest.

    @MrLabradoodle said his box with them was really sluggish and slow.

  • @Jack said: I think BuyVM would win against Linode...

    BuyVM and Linode compete in different markets.

    I am no longer affiliated with IPXcore.
  • Their UK servers are using like 2007 Xeons.

    The Original Daniel.

  • JarJar Member

    @MrLabradoodle said: Their UK servers are using like 2007 Xeons.

    Man, I only have two in my nodes.

    Thanked by 3Damian Gary ihatetonyy
  • @jarland said: Man, I only have two in my nodes.

    Ahahaha, that's awesome! Best response ever!

    I am no longer affiliated with IPXcore.
    Thanked by 2Jar ihatetonyy
  • I have a Linode VPS, makes up part of my nginx cluster.

    They aren't as spectacular as their fans make them out to be, I get better performance out of my £4.50 bhost Xen box than I do Linode. Their control is good though, wipes the floor with SolusVM.

  • @Jack said: Remember back in March when LET/LEB was on there? Got a little DDoS and got nulled for 24 hours...

    This. I know a few people who use Linode, and even a token attempt at a DOS from a disgruntled former end user (text-based game server) got them nullrouted. There were also some hardware issues or something that took them out for about a day. I don't see where the service is worth what they charge for it.

  • I see Linode Google AdWords banners everyowhere, and I know how much those cost. Plus they also have AdWords text ads. Their control panel might be sort of cool but it's nothing spectacular, and their servers are cca. 2007 Xeons @ 2.0GHz. There are plenty of providers around here who offer better hardware, better performance, better value and just as good if not better reliability.

  • ZenZen Member

    Advertising at its best.

    I work for Nodisto.

  • MrAndroidMrAndroid Member
    edited August 2012

    The other day they paid hijacked Twitter accounts to spam Linode ads.

    The Original Daniel.

  • I've moved from Slicehost to Linode after the RackSpace aquisition and Linode has been great - very stable (for an undemanding workload). BUT, when spinning up a handful of linodes each week in NJ for temporary use, get a "host was rebooted" message pretty much without fail on a weekly basis

    "Go cheap on rarely used things"

  • Linode has seen its peak, and now it will be on a downward spiral. Their downfall will be SoftLayer and outdated hardware, plus the hosting market has seen a surge in higher quality and better providers. Rackspace is a different matter, they make allot of money from their business clients, but they are Fortune 500 oxygen suckers that are used to charge an arm and a leg for about anything.

  • BigScootsBigScoots Member
    edited August 2012

    SingleHop = %7000 growth, they be the big boys these days in terms of rapid growth. Linode is a totally different market then BuyVM though, I doubt they hardly if ever touch each others clients.

    BigScoots.com -- a 100% positively reviewed premium grade Shared, VPS, Hybrid and Dedicated hosting company that specializes in industry leading support and management. Check us out today and experience the difference!

  • @BigScoots said: Linode is a totally different market then BuyVM though, I doubt they hardly if ever touch each others clients.

    Our KVM's sniff around their market though that wasn't the intention. We get more than a few of their Fremont clients come by wanting a KVM.

    Francisco

    BuyVM - OpenVZ & KVM Based / TUN, PPTP, FUSE, SIT & GRE Enabled! / Stallion Control Panel
  • u4iau4ia Member

    @vpsnodebox said: outdated hardware

    This. My current production VPS is a Linode, and it does seem really sluggish lately, especially compared to newer hardware such as BuyVM's Buffalo nodes.

  • @u4ia crazy fast growth can only be sustained for so long until somethings gotta slip. Looking at the numbers from OPs post, its pretty hard to imagine -- not just the % growth, but the actual size. There is an exponential increase I'd imagine at some point where the complexity prevents a lot of what an old customer would be used to.

    Increasing from 10 customers to 100 is the same growth as 100,000 to 1,000,000, but one you have to buy an additional dedicated server, the other you've got to buy another data center :S

    BigScoots.com -- a 100% positively reviewed premium grade Shared, VPS, Hybrid and Dedicated hosting company that specializes in industry leading support and management. Check us out today and experience the difference!

    Thanked by 1u4ia
  • jcalebjcaleb Moderator

    when you work for company, its easier to tell your boss to buy from linode than leb host

    Thanked by 2u4ia SDH_TREXTOR
  • u4iau4ia Member

    @BigScoots said: :S

    True. Seen this in the past with other companies as well.

  • u4iau4ia Member

    @jcaleb said: , its easier to tell your boss to buy from linode than leb host

    This is also true. I have 2 Linodes I manage at work too.

  • @BigScoots @jcaleb @u4ia

    There is nothing cool about Linode. Personally I don't even like the fact that they make you run one of their pre-compiled kernels. If a little insignificant web host like us can offer our customers on Xen PV the freedom to run whatever kernel they want to on their VPS, Linode should be capanble of this as well.

    If I would have a Boss and we needed corporate grade hosting and money wasn't a concern I would probably recommend either Rackspace or I would recommend leasing a couple of high end servers in a data center.

    What goes up, must come down. Linode can't afford to upgrade their infrastructure, and SoftLayer won't play nice. In the long run they're screwed.

  • JackJack Member

    I would rarely get a dedicated server than pay Linode.

  • jcalebjcaleb Moderator

    @vpsnodebox said: If I would have a Boss and we needed corporate grade hosting and money wasn't a concern I would probably recommend either Rackspace or I would recommend leasing a couple of high end servers in a data center.

    I agree. What I meant in general is its better to recommend known and more expensive providers. I just use LEB when its my own money that is involved =)

    Thanked by 1Xeoncross
  • ZenZen Member
    edited August 2012

    Oh, they' could come tumbling down like a ton of bricks. Nice growth but that growth is going to be eaten up by the fact that their infrastructure needs a major upgrade within the next 6 months.

    I work for Nodisto.

  • u4iau4ia Member

    Perception != Reality I have learned this, but not everyone can be convinced.

  • what about 6sync though (on the topic of custom CPs)? I remember being in live chat with someone named Mario and the guy was a complete/total dick to me (that was well over a year ago though)

    biscuit looks really nice

  • @winston heh, there is a reason why Linode has no life chat. They still have their gauntlets of minions on IRC, forums, Ubuntu forums and so on that recommend them and spread the word. Then some of them also make sure to ask you to use their referral link. Here is the thing: I couldn't care less if they fall one day: more for the rest of us... However I think that Rackspace will be right there to buy them just for their customer base.

  • @vpsnodebox rackspace will rule the world one day if they aren't already. Its only a matter of time.

    BigScoots.com -- a 100% positively reviewed premium grade Shared, VPS, Hybrid and Dedicated hosting company that specializes in industry leading support and management. Check us out today and experience the difference!

  • @BigScoots they are the Billion Dollar Hosting Company. Look it up on Wikipedia... money rules my friend :)

  • @vpsnodebox we are the multi-thousand dollar hosting company!!! Look us up on wikipedia!

    BigScoots.com -- a 100% positively reviewed premium grade Shared, VPS, Hybrid and Dedicated hosting company that specializes in industry leading support and management. Check us out today and experience the difference!

  • jcalebjcaleb Moderator

    i cant find big scoots on wikipedia

  • @BigScoots said: we are the multi-thousand dollar hosting company!!! Look us up on wikipedia!

    @jcaleb said: i cant find big scoots on wikipedia

    haha.. soon my friend, soon :P

    Thanked by 1jcaleb
  • I know that the words "Cloud Hosting" are thrown around carelessly these days, but Linode is pushing it when they call themselves a Cloud Hosting Company. Nothing could be further from the truth. They are a Cluster Hosting Company.

    If you want to see real Cloud Hosting, take a look at http://www.togglebox.com for example.

  • Rackspace Cloud performance is meh.

    ServerBear - Easy UnixBench/dd/IOPS/FIO (NEW) & Network Benchmarks | Example Report | Compare Low End Boxes
    Gleam - Run kick-ass viral competitions & rewards to grow your userbase. Free until Sept.
  • @jcaleb @nanog6 You've only truly made it when you are a wiki! Forever solidified in time, that is until someone changes it.

    BigScoots.com -- a 100% positively reviewed premium grade Shared, VPS, Hybrid and Dedicated hosting company that specializes in industry leading support and management. Check us out today and experience the difference!

  • @serverbear I spoke to someone who works there as an admin. Not a real cloud like http://www.togglebox.com - just clusters of servers.

  • @vpsnodebox said: to see real Cloud

    look in the sky

    Hostigation High Resource Hosting - SolusVM OpenVZ/KVM VPS
  • @miTgiB lol

    Seriously do, I like how Togglebox has set up their cloud with OnApp. I recognize something good whe I see it.

  • @vpsnodebox said: I recognize something good whe I see it.

    I contacted them for some benchmarks, we'll see.

    ServerBear - Easy UnixBench/dd/IOPS/FIO (NEW) & Network Benchmarks | Example Report | Compare Low End Boxes
    Gleam - Run kick-ass viral competitions & rewards to grow your userbase. Free until Sept.
  • PhoenixVPSPhoenixVPS Member
    edited August 2012

    @serverbear Thanks, I was pretty tempted to sign up just to run Unixbench from serverbear.com and submit a bench, lol.

  • so if not linode or rackspace, then who would you recommend for "cloud hosting", or atleast decent scalable hosting?

  • Best cloud performance I've seen so far is Storm on Demand or Joyent.

    ServerBear - Easy UnixBench/dd/IOPS/FIO (NEW) & Network Benchmarks | Example Report | Compare Low End Boxes
    Gleam - Run kick-ass viral competitions & rewards to grow your userbase. Free until Sept.
    Thanked by 1shaanl
  • RandyRandy Disabled

    @BigScoots said: @jcaleb @nanog6 You've only truly made it when you are a wiki! Forever solidified in time, that is until someone changes it. make your own wiki then :) :)

  • @shaanl Linode is so far from what Cloud Hosting is/should be that it's not even funny.

  • @vpsnodebox said: @shaanl Linode is so far from what Cloud Hosting is/should be that it's not even funny.

    Maybe this is exactly why it works so well ;-)

    Thanked by 2dmmcintyre3 Chan
  • @rds100 I don't have a problem with any company using the term (even we use it), just because Rackspace started this trend first and put everyone in a position to make it basically part of their marketing vocabulary. That being said, don't confuse real cloud hosting like Liquid Web's Storm on Demand or that running on OnApp. What Linode has is what 99% of us have: clusters of Xen nodes :)

  • @vpsnodebox said: What Linode has is what 99% of us have: clusters of Xen nodes

    Yes, and it seems to work well :)

    Btw, do you consider vps.net to be "true" cloud by your definition? Because their service seems to be less reliable than many OpenVZ providers :)

    Thanked by 2miTgiB Chan
  • @rds100 It says at the bottom of their page in the right corner "powered by OnApp", so it's a real cloud alright. Why it's unreliable? Well misconfiguration, bad hardware and maybe some over-provisioning come to mind. It's all speculation of course, as I have zero experience with them. If I had at least worked with one VPS of theirs I would be able to tell you a bit more.

Sign In or Register to comment.