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Linode $45M Upgrade (Double RAM + SSD as standard)

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by Null, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. Null

    Null Well-Known Member

    Finally! Linode is now offering SSD's (not a hybrid solution as was expected) – and they've even doubled RAM!

    Linode doesn't have a 512MB or 1GB option but their plans (2GB +) are now offering more for your money than DigitalOcean!

    There's more news, too: mobile responsive design, 40Gbps network connectivity, upgraded processors and hourly billing (launched last week).
     
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  2. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    The only thing I'm waiting is when they accept paypal payments :)
     
  3. Null

    Null Well-Known Member

    Update: there's rumours of a $10/month 1GB plan coming soon.

    Linode have stated they aren't looking to offer PayPal in the near future :(.
     
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  4. p4guru

    p4guru Well-Known Member

    sweet a $10/month plan would be nice..

    Someone on our fav LEMP stack already started benchmarking DigitalOcean vs Linode VPS plans https://blog.centminmod.com/346. Linode definitely have the faster VPS setups if you require higher end plans.

    The Centmin Mod CLI Install benchmark times:
    • DigitalOcean 2GB VPS (2 cores) = Install Time: 1361.410512372 seconds
    • DigitalOcean 4GB VPS (2 cores) = Install Time: 1399.195370295 seconds
    • DigitalOcean 8GB VPS (4 cores) = Install Time: 1345.712748882 seconds
    • DigitalOcean 16GB VPS (8 cores) = Install Time: 1029.784321412 seconds
    • Linode 2GB VPS (2 cores) = Install Time: 1775.994987934 seconds
    • Linode 4GB VPS (4 cores) = Install Time: 951.771001711 seconds
    • Linode 8GB VPS (6 cores) = Install Time: 962.287260593 seconds
    • Linode 16GB VPS (8 cores) = Install Time: 921.727023983 seconds
     
  5. Null

    Null Well-Known Member

    I don't feel as if a comparison is wise yet, simply due to everyone migrating to the newer nodes and everyone running benchmarks left right and centre.
     
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  6. Null

    Null Well-Known Member

    They've launched their $10/month plan :).

    https://blog.linode.com/2014/06/16/11th-linode-birthday-10-linode-plan/
     
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  7. Steve F

    Steve F Well-Known Member

    Is all their plans Un-Managed? Can't find anything to say otherwise..
     
  8. BamaStangGuy

    BamaStangGuy Well-Known Member

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  9. Steve F

    Steve F Well-Known Member

    Thats hefty, but I'm sure it is worth it to some. I grabbed the $10 plan to check it out but will probably stay with wiredtree at least for the time being.
     
  10. Ghan_04

    Ghan_04 Active Member

    I love WiredTree for a managed provider and/or if you need cPanel. I do think Linode is the best unmanaged VPS provider out there right now, though.
     

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