Linode Reviews and Expert Opinion

Based on 19 user reviews in 5 languages

Customer score for Linode

  • Reliability
    7.4 / 10
  • Pricing
    8.1 / 10
  • User Friendly
    7.4 / 10
  • Support
    7.3 / 10
  • Features
    7.7 / 10

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Joe Morris
United States
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10

Solid, human-scale VPS service with excellent tech support

Service used: Cloud - Linode 8GB
I've used Linode for about twelve years now for hosting personal email and websites, and about nine years for hosting email, website, and file backup (SVN) for a business that's had between one and three people. There's various bu...Read More
Gilbert Canaan
  • Reliability2
  • Pricing2
  • User Friendly2
  • Support2
  • Features2

Terrible Service

Service used: Cloud - Linode 2GB
Seriously? I wasted my time setting up the server only to find out that Linode wouldn't provide me with a third Ipv4. Here is their answer:

"Due to the global shortage of IPv4 addresses, this would not be an acceptable justific...Read More
William Cooper
United States
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10

Excellent service for technically oriented hosting users

Service used: Cloud - Linode 4GB
I found this service to be a high-quality cloud VPS host well suited for developers and Linux savvy users. I found the technical support friendly and helpful.
Jeff M
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10

Super linux hosted service

Service used: Cloud - Linode 2GB
Super stable, great pricing structure as well. Just recently they upgraded my $12 a month package from 1 Gbs to 2 GBs down and increased the SSD storage to 50 Gb. Wow, try and get that from the other guys. FYI, you do need to know linux.

Typical Linode Prices

Service Monthly Price Range
Cloud Hosting $10.00 - $640.00 8 plans
The Services & Prices are taken from

Linode Expert Review 2020

Written by: Michael Lavnduski

Linode Rating

  • Reliability
    9.5 / 10
  • Pricing
    8.5 / 10
  • User Friendly
    9 / 10
  • Support
    9.5 / 10
  • Features
    8 / 10
Rated by Michael Lavnduski

Expert Overview

Good Hosting for Coders and Developers

Linode is focused on providing good quality hosting to web developers, app developers and other tech professionals in this industry.  They only offer cloud hosting, but that is the ideal solution for this type of market.  They can host websites of any type as well as app hosting and things of that nature.

They have good quality hardware as well as great support when you need it, which is nice.  For most of their customers, the biggest perk is that the hosting company understands their needs as developers.

Uptime & Reliabilty

Very Reliable Hosting

The hardware and data center are set up to ensure their customers are getting the most uptime possible.  They do have an uptime guarantee of 99.9% but from what I have been able to find, they are much more reliable than that.  You'll likely never notice any downtime for your site or app hosting needs.


Good Quality Features

This company has nice features including solid state drives, a super fast 40 GBPS network and much more.  They seem to make all their decisions based on what will help their specific client base the most.  You'll also get free data backup, which is very nice, and a number of APIs, StackScripts and more to help make the job of a developer easier.


Very good support teams

This company will provide you with all the support you need to keep your site up and running smoothly at all times.  You'll have quick answers to questions when you have them, and if your site or hosting does run into trouble, they can help get it fixed right away.  The fact that they know all about developers helps make this process even better.


Pay as you Need it

Unlike most hosting companies, you will have the option to just pay as you need it.  This is a common option for hosting companies that are focused on developers because most developers don't need the traditional 'always used' solution.  The prices start at $.015 per hour, or $10 per month.  They go up to $.12 per hour, or $80 per month.  In each case, you get a good amount of hardware and a nice service.


Excellent Hosting for Developers

This company makes it easy for you to decide if they are right for you or not.  If you're a developer, you should consider them carefully.  If you are just looking for traditional hosting, this is not the company for you.


  • Very niche focused
  • Good prices
  • Very high quality hardware


  • Not right for non-developers
  • Only offering cloud hosting
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Linode Prices, Plans & Features - 2020

Cloud Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space RAM Bandwidth Price Score
50 GB 2 GB 2 TB $10.00 7.0
80 GB 4 GB 4 TB $20.00 9.8
160 GB 8 GB 5 TB $40.00 8.7
320 GB 16 GB 8 TB $80.00 7.6
640 GB 32 GB 16 TB $160.00 7.6
1.25 TB 64 GB 20 TB $320.00 7.6
1.88 TB 96 GB 20 TB $480.00 7.6
2.5 TB 1.08 TB 20 TB $640.00 7.6
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