Linode Reviews and Expert Opinion

Based on 22 user reviews in 5 languages

Customer score for Linode

  • Reliability
    7.5 / 10
  • Pricing
    7.9 / 10
  • User Friendly
    7.4 / 10
  • Support
    7.3 / 10
  • Features
    7.5 / 10

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Hou-Ying Li
United States
  • Reliability6
  • Pricing2
  • User Friendly2
  • Support2
  • Features2

Very poor support and not transparent pricing

Service used: Cloud - Linode 64GB
You would have thought the back up is something they will prompt you to choose, but it isn't. I've using it for 8 years, under the assumption that it should have been backed up until it wasn't. The support team is almost useless a...Read More
We're sorry to hear that your experience with us was less than stellar and we'd like to address some of the issues that you've brought up.

Since Backups are a paid service, Linode doesn't automatically add them. However, they ...Read More
kuntus monia
United Arab Emirates
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing8
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features8

Why are there so many less reviews?

Service used: Cloud - Linode 4GB
I just cannot believe it. this company is super honest, and just WORKS.

I have a Nanode VM and I get around so much internet speed. its written they give 40Gbps but thats the MAX speed. Not guarnrnteed. getting 7000mbps from a ...Read More
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

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 9.7
160 GB 8 GB 5 TB $40.00 8.7
320 GB 16 GB 8 TB $80.00 7.5
640 GB 32 GB 16 TB $160.00 7.5
1.25 TB 64 GB 20 TB $320.00 2.8
1.88 TB 96 GB 20 TB $480.00 7.5
2.5 TB 128 GB 20 TB $640.00 7.5
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