Amazon Web Services (AWS) vs Linode

Comparison
Compared options Visit Amazon Web Services (AWS) Visit Linode
Pricing
3 hosting plans 28 hosting plans
Starting price $5.83 / month $5.00 / month
Free domain No No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
2.0
3.4
Reliability 2.0
3.5
Pricing 2.0
3.5
User Friendly 2.0
3.5
Support 2.0
3.5
Features 2.0
3.5
User Reviews
79 reviews 33 reviews
Latest positive review
AWS Customer Support Review By someone in this business for 17 years and owns 5 other accounts with Server providers
Aziz Baroody,
10
If anyone ever wants to know the truth and facts about AWS Customer Supports Vs GoDaddy, Hostway, Hosting Source, Google, Apple READ THIS:
7 years now dealing with AWS I cannot explain how many times they have gone beyond wha... More t their rules and Regs and policies are to HELP, SUPPORT and maintain whatever it takes for AWS to serve and keep us as a client.
They are the NUMBER 1 Company and they already WON Best Customer Support globally as far as I am concerned
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Best I've used
Robert Evinger,
10
I've been running a personal and business website for myself and wife for over 20 years. Tried a number of providers and switched to Linode about 3 years ago. Best price and stability than prior providers I've used.
I'm using... More a Nanode as all my sites are low volume. If you are comfortable with Linux administration its a good deal. Less
Latest negative review
Це просто знущання ващі грощі
Georgii Diakov,
2.0
Дійсно працює добре так це списання грошей з карти, плюс хакери додатково списають на рахунок Амазону. Також треба питати сезоність відпусток техпідтримки!
Support Ticket 17760378 Linode is worthless VPS Sucks
We The People,
2.0
Support Ticket 17760378 Linode is worthless, and pain in the ass, customer services are ignorants that should be working in !!!!!!! I received 5 emails about: Hello,
We have received a report of Spam originating from your Lin... More ode. This is most likely the result of a system compromise. If we have not heard from you in 24 hours, we may need to place network restrictions on your Linode to prevent further abuse.
In order to consider this resolved we will require the following from you:
Information about why this email might have been marked as spam
Steps taken to prevent this activity from reoccurring
We're here to help provide guidance, but keep in mind that investigating this on your behalf is beyond the scope of our support. Our Community Questions site can offer guidance in resolving this issue.
OK no Problem I had to respond to another 5 times
Hi there,
Since you demonstrate that you do understand the CAN-SPAM Act and you mentioned that all your emails currently follow the rules, we can consider this issue resolved. The network restrictions have been lifted from your Linode and you can resume sending emails.
If you have any other questions please let us know otherwise this ticket will automatically close in a few days.
Regards,
Linode Support Team
BUT AND HERE IS THE BIG BUT ASS AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN THEY ARE IDIOTS BYE BYE
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Dedicated Server
No
13 plans from $20.00 to $4,000.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Dedicated CPU 4GB

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: 80 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
3 plans from $5.83 to $1,440.00 15 plans from $5.00 to $960.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8

EC2 Spot Instances - m3.medium

$5.83 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Shared Linode 1GB

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1 TB
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Over $10

EC2 Reserved instances - M3.Large

$73.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View EC2 Reserved instances - M3.Large plan

Shared Linode 2GB

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
View Shared Linode 2GB plan
Data Centers
5 of 6 0 of 6
North America Yes No
Europe Yes No
Asia Yes No
Oceânia Yes No
South America Yes No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
3 of 6 4 of 6
Live Chat No No
Phone Support No Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No Yes
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
2 of 6 2 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes No
Drupal No Yes
Magento No No
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
OS Support
2 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
1 of 8 4 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java No No
Python No Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django No Yes
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No No
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
1 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 1 of 6
PayPal No No
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer Yes No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
Second

Second

Winner

Winner

Winner: Linode

Bruno Mirchevski Hosting Expert

When people first compare Linode and Amazon Web Services, they assume AWS is going to dominate. While AWS does have a lot to offer, when it comes to high quality cloud based hosting solutions, Linode actually outperforms. They offer high quality phone and live chat support, both of which AWS lacks, and they provide more information about their services. In addition, they are rated better by both HostAdvice experts and actual customers, which is why Linode pulls off a surprise ‘upset’ victory over Amazon Web Services in this comparison.