Amazon Web Services (AWS) vs Linode

Comparison
Compared options Visit Amazon Web Services (AWS) Visit Linode
Pricing
3 hosting plans 30 hosting plans
Starting price $5.83 / month $5.00 / month
Free domain No No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.9
3.3
Reliability 2.0
3.5
Pricing 2.0
3.5
User Friendly 2.0
3.0
Support 2.0
3.0
Features 2.0
3.5
User Reviews
80 reviews 34 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
AWS Free Tier Scam -
bekir cuneyt bayraktar,
2.0
AWS Free Tier Scam, No wonder how Jeff Bezos is getting richer and richer, by scamming people with AMAZON Web services. Actually not just AWS, I believe all amazon services are SCAM. First they are sending emails to "Try out ... More AWS with free tier" services. All was i did tried launching 2 instances via Terraform Cloud for my study. And next month i got charged 8.50 SGD to my account, (I didn't even use the instances after launch. But Don't worry Amazon, you can only fool people once. Less
Misleading regarding traffic usage
Sergio M,
2.0
Users must be very careful regarding how overall traffic usage is prorated. I lost $68 as consequence of the confusing and misleading explanation regarding traffic usage and no warning at all after closing my account. A theft
Shared Hosting
No
2 plans from $5.00 to $4,000.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

Shared 1

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1 TB
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
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Over $10 No

Shared 2

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: 80 GB
  • Bandwidth: 4 TB
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Shared 2 plan
Dedicated Server
No
13 plans from $5.00 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 $4,000.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8

EC2 Spot Instances - m3.medium

$5.83 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View EC2 Spot Instances - m3.medium plan

Shared Linode 1GB

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1 TB
View Shared Linode 1GB plan
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 4 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia Yes Yes
Oceânia Yes Yes
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.