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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
74 reviews 29 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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Does What It Says
Baruch Ben-David,
8.8
I was first attracted by the simple pricing scheme, and the fact that they let you pay per month. Setting up my account was simple. Starting my node was as easy as selecting a distribution to run. I also liked the fact tha... More t if I didn't find the node adequate, I could cancel within seven days and get a refund. In fact, if memory serves, they didn't deduct the fee until the seven days had elapsed (don't quote me on that; I could be wrong).
I had a question early on, and requested information. They got back to me within a short time, a matter of a few hours or so. They were courteous and effective.
I am well pleased with linode.com, and would definitely recommend it to my friends, if they needed a VPS.
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Latest negative review
Horrible design and support
Braden Tiernan,
2.8
You have to pay for a higher support plan to actually talk to someone at customer support.
They charge $600 a month for RDS (something you can set up on your computer for free in a day).
There web-design is incredibly hard to... More use, and there's no easy way to cancel payments, the're still charging my card monthly even though I have everything shut down. I've contacted support and they have never shut down the payment or even considered giving me any of my money back.
You are 100% better off just hiring someone to do it for you then using the horrible system AWS has.
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Serious rubbish
Robert Hill,
2.0
Why would you use a host with such a limited administrative options? Who does it nowadays? Its like a little kids sandbox hosting, where if something goes wrong, you don't even have means of figuring out, what happened. Utter... More and total S - H - I - T.
And by the way. I would have given them 1 out of 10, but this side does not allow less than 2.
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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
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 3 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java No No
Python No Yes
Node.js No No
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 2 of 6
PayPal No Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer Yes No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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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.