Digital Ocean vs Linode

Comparison
Compared options Visit Digital Ocean Visit Linode
Pricing
13 hosting plans 30 hosting plans
Starting price $5.00 / month $5.00 / month
Free domain No No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
2.7
3.3
Reliability 2.5
3.5
Pricing 3.0
3.5
User Friendly 2.5
3.0
Support 2.5
3.0
Features 3.0
3.5
User Reviews
101 reviews 34 reviews
Latest positive review
Great Service
John Howard,
8.8
Digital Ocean is a highly customisable cloud hosting service with reasonable rates. The only drawback for non-technical customers is you will need to configure your server VIA the command-line – the good thing is Digital Ocea... More n has easy to follow documentation that shows you how to do this among many other things. Less
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
terrible hosting!
Omer Ilyasli,
2.0
I have used Digital Ocean for more than 2 years and I regret it.
I started over the recommendation of our freelancer, but in 2 years, I always had a hard time, from setting up, to managing, to backup, and performance, everyt... More hing was very hard and confusing for me. And whenever I had a problem and opened a ticket, I only received automated responses and never heard from a real person answering my messages! In the end, one of my sites was hacked because of Digital Ocean and they didn't even bother to respond to me for anything at all!
I finally pulled the plug and changed to another hosting provider which I am happy with!
So, in short, if you are not a genius with IT, stay away from Digital Ocean. Or if you use, pray that you will not have any problems and will need technical support, because if you do, support will be nowhere to be found!
Stay away at all costs! You will regret it!
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
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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
13 plans from $5.00 to $960.00 15 plans from $5.00 to $4,000.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8

$5

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1 TB
View $5 plan

Shared Linode 1GB

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1 TB
View Shared Linode 1GB plan
Over $10

$10

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
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Shared Linode 2GB

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

Winner

Winner: Linode

Bruno Mirchevski Hosting Expert

We choose Linode as the winner in this comparison because they have a strong commitment to offering high quality hosting, and keeping up with the latest technologies. Digital Ocean has an overall good reputation, but they really can’t compete with the focus on high quality hardware, and great customer service that Linode is known for. Linode is also significantly less expensive than Digital Ocean, which is just one more reason why Linode is the winner of this comparison.