Linode XEN VPS review

by Ruchira on February 4, 2011

Recently one of my readers asked me that “Are you ran out of things to write? Why did you published 1 year old scene now” Well I’m very busy these days building my career on Telecommunications Engineering and Cisco track. But this doesnt means im out of time to write but when combined with personal things I’m little behind the scene these days. Never mind lets get to the topic,


Linode is a XEN VPS provider based on 5 top data centers in USA and UK with unmatchable reputation around the web. They have in house developed Control panel to administrate the servers unlike many providers using third party scripts. Its CEO is Cold Fusion app developer and most of the web site sections including control panel are built on Adobe Cold Fusion programming language. Linode gives you freedom to install many Linux OS available and also your custom kernels. 100s of (maybe thousands) of Linode host machines running Ubuntu as host (dom0) to its virtualizer XEN. And its common truth that most of users of linode are using Ubuntu.

yesterday Ruchirablog hit a uptime record of 100 days and that’s the thing forced me to write this review!

Uptime and Stability

You might have read my post about hosting providers that I used and now I’m on linode for about 4 months and I must say that I’m very surprised with linode because its amazing. I didn’t had any downtime with them and now uptime is more than 100 days so far you can my uptime here-

I have 2 512MB VPS with them one for this blog and one for running my client business site and both VPS are on different Host servers and client VPS is having 107 days of uptime

root@s1 [~]# uptime
01:42:53 up 107 days, 22:34, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

That server is running Centos 5.5 with Cpanel and my blog is on Ubuntu 10.04 with Nginx Auto installer. Linode is the best thing to go if you concerned about uptime!


And i should say that their support is awesome and I received response from support within 15 minutes all the time, most of the time it took about 5 minutes. I don’t know how they achieved this type of fast response times and its awesome!

There is a IRC channel that you can get much info in real time from support techs and other linux savvy users idling on there!

Control Panel

WOW this is the best thing that I ever seen to manage a server. Its completely built on Adobe Cold Fusion. Some people might wonder how this kind of apps built on Cold Fusion yes I’m still having that doubt too. Linode’s CEO is Cold Fusion app developer before he started the business and I think “Linode Manager” is the best web app ever built in this world! you can see screen shots of it here.

+Linode gives you free DNS service and can be configured as piece of cake in Linode Manager!

Final Thoughts

I will never ever go out from linode except if I need bandwidth like 5TB a month and try linode one time and you will get addicted yes thats true!

I’ll give overall rating to Linode 10/10 , for percent nerds its 100% marks 😛

And If you convinced to try out linode by reading this article you can use my referral code to sign up and you can cancel on any day and get your money for remaining days back. It means if you payed $20 for first month and stayed with them for only 2 days linode will give your money back for remaining 28days of month. Using my referral code will earn me $20 if you stayed with linode for 3 months.

Here is sign up referral link –

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nick W. August 31, 2011 at 9:13 AM

Thanks for the evaluation of Linode. I’m having trouble deciding whether to go with linode or Engineyard. I wonder what Linode’s future is in the market.


2 Ruchira August 31, 2011 at 11:39 PM

Go for linode and you will never regret it! I have 3 VPS with linode at the moment and they are up since I got them. Check my blogs uptime here-


3 Chris October 26, 2011 at 2:24 PM

Would you recommend using Linode for people who aren’t accustomed to self-managed hosts?


4 Ruchira October 27, 2011 at 7:45 AM

Its hard to answer that question 🙂 Actually if you have some interest about hosting you will be fine with linode since they got huge load of noob friendly articles (linode library) about how to get things to running condition. But if you are just a regular person who wants to concentrate about your biz and nothing about how things work linode is not for you 🙁


5 ondiz December 12, 2011 at 3:26 AM

nice review tnx!


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