Founded in 2003, Linode was a pioneer in what is now known as cloud hosting, offering customers on-demand access to efficient and economical Linux virtual servers at numerous availability zones around the globe. Customers use Linode’s IaaS services as a foundation for web sites, applications, and other web services.
Today, Linode offers cloud services in 8 locations worldwide, including the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific. The platform claims over 400,000 customers in total, ranging from Fortune 100s to small startups.
Inc Magazine named Linode one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States in 2011 and 2012, coming in at 24th in the IT services industry, and number 1 in cloud services.
Linode currently operates 8 data centers across North America, Europe, and Asia (although at the time of this writeup Tokyo is completely sold out).
Linode’s pricing is extremely simple CPU, transfer, storage, and RAM all bundled into one price. There is no complex calculator required to estimate your bill like with other services like AWS.
Linode StackScripts™ provide a flexible way to customize our distribution templates.