Linode Reviews and Expert Opinion

Based on 28 user reviews in 6 languages

Customer score for Linode

  • Reliability
    6.6 / 10
  • Pricing
    7.2 / 10
  • User Friendly
    6.5 / 10
  • Support
    6.4 / 10
  • Features
    6.7 / 10

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Robert Hill
Robert Hill
  • Reliability2
  • Pricing2
  • User Friendly2
  • Support2
  • Features2

Serious rubbish

Service used: Cloud - Shared Linode 4GB
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 and ...Read More
Anon Anon
Anon Anon
  • Reliability2
  • Pricing2
  • User Friendly2
  • Support2
  • Features2

Absolute CROOKS who do not respond to DMCA complaints

Service used: Cloud - Shared Linode 2GB
This company hosts websites run by Russian/Ukrainian criminals, such as This website has been banned in Belarus and Russia.

When I contacted Linode with a DMCA complaint regarding someone posting my ...Read More
Yan KIm
Yan KIm
United States
  • Reliability2
  • Pricing8
  • User Friendly2
  • Support2
  • Features6

Poor registration experience

Service used: Cloud
I looked for a vps provider to experiment, primarily host a vpn server and other stuff like pihole, maybe cut cost a bit. Linode seemed ok and reviews were ok. What isn't ok is to not inform that if you use a vpn to register, your...Read More
How can you possibly write a review on something without trying it?
Hou-Ying Li
Hou-Ying Li
United States
  • Reliability6
  • Pricing2
  • User Friendly2
  • Support2
  • Features2

Very poor support and not transparent pricing

Service used: Cloud - Shared Linode 64GB
You would have thought the back up is something they will prompt you to choose, but it isn't. I've using it for 8 years, under the assumption that it should have been backed up until it wasn't. The support team is almost useless a...Read More
We're sorry to hear that your experience with us was less than stellar and we'd like to address some of the issues that you've brought up.

Since Backups are a paid service, Linode doesn't automatically add them. However, they ...Read More

Typical Linode Prices

Service Monthly Price Range
Cloud Hosting CA$6.71 - CA$5,364.60 28 plans
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Linode Expert Review 2021

Written by: Michael Lavnduski

Linode Rating

  • Reliability
    9.5 / 10
  • Pricing
    8.5 / 10
  • User Friendly
    9 / 10
  • Support
    9.5 / 10
  • Features
    8 / 10
Rated by Michael Lavnduski

Expert Overview

Good Hosting for Coders and Developers

Linode is focused on providing good quality hosting to web developers, app developers and other tech professionals in this industry.  They only offer cloud hosting, but that is the ideal solution for this type of market.  They can host websites of any type as well as app hosting and things of that nature.

They have good quality hardware as well as great support when you need it, which is nice.  For most of their customers, the biggest perk is that the hosting company understands their needs as developers.

Uptime & Reliabilty

Very Reliable Hosting

The hardware and data center are set up to ensure their customers are getting the most uptime possible.  They do have an uptime guarantee of 99.9% but from what I have been able to find, they are much more reliable than that.  You'll likely never notice any downtime for your site or app hosting needs.


Good Quality Features

This company has nice features including solid state drives, a super fast 40 GBPS network and much more.  They seem to make all their decisions based on what will help their specific client base the most.  You'll also get free data backup, which is very nice, and a number of APIs, StackScripts and more to help make the job of a developer easier.


Very good support teams

This company will provide you with all the support you need to keep your site up and running smoothly at all times.  You'll have quick answers to questions when you have them, and if your site or hosting does run into trouble, they can help get it fixed right away.  The fact that they know all about developers helps make this process even better.


Pay as you Need it

Unlike most hosting companies, you will have the option to just pay as you need it.  This is a common option for hosting companies that are focused on developers because most developers don't need the traditional 'always used' solution.  The prices start at $.015 per hour, or $10 per month.  They go up to $.12 per hour, or $80 per month.  In each case, you get a good amount of hardware and a nice service.


Excellent Hosting for Developers

This company makes it easy for you to decide if they are right for you or not.  If you're a developer, you should consider them carefully.  If you are just looking for traditional hosting, this is not the company for you.


  • Very niche focused
  • Good prices
  • Very high quality hardware


  • Not right for non-developers
  • Only offering cloud hosting
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Linode Prices, Plans & Features - 2021

Cloud Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space RAM Bandwidth Price Score
Shared Linode 1GB 25 GB 1 GB 1 TB CA$6.71 6.7
Shared Linode 2GB 50 GB 2 GB 2 TB CA$13.41 5.5
Shared Linode 4GB 80 GB 4 GB 4 TB CA$26.82 8.3
Shared Linode 8GB 160 GB 8 GB 5 TB CA$53.65 8.7
Shared Linode 16GB 320 GB 16 GB 8 TB CA$107.29 6.7
Shared Linode 32GB 640 GB 32 GB 16 TB CA$214.58 6.7
Shared Linode 64GB 1.25 TB 64 GB 20 TB CA$429.17 2.8
Shared Linode 96GB 1.88 TB 96 GB 20 TB CA$643.75 6.7
Shared Linode 128GB 2.5 TB 128 GB 20 TB CA$858.34 6.7
Shared Linode 192GB 3.75 TB 192 GB 20 TB CA$1,287.50 6.7
Dedicated CPU 4GB 80 GB 4 GB 4 TB CA$40.23 6.7
Dedicated CPU 8GB 160 GB 8 GB 5 TB CA$80.47 6.7
Dedicated CPU 16GB 320 GB 16 GB 6 TB CA$160.94 6.7
Dedicated CPU 32GB 640 GB 32 GB 7 TB CA$321.88 6.7
Dedicated CPU 64GB 1.25 TB 64 GB 8 TB CA$643.75 6.7
Dedicated CPU 96GB 1.88 TB 96 GB 9 TB CA$965.63 6.7
Dedicated CPU 128GB 2.4 TB 128 GB 10 TB CA$1,287.50 6.7
Dedicated CPU 256GB 4.88 TB 256 GB 11 TB CA$2,575.01 6.7
Dedicated CPU 512GB 7.03 TB 512 GB 12 TB CA$5,150.02 6.7
High Memory Plan 1 20 GB 24 GB 5 TB CA$80.47 6.7
High Memory Plan 2 40 GB 48 GB 6 TB CA$160.94 6.7
High Memory Plan 3 90 GB 90 GB 7 TB CA$321.88 6.7
High Memory Plan 4 200 GB 150 GB 8 TB CA$643.75 6.7
High Memory Plan 5 340 GB 300 GB 9 TB CA$1,287.50 6.7
GPU Plan 1 640 GB 32 GB 16 TB CA$1,341.15 6.7
GPU Plan 2 1.25 TB 64 GB 20 TB CA$2,682.30 6.7
GPU Plan 3 1.88 TB 96 GB 20 TB CA$4,023.45 6.7
GPU Plan 4 2.5 TB 128 GB 20 TB CA$5,364.60 6.7
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