With the growth of the WordPress blog, shared hosting can not meet our requirement any more. Then, a virtual private server (VPS) becomes the best choice. When we starting to move WordPressHostingGeek from a shared hosting to VPS, we made a lot of study and finally chose Linode VPS. For why? Let’s show you!
Fast & Stable
Linode builds 8 datacenter in 3 regions with 40Gbit Network. With these data centers which provide global coverage, webmasters can find a nearby datacenter to ensure fastest access. All Linode uses SSD storage, which means disk read and write performance is also much better than many other hostings.
According to the survey, Linode provide uptime at 99.99% averagely. During my usage in past one year, Linode had never reboot server to make trouble.
If users want to move website to a new location, just place a support ticket to Linode support team. The professional team will help you make it done for free.
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All unmanaged vertual private servers only shoulder the responsibilities for virtualization, hardware, and network. However, Linode support team will be very happy to answer your questions. With free service, you can submit Support Ticket to them. Mostly, you can get response in about 5 minutes. The Linode Wiki has covered most common issue you will ask. With a large number of users, the Linode Forum is also a good place to find solutions.
Finally, Linode provide 24/7 premium support at $100/mo.
Linode uses the KVM hypervisor for virtualization which means that your CPU, memory, and disk resources are really yours. If another user requires extra resources, your sites will not be affected. You have the fully freedom to customize your server.
Linode provide a self developed management dashboard. The Linode Manager allows you to deploy, boot, resize and clone in just a few clicks. Also, they provide out-of-band console access with Lish. Lish’s primary function is to allow you access to your server’s console, even if networking is disabled.
Plans & Price
Linode offers 8 upgradable plans which allow customers to choose a plan according to their specific requirements for RAM, Storage and Transfer. Plans are started with 1 GB RAM, 24 GB SSD Storage, 2 TB monthly transfer, 1 free IP, and pricing from $10/mo to $960/mo, within 7 days money back guarantee. If you choose to pay by the year, you will get a 10%-15% price off. Linode don’t provide any coupons. If you’re not sure, we recommend that you start small and work your way up.
Additional Linode Services:
Additional IP for $1/mo.
Linode Managed for $100/mo.
NodeBalancer for $20/mo.
Based on above analysis, Linode is a great unmanaged VPS hosting option. We recommend the skilled webmasters have a trial. If you are beginner, try some managed WordPress VPS hostingwith stunning technical support, like MediaTemple, will be a better idea.
If you are running WordPress on a shared hosting, the Linode VPS will be a whole new world. Linode will provide you a empty server without normal control pannel like cPanel or Plesk. If you are new to unmanaged VPS, here are tutorials for setting up and hosting wordpress.
- HOW TO INSTALL LAMP STACK (LINUX APACHE, MYSQL & PHP) ON UBUNTU
- HOW TO INSTALL WORDPRESS ON UBUNTU WITH LAMP
Also, we provide paid service to setting up the VPS. Contact us for help!