- I heard you got 15% off Linode - How?
- Can I host an IRC server on my Linode?
- Does Linode offer DNS services through their servers?
- Can I get extra IP's
- Can I upgrade if I want to later
- Where are Linode's data centers located?
- Do you get a dedicated IP for your site?
- Can you get root access to your system?
- How much does Linode cost?
Most people don't know this (unless they've stopped by this site) but Linode will give you 15% off of their service if you pay for two years up front. This is something many places do, but the unique thing about Linode is that they don't believe in contracts. So if you don't like the service (even after just a few days) they will refund everything you have payed minus the days you have used. This means you can try Linode risk free and get the 15% off!
Yes. This is a handy feature if you don't want to setup Bind or some other DNS service yourself. Through there Linode Manager you are able to add DNS info that is handled by them. Also if you decide to host the DNS yourself later you can view the actual DNS table and copy them over to your server. Very useful for when your first learning to administer your DNS yourself.
Yes. Each Linode machine comes with one IP address. You can purchase further addresses for $1/month. NOTE: If you just want to host multiple sites they can have the same IP address but different domain names.
Yes, I have personally done this. I simply opened a support ticket and it was done very quickly. The only downtime was for a couple minutes as the new server booted up. Very easy!
They have data centers in:
- Newark, NJ, USA
- Atlanta, GA, USA
- Dallas, TX, USA
- Fremont, CA, USA
Yes. Unlike shared hosting your IP is for your box. No one else has it. If you find you need more than one IP you can order more for $1/month. Although you can easily host all your sites on a single IP with different domain names.
This is a common question for people who come from a shared hosting background. The answer is a complete yes. In fact, not only do you get a sudo root access like you do with shared hosting, but you have complete root access. SSH into the console, install any programs you want, setup the system exactly as you want.
This varies depending on what your need is. For most personal and low level business sites you will simply need a Linode 360 account which costs $19.95/month. If you begin hosting many sites and you get a lot of traffic you will need to upgrade like I did to a Linode 540 (at $29.95) or even higher account. I would recommend starting at the lower one and upgrading down the road unless you know for sure that you will need something bigger.