Linode VPS Review-How to Create a Linode Server

Linode is one of the best unmanaged virtual private server companies at present, which founded by Christopher Aker, launching in mid 2003.Linode offers multiple products and services for its clients.

I have been a core Linode VPS user for the past last 2 years. Currently I’m running 2 separate Linode VPS.I have to admit that using Linode proved a good decision.  Good experience alone was not a reason for this article.

Linode VPS Review-How to Create a Linode Server

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What is Linode Plans and Pricing ?

Linode has 9 VPS plans which range from $10/mo to $960/mo depending on the resources customers need.The cheapest Linode you can deploy is $10 a month which is almost as cheap as shared hosting!  The $10 Linode comes with 2GB RAM ,1CPU Core ,24 GB SSD Storage,2TB Transfer.

 Linode Plans and Pricing

Linode has 8 geographically diverse data centers in the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific include London ,Newark,Atlanta,Dallas,Fremont,Tokyo,Singapore,Frankfurt.You  can choose the most suitable data center for the virtual servers.

Linode has 8 geographically diverse data

Linode VPS Manager Control Panel

As Linode VPS is unmanaged, customers need to do everything like the hardware, network and virtualization. You have to take responsibility for monitoring, tuning, operating system, software, applications, and more.

Linode VPS Manager Control Panel

The Linode Manager is their user-friendly control panel.You can see an overview of your servers performance charts in detail.  Navigation is simple and clean with the most important content in the forefront.

 Linode Manager is their user-friendly control panel

How to Create a Linode Server

Step 1 Create a free account and Trial Linodes .It is as simple as visiting https://www.linode.com and submitting your email address, username, and password.

Create a free account and Trial Linodes

Step 2 You will be asked to chose a geographical location.Just Select a Linode plan and data center location.Generally, it is best to chose the location closest to the majority of your users.

You will be asked to chose a geographical

Step 3 Linode accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. And do not accept PayPal, however the PayPal credit card is branded by MasterCard and is accepted.

 Linode accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Step 4 The Linode Manager is a web-based control panel that allows you to manage your Linode virtual servers and services.

Linode Manager is a web-based control panel

Linode vps Systems management

With Linode, you will get VPS (virtual private server) which comes preloaded with default Linux installation. That means that out of the box, VPS is not ready to host a website out of the box.

1.Deploying an Image.Select a Linux distribution from the Image menu.

Linode Deploying an Image

2.Linode rescue mode is based on the Finnix recovery distribution.You can also use rescue mode for tasks other than disaster recovery, such as formatting disks to use different filesystems, copying data between disks, and downloading files.

Linode rescue mode

3.Resizing Your Linode.You can move your Linode from one plan to another by using the resize feature.  Your data, configuration profiles, and IP addresses will be all be moved to the new host.

Linode VPS Resizing Your Linode

4.Linode clone.This feature enables you to clone a Linode’s configuration and data over to another Linode that is linked to your account.

Linode clone VPS

5.Linode graphs  .CPU usage graphs are now availible from the Member’s site. Two graphs are displayed, one covering the last 24 hours and another covering the last 30 days.

Linode graphs

6.Linode Manager Email Alerts.The Linode Manager allows you to configure email alerts that automatically notify you via email if certain performance thresholds are reached.

Linode Manager Email Alerts

Linode VPS performance

Performance is largely related to the server’s hardware specifications.Considering Linode SSD VPS so I got a 2GB server located in Fremont CA to test.

Linode VPS performance

Linode VPS  I/O Test.Just to test read/ write speed try to copy something and see the speed.

Linode VPS I/O Test.Just to test read/ write speed

Benchmark is a piece of software or set of software which is used to assess the relative performance of a computer system.Here is Linode VPS Unix Benchmarks.

Here is Linode VPS Unix Benchmarks

My Conclusion

Based on the above minute analyses, Linode hosting is fast, flexible, affordable, and it has remarkably good reputation in the hosting industry.Linode is a good unmanaged VPS hosting option, but it is very hard for non-technical users to hand on.

 
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