What is Linode?
"Linode is an American web hosting company that provides cloud hosting via VPS hosting plans that run on Linux-only servers. With its global datacenters, Linode makes a great hosting choice for clients who want the power and responsibility of running their own virtual web servers hands-on." 

"Linode (a portmanteau of the words Linux and node) is a privately owned virtual private server provider based in Galloway, New Jersey. Linode was founded by Christopher Aker, launching in mid 2003. Linode transitioned from UML to Xen virtualization in March 2008 and Linode launched its data backup service in 2009. NodeBalancer, a load-balancing service, launched in July 2011. Linode released Linode Managed, an incident response service designed for businesses, in 2013. Its Dallas, Texas and Fremont, California data centers opened in 2003. Linode also opened an Atlanta, Georgia data center in 2007. and a Frankfurt, Germany center in 2015." - Scarlett Walker 

"Linode is most often used by companies with 10-50 employees and 1M-10M dollars in revenue. Final verdict. Linode is an excellent choice for developers and those who are at home with Linux. For complete beginners, the learning curve might be too steep, so Bluehost and Hostgator both offer products that are easier to understand and work with." - Alicia Lowe

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"Linode is the ideal platform for the staging and developing of applications, hosted services, websites, AI or machine learning workloads, gaming services, or CI/CD environments. It is also one of the best cloud hosting solutions because it delivers high-performance cloud computing capabilities and comes at a highly competitive price with no hidden costs."

"In other words, Linode clients don’t pay exorbitant prices for features they don’t use. And what they do pay for, they can easily work with and add more features using a pay-as-you-go billing system."

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