Its obvious that you are trying to find the alternative Cloud provider other than Linode Cloud VPS. You are either an existing customer or you are considering Linode Cloud VPS as one of your provider. And since you found me, how about i tell you a little bit about what i think of Linode and who are beating the crap out of Linode at the moment? Unless you are interested in Linode Load Balancing and DDOS protection feature, you should really be looking at CloudWays with DigitalOcean. If not VULTR might be your friend for the lowest tiers package. For bigger packages, you might be better off going with the big boys or other providers in the cloud battle. Let’s do a comparison.
Pricing wise VULTR is killing both of them. And in terms of SSD space, DigitalOcean is killing it. Not to say, DigitalOcean offers $1 additional to backup your instances and Vultr provides unlimited snapshot. Not too sure about Linode 😉
Lower SSD Drive
above shows the speed test of a HDD vs SSD vs RAM. Like i previous mention, Why i choose a higher SSD by Digital Ocean but in this case, i think Digital Ocean pretty much killed it in terms of SSD allocation and pricing as compare to Linode
Pretty much explain a lot about the people who manage or the service you are going to subscribed over at Linode when they have a big issue such as server being hacked by hackers. Would you want to take the risk in this case?
Managed vs Unmanaged
How long does it take to setup your VPS with Varnish, Nginx, Memcache, Monitoring, Backup, PHP, MySQL, MySQL Manager, DNS and etc. ? within 8 minutes? CloudWays is able to setup and allow you to manage your website within 8 minutes. Linode or even DigitalOcean won’t be able to do this. With CloudWays, i can pretty much sleep peacefully without worrying much in a managed environment.
Alternative to Linode Cloud VPS
My personal opinion on the best alternative to Linode Cloud VPS would really be CloudWays with it managed platform and at the price match with Digital Ocean and you can save a lot of time doing all. I would personally highly recommend the platform i believe in. There is a 14 days trial without credit card or anything on CloudWays. Try it out instead of Linode Cloud and see whether you like it before hunting again! Enter “WEBHOSTINEGG” as promo code when sign up to get $10 credit.