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Linode vs RamNode: What are the differences?

Linode: Deploy and Manage Linux Virtual Servers in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in minutes with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location; RamNode: High Performance SSD and SSD-Cached VPSs. You won't find a better performing VPS anywhere else. Our SSD and SSD-Cached VPSs are the best in the industry. We implement some of the most cutting edge systems and configurations to ensure your VPS meets and exceeds your expectations.

Linode and RamNode can be primarily classified as "Cloud Hosting" tools.

Some of the features offered by Linode are:

  • Deploy multiple Linux distributions
  • Create Configuration Profiles which associate disk images and device nodes
  • Boot between configuration profiles

On the other hand, RamNode provides the following key features:

  • Performance I/O
  • Powerful CPUs
  • Tier-1 Network

"Extremely reliable" is the primary reason why developers consider Linode over the competitors, whereas "Cost effective" was stated as the key factor in picking RamNode.

Decisions about Linode and RamNode

Chose Hetnzer over DigitalOcean and Linode because Hetzner provides much cheaper VPS with much better specs. DigitalOcean might seems like a good choice at first because of how popular it is. But in reality, if all you need is a simple VPS, you won't benefit much from the their oversubscribed datacenters which often underperform other competitors. Linode is also a good choice. They have cheaper options and performs slightly better than DigitalOcean. In the end, choosing a more affordable host helps you save money. That's important when you're running a tight ship.

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Pros of Linode
Pros of RamNode
  • 102
    Extremely reliable
  • 71
    Good value
  • 59
    Easy to configure
  • 59
    Great customer support
  • 36
    Great documentation
  • 24
    Servers across the world
  • 18
    Managed/hosted DNS service
  • 15
    Simple ui
  • 11
    Network and CPU usage graphs
  • 7
    IPv6 support
  • 6
    Multiple IP address support
  • 3
    Ssh access
  • 3
    Good price, good cusomter sevice
  • 2
    IP address fail over support
  • 2
    SSH root access
  • 1
    Great performance compared to EC2 or DO
  • 1
    Best customizable VPS
  • 1
    Latest kernels
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
    It runs apps with speed
  • 1
    SSH root access
  • 1

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Cons of Linode
Cons of RamNode
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    No "floating IP" support
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    What is Linode?

    Get a server running in minutes with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location.

    What is RamNode?

    High performance hosting on a simplified OpenStack platform.

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