Linode vs WebFaction: 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; WebFaction: Hosting for developers: full shell access to fast servers with all your favorite tools pre-installed and maintained for you. No need to spend hours installing and configuring the software, database and other tools. We have over 50 one-click installers in our control panel.
Linode and WebFaction belong to "Cloud Hosting" category of the tech stack.
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, WebFaction provides the following key features:
- 100GB diskspace, RAID-10 setup
- 512MB application RAM
- Free RAM for web and database servers
"Extremely reliable" is the primary reason why developers consider Linode over the competitors, whereas "Cost effective" was stated as the key factor in picking WebFaction.
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