Anyone who visits this site regularly will probably have noticed the page load time has decreased about 10 fold. I’ve been with Media Temple for nearly 2 years, and I decided enough was enough. Slow load times, dodgy password policies and a rather high profile server wide hack was enough to convince me that it was time to put my new found sysadmin skills to use and move all my sites over to another host.
And so, as from this week I am now hosted on a sparkly new, lightning fast Linode VPS (feel free to register with that link and I get a free months hosting! w00t!). It comes with everything you’d expect from a VPS, including some of the most responsive and helpful customer service I’ve ever had the pleasure of dealing with (see here). Its also hosted in London, so although my US visitors may not be seeing the same speed I am, my UK visitors should be seeing a HUGE performance boost. Even then, the response time from the US to my UK Linode is still faster than from a US ISP to my old US based Media Temple host, so everybody wins.
But the best part is the price. You get a fair bit for an unbelievable price compared to similar service offered by VPS hosts such as 1&1, and you even get the added bonus of being able to choose what OS you use from a fairly comprehensive list.
And so I embark on my Linode adventure. May our sordid love affair be a long and pleasurable one. 🙂
Hey Chris, liking the new theme on here 🙂
I tested out Linode last year, they did seem really good and i’ve been tempted to give it another go now that there have nodes over here in the UK.
Also now with the ScriptStack’s it makes it even more tempting as the reason I never stuck with it previously was down to me spending so much time trying to tweak the bloody LAMP setup. I’m still a Linux n00b really.
If I do take them up again i’ll go via your referral link
Glad you are enjoying the service, Chris. Let us know if there is anything else we can do for you!
Were you a (gs) user? Because my (dv) account with (mt) IS lightning-fast.
Yep, GS. Expected it would be a lot quicker, but I guess the price should have made it obvious it wouldn’t have been like lightning!
Linode worked out more cost effective for me – plus I got to choose which OS I wanted. 🙂