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Pros
"This solution is easy to understand and easy to configure.""It will take the blow rather than our applications should an attack occur.""Cloudflare is simple to use."

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"The simplicity by which you can handle your inventory is one of the things I like the most.""The most valuable feature is the static IP address, which has been very helpful for being able to log into the same address over the course of more than a decade.""Because of the way that their pricing model is set up, I can scale up or down the size of a customer's server very easily. It makes life very easy for me when they run out of space, need more speed or RAM, etc. I can very easily pay the difference and reboot the machine, and now I have the upgrade that I wanted. That just makes it extremely simple.""The most valuable feature is that they are flexible and easy to get ahold of if I need something.""They have a very nice web interface to allow you to manage and reorganize your server.""The number one thing we like about Linode isn't necessarily a service, it's their support. We've found their support to be absolutely fantastic. They've been so outstanding with their support. Every single time we call them and we ask for advice or help, they go above and beyond and it's really made us appreciate what they do.""Service availability is the most valuable feature. It gives every user 100 percent uptime.""The most valuable feature is the domain settings page."

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Cons
"Our customers no longer use Cloudflare because its service is subpar.""Lacks a VPN feature to provide a secure connection to the data center.""The initial onboarding was causing us some confusion."

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"It would be helpful if they offered a service where they handle the Linux security.""One thing that I'd really like to see is auto-scaling node pools for their Kubernetes. I don't think that they have that. That's a huge one and would be very helpful. Specifically, what I would like is auto-scaling node pools that would scale down to zero nodes, which is tricky. That's very important for certain use cases.""Everything is up-to-date for a small business. But for big business, they need to improve certain things. For example, there should be better security.""They don't have role-based access control, which is problematic for us.""The network between different servers isn't very good. I have to install additional solutions to link the servers with each other.""It would be helpful if they provided the additional Linux distributions that I prefer using. But there is still a workaround. I can do it without direct support. It's a bit more complicated, but it can still be done.""They recently changed the web interface and although the older one did not look as good, the new one is less responsive.""I've had some difficulties with some of their IP addresses being banned by certain mail servers."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price tag is no longer $200,000, but rather $300,000 to $400,000. It's twice."
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  • "I pay just over £20 per month and have done so ever since I started eight years ago, which to me is good value."
  • "The pricing model is very simple. I like the simplicity of it, starting at $5, then doubling as it goes up from there. That is a brilliant idea, and it is not complex at all. It is about as dead simple as you can imagine. So, if you want to double what you have, then you double your price, pay the money, and reboot. It is done. It's that simple. You can't beat that."
  • "One key difference is that pricing is very hard to come by and to understand with all the bigger companies. Their pricing models are so weird and it's hard to figure out exactly how much I am going to pay for this kind of service. Everything is piecemeal. With Linode, it's simple and straightforward. You know exactly what you will have to pay at the end of the day."
  • "Compared to other service providers, like AWS and Google, the cost of services are much less and more affordable. We are saving about 90 percent by going with Linode versus other cloud providers."
  • "The pricing model is very simple. If you have very small applications, you can use the plan which costs $5 per month. That gives you 50 GB of memory and almost 1 GB of RAM. If you need more than you have to select the next plan which is $10 per month, which has about 70 GB of data and 2 GB of RAM."
  • "When we started with the service, the cost was approximately €5 per month."
  • "The value for the price is really good."
  • "Pricing is very good and flexible, according to the resources required."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:This solution is easy to understand and easy to configure.
    Top Answer:Licensing costs are reasonable, I believe we pay around $4,000 per month.
    Top Answer:I would like them to include a VPN feature to provide a secure connection to the data center.
    Top Answer:The most valuable aspects of Linode are the virtual server and the clean server. I install what I need on it.
    Top Answer:Compared to other solutions, Linode's price is good. We pay for a yearly license.
    Top Answer:The network between different servers isn't very good. I have to install additional solutions to link the servers with each other.
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    Cloudflare DDoS Protection
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    Overview

    Protect your Internet properties with a cloud-based, always-on DDoS protection, powered by the intelligence harnessed from Cloudflare’s always learning global network


    Simplify your cloud infrastructure with our Linux virtual machines and robust set of tools to develop, deploy, and scale your modern applications faster and easier.

    Linode believes that in order to accelerate innovation in the cloud, virtual computing must be more accessible, affordable, and simple. Our infrastructure-as-a-service platform is deployed across 11 global markets from our data centers around the world and is supported by our Next Generation Network, advanced APIs, comprehensive services, and vast library of educational resources. Linode products, services, and people enable developers and businesses to build, deploy, and scale applications more easily and cost-effectively in the cloud.

    Increase storage capacity with additional Block Storage or S3-compatible Object Storage. Add instant Backups with complete independency to your stack. Ensure your applications and services are highly-available with Linode NodeBalancers. Deploy Kubernetes clusters with our fully-managed container orchestration engine.

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    CPU, transfer, storage, and RAM bundled into one simple price.

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    Sample Customers
    crunchbase, SoFi, ao.com, LogMeIn, DigitalOcean, okcupid, Montecito, Discord, Udacity
    Best Buy, Panasonic, Giphy, Marco Polo, World Health Organization, Font Squirrel
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government6%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company57%
    Media Company29%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government5%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise59%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business90%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Buyer's Guide
    Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection
    June 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about NETSCOUT, Imperva, Cloudflare and others in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection. Updated: June 2022.
    609,272 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cloudflare DDoS is ranked 10th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 3 reviews while Linode is ranked 3rd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 21 reviews. Cloudflare DDoS is rated 8.6, while Linode is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Cloudflare DDoS writes "An all-in-one solution that protects against attacks of all sizes". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Linode writes "Helpful automation scripts, good documentation, responsive support, easy to use and manage". Cloudflare DDoS is most compared with AWS Shield, Fastly, Nexusguard DDoS Protection, Azure DDoS Protection and StackPath DDoS Protection, whereas Linode is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Kubernetes Engine, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud and Kubernetes.

    We monitor all Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.