Linode’s Impressive Uptime

It has been more or less 6 months since I've moved this blog to a Linode VPS (512MB Xen in London) and I must say that I am quite impressed with its performance, uptime and most importantly support. Here is a breakdown of the uptime since I started (using Pingdom, checking every minute):

November 2011: 100%
December 2011: 99.99%
January 2012: 99.98%
February 2012: 100%
March 2012: 99.91% (migration downtime, read about it below)
April 2012: 100%

March had the worst uptime and this was due to a configuration I made that required a reboot (less than a minute down) and a migration of my Linode to another node (within the same DC).…

A Detailed Linode Review

It's been just over 2 months since I have been using Linode's VPS (Virtual Private Server) services. I decided to give them a try to see what the hype was all about. The closest I've ever gotten to use Linode was reading the many tutorials they have in the Linode Library. Before them, I was using BurstNET for hosting my blog (a review here). Burst and Linode offer similar services but for different markets.…