Why I love Linode
Little did you know that GetPageSpeed is being hosted with Linode on a very tiny VPS that runs at $5 monthly.
Why do I love it so much besides for being so damn cheap?
Linode has never given me uptime problems. And I hope this will never change. Linode as VPS provider has been around for years and they are always one head above others in terms of being more trustworthy. I trust my data to them.
Control your disks
Linode has amazing interface for partitioning your virtual server disk space! This essentially lets me give this tiny server a sizeable swap space and structure my server’s data better for security and maintainability!
Linux kernel choice
Linode maintains their own up-to-date Linux kernels, but you are free to use your distribution’s latest kernel instead. That’s great!
PTR record setup
If you send emails from your server (and most of you do) you really want to have proper PTR record for your server’s IP address. Again, Linode got you covered — it’s so easy to setup one from their Linode Manager!
Top notch support
When I started going live with GetPageSpeed at Linode, my concern was with load time being slightly above than expected.
I have opened support ticket and within day my issue was resolved. Those guys know their customer and how to make things run fast.