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Linode NextGen: RAM Upgrade


This is the third and final post in a series about Linode: NextGen. The first post in the series focused on network upgrades and the second post focused on host hardware. This post announces yet another upgrade, and discusses the upgrade procedure and availability.

We’re doubling the RAM on all of our plans. This upgrade is available to existing and new customers. New Linodes will automatically be created with the new resources. Existing Linodes will need to go through the Upgrade Queue to receive the upgrades.

The new Linode plans lineup is now the following:

Plan RAM Disk XFER CPU Price
Linode 1G 1 GB 24 GB 2 TB 8 cores (1x priority) $20 / mo
Linode 2G 2 GB 48 GB 4 TB 8 cores (2x priority) $40 / mo
Linode 4G 4 GB 96 GB 8 TB 8 cores (4x priority) $80 / mo
Linode 8G 8 GB 192 GB 16 TB 8 cores (8x priority) $160 / mo
Linode 16G 16 GB 384 GB 20 TB 8 cores (16x priority) $320 / mo
Linode 24G 24 GB 576 GB 20 TB 8 cores (24x priority) $480 / mo
Linode 32G 32 GB 768 GB 20 TB 8 cores (32x priority) $640 / mo
Linode 40G 40 GB 960 GB 20 TB 8 cores (40x priority) $800 / mo

Upgrade Queue

upgrade-availHere’s how to get the upgrade for your existing Linode: Log into the Linode Manager and view your Linode’s Dashboard, where you’ll have a new “Upgrade Available” box on the right-hand side. This links to a page describing the upgrade process, which is very simple. Simply click the button and your Linode will enter the Upgrade Queue. While in the queue, your Linode can remain booted.

Once it’s your Linode’s turn in the queue, your Linode will be shut down, upgraded, and migrated to another host. The migration will take about 1 minute per GB of disk images. After the migration has completed, your Linode will be returned to its last state (booted or shutdown) – but with the new RAM!

Full disclosure: the new plans are $0.05 more expensive per month. We did this to get rid of the legacy $19.95, $39.95, $59.95, etc pricing model in favor of a simpler $20, $40, $60 model. The upgrade is not mandatory, so if you’re not down with the 5 cent increase you can keep your existing resources and pricing.

Upgrade Availability

We’ll be enabling the upgrade by data center very soon, with the exception of Fremont which may take another week or two – we’ll be explaining more on Fremont in another post.

Fremont, CA: Upgrades are available
Dallas, TX: Upgrades are available
Atlanta, GA: Upgrades are available
Newark, NJ: Upgrades are available
London, UK: Upgrades are available
Tokyo, JP: Upgrades are available

Check back regularly for updates for your data center.

Linode NextGen Recap

This has been a great couple of weeks for Linode and our customers. We’ve spent millions improving our network, a fleet refresh with new hardware and 8 core Linodes, and now this: doubling your RAM without doubling the price. Enjoy!


Comments (201)

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    Chris (and all of Linode!),

    I just wanted to take a moment to thank for for providing such a reliable service and for giving us the benefits of your upgrades.


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    Cool! Thanks for upgrade!

    I’m wondering… if you go to Resize tab and currently have 512MB – there is option to resize to 1024MB…. What will happen if that will be taken? 🙂

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    Tim van der Linden

    Linode… You did it! This is one of the most fast and amazing update rounds I have seen. Transfer, cores and memory in such a short period of time. Great, awesome job! This beats the competitions cojones into the fourth dimension.


  6. Christopher Aker

    The resizer won’t function until your Linode has performed its pending upgrades.

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    Great stuff!

    I just noticed I am still on a 30/month plan, which does not seem to exist any more. Will I get 1.5GB memory and stay on my 30USD plan, or do you want me to make up my mind between 20 and 40?

  8. Christopher Aker

    @Marc: everyone gets double the RAM.

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    ^:)^ Linode .. awesome

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    Most impressive. Thanks!

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    Thank you, Linode! You guys are great!

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    Awesome! Only 20 migrations ahead of me so this should be quick.

    First Network and CPU and now Memory? Glad I switched from my yucky shared host last month.

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    I would be more satisfied if you lower prices for smaler plans. Linode 1G still feels overpriced

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    Awesome guys, you rock!

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    Will this affect IP addresses?

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    Great stuff, Linode!

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    Excellent news, guys! Now I’m a happy customer x 2!

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    Hmm – i was hoping that this upgrade will move me to new hardware (Sandy Bridge E5-2670 + faster drives), however it is still:
    Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU L5520 @ 2.27GHz

    When we can expect move to E-2670?

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    Srđan Prodanović

    Thanks guys

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    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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    Thank you guys — you are great (again!)

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    Is the upgrade synonymous to move host to new sandy bridge platform?

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    Linode ROCK!!!!!
    You don’t let me down eventually.

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    uğur mirza zeyrek

    Great news. Finally i am sure that i’ll stick with linode 🙂

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    The IP is saved after the migration, right?

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    My Linode was moved from L5520 @ 2.27 to L5630 @ 2.13 . Does it mean no sandy bridge? 🙁

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    Are there any price changes for Extras: ??
    – RAM
    – Storage
    – Transfer Bandwidth
    – CPUs

    Thank you once again for all the greate upgrades.

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    Thanks alot for this!
    This, and great features, performance and stability shows that Linode is worth it!

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    Wow, Linode. You rock. Thanks so much.

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    I just bought some more RAM for my Linode, which I will no longer need once I get my upgrade (many thanks, BTW!). Is there any way of getting a refund (even if it’s only a credit) ???

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    What what? Awesome stuff! I’ve been a happy linode customer for years and this is great to hear.

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    Best VPS hosting company around! Love everything you guys are doing for us (the customers), keep up the great work!

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    Can we schedule when the downtime will happen? UI just tells me it’ll happen eventually. This is not a good practice.

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    Would love a $10/month option! 4-cores and 512 RAM?

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    Am I the only one dying to know what the hold up is with Freemont? That’s where all my Linodes are.

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    You guys whip ass. Been with you for almost 4 years and it just keeps getting better. Well done linode, you know how to do it.

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    One more question. What about backup prices? It was 5$ for 512MB, 10$ for 1024MB. After upgrade – will backup price for smallest Linode be 5$ or 10$? It should be 5$, because backup exenses are proportional to disk size, not RAM, but then again – you can never know…

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    Linode is the greatest! I can’t believe the quality of service that you guys provide. You totally blow away the competition. Keep it up!

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    Linode is a great host for student projects, but the low limit of $20/mo is pretty high (I don’t live in the US).

    Would it be possible to keep a 512MB plan at $10 or even $12/mo? I don’t need that much power, but would appreciate a lower price.

    Thanks for the free upgrades nevertheless!

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    Thanks guys – the incredible service keeps getting better!

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    It’s not that I want you guys to stop being awesome, but honestly I can’t take much more of this. 10x bandwidth, 2x CPU cores, 2x memory …

    Thank you!

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    I was wondering about my internal IPs changing after the upgrade.

    My upgrades have just gone through and both my external and internal IPs persisted.

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    Awesome upgrades! I’ve come to expect nothing but excellence from you guys during my 2 years on the platform. Thanks!

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    Endijs hit on the question I was going to ask too.

    How does this affect backup pricing? Do backups increase in price now too or not? I would assume not since backups are based on disk space not RAM size…

    Please clarify this and update your pages and documentation.


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    First, thanks a lot for this upgrade. You guys are awesome.

    Second, I just opted for the upgrade, but as Endijs Lisovskis is asking, will the backup prices double?

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    With regards to backups, I just checked with Linode support, and their backup pricing will be adjusted to match with the old rates as well. So if you’ve been paying $5/month for backup service, your price will stay the same post-migration.

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    Thanks a lot for the incredible upgrades!

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    Great news, thank you linode!

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    Linode is the Best Provider EVER!!!

    Thank you for the Upgrade!!

  52. Christopher Aker
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    Many thanks, this is great!

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    Incredible! Thank you!

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    This is awesome — thanks!

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    This is great news. Currently in position 208 out of 260. The extra ram is going to be incredibly useful. I love Linode.

  57. Christopher Aker

    Regarding backups: There is no change in backup pricing. The $20/mo Linode still has $5/mo backups, and so on. 🙂

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    Nice upgrade! I’ll be upgrading all my Linode’s, for sure!

    Linode, YOU ROCK!


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    Varnish is happy.

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    Finally! That’s the upgrade I’m looking for a long time, you guys rock!

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    Please, please, please never ever sell out Linode! You guys rock – just the way you are.

    Should you ever consider it because of the money, please let me know and I’ll happily pay double for my Linode. I’m sure there are others around willing to do the same if that’s what it takes to keep you running.

    Cheers 🙂

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    Many thanks to Linode. Wonderful

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    Awesome news! Thanks a lot!!!

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    What an exciting upgrade it is! Thank you very much!

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    “You are in the Migration Queue!

    Your position is 252 out of 253 queued migrations in this Linode’s datacenter.”

    This is a popular upgrade!

    Thanks for the great service and value over the year, guys.

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    LOL, Caker… Our system be needin moar RAMS!

    Squee! Thanks very much to everyone at Linode for an incredible service!

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    Wow, awesome, I’m waiting for 10-year-birthday giveaway.

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    Awesome! Thank you!

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    This is fantastic! Just upgraded one of our smaller nodes as a test before doing our clients’ nodes. I really appreciate that Linode always makes these processes so easy.

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    Awesome! Thanks so much~~~~

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    What about the price of Extras? The upgrade options for memory was never worth it and i dont understand why it ever exist in the first place.

    Would be better if it is $7.5 / 512MB Ram.

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    Awesome – thanks Linode, you rock.

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    Best news of the day. Site is migrated and runs super fast now with no swap!

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    Awesome! I’ve been pondering to make a small memory upgrade, but now I can put that off into the future!

    Thanks a lot!

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    Great work guys, thanks, appreciated for sure.

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    Thanks a lot 🙂

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    This is just… wow.. I do not regret moving to Linode over a year ago. Has been smooth and painless ever since, and now this! Thanks!

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    awesome! thanks a lot ……….The ram is just what I need 🙂

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    Thank you Linode.

    Mine was one out of one in the queue. Maybe only I have vps in tokyo datacenter.

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    My team was going to change the plan yesterday itself for But linode was a saviour. Doubled the plan yesterday. You guys kick ass. Won’t leave you anytime and also would bring in 10 more friends on linode. \m/

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    Awesome! thanks a lot!

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    Simply superb guys!!! The best service available… Really appreciated… Cheers!!!

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    Wow big thank you Chris and Linode

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    Wonderful, thank you Linode!

    I notice though that after the upgrade, my build jobs take longer to complete. I hope it’s temporary (because of all the ongoing migrations). Is there a way to benchmark the node?

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    Now I know what does mean to be “fan”. Linode, you are my rockstar.

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    Wild! So happy to have left Amazon / Slicehost (in that order).

    Not only is the hardware amazing, but the service is stellar.


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    Thanks Linode!! Big love!

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    This is completely awesome! With all the recent upgrades, Longview, and your great service, I’m happy to be a customer!

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    Is there new 512 with USD10?

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    Great Linode. You are really awesome. I am very happy that I’ve given my clients the best VPS service available in the universe 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    Awesome! Thanks Linode!

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    More than glad to hear that the ram’s upgraded. Will get me one soon 🙂

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    This is awesome. I’ve had a linode for about 3 weeks now and I have nothing but good to say about the service. Thank you very much for an amazing experience.

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    I love you guys! Keep up the awesome work!

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    Great job guys, thats really awesome.

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    Awesome. Just Awesome.

    Bring on Fremont – interested to hear what the delay is.

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    Very good improvement Linode !

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    I just upgraded a box and got my extra RAM. I was migrated from the ancient L5520 CPUs to the slightly less ancient L5630. I was really hoping to hit one of the new “next-gen” boxes so I wouldn’t need a second migration later. Oh well.

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    You guys rock! Thanks so much for this!

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    Paul 🙂

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    Thanks Linode! You are the best!

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    Thanks so much for all this next-gen stuff, Linode! You’ve invested millions in us customers to make us happy because you know that we love what your doing. Awesome and thank you so much for listening to us!
    I just wanted to take a moment to defend Linode here, and no I’m not being paid by them to do this.
    But for those of you who are moaning about price points, you know what? if you can’t deal with it regardless of the country you live in? Then find somebody else. Simple, to the point.
    Linode’s done all of us a wonderful thing. It’s costing them loads of money and resources to do this next-gen stuff, and from my view point, complaining about price hardly seems as if you’re greatful to them for what they’ve done, for all who use the service.
    Linode deserves gratitude and Love considering that I <3 you folks for all these next-gen things.
    Not price moaning.
    Linode won't be lowering prices just to be losing money to keep the business running.
    They've hhardly increased prices on us, and are being quite fair from the scope of things.
    It makes more sense to pay $20 for the lowest end Linode for example, as I always rounded up automaticly, and now Linode is just making me be greatful for rounding up automaticly price point wise.
    Thanks again for the wonderful upgrades, and I cannot wait to see what you'll do for your next birthday coming up in just two months!
    Maybe disk space doubling? Grin
    Will be writing a post later today about the wonderful CPU increases etc.
    Will always recommend you folks to friends and family the world over for sure.
    God Bless Linode, and once again, a <3 to Chris, Amanda, and all the other staff I can't name off the top of my head for all the fun documentation and stuff you do to help us <3 your services even more!

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    Very nice!!!

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    “The upgrade is not mandatory, so if you’re not down with the 5 cent increase you can keep your existing resources and pricing.” :: hehe .. you are awesome, and have a great sense of humour 😛

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    You’d probably be surprised to find out just how many customers remain on their old configuration. Inertia is a powerful thing, and probably drives a sizable portion of the profits of a large number of corporations.

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    How will those who have paid in advance handle upgrades? Will we just receive an invoice for $0.05 x number of months left in billing cycle?

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    @Keith H – you are really smart in asking Linode for more!

    I know many people, including me n YOU(??) – moan about the pricing and comparison with others etc and trying to get more comparable benefits from Linode.

    One side commenting on the moaners and smartly demanding for something for the next BirthDay in 2 months!!!???

    Hmm … anyways am quite happy with Linode overall improvements in these Three parts. RAM could have been lil better – but its still fine.

    My WISHES for Linode’s Next Birth Day::

    Would be awesome to see Linode expanding their data centers into other regions in Asia like Singapore(? – Amazon, SoftLayer, other biggies) or closest around (may be India(?)) – that will pretty much cover the whole world with the least latency!!

    Thank you Linode for the world class Customer Support on infrastructure and also many a times suggesting on internal Apps Problem.

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    Awesome work guys! You rock!

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    Thanks guys, you are awesome!!

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    The best just keeps on getting better. Solid service, great value, constant incremental improvements that are virtually painless to take advantage of. Love it!

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    These upgrades with disk, cores, ram, network have been awesome! Keep up the good work and great customer service.

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    I’m torn. 1GB RAM or go beyond my 547 day uptime? This is a tough one. 🙂

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    Jeffrey T. Darlington

    This was just what I was hoping Part 3 would be! RAM has always been my concern with my main site.

    One question, however: Is there any way to schedule a specific downtime rather some random place in a queue? I have very specific high and low traffic days, and while I definitely plan to take advantage of this, I don’t want to be down a half hour or more on one of my high traffic days. Worse, I don’t want to jump in the queue on a low traffic day only for my time to come up on a high day and I’m loosing readers and revenue.

    I’ll take my chances on the weekend if I have to, but more certainty would be appreciated.

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    First of all, thanks for the upgrade.
    Bit confuse on the upgrade queue..

    “Once it’s your Linode’s turn in the queue, your Linode will be shut down, upgraded, and migrated to another host”

    Will this be done automatically? or do I get notify first?

    i.e I better of shutdown my node, before put it on the upgrade queue?


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    Very happy with these upgrades. For me, bandwidth and CPU were the bottlenecks, I was paying overage charges for bandwidth every month, and now have no worries about it. I know a lot of people were asking for a cheaper plan. I understand that Linode does not want to add $5 and $10 plans to its lineup, but I think it would be VERY useful if you had some sort of cheaper Linodes available to customers who are already paying for one of the current ones.

    For example, I currently have a $40 Linode (now 2GB!) But I have a need for another small one, like a 512. The competition has this for $5/month, but I would gladly pay $10 at Linode to keep everything with your company. The overhead concerns in terms of support and billing for dealing with a new customer paying a small amount per month shouldn’t be an issue if you make these cheaper products available only to customers already spending $20+/month with you. I think Linode offers GREAT value for money, I just have certain projects where $240/year is out of budget, and pays for server capacity I don’t need.

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    Amazing news. I’m very satisfied with your service. I moved from Dreamhost which is expensive and too slow. Also they non stop killing my processes and asking for more money…

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    @josh yeah small VMs would be handy for people who are existing customers. So the support costs could be average out over your cheaper and more expensive VMs.

    For the birthday more Datacentres would be cool say New Zealand or Australia?

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    @Josh: I don’t know about everybody else, but each Linode I have upgraded has been within the first 4 spots and it was almost immediate that it started. I would almost say that you could plan downtime and just start it at that point.

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    @Nathan: How do you think I feel? 896 days and counting 🙂

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    Shame I just migrated to an dedicated box.

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    Yes! I was hoping for this! Thanks!

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    This is brilliant news! I just had to downgrade a few months ago because I just couldn’t afford the higher plan and had to give away a game server I was running. With this upgrade I can run it again!

    The one last thing I’d like to see from Linode is a Singapore or Australian (haha, yeah right) data centre to eliminate the lag.

    Either way there’s no way I would leave Linode with these awesome upgrades now!

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    You guys are amazing!! Thanks for all the upgrades!!

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    I’ve complained about aspects of linode before, but I wanted to say thanks. As much as I’d love x and y these last three upgrades have been amazing. Thanks Caker and the rest of the Linode staff for your work.

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    Thanks for doing no evil and sharing the profits with us! keep up !

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    Awesome work guys! Best, VPS, EVER!

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    Thanks a lot linode.

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    thanks, great upgrade what more can i say.

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    All i can say is WOW…… Linode is the best VPS ever!!

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    This is nuts…. I wrote a “long” email to Linode suggesting to upgrade the ram because a lot of competitors offer a lot more ram for the same price. Got an awesome fast response that he would pass on the sugestion. And not many hours later i see this post…. Very impressive!

    So it’s time to gather my projects and start moving to Linode 🙂

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    Sweet!! I love linode. # super upgrades in 2 months.
    U guyz are the best!

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    Multiple servers upgraded, total outage 8 minutes. First in queue. Thanks to the Linode team for continuing to push the boundaries of quality VPS hosting.

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    This is an impressive upgrade but bad news for me. My minimum offering to clients is two boxes. I would happily pay $20 for a pair of Linode 512s with only 4 cores each. The extra support and maintenance overhead would be minimal.

    Please bring back the 512mb offering, even if they have to be ordered in batches of two or even four.

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    I just switched from my old hosting service a few weeks ago. I went from a 1GB plan to a 512 Linode plan and I was worried about the memory usage. So far, all is well with the memory thanks to the awesome Linode documentation on how to setup Apache and MySQL on a 512 plan.

    When I saw that the plans were given double memory for the same price (well $0.05 more) my jaw hit the floor, I couldn’t believe it.

    I’m now going to tell a friend of mine who uses AWS to switch to Linode.

    Thank you Linode!

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    @TeshooLama how could this possibly be bad news for you and your clients if the price hasn’t changed?

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    You guys are great. Congrats!

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    Just wanted to show my love for Linode and all you folks have done, by pointing everybody at the best writing I’ve done this year on you folks. In the post, I thank Linode staff, Chris being the first, of course, and do a rather nice job on summarizing stuff without really doing a full blown review about how you folks work since this has been done by so many.
    You folks are totally awesome!!
    Just to let you folks feel the awesomeness, why not have a read for yourselves.
    I bet you folks being involved in open source projects will dig this. If this article helps people get involved in open source technology, then it’ll have been worth writing. You can find the article at:

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    Great news, but I’m also concerned about being able to schedule downtime – would be wonderful if I could schedule my upgrade for my off-peak hours instead of just taking my chances with the queue.

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    You guys rock! I made the switch to Linode 2 years ago after trying numerous hosting providers over the course of a decade, and I’ve never looked back. Linode wins first place in my book for the 3 things that matter most when it comes to hosting: Speed, Reliability, Cost, & Technology. Keep up the great work!

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    So, is this migration separate from migrating to the new hardware with the faster CPUs, drives, etc.?

    That part isn’t clear, and it seems like people who raced to update are still on older machines, not the ones with the E-2670s.

    1) If we migrate now, will we need to migrate again when the new hardware goes online?

    2) When can we expect the new machines to be available?

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    Thanks so much, Linode. Your services, support and kindness towards customers continue to amaze me.

    You guys are the very best. Keep up the excellent work, it’s very much appreciated! 🙂

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    Thanks, guys. Doubling the resources for $.05 more. Once again, you’re giving us all a reason to stay for the long-term!

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    Curious to find out what’s going on in Fremont, since that’s where I’m hosted.

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    incredible! guys, we really appreciated! keep doing good job…

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    Brendon, I’ve been migrating machines today, and most have landed on new E5-2670 hardware, though a few ended up on E5-2630L boxes. Since the 2630’s are newer, and the original article said “most” machines were getting upgraded, I’m assuming that some of those E5-2630L’s will hang around for good. Best of luck. 🙂

    If you end up on the slower cpu’s, I’m sure you can request to be moved to a 2670 after all this upgrade craziness settles down…

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    Thanks, guys!
    looking forward Fremont upgrade!

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    i love u ,^_^,aweeeeeeeeeee

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    Super appreciative of competent, high value service that Linode gives us! Time and again over the last five years you guys have proven to be the most stable, responsive, customer friendly hoster around. Period. Thanks for the ram upgrade! Please keep up the stellar work guys.

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    Amazing ! We love you guys 😉

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    Yea, what’s up with Fremont?

    First it explodes every other week, now upgrade delays 🙁

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    Thank you! 🙂 Keep up the great service!

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    Jesse: Thanks for sharing. I appreciate the tip. 🙂

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    You are the greatest company, Linode~
    I love you.

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    thanks. FREMONT is waiting for more caker’s Rams 😀

    I want to be playing more games online on my site xD

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    Thank you.
    You guys are a company that I actively recommend.
    Keep up the good work.

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    Great upgrade, Linode rocks !

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    Thanks linode for this great upgrade 🙂

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    thanks, just upgraded to 1GB RAM on my Linode on London datacenter.

    Linode are awesome!

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    Linode rocks! 🙂

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    need more games on my site. Please upgrade Freemont. please 🙂

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    Thanks linode 🙂

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    I love you guys!!! I am telling all of my friends to switch to you asap!

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    I just logged in to my Linode to do a reboot and saw the great upgrade news. Awesome.

    I have advocated Linode for years.. and this is yet another reason to continue.

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    I love you guys. This is an amazing way to treat customers.


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    Any updates on Fremont? Waiting, waiting..

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    Just logged in and saw the upgrade available, thought huh? Came here and saw this post. Thank you Linode for the awesome upgrades.

    You keep cementing why I use you. Best wishes to all at Linode

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    Awesome work guys, much appreciated.

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    Linode rocks!
    1G RAM after rebooting!

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    Awesome stuff, thanks a bunch. You guys rock! Im speechless.

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    Also anxiously awaiting the Freemont upgrade…

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    Great news Linode! Many thanks 🙂

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    i don’t think fremont is ever getting upgraded 🙁

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    I just wanted to say that my experience (further shown by this free upgrade!) with Linode has been a non stop wonderful and awesome experience. You guys have made every penny ever spent on you guys worth it over and over again. I don’t often praise, especially publicly, but I will be spending parts of my future time, advocating you guys even further. I rarely check the posts, and often only get a chance to react. I stumbled across the upgrades, and they solved 2 major issues I had been working on, for free! Thanks again folks, you rock.


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    I just saw this earlier this morning. Migrated and landed on a E5-2670 box. Woot! Thanks Linode!

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    What is the timeline for Freemont getting the upgrade?

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    The absolute best! Thanks Linode.

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    Just logged in to Linode and saw the upgrade button. What a pleasant surprise! Thank you Linode for the amazing service you provide. Now even better..

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    Sounds wonderful. Any idea when this is going to happen for us Fremonters?

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    Thanks linode.
    Forever with linode.

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    Thank you for all the great work.
    How far away Fremont is from getting all the upgrades?

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    Hi Team,

    Any update on the Fremont upgrade process?
    I enjoy stories about upgrades of this magnitude.

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    So, when’s Fremont upgrade going to be available 😉

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    Any update about the RAM upgrade for Freemont servers?

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    Looking forward to the Fremont upgrades!

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    “We’ll be enabling the upgrade by data center very soon, with the exception of Fremont which may take another week or two – we’ll be explaining more on Fremont in another post.”

    It’s pretty much a month later. Can we get that post explaining what the issues are and how long we can expect to wait? Thanks!

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    I would also love an update on Fremont. I also want to say thanks for the great service I’ve always gotten. 🙂

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    I heard back from support saying that Fremont should have it “soon” and that they’re willing to move me to another data center with the upgrades if I’d like. If it will be a short time I’ll wait it out.

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    This is why I stay with Linode! Thanks!

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    +1 to @Josh

    And why not just add smaller (like $10 plan) without support ?

    There’re many people who don’t really need any support, but wanna have micro server.. just for a blog or their personal apps which have only few traffics and server usage, but still need VPS for freedom.

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    You guys really are the best. Which is why I’ve been promoting your plan to people everywhere I go. Please stay the same forever. It feels good to be hosting with people who care about my servers and my business.

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    > I was migrated from the ancient L5520 CPUs to the slightly less ancient L5630.

    Same thing happened here. For my important, production site that actually matters, I got moved to a L5630 (Newark). Don’t get me wrong, the improvement was great. However my insignificant blog got moved to a E5-2670 (Fremont). I’m thrilled to have Fremont upgraded like everywhere else, and the new E5-2670’s have the aes flag in /proc/cpuinfo!! Finally that means that OpenSSL can run at 4-5x speed by using the native chipset! I’m super-stoked about this new enhancement (more than the CPU/memory enhancements). However it’s just a bummer that on the site I need it (we only serve HTTPS traffic), the servers don’t support it. I’ll probably try data-center lottery to try and get lucky with one of the new servers.

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    Thank you for providing such a great product!

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    The most seamless upgrade experience I’ve ever had. Seriously, I looked away and then looked back and it was done. Took 15 minutes for the migration, 5 for the disk, 10 for Debian (kernel and sys). BUH…

    And it was free?!?! BUH….

    And they are embracing Cisco Nexus?!?!? BUH….

    And my upgrade from Debian Wheezy to Jessie with a 3.9 kernel went perfectly? BUH…

    And I have IPv6 enabled? BUH…

    Why would anyone NOT want to use Linode as their VPS host. So awesome!

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    Is it time to upgrade, because other already do twice more RAM?

    I have two VPSs on: Linode and

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    i guess its time to upgrade seriously.

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