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Linode Reduces Transfer Pricing

As we grow and work hard to reduce costs, increase scale, and optimize the efficiency of our operations, we are able to pass on the benefits of our efforts back to our customers. In fact, we have a very long history of increasing the value of our plans by adding resources and reducing pricing.

We are pleased to announce that we are lowering pricing again, this time for data transfer. Effective September 1st, 2011, all customers will no longer be charged for any inbound data transfer. We are also reducing our transfer overage fees to be the same as the pre-pay rates.

All incoming bandwidth into your Linode Cloud server or NodeBalancer is 100% free of charge, in all of our facilities. This means you can upload an unlimited amount of data to your Linode without having to pay for any of the incoming data transfer. As an example, if you were paying for extra transfer (beyond what comes bundled with your Linodes), and 40% of your total transfer was inbound, you will now be paying 40% less in transfer costs than you were previously.

We are also eliminating the penalty one would be paying for going over their transfer quota. The old ‘overage fee’ was $0.15/GB and is now the same as the pre-pay rate: $0.10/GB. One less thing for you to worry about, since the pricing is now the same.

Cloud Bandwidth Pricing (Effective September 1st, 2011):

NOTE: Linodes come bundled with transfer, which is then combined into the Transfer Pool.

Data Transfer Previous Pricing New Pricing
Inbound Deducted from Pool, then $0.15/GB FREE
Outbound Deducted from Pool, then $0.15/GB Deducted from Pool, then $0.10/GB

We appreciate you and hope this saves you lots of money.


Comments (59)

  1. Guspaz

    Woot! Awesome!

  2. Michael Taboada

    Well done! With this kind of support and service, I can see why so many people choose linode and I do not regret my decision to use linode one bit! Now if only linode would add a pay by the hour or whatever server option 🙂 then I wouldn’t need to go anywhere for anything ever again! 😀

  3. Michael Hart

    This is a great step forward. Thanks!

  4. Utahcon

    Sweet! Thanks, keep up the awesome work!

  5. Rowan

    Nice! I can see this being very very useful!

  6. robinjam

    Jeez, this company just keeps giving and giving!

    This is just another in a long list of reasons why I love Linode. Keep up the good work 😀

  7. eleph4


  8. Ido Perlmuter

    As always, thanks a lot and keep up the good work.

  9. Sam Whited

    This is why I love you guys; a good deal of my transfer is inbound.

    Thanks again for all you do!

  10. WindPower

    Linode is awesome, long live Linode!

  11. What the heck

    Why do you make it so hard? For me to leave Linode? I find my happiness troubling.

  12. KKovacs

    Thank you guys, it’s much appreciated! Keep up the good work!


  13. Chris

    Wow, I love Linode.

  14. Anonf

    Thank you, you are best

  15. Eric

    Cool! Thanks Linode team!

  16. Ralph Holzmann

    This is great news. I just had to upgrade my linode last month because I ran out of bandwidth.

  17. Francis

    Smart move! Good stuff.

  18. WooDragon

    so cool~

  19. jostmey

    Expensive transfer rates are one of the main reasons why people stay away from Linode.

    Well done! I am happy to see these reductions in price 🙂

  20. Mark Kremer

    Wonderful, please keep up the awesome service and the excellent work! 🙂

  21. Ayush

    I love you guys.

  22. Fred

    This is excellent news !

  23. javipas

    Fantastic, that is quite interesting in order to use several Linodes and have one (or several) of them as backup servers, because all inbound traffic would be free.

    Could you consider the traffic between linodes of the same user as free also? That would make outbound/inbound traffic from Linode to Linode free as well, and would be perfect for that task…

    Anyway, great news!!

  24. Responsible Roo

    Awesome! Thanks.

  25. Chris

    So, you’re saving us money and not f***ing us over?


  26. Daniel

    Per usual, you guys are great! Thank you!

  27. Emmanuel

    Great News !

    thank you !

  28. akerl

    @javipas As long as we’re talking about inside a single datacenter, anything on your private v4 IP, or that goes to another node in the DC using a v6 IP, is already free.

  29. X

    It’s reasons like this why I stick with Linode over others. They do these wonderful things that customers appreciate.

  30. Krow

    You guys are great! In hard times you cut us a break instead of sticking it to us like most others.

    Thank you!

  31. agricolo

    This are great news! Great company!

  32. geeknik

    This is awesome news! Thanks Linode! 🙂

  33. Blake G

    Hi, this is great!
    As I use quite a bit of data transfer, I’m hoping this will save me 50GB or so, perhaps more.

    Thanks again, Linode and all employees, the upgrades are great!

    Gotta love Linode!

  34. javipas

    @akerl, thanks for the clarification, didn’t know that 🙂

    Even greater news then!!


  35. Bitla

    Great Guys – as always!!!

  36. JRK

    Awesome 🙂
    Thanks for this Onam gift. Its Onam days here in Kerala, India. Happy Onam 🙂

  37. Dilton McGowan II

    Less to worry about is why I stay with Linode. Thanks!

  38. Mrityunjay Kumar

    thanks for this giveaway, appreciate it..

  39. Iain Buchanan

    Gotta say, I’m very impressed with Linode so far… And this just makes things even better. 🙂

  40. OZ

    I love you by whole heart! Thank you very much.

  41. AgentOfPork

    I love bacon, but I love Linode even more! You guys never stop, and that is why you are MORE than worth every penny. Thanks guys, keep rockin’ in the free world!

  42. Hacksore

    You guys rock!

  43. Dan Eveland

    This is great! Long live Linode! Please don’t get bought out!

  44. Gil

    Thank you so much! Awesomes!!!

  45. Joshua

    This is why people keep coming back to linode for vps services.

  46. Jordan

    Thanks, Love you guys!

  47. Robert

    Woot! This is a welcome change. Not that I had much to worry about bandwidth wise (my VPS is used for experimentation and other linux work) but making it so I don’t get penalized when I decide to update the packages on it makes it better. Thanks!

  48. Ace

    If incoming bandwidth is now effectively “unlimited” is there any potential for resource hogs to create contention issues?

    Is incoming bandwidth subject to the default throttle of 50Gbit per account?

    I’m just curious how Linode would ensure our incoming bandwidth can’t be tied up by other accounts. I don’t know a lot of technical details about how all this works though.

  49. Dimitris Oupas

    <3 Linode 😀

  50. Jagtesh Chadha

    You guys ROCK! This is perfect. Just when I thought EC2 was getting cheaper, you guys matched up! 🙂

  51. Marcelo Mendes

    That means I’ll upgrade my Debian box way more often

  52. Gustavo Gawryszewski

    Wow! you guys are AWESOME! This is going to make our business cost much more competitive. Thank you very much guys!

  53. Estel Smith

    I’m glad I made such a great decision in choosing Linode as my hosting provider. You guys are amazing!

  54. Keenen

    You guys are amazing! Thinking of getting a 1GB linode now.

  55. Josh

    I’m floored… Are you a real company or just some rich guy that likes to give stuff way? 😉

  56. AMiRU

    I’m planning on moving to linode soon, this is great news for me as I am actually looking for more bandwidth.

  57. Jamie

    Brilliant to hear!
    Looked into Linode cloud services a few months back and have only just come across this, certainly makes Linode a front running contender for my services!

    ~ Jamie

  58. Amy Lam

    Thx for the good service. We’re happy camper so far.

    One question – we currently have 3 nodes in different DCs. Do you calculate traffic between nodes?


  59. Michael

    YAY! 😀

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