There is a reason sometimes to follow up official blogs/ social media for services you are using. I had missed an important update from Linode for about a month - Linode had doubled RAM for everyone.
First it was announced and implemented already by June 16, 2016 to celebrate Linode's 13th Birthday.
I have been a loyal customer for Linode services for about 5 years, and during this time - Linode have made many pleasant free upgrades. I started with a $40 sever plan, and if I'm not wrong, back them it was a 2GB RAM plan, it was doubled around 2014 to 4GB. And finally now - I do have a 8GB RAM plan for the same money. They have upgraded many other things as well, doubled storage, upgraded servers and so on,
Here is what it is all about:
It was 13 years ago today that Linode opened its doors and earned its first customers. Now, 13 years later, it’s amazing how much we’ve grown. According to a study by CloudHarmony, Linode is the 4th largest cloud provider to the top 10,000 Alexa websites, following only Amazon, Rackspace, and IBM. Not bad. We have helped over half a million customers, launched nearly 12 million Linode servers, and now have more than 100 employees, all while remaining independent and privately owned.
We also want to thank you for your business and support all these years. As a token of our gratitude, we’re announcing free RAM upgrades for both new and existing customers. Here’s the breakdown:
Old Plan New Plan Price Linode 1 GB -> Linode 2 GB $10/mo ($0.015/hr) Linode 2 GB -> Linode 4 GB $20/mo ($0.03/hr) Linode 4 GB -> Linode 8 GB $40/mo ($0.06/hr) Linode 8 GB -> Linode 12 GB $80/mo ($0.12/hr) Linode 16 GB -> Linode 24 GB $160/mo ($0.24/hr) Linode 32 GB -> Linode 48 GB $320/mo ($0.48/hr) Linode 48 GB -> Linode 64 GB $480/mo ($0.72/hr) Linode 64 GB -> Linode 80 GB $640/mo ($0.96/hr) Linode 96 GB -> Linode 120 GB $960/mo ($1.44/hr)
The free upgrade is available immediately. At the top of your Linode’s dashboard you will see the upgrade banner. It should be just the press of a button and a reboot for many of you, however sometimes a migration will be required – which typically just takes a few minutes.
Just amazing. If you are not yet using Linode, what are you still waiting for? Sign up now!