Linode - Why Linode?: "Virtual Servers are the better alternative
Virtualization is the future of hosting. It eliminates the restrictions of shared web hosting, and the expense and upkeep of dedicated servers. And, it's kinder to the environment by more efficiently utilizing resources.
Better than shared web hosting
Shared web hosts are notorious for overselling their servers — packing as many sites as they can onto their machines, which translates into poor performance. Shared hosting is restrictive - you're at the mercy of the provider."
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