Hosting with an excellent VPS provider is always a great way to serve up a super fast WordPress website. Being able to configure your server for efficiency and speed, specifically targeted at handling the WordPress stack (MySQL, PHP, Nginx), can really lift you away from the average. And, without going into too much detail, everything in that stack relies on the speed of your disk. So disk speed matters.
We’ve developed a new Linode storage layer that includes a combination of ‘good stuff’ SSDs (in redundant pairs) and our proven hard drive storage system.
Linode appear to going from strength to strength. Whilst keeping their core unique selling point (reliability!), they are responding well to competition. As customers we are reaping the benefits.
Any idea if it’ll cost extra or not?
Asks archon810 on the forums.
It will not. And, we will have a plan for upgrading most, if not all, of the existing fleet.
One of the most talked about and requested features on the Linode forums, is about disk space. Linode customers love the quality of service they get, but perceived value of disk space is lower than ever. Customers expect lots and lots of disk space. The applications they run are bigger and much hungrier for disk usage than they were a few years ago.
It had become an issue thorny enough that some have stated although they want to stay with Linode, they simply cannot justify the costs associated with storing that amount of data. Linode competitors might not have the same stability or long history of quality, but they did offer much more disk space for less money. And the bottom line matters in business.
Which makes Linode’s announcement all the more welcome. Storage space has been doubled. This could be just the healing salve on the worried brow of Linode customers on the cusp of leaving, having been enticed by cheaper disk space elsewhere.