Linode Launches Native IPv6 Support

May 3, 2011 3:29 pm

Over the past 25 years the Internet has experienced astronomical growth – far more than the original architects imagined. As a result, the pools of unallocated IPv4 blocks have been accelerating toward exhaustion. In fact, on February 3rd, 2011 the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) allocated the remaining pool of addresses equally among the five […]

Introducing the Linode Backup Service

May 4, 2010 1:55 pm

You do have backups, right? Yeah, we thought so. Backups are a good thing, but they’re tedious to configure and monitor. We’ve all heard the stories (and possibly experienced them) about some poor soul losing valuable data because the time wasn’t invested in a working backup system — or worse, false security was placed in […]

Introducing StackScripts

February 9, 2010 11:33 am

Need a way to quickly get a LAMP stack up and running that’s automatically tuned, tweaked and optimized for you? Ever wished there was a way to deploy a WordPress stack that worked right out of the box? How about an easy way to deploy a cluster of identically configured Linodes? StackScripts™ provide a flexible […]

Bandwidth Pooling

February 8, 2010 9:13 pm

While we’ve had network transfer/bandwidth pooling in our internal accounting for some time, it’s never been displayed in the Linode Manager — until now.  At the bottom of the main Linodes tab, you’ll now see a new section that displays the cumulative network transfer quotas for all your Linodes for this month, how much you’ve […]

Full Linode support in libcloud

September 14, 2009 7:39 pm

Many of you have requested it, and it is my privilege to announce full libcloud support for the Linode API! libcloud is a standardization effort undertaken by the founders of Cloudkick to cope with standardizing cloud providers’ APIs. It has been my honor to work with Alex Polvi and libcloud’s contributors on integrating the Linode […]

Self-serve Linode Resizes

September 9, 2009 4:39 pm

We’ve just introduced a feature that allows you to resize your Linode from one plan to another with the press of a button. Now you can upgrade or downgrade a Linode without requiring a support ticket or waiting on us. You choose the plan, your account is invoiced (or credited) based on the difference in […]

Linode API 2.0

August 3, 2009 3:05 pm

Ever wish that you could completely automate the management of Linodes? Now you can:  Introducing Linode API v2.0. This new version allows for complete Linode life-cycle management.  Now you can add and remove Linodes under your account, manage their disk images and configuration profiles, list IPs, issue boot and shutdown jobs, and query the status […]

Linode Manager Security Features

May 8, 2009 9:45 am

We’ve had requests for additional security and notification options for the Linode Manager, and recently we’ve noticed an upward trend in Linode Manager brute force attempts, so we decided to tackle a couple related features on our long and ever-growing feature request list (keep them coming). Login IP Whitelisting and Notification Feature You’ll receive a […]

Backup Service enters Beta

April 3, 2009 9:47 am

UPDATE: Linode Backup Service has launched! I’m pleased to announce that we’ve started the beta program for our new service: Managed Backups.  You can learn more about the progress of the beta program here: Linode Backup Service Beta Forum Linode Backup Service We want you to have backups. Hell, I want backups. But they’re tedious […]

Custom kernels with pv-grub

December 23, 2008 1:12 pm

It’s now possible to boot custom kernels and even alternate operating systems under your Linode instance by the use of pv-grub — a port of the GRUB bootloader into the Xen mini-os kernel.  Essentially, your Linode boots into the pv-grub kernel, looks for your menu.lst and associated kernel files, and then executes your kernel. Although […]