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 […]

Instant Activation

November 13, 2008 6:05 pm

Years ago, when Linode was still wet behind the ears, all new signups were activated instantly.  Everyone loved it, and life was good — until we realized that some people weren’t the most honest and liked to use stolen credit card information and rip people off and do nasty things with resources.  And so began […]

Referral System; Annual Discounts

July 31, 2008 12:50 pm

Referral System We’ve considered adding a referral system for quite some time.  Linode does very little advertising, and most of our new business comes from word of mouth — meaning, it comes from you, our customers, referring your friends and colleagues.  We appreciate that, and believe that such loyalty deserves a reward.  So, we now […]

Introducing the Linode API

June 24, 2008 5:45 pm

We just released the first version of the Linode API.  For now, it only has methods for control over the DNS Manager, but we’ll be continually adding more stuff… To use the API, you must first generate an “api key”, which you can do from your “my profile” page in the Linode Manager.  The API […]