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I use Linode. I like Linode.

But they do not make it very easy to spin up / down new instances. Setting aside the API, they bill you for a full month for a new instance as soon as you create it. True, you get a pro-rated credit if you delete it earlier but this is awkward and I think it only pro-rates by the day.

And StackScripts kinda sorta work, but they are hard to write/debug and are not portable. It's a pretty weak offering.




To be fair, stack scripts are just shell code. You specify an interpretor and write them to be portable, and they will be portable.

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You're right, I overstated that.

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