Hacker News new | comments | show | ask | jobs | submit login

I was just thinking the same thing. 14 on Slicehost and only 1 on Linode seems like an odd ratio considering the similarities of the services provided and price point.

Maybe its because Slicehost offers backups?

I'm not YC, but yes backups differentiate for me.

Though I'm still itching to find something just like Slicehost but with gigabit on the private network.

That's the power of branding..

SH really does have a strong brand. Initially, I wasn't really aware of the 64 bit issue, and saw that lots of people were happy with them, so I went with them over Linode without any real concrete reasons. That turned out to be a mistake, as Linode is significantly cheaper for what I need, yet still seem to run a quality operation.

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | DMCA | Apply to YC | Contact