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Surprised me as well. I don't know of a metric where slicehost beats linode.



Slicehost support is top notch -- also getting started on a box is absurdly simple with PickledOnion's tutorials.

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True. PickedOnion's tutorials are really helpful, especially if it's your first time setting up a "real" server. I later went with Linode for my personal websites, since they're a bit cheaper, and I felt more comfortable with setting up a box now.

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I went with linode and used the slicehost tutorials for setup. All good. I definitely feel more loyalty to slicehost, but I was already set up on linode and it is cheaper, so momentum kept me there.

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SH are definitely good people, but are they better than Linode in terms of support? That's difficult to determine and quantify. The only support request I filed was asking if they'd be adding 32 bit instances any time soon, and they said no;-)

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Disk, right? RAID 1+0 at Slicehost is pretty unique, afaik.

I'm not saying that makes them objectively better in every way, but it's just an answer to your non-question. ;)

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