As someone who has been running a web hosting business for decades now, I’ve used a variety of different cloud hosting services. While larger companies like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure have a lot of name recognition and resources, I have found that I still prefer using Akamai/Linode for a number of reasons.

First and foremost, I appreciate the simplicity and ease of use that Akamai/Linode offers. While some of the larger companies can be overwhelming with the number of options and services they provide, Akamai/Linode keeps things streamlined and straightforward. The user interface is intuitive and easy to navigate, and I appreciate not having to wade through a lot of unnecessary features and settings.

Another factor that sets them apart for me is their commitment to transparency and customer support. When I have a question or issue, I appreciate being able to get in touch with a real person quickly and easily. Akamai/Linode’s support team is responsive and knowledgeable, and I appreciate the level of transparency they offer in terms of how their systems work and what steps they take to keep my data secure.

Of course, one of the biggest factors in choosing a cloud hosting service is cost. While AWS and Azure can be expensive, especially for smaller businesses and individuals, Akamai/Linode offers affordable pricing plans that fit my budget. I appreciate being able to pay only for the resources I need, without having to worry about getting locked into a long-term contract or dealing with unexpected fees.

Overall, I have been very happy with my experience using Akamai/Linode for my cloud hosting needs. Their simplicity, transparency, customer support, and affordability have all made them an excellent choice for me. While larger companies like AWS and Azure certainly have their advantages, I have found that Akamai/Linode offers everything I need to run my smaller website hosting business effectively and efficiently.