Originally Posted by SethTurin
We've used Linode. Generally good, although there are some planned outages occasionally (brief). Restoring is a bit of a pain.
pain is not the right word for - it is a nightmare at least it was for us
we had a site crash and we had to restore from a backup.
first restore took 14hours (!!!) and we lost a folder or two full of files. They said that backup was not OK because of a large number of files in the folders.
we tried a second time and it was OK. took another 12hours.
virtualization comes at a cost. I wish a bare metal server costs the same as the cloud one does.