Linode Rocks!17 May 2011 in Linux
As you may know, my site is hosted by Linode, one of the older Linux VPS providers. I was excited when Linode announced native IPv6 support in some of their data centers, but then disappointed when I saw "No ETA" for the Atlanta datacenter where my site was hosted. I had been running my node with Hurricane Electric's IPv6 tunnel service, but I prefer a native solution when I can get it.
As a result, I decided to move my Linode to the New Jersey data center. At first, I contemplated just opening a ticket to get it moved, but I'd been wanting to do some "housekeeping" and had considered switching to pure Debian, so I decided to rebuild and migrate services. As of this morning, I had migrated most services (including web/database) to the new Linode in New Jersey. If it's at all possible, it seems even faster than my Atlanta Linode was. (Technically, it is: 2.5 GHz CPUs vs 2.0 GHz CPUs)
It required opening a ticket to get an IPv6 address assigned -- but the ticket was handled in less than one minute. At 11:00 PM Eastern time. I've known that Linode has great customer service, but this blew me away. Way to go, Linode!
(NB: If this entry helps inspire to join Linode, I'd appreciate you supporting my site and using my referral code of