Linode is a VPS provider based in Galloway, NJ. They have been providing world-renowned Cloud hosting services for over a decade (Linode was founded in June 2003).
Linode have six geographically diverse data centers (Asia, Europe and US):
London, United Kingdom
Atlanta (GA),United States
Dallas (TX),United States
Fremont (CA),United States
Newark (NJ),United States
Pricing is one of the factors that can put a lot of people off using Linode, Linode is more expensive than that of other cloud hosting providers, such as DigitalOcean.
More recently, Linode has adopted metered billing; allowing you to pay for the use of computing resources on an hourly basis (capped),which of course is useful to those who like starting up an instance for a few hours/days to test something.
Personally, for me; the price is worth every penny. And I'll explain/show you why below.
Features (9/10) / this is a work in progress, will go into detail
DNS Manager Description
Finnix Recovery Distro
IPv6 has been natively supported by Linode since 2011, some VPS providers still haven't rolled out IPv6 support (e.g. DigitalOcean)
The Linode API is a programmatic interface into many of the Linode Manager's features. The API has been expanded to include not only DNS Manager functions, but also Linode creation, control and deletion. There are several binding available (Java, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and more)
The Linode CLI (Command-Line Interface) is a simple, yet powerful and easy-to-use tool to manage and provision Linode cloud services from the command line, you can create, reboot, rename, and resize Linode servers, manage domains and DNS records, NodeBalancers and more
The Linode Library is for new and advanced users alike. The guides cover Linode and Linux basics, detailed instructions for software installation and configuration, best practices for security, and more.
Linode Manager Android/iOS App
access and administer your Linode(s) anytime and anywhere