[sf-lug] Questions about Cloud Services
ron at ronaldbarnes.ca
Fri Feb 3 12:38:39 PST 2023
Jonathan Drews wrote on 03/02/2023 06.09:
> I looked at the reviews for cloud services at Trustpilot and most of them are negative.
I had a look at Digital Ocean's reviews, since I'm familiar with their
excellent online documentation.
Some of those reviews were ... odd.
A large proportion complaining about bots hosted there, and an equal
proportion complaining that their account was frozen upon signing up due
to DO's anti-fraudulent behaviour detection.
Then there were ones from people unable to form coherent sentences
complaining that DO was withdrawing money from their accounts, which
might be true, but their word is tainted by their clearly poor
So, I decided to check out Linode:
Also a low score (2.5/5).
However, Linode staff is in the comments, replying to most complaints.
Also people complaining about locked accounts due to potential
fraudulent sign-up details, so they're also actively trying to block bot
Late Night Linux podcast has $100 signup promo codes with Linode should
you be interested.
Basically, the complaints about hosting services hosting bots seem
disingenuous - with millions of customers, it's impossible to prevent 100%.
And of course hosting / VPS services are where botnet creators are going
Still, I'm really surprised that not a single company got >= 3/5 stars
Just my 2¢.
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