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June 10, 2017 8:48 AM PT
Six Colors is sponsored this week by Linode. But in a real way, it’s brought to you every week by Linode. The server that runs this site (as well as The Incomparable) is in Linode’s Dallas data center, one of nine spread around the world.
Linode lets you get up and running with a hosted Linux server in seconds. The tools are easy to understand, and you get to choose your resources and your Linux distro. There are charts to tell you what’s going on with your server, from CPU to network transfer, so you can make sure nothing is out of hand. And if you’re worried that having a dedicated server on the Internet is going to be pricey, don’t be—Linode plans start at just $5 per month.
Linode guarantees 99.9% server uptime, so my server is reliable and available. It’s great for hosting databases, running a mail or Git server, operating apps… or even running a tech blog and podcast network.
Readers of Six Colors can use the offer code SIXCOLORS to get $20 toward any Linode plan, and there’s a seven-day money back guarantee, so there’s no risk to you.