With the configuration I set up I was able to basically end security issues that had plagued me elsewhere. I realize this is software I installed, but Linode made it possible for me to carefully track best practices throughout and the result has been four years without any serious issue.
In addition, I have used a second Linode off and on to test software, mostly implementations that I would like to use as a company. The smallest Linode is economical for this purpose, and then if you decide to implement an online solution (such as accounting in one of my tests), you can just expand the Linode. You also can drop it quickly at any time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.