Hosting comparison – Rackspace vs Liquidweb

Matthew Hill founded Liquidweb in the year 1998 in Holt, Michigan. Starting from shared hosting and VPS hosting, this hosting service providers also provide managed server hosting, dedicated hosting, smart servers and numerous other hosting products and services. With data centers in Lancing and Phoenix, this hosting company is looking for expansion in other regions of the United States as well.

Rackspace is a hosting service provider which offers cloud hosting solutions to its customers. This hosting service provider was founded in 1998 in San Antonio, Texas by Richard Yoo, Dirk Elmendorf, Patrick Condon and Morris Miller. With total assets of nearly one and a half billion this cloud hosting service provider is moving forward with their innovative services.

Feature Comparison. Rackspace vs Liquidweb
Rackspace Liquidweb
Headquarters San Antonio, Texas Lansing, Michigan
Data Centers Chicago, Dallas, London, Hong Kong, Sydney and Northern Virginia Lansing, Michigan and Phoenix, Arizona
Founded 1998 1997
Bandwidth Limited Limited
Diskspace Limited Limited
Hosted Domains Data not available 40,000+
Starting costs/Available Plans Cloud Hosting Solutions Raw Infrastructure + Manged Infrastructure: General1-1: $23.36+$3.65/mo General1-2: $46.72+$7.30/mo General1-4: $93.44+$14.60/mo General1-8: $186.88+$29.20/mo Standard at $14.95/mo Webmaster at $19.95/mo Professional at $24.95/mo Semi-dedicated at $40.00/mo
Safe Harbour certified Yes Yes
Bitcoin payments Yes No, alternative altCoin payments
PCI Compliant Yes No
Green Hosting Yes No
HIPAA Compliant Yes Yes
Adult Content Allowed No No
Support Options 24/7 Live chat, Phone and Ticket creation 24/7 Live chat, Phone and Ticket creation
FTP Yes Yes
Shared Hosting N.A. Standard at $14.95/mo Webmaster at $19.95/mo Professional at $24.95/mo Semi-dedicated at $40.00/mo
VPS Hosting Cloud Hosting Solutions Raw Infrastructure + Manged Infrastructure: General1-1: $23.36+$3.65/mo General1-2: $46.72+$7.30/mo General1-4: $93.44+$14.60/mo General1-8: $186.88+$29.20/mo Starting at $50.00/mo and going as high as $2500.00/mo depending on configuration
Dedicated Hosting Staring at $725/month Packages for both Windows and Linux starting at $179.00/mo and going till $799.00/mo depending on configuration
CDN Hosting Yes Yes
Website Builder Yes Yes
SSH Yes Yes
SMTP Yes Yes
Auto Responders Yes Yes
Custom Error Pages Yes Yes
POP3 Accounts Yes Yes
Web Mail Yes Yes
Referrer Logs Yes Yes
Error Logs Yes Yes
Money Back Guarantee Depends on infrastructure downtime 5% of monthly fee for every 30 minutes of downtime 30 day money back only for Shared Hosting packages

Both Rackspace and liquidweb are high end hosting providers offering premium packages, high end server and hosting resources to their customers. Both companies offer high level of security & support on all their plans.

In general, Liquidweb offers more flexibility in terms of normal hosting packages for all its hosting solutions. Rackspace however is oriented more towards high end services and offer premium services at premium costs. Hence the service cost of Rackspace is quite expensive in comparison to that of Liquidweb. For those customers looking value for money, it would be a wise choice to opt for Liquidweb than Rackspace for their hosting needs.

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