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Rackspace vs Liquid Web

Comparison
Compared options Visit Rackspace Visit Liquid Web
Pricing
0 hosting plans 13 hosting plans
Starting price $0.00 / month $15.00 / month
Free domain No Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.8
4.5
Reliability 2.1
4.6
Pricing 1.8
4.4
User Friendly 1.8
4.6
Support 1.5
4.5
Features 1.9
4.6
User Reviews
38 reviews 169 reviews
Latest positive review
Recommend product
Barbara Skiadas,
10
I purchased the rock space ac 1200 dual band WiFi repeater. My WiFi was spotty in my house and this cured the problem. I watch Hulu and before this product Hulu would buffer all the time. Now it only buffers for a few seconds... More in the beginning then all is perfect. Wish I knew about this last year. Less
Liquid Web Hosting Review
John M Lynn,
10
I moved from a Fantastic Web Company, that was bought out by one of the LARGE hosting companies. Then the nightmare began. Unfortunately, I was spoiled with VERY good customer support with my old hosting provider.
After 4 ... More attempts of transitioning 30,000 web pages built in Moveable Type and $5000 later, I finally found Liquid Web. Thank God!
These guys are fantastic! I've called several times in the middle of the night, and a LIVE person picked up the phone that I could understand. When I say 24 hour support, it's not some stupid chat AI robot, or out-sourced company.
I'm was SHOCKED! Not only do you get a LIVE person, you can someone that has a 'brain' in regards to complex questions.
I've since transition our website to using Word Press, which is one of the worlds best Blog Management products. No doubt in my mind, that Liquid Web provides the BEST support for Word Press installation.
I'm running our website on on the of their managed servers.
Please note: This is not a cheapy $10 hosting web hosting product. They offer fully hosted managed 24 hour support.
In my opinion, the pricing is VERY competitive. If I could give more stars, I would. No complaints.
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Latest negative review
NEVER AGAIN USING RACKSPACE
Marcos D.,
2.0
After the price increase on my billing, I decided to close out my account. Turns out they charged me for the entire month that took them to close out my account, and disabled me from talking to anyone about my account. Now it... More s under collection, and they wont talk to me about it nor transfer to me to anyone but the first person I call. I have been using them for over 10 years, I am never again using RackSpace nor referring them to anyone ever again. Less
Extremely unhappy customer
Jessica Struzik,
2.8
We will be looking for a new hosting company. We have been with liquid web for years now and at this point we are completely fed up with all of the problems, outages, and the level of support provided.
VPS
No
4 plans from $15.00 to $95.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Cloud VPS 2GB

$15.00 / MO
  • Space: 40 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
No
6 plans from $199.00 to $549.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Intel Xeon E3-1230v5

$199.00 / MO
  • Space: 240 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
No
3 plans from $110.98 to $222.58
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Standard

$110.98 / MO
  • Space: 960 GB
  • Bandwidth: 10 TB
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Data Centers
4 of 6 2 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia Yes No
Oceania Yes No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
6 of 6 5 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes No
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
5 of 9 3 of 9
WordPress Yes No
Managed Wordpress Yes No
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes No
Fantastico No Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
Zen Cart No No
OS Support
2 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
1 of 7 7 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java No Yes
Python No Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django No Yes
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No Yes
Database Support
2 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB Yes Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
1 of 6 3 of 6
PayPal No Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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Winner

Winner

Winner: Liquid Web

Max Ostryzhko Senior Web Developer, HostAdvice CTO

We took some time to compare the hosting services of Rackspace and LiquidWeb to see which one is better. After just a few minutes we found that LiquidWeb is by far the better hosting provider. They give new customers a free domain name for a year, which is a great way to start. Their users give them an average score of 9.6 out of 10, which his far better than the 5.0 out of 10 that Rackspace receives. LiquidWeb also offers several extra types of hosting so users will be able to choose exactly what they want.