Rackspace Cloud Servers vs WebFaction: What are the differences?
Developers describe Rackspace Cloud Servers as "Powerful Linux and Windows servers in minutes". Cloud Servers is based on OpenStack, the open and scalable operating system for building public and private clouds. With the open cloud, you get reliable cloud hosting, without locking your data into one proprietary platform. On the other hand, WebFaction is detailed as "Hosting for developers: full shell access to fast servers with all your favorite tools pre-installed and maintained for you". No need to spend hours installing and configuring the software, database and other tools. We have over 50 one-click installers in our control panel.
Rackspace Cloud Servers and WebFaction can be categorized as "Cloud Hosting" tools.
Some of the features offered by Rackspace Cloud Servers are:
- 100% power and network uptime guarantee
- Cloud choice- We run the world’s largest open cloud, giving you flexibility, choice, and no vendor lock-in. That means your workloads are portable. Host them with any open cloud vendor—or even in your own data center.
- Technical expertise- We employ more Red Hat® Certified Engineers than any other hosting company. And over 100 Rackspace employees have earned the title of Microsoft® Certified Professional.
On the other hand, WebFaction provides the following key features:
- 100GB diskspace, RAID-10 setup
- 512MB application RAM
- Free RAM for web and database servers
"Quick and reliable cloud servers" is the primary reason why developers consider Rackspace Cloud Servers over the competitors, whereas "Cost effective" was stated as the key factor in picking WebFaction.
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Rackspace plays nice with Windows Server 2013. It is the most customizable platform I have worked with so far and the closest to running a private server. The dev tools are great and if you want to work in a familiar environment with as much customizability as you want this is the right server for you.
For our cloud infrastructure, I cannot recommend Rackspace higher. They have consistently knocked it out of the park for us, especially in terms of direct support and help even beyond the call of duty.
I used Rackspace virtual machines for all my dynamic web applications until switching to Digital ocean. I still like and recommend Rackspace.
Our hosting partner for four years running. Rackspace continually evolves to meet their customers' needs.
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