Host Gator vs. Rack Space - Nov 2018

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Total Reviews: 39
Average Rating: 5 of 10
Good Reviews: 19
Bad Reviews: 20
Official Responses: 0
5 / 10VISIT WEBSITE
39 user reviews
rackspace.com logo!
Total Reviews: 8
Average Rating: 3 of 10
Good Reviews: 2
Bad Reviews: 6
Official Responses: 0
3 / 10VISIT WEBSITE
8 user reviews
 
11251 Northwest Freeway, Suite 400
Houston, TX 77092
US
Part of Endurance International Group
1 Fanatical Place City of Windcrest
San Antonio, TX 78218
US
Emailsupport@h...sales@r...
Phone(713) 574-5287, Fax: (281) 476-7800(210) 312-4000, Fax: (210) 892-4329
RanksAlexa Rating1,690▼-300 (lower is better)
Domains1,705,308▼-1936 (higher is better)
Alexa Rank in US 754
Alexa Rating3,699▼-424 (lower is better)
Domains167,306▼-292 (higher is better)
Alexa Rank in US 1,248
Languages en-US nl-NL en-AU en-GB de-AT de-DE de-CH pt-BR es-AR es-CL es-CO es-MX es-PE es-VE
InfoHostGator is a leading provider of shared, reseller, VPS, and dedicated hosting solutions on both Linux and Windows platforms – most importantly HostGator, an Endurance International brand, is proud to provide around-the-clock customer care and technical support from offices in both Houston and Austin, Texas.

Standing proud behind ‘Snappy’, Gators are part geek – part everyday dude, serving customers ranging from individual freelancers, to professional designer/developers and major [...]
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The “managed cloud” company, offering deep expertise across the leading clouds combined with managed security
Not only do we operate clouds, we invented OpenStack®, a cloud we now run at massive scale (1 billion server hours and counting)

We Offer:
Best practices based on helping thousands of customers in 150+ countries tap into the promise of the cloud
An army of certified experts, with more than 3,000 cloud engineers supporting our customers across 10 global data [...]
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EstablishedOctober, 2002August, 1998
Site speedAverage, load 2.9 sec. 27% sites are slower
SEO Links count 27,284
Average, load 2.5 sec. 34% sites are slower
SEO Links count 5,111
Socials Info
Social Media
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hostgator.com Iconhostgator
Started from: August, 2008
  • Tweets: 29,888
  • Followers: 72,571
  • Friends: 21,121
  • Last activity: Nov 16, 2018
rackspace.com Iconrackspace
Started from: March, 2009
  • Tweets: 32,495
  • Followers: 112,080
  • Friends: 2,403
  • Last activity: Nov 12, 2018
hostgator.com IconHostGator
  • Likes:1
  • Talking peoples about them: 2,298
  • Last activity: Aug 25, 2018
rackspace.com IconRackspace
  • Likes:1
  • Talking peoples about them: 120
  • Last activity: Aug 29, 2018
Hostgator.com
  • Followers:3,276
  • Entity type: Public Company
  • Founded: 2002
  • Employee Count: 501-1000
  • Industry: Internet
Rackspace, the #1 managed cloud company
  • Followers:66,386
  • Entity type: Public Company
  • Founded: 1998
  • Employee Count: 5001-10000
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
hostgator.com IconHostGator
  • Circled accounts:14,190
  • Last activity: Oct 21, 2018
rackspace.com IconRackspace
  • Circled accounts:702,429
  • Last activity: Oct 15, 2018
Host Gator Blog
  • Blog Posts:465
  • Software Wordpress version 4.9.7
  • Blog added on: 2011 Dec
  • Language: en-US
  • Last written post: Nov 13, 2018
Rack Space Blog
  • Blog Posts:195
  • Blog added on: 2014 Feb
  • Last written post: Nov 15, 2018
Shared Hosting - 3/0
Plan NameHatchling [Linux]-
Price$ 2.75/mo. VAT exc.
($ 6.95 after first term)
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Disk Spaceunlimited-
Data Transferunmetered-
Hosted domains1-
Free Domain0-
Dedicated IPs0-
Control PanelCPanel-
Server LocationUnited States-
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Now 60% OFF!

One Click Installs
Shared SSL Certificate

HostGator is one of the world's top 10 largest web hosting companies with more than 8,000,000 hosted domains. We have over 850 employees to provide you superior around the clock support. We are the perfect choice whether you are looking for [...]
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Date PlanAug 2018-
Plan NameBaby [Linux]-
Price$ 3.95/mo. VAT exc.
($ 9.95 after first term)
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Disk Spaceunlimited-
Data Transferunmetered-
Hosted domainsunlimited-
Free Domain0-
Dedicated IPs0-
Control PanelCPanel-
Server LocationUnited States-
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Now 60% OFF!
One Click Installs
Shared SSL Certificate

Every web hosting plan comes with a 45 day money back guarantee, 99.9% uptime guarantee, and is fully guaranteed by the CEO himself. If you ever have a problem with the regular support, just ask that your ticket be assigned to Adam and he [...]
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Date PlanAug 2018-
Plan NameBusiness [Linux]-
Price$ 5.95/mo. VAT exc.
($ 14.95 after first term)
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Disk Spaceunlimited-
Data Transferunmetered-
Hosted domainsunlimited-
Free Domain0-
Dedicated IPs1-
Control PanelCPanel-
Server LocationUnited States-
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Now 60% OFF!
FREE Private SSL
FREE Toll Free Number

Every web hosting plan comes with a 45 day money back guarantee, 99.9% uptime guarantee, and is fully guaranteed by the CEO himself. If you ever have a problem with the regular support, just ask that your ticket be assigned to Adam and he will [...]
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Date PlanAug 2018-
Reseller Hosting - 3/0
Plan NameAluminium [Linux]-
Priceon request-
Disk Space60 GB-
Data Transfer600 GB-
Hosted domainsunlimited-
Free Domain0-
Dedicated IPs0-
Control PanelCPanel, WHM-
Server LocationUnited States-
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Now 33% OFF!
Free SSL

A HostGator reseller plan provides you with everything necessary to start your own web hosting company. WHM allows you to create cPanels for each of your clients, and your choice of WHMCS or WHM Autopilot facilitates the billing aspect.

With these bases covered, you are [...]
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Date PlanAug 2018-
Plan NameCopper [Linux]-
Price$ 24.95/mo. VAT exc.
($ 41.95 after first term)
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Disk Space90 GB-
Data Transfer900 GB-
Hosted domainsunlimited-
Free Domain0-
Dedicated IPs0-
Control PanelCPanel, WHM-
Server LocationUnited States-
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Now 41% OFF!
Free SSL

A HostGator Reseller hosting plan gives you complete control over every aspect of your hosting business, from resource allocation to payment methods and what (if any) additional services you choose to provide your clients (domains, SSL certificates, etc.).

Make Money By [...]
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Date PlanAug 2018-
Plan NameSilver [Linux]-
Price$ 24.95/mo. VAT exc.
($ 59.95 after first term)
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Disk Space140 GB-
Data Transfer1400 GB-
Hosted domainsunlimited-
Free Domain0-
Dedicated IPs0-
Control PanelCPanel, WHM-
Server LocationUnited States-
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Now 58% OFF!
Free SSL

A HostGator reseller plan provides you with everything necessary to start your own web hosting company. WHM allows you to create cPanels for each of your clients, and your choice of WHMCS or WHM Autopilot facilitates the billing aspect.

With these bases covered, you are [...]
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Date PlanAug 2018-
Virtual Dedicated Hosting - 3/0
Plan NameValue [Linux/Windows]-
Price$ 119.00/mo. VAT exc.
($ 189 after first term)
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Disk Space1000 GB-
Data Transferunmetered-
Hosted domainsunlimited-
Free Domain0-
CPU4 Core / 8 Thread Intel Xeon-D CPU-
Dedicated IPs3-
Control PanelCPanel, Plesk, WHM-
Server LocationUnited States-
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Now 37% OFF!
Maximum Performance

As the only customer on a dedicated server, you have the full system resources directly at your disposal
With both HDD and SSD hard drive options available, our flexible server configurations make it easy for you to choose what's best for your website
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Date PlanAug 2018-
Plan NamePower [Linux/Windows]-
Price$ 139.00/mo. VAT exc.
($ 249 after first term)
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Disk Space500 GB SSD-
Data Transferunmetered-
Hosted domainsunlimited-
Free Domain0-
CPU8 Core / 16 Thread Intel Xeon-D CPU-
Dedicated IPs3-
Control PanelCPanel, Plesk, WHM-
Server LocationUnited States-
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Now 44% OFF!
2 TB HDD or 512 GB SSD

Maximum Performance

As the only customer on a dedicated server, you have the full system resources directly at your disposal
With both HDD and SSD hard drive options available, our flexible server configurations make it easy for you to choose what's [...]
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Date PlanAug 2018-
Plan NameEnterprise [Linux/Windows]-
Price$ 149.00/mo. VAT exc.
($ 289 after first term)
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Disk Space1000 GB SSD-
Data Transferunmetered-
Hosted domainsunlimited-
Free Domain0-
CPU8 Core / 16 Thread Intel Xeon-D CPU-
Dedicated IPs3-
Control PanelCPanel, Plesk, WHM-
Server LocationUnited States-
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Now 48% OFF!
Maximum Performance

As the only customer on a dedicated server, you have the full system resources directly at your disposal
With both HDD and SSD hard drive options available, our flexible server configurations make it easy for you to choose what's best for your website
[...]
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Date PlanAug 2018-
VPS - 3/0
Plan NameSnappy 2000 [Linux]-
Price$ 29.95/mo. VAT exc.
($ 79.95 after first term)
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Disk Space120 GB-
Data Transfer1500 GB-
Hosted domainsunlimited-
Free Domain0-
CPU2 Cores CPU-
Dedicated IPs2-
Control Panel -
Server LocationUnited States-
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Fully-Managed Server (Optional) CPanel $10/mo.

Multiple layers of network security and several bandwidth providers are utilized to ensure maximize server reliability
All VPS servers are housed in a state-of-the-art data center featuring redundant power and HVAC units
A RAID 10 disk [...]
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Date PlanAug 2018-
Plan NameSnappy 4000 [Linux]-
Price$ 39.95/mo. VAT exc.
($ 119.95 after first term)
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Disk Space165 GB-
Data Transfer2 TB-
Hosted domainsunlimited-
Free Domain0-
CPU2 Cores CPU-
Dedicated IPs2-
Control Panel -
Server LocationUnited States-
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Now 75% OFF!
Fully-Managed Server (Optional) CPanel $10/mo.
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Date PlanAug 2018-
Plan NameSnappy 8000 [Linux]-
Price$ 49.95/mo. VAT exc.
($ 149.95 after first term)
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Disk Space240 GB-
Data Transfer3 TB-
Hosted domainsunlimited-
Free Domain0-
CPU4 Cores CPU-
Dedicated IPs2-
Control Panel -
Server LocationUnited States-
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Now 73% OFF!
Fully-Managed Server (Optional) CPanel $10/mo.
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Date PlanAug 2018-
Cloud - 6/5
Plan NameHatchling Cloud [Linux]General1-1 [Linux]
Price$ 4.95/mo. VAT exc.
($ 8.95 after first term)
$ 27.00/mo.
Disk Spaceunlimited20 GB SSD
Data Transferunmeteredunmetered
Hosted domains1unlimited
Free Domain00
CPU2 Cores CPU1 vCPUs
Dedicated IPs00
Control PanelCPanelOpenVZ
Server LocationUnited StatesUnited States
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Now 45% OFF!
Local Caching YES
Free SSL Certificate
Sub Domains Unlimited
Parked Domains NO
Bandwidth Unmetered
Storage Unmetered

Protect Your Site From Hackers. (Powered By SiteLock) -- Highly Recommended $1.67/mo (Billed Annually @ $19.99)
Get Your Professional Email (you@yourdomain.com) [...]
INFO (mouse over)Raw Infrastructure $23.00/mo
Managed Infrastructure $4.00/mo
Bandwidth 200Mb/s

General Purpose

High-performance, RAID 10-protected SSD storage
Redundant 10-Gigabit networking
Option of booting from Cloud Block Storage (additional charges apply for Cloud Block Storage)
Disk [...]
Date PlanAug 2018Sep 2018
Plan NameWordpress Starter [Linux]General1-2 [Linux]
Price$ 5.95/mo. VAT exc.
($ 9.95 after first term)
$ 54.00/mo.
Disk Spaceunlimited40 GB SSD
Data Transferunmeteredunmetered
Hosted domains1unlimited
Free Domain00
Dedicated IPs00
Control PanelCPanelOpenVZ
Server LocationUnited StatesUnited States
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)100k Visits Per Month
Free SSL Certificate
Relative Compute Power 2X
100% FREE Migration Up to 1 site
Automated Daily Database Backups Including File-Level Restore1 GB
WPPro Developer Help NO
WPBeginner Walkthrough NO
Global CDN Included YES
Automatic Malware Removal YES
Email Accounts [...]
INFO (mouse over)Raw Infrastructure $47.00/mo
Managed Infrastructure $7.00/mo
Bandwidth 400Mb/s

General Purpose

High-performance, RAID 10-protected SSD storage
Redundant 10-Gigabit networking
Option of booting from Cloud Block Storage (additional charges apply for Cloud Block Storage)
Disk [...]
Date PlanAug 2018Sep 2018
Plan NameBaby Cloud [Linux]General1-4 [Linux]
Price$ 7.95/mo. VAT exc.
($ 11.95 after first term)
$ 108.00/mo.
Disk Spaceunlimited80 GB SSD
Data Transferunmeteredunmetered
Hosted domainsunlimitedunlimited
Free Domain00
CPU4 Cores4 vCPUs
Dedicated IPs00
Control PanelCPanelOpenVZ
Server LocationUnited StatesUnited States
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Now 45% OFF!
Local Caching YES
Free SSL Certificate
Sub Domains Unlimited
Parked Domains Unmetered
INFO (mouse over)Raw Infrastructure $93.00/mo
Managed Infrastructure $15.00/mo
Bandwidth 800Mb/s

General Purpose

High-performance, RAID 10-protected SSD storage
Redundant 10-Gigabit networking
Option of booting from Cloud Block Storage (additional charges apply for Cloud Block Storage)
Disk [...]
Date PlanAug 2018Sep 2018
Plan NameWordpress Standard [Linux]General1-8 [Linux]
Price$ 7.95/mo. VAT exc.
($ 15.95 after first term)
$ 216.00/mo.
Disk Spaceunlimited160 GB SSD
Data Transferunmeteredunmetered
Hosted domains2unlimited
Free Domain00
Dedicated IPs00
Control PanelCPanelOpenVZ
Server LocationUnited StatesUnited States
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Monthly Visitors 200,000
Free SSL Certificate
Power 2x
100% FREE Migration Up to 2 site
Automated Daily Database Backups Including File-Level Restore 2 GB
WPPro Developer Help NO
WPBeginner Walkthrough YES
Global CDN Included YES
Automatic Malware Removal YES
Email Accounts Unlimited
Google [...]
INFO (mouse over)Raw Infrastructure $187.00/mo
Managed Infrastructure $29.00/mo
Bandwidth 1,600Mb/s

General Purpose

High-performance, RAID 10-protected SSD storage
Redundant 10-Gigabit networking
Option of booting from Cloud Block Storage (additional charges apply for Cloud Block Storage)
[...]
Date PlanAug 2018Sep 2018
Plan NameBusiness Cloud [Linux]General1-2 [Windows]
Price$ 9.95/mo. VAT exc.
($ 17.95 after first term)
$ 67.00/mo.
Disk Spaceunlimited40 GB SSD
Data Transferunmeteredunmetered
Hosted domainsunlimitedunlimited
Free Domain00
CPU6 Cores2 vCPUs
Dedicated IPs10
Control PanelCPanelOpenVZ
Server LocationUnited StatesUnited States
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Free Upgrade to Positive SSL
Free SEO Tools
Now 45% OFF!
Local Caching YES
Free SSL Certificate
Sub Domains Unlimited
Parked Domains Unmetered
INFO (mouse over)Raw Infrastructure $61.00/mo
Managed Infrastructure $7.00/mo
Bandwidth 400Mb/s

General Purpose

High-performance, RAID 10-protected SSD storage
Redundant 10-Gigabit networking
Option of booting from Cloud Block Storage (additional charges apply for Cloud Block Storage)
Disk [...]
Date PlanAug 2018Sep 2018
Plan NameWordpress Business [Linux]-
Price$ 9.95/mo. VAT exc.
($ 22.95 after first term)
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Disk Spaceunlimited-
Data Transferunmetered-
Hosted domains3-
Free Domain0-
Dedicated IPs0-
Control PanelCPanel-
Server LocationUnited States-
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Now 57% OFF!
Monthly Visitors 500,000
Free SSL Certificate
Power 5X
100% FREE Migration Up to 3 sitea
Automated Daily Database Backups Including File-Level Restore 3 GB
WPPro Developer Help NO
WPBeginner Walkthrough YES
Global CDN Included YES
Automatic Malware Removal YES
Email Accounts [...]
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Date PlanAug 2018-
Website Builder - 3/0
Plan NameBasic-
Price$ 3.95/mo. VAT exc.
($ 9.95 after first term)
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Disk Spaceunlimited-
Data Transferunmetered-
Hosted domainsunlimited-
Free Domain0-
Dedicated IPs0-
Control Panel -
Server LocationUnited States-
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Number Of Pages 6
Includes Hosting

100+ Mobile-Friendly Templates
Drag & Drop Website Builder
Pre-Built Sections & Pages
6 Pages Included
Web Hosting Included
Free SSL
PayPal Integration
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Date PlanAug 2018-
Plan NamePro-
Price$ 16.90/mo. VAT exc.-
Disk Spaceunlimited-
Data Transferunmetered-
Hosted domainsunlimited-
Free Domain0-
Dedicated IPs0-
Control Panel -
Server LocationUnited States-
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Number Of Pages Unlimited
Includes Hosting

100+ Mobile-Friendly Templates
Drag & Drop Website Builder
Pre-Built Sections & Pages
6 Pages Included
Web Hosting Included
Free SSL

Social Media Links
Image Library
PayPal Integration
Embedded HD Video
Remove HostGator [...]
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Date PlanAug 2018-
Plan NameBusiness-
Price$ 28.94/mo. VAT exc.-
Disk Spaceunlimited-
Data Transferunmetered-
Hosted domainsunlimited-
Free Domain0-
Dedicated IPs0-
Control Panel -
Server LocationUnited States-
DescriptionSame as previous plans!-
Date PlanAug 2018-
Dedicated Hosting - 0/3
Plan Name-Single Processor [Linux/Windows]
Price-$ 499.00/mo.
Disk Space-300 GB HDD 15000 RPM
Data Transfer-unmetered
Hosted domains-unlimited
Free Domain-0
CPU-Intel Xeon E5-2640 2.5GHz @6 Cores
Dedicated IPs-1
Control Panel-
Server Location-United States
Description-INFO (mouse over)Starting at $499/mo
32GB Single Processor
Hex Core Dedicated Server
32GB RAM (Up to 384GB)
5 x 300GB 15K SAS (Up to 8 drives, up to 3TB/drive)
4 x 1Gb NIC

Fully Managed Solutions Matched to Your Needs

When high performance and security matter most — choose single tenant dedicated servers backed [...]
Date Plan-Dec 2016
Plan Name-Dual Processor [Linux/Windows]
Price-$ 649.00/mo.
Disk Space-600 GB HDD 15000 RPM
Data Transfer-unmetered
Hosted domains-unlimited
Free Domain-0
CPU-Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 2.5GHz @12 Cores
Dedicated IPs-1
Control Panel-
Server Location-United States
Description-INFO (mouse over)Starting at $499/mo
64GB Dual Processor
Hex Core Dedicated Server
64GB RAM (Up to 768GB)
2 x 600GB 15K SAS (Up to 8 drives, up to 3TB/drive)
4 x 1Gb NIC

Fully Managed Solutions Matched to Your Needs

When high performance and security matter most — choose single tenant dedicated servers backed by [...]
Date Plan-Dec 2016
Plan Name-Quad Processor [Linux/Windows]
Price-$ 879.00/mo.
Disk Space-300 GB HDD 15000 RPM
Data Transfer-unmetered
Hosted domains-unlimited
Free Domain-0
CPU-Intel Xeon E5-4640 2.4GHz @32 Cores
Dedicated IPs-1
Control Panel-
Server Location-United States
Description-INFO (mouse over)Starting at $879/mo
128GB Quad Processor
Octa Core Dedicated Server
128GB RAM (Up to 1,536GB)
2 x 300GB 15K SAS (Up to 8 drives, up to 1.2TB/drive)
4 x 1Gb NIC

Fully Managed Solutions Matched to Your Needs

When high performance and security matter most — choose single tenant dedicated servers [...]
Date Plan-Dec 2016
Supported Operating Systems
  • Linux
  • Linux/Windows
  • Linux
  • Windows
  • Linux/Windows
List of products
  • Shared Hosting
  • Reseller Hosting
  • Virtual Dedicated Hosting
  • VPS
  • Cloud
  • Domains
  • Website Builder
  • Cloud
  • Dedicated Hosting
  • Exchange Hosting
  • Emails
Support Options
  • Email
  • Help Desk
  • Phone / Toll-Free
  • Forum
  • Live Chat
  • Available 24/7
  • Online via Skype, YM, ICQ...
  • Email
  • Help Desk
  • Phone / Toll-Free
  • Live Chat
  • Available 24/7
Payment Options
  • Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards
  • PayPal
  • Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards
Last positive / negative customer reviews
 
Helen (wsc1028@f...)
on Jul 12, 2012
Excellent, in my experience
While being hosted not or long, I really like the service they provide: clear straightforward registration with not problems afterwards, full featured c-Panel control over website, excellent tech support (had questions, not covered in support [...]

Sean (taztoys@a...)
on Aug 6, 2015
Avoid at all costs
Avoid if you can if your website is any part of generating your income. This companies' tech support is lacking in basic web hosting knowledge, is under-trained and incapable.
Sean (contact@8...)
on Nov 17, 2011
Wish We Found Them First
IN January 2010 we signed up with Rackspace and hoped for the best as our first experience with managed hosting with 800Hosting was a disaster. The switch to Rackspace has been a great improvement for us. We have been with them for almost a year [...]

-anonymous- (cia@i...)
on Jun 21, 2016
Horrible Customer ServiceThe Network is Offline more often then its not.Experienced multiple outages in 2016Avoid Them, Caution Buyer Beware! To avoid bad customer service and downtime do not go with them.Honest Review Above
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