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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    8.6

    Amazon Lightsail

    86%

    Rackspace Managed Hosting

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Amazon Lightsail ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    7.7
    77%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    8.9
    89%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Pre-configured templates

    8.7
    87%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    7.4
    74%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Pre-defined machine images

    8.5
    85%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Operating system support

    9.4
    94%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security controls

    8.3
    83%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Automation

    9.3
    93%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Amazon Lightsail is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.8

    Amazon Lightsail

    88%
    5 Ratings
    8.0

    Rackspace Managed Hosting

    80%
    12 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Amazon Lightsail

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.2

    Rackspace Managed Hosting

    22%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    Amazon Lightsail

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0

    Rackspace Managed Hosting

    50%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Amazon Lightsail

    We utilized Amazon Lightsail to get a web application proof of concept up and running. It's easy to set up, requires minimal configuration, and lets us to concentrate on the coding. It's designed to help you get started fast and easily, but it's not designed for corporate applications or workloads.
    Arpit Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Rackspace Managed Hosting

    Rackspace is very well suited as a IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) provider, particularly when you're planning on leaving the infrastructure up for a period of time. They seem to focus a bit more on that aspect of infrastructure. That is to say, they seem to promote running servers for longer periods of time and not spinning up/shutting down servers frequently based on usage spikes.While, they do support that sort of availability -- they don't have features built into their offering, necessarily, that make it a lot easier to implement.Our experiences with Rackspace have been 100% around their cloud platform, but they have another entire part of their business that is centered around hosting/maintaining/supporting physical hardware (bare metal). They have had a great reputation over the last several years (10+) for being top-notch providers in this space, which is one reason we even considered them for our Cloud-based hosting needs. We don't have any direct experience with their "bare metal" offerings, but their reputation is certainly great, and worth noting.
    Jim Rubenstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Amazon Lightsail

    • static web hosting & non public managments
    • low cost remote access
    • media distribution
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Rackspace Managed Hosting

    • Fanatical Support - I can't stress how great their team is. Not only are they knowledgeable, whenever I call in (during the day or in the middle of the night), I never have to wait more than a minute to speak to someone.
    • Webmail, Hosted Exchange, and Office365 Support - As an IT team of one, Rackspace's cloud solution and migration team has really helped me over the years to minimize issues for users, but also provide a reliable and flexible email platform.
    Jordan Leano | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Amazon Lightsail

    • slow
    • complex integration to AWS Cloudwatch - complex setup required
    • No IPv6, a big downside
    • less value compared with Linode or Digital Ocean
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Rackspace Managed Hosting

    • Their backup tools are confusing and could use some clarification. We ended up getting charged for backup licenses on nonexistent servers, and that was frustrating because they would not refund us the fees as they declared it our fault for misunderstanding their terms.
    • They need to stop charging for "fanatical" support. Their support service has gotten worse over the years and now they are charging us a monthly fee. It's enough of a rub that we'll most likely move our servers to a different company.
    John Reeve | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Amazon Lightsail

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $3.5 per month

    Amazon Lightsail Editions & Modules

    Edition
    512 MB Linux$3.501
    1 GB Linux$5.001
    2 GB Linux$10.001
    1. per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    Rackspace Managed Hosting

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $23 per month

    Rackspace Managed Hosting Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Linux$23.001
    Windows$75.001
    Windows + SQL$128.001
    1. per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Amazon Lightsail

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Rackspace Managed Hosting

    Rackspace Managed Hosting 2.2
    Based on 2 answers
    If I wake tomorrow completely incapable of managing a client cloud operation, our dedicated Rackspace Cloud Engineering Team is deployable as literal extension of our business, immediately addressing all needs and requirements without cause of business disruption for our consultancy, and more importantly for the mission-critical ones of our clients. For this reason alone, Rackspace is our choice of choices!
    John Wooten | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Amazon Lightsail

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Rackspace Managed Hosting

    Rackspace Managed Hosting 5.0
    Based on 1 answer
    The company does not put as much focus on usability as other cloud competitors and it is kind of clear. It would be good to take a quarter and gather intense feedback, and then another quarter and focus purely on UI enhancements and backend interoperability
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Amazon Lightsail

    Amazon Lightsail is a great platform. Before we started using it, we were using AWS EC2 instances as our primary servers after being dissatisfied with other providers. After Amazon Lightsail's introduction, we were able to reduce our operating costs, improve our quality assurance tasks, and provide much more efficient and better apps with our microservices architecture.
    Sandesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Rackspace Managed Hosting

    AWS is more and reliable and will work better for our organization from now on. Rackspace has served its purpose but is a slowly dying service. I will still happily give them kudos where it is deserved and they did great in their prime. Amazon is slowly taking over and edging everyone out and you need to jump ship at some point if you want to keep up.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Amazon Lightsail

    • Saved a lot of time on set up and configuration
    • Saved money on trial period
    • Customer service was less helpful
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Rackspace Managed Hosting

    • Responded to slowdowns very quickly, therefore negating lose of earnings at peak times
    • When speaking to the right people eventually, they suggested solutions that have improved server response, which should have a positive impact on site speed (and so CR)
    • Load balancing allows for an efficient workflow in implementing new features while not losing traffic
    • Originally set some configurations low, which negatively impacted server performance. This was rectified with memory expansion following some discussions.
    Gideon Caspi | TrustRadius Reviewer

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