Cloudways vs. Rackspace Email

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cloudways
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
Cloudways, by DigitalOcean, offers a range of managed hosting solutions, including managed Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento, and others, with a choice of infrastructure providers and media delivery via CloudwaysVPN, and CloudwaysBot notification system.
$10
per month
Rackspace Email
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Rackspace Email presents what the vendor describes as a reliable, cost-effective solution for small business email hosting. Hosting services start at 25GB, and services include email migration, spam and virus protection built-in, an upgrade to include archiving, and 24x7x365 support.
$2.99
per month per user
Pricing
CloudwaysRackspace Email
Editions & Modules
Starting Price
$10.00
per month
Maximum Price
$274.33
per month
Rackspace Email
$2.99
per month per user
Rackspace Email Plus
$3.99
per month per user
Rackspace Email Plus + Add Archiving
$6.99
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CloudwaysRackspace Email
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$25 per applicationNo setup fee
Additional DetailsCloudways offers 1 free migration to all customers. For any further migration needs the customer can use our free WordPress migration plugin and do it themselves. Or they can request paid migration services for any PHP based application, which start at $25 per application.
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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Score 9.4 out of 10
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Score 9.4 out of 10
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Score 8.4 out of 10
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Score 8.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(4 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.7
(2 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloudwaysRackspace Email
Likelihood to Recommend
DigitalOcean
When you dont know how to set up a cloud server technically, (The LAMP stack or the PHP settings etc) Cloudways comes handy. You can easily modify the server settings with one click.
Less Appropriate - If you want to save costs, go for direct cloud providers. Setting up technical stuff is a one time job.
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Rackspace
If you need a trusted email hosting platform, Rackspace is definitely the way to go. Not only is it simple to use, but the help they're willing to provide is also outstanding. Whether you're upgrading (or even downgrading) a service, or have concerns over any use cases, they're great at providing assistance and being diligent to understand your needs. If you only require a simple email for only a few people, it may not be the way to go, but it's hard to beat the price they offer (and the clarity on that pricing as well).
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Pros
DigitalOcean
  • Automatic Daily One Click Restore Backups
  • Integrated CDN
  • Easy & Intuitive Alternate Interface to cPanel and WHM
  • Very Affordable for High Specs
  • 24/7 Customer Support is Extremely Helpful
  • Serve & Application Management is a Breeze
  • Choose from Multiple Server Locations
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Rackspace
  • Racksapce is quick and helpful when contacted for support.
  • Rackspace is easy to set up and run on various email clients.
  • The service is affordable and compares well with any similar services.
  • It has a nice admin panel which is easy to follow and understand.
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Cons
DigitalOcean
  • Their free alternative to WP Rocket could be made more user-friendly and easier to understand
  • Create a function to automatically report heavy usage to specific email IDs
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Rackspace
  • Ticket system - For the most part, it's fine, but you have to log in to see the ticket/case messages. The email notification only lets you know you have a message.
  • Login speed - It takes a bit longer than what most users would like to login to the admin panel.
  • Clicks to control panel - The default screen is the ticket screen. I would prefer the home page immediately include a method to get to my admin tools beyond ticket creation.
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Support Rating
DigitalOcean
Technical support is just 2-3 clicks away and the Cloudways homepage and the operators are available almost 24/7. They also are able to answer any kind of question related to their services, whether economical or technical. I sometimes made mistakes while using their services and they have been keen to help me, and fixed my problems really fast.
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Rackspace
Honestly, if it wasn't for the way in which ticket updates are shared, it would be a ten. They provide excellent support, from sales to technical to even migration services. I've always gotten my questions answered clearly, by someone who is human. If answers were displayed via email as well, rather than just a notice that I needed to login to see a message, it would be even better.
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Alternatives Considered
DigitalOcean
VPS and dedicated hosting are costly, Therefore cloud hosting provides a cheaper way to own a powerful server, and IP is dedicated as well. Cloudways was the decision because:
1) Easy to set up without any linux commands we can set up the server
2) Live chat for technical help. (Excellent agents, they helped out of the scope issues too)
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Rackspace
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Return on Investment
DigitalOcean
  • Massive ROI compared to Go Daddy's Server
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Rackspace
  • We have had little disruption with our emails. I can think of only one problem in the last three years.
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