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RackSpace Cloud Servers Review

I recently switched a few non heavily-used services and utilities that I had previously been hosting with a large VPS company over to RackSpace Cloud Servers. In the past I’ve heard wonderful things about RackSpace’s ethical and down-to-earth business practices and I myself was personally lured in because of their fair pricing. And of course, because I’ve been using Cloud Files for a while now it seemed like a no-brainer for me to go with the same company.

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5 Things to Consider Before Buying Web Hosting

When establishing an online presence for yourself or your business/organization, there are a number of important components that help your content stand a better chance at being found and becoming successful on the vast sea of information that is the Internet.  Personally, I have always been a stickler for creating high-quality content, as I believe that this is the single most important aspect to any blog or website.  In the past, this has led me to write articles about why content is important and even on how to write and produce better content.  At the end of the day, however, content is only one component that helps to drive your websites success, and shouldn’t be your only focus with your online presence.

One aspect of our online presence that many people tend to neglect thinking about is their web hosting service.  Sure, your average consumer will usually check out a number of web hosting providers before purchasing service with one provider or another.  In a previous video, Jeff discussed a number of reliable web hosting and dedicated/virtual server providers.  However, even with the amount of information and reviews that are available for various hosts, many people shop for hosting based on one thing: price.  Sadly, many people simply neglect to consider the reputation and reliability of their web hosts, and ultimately end up missing out on a what could be a much more successful online presence.  But this leaves us with the question; what makes a good web host?

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Slicehost: Customer Satisfaction Story

Slicehost, which was acquired by Rackspace several months ago, is an excellent company that provides Virtual Private Servers (VPS). These virtual servers provide the owner unrestricted access for both application and web development. As a customer of them for several years I have had many conversations with the Slicehost support staff, and every time I have had a talk, it always turned out great with relevant answers, but today was by far the best interaction with Slicehost I have had yet.

On the morning of January 18, 2010 I sent an email to Jason, one of the co-founders of Slicehost regarding a problem I had when it came to paying for one of several accounts that I hold with Slicehost. I explained my situation to him and several hours later received a reply from Paul. Who is the current General Manager for Slicehost and I was assured that there are steps that could be taken to secure my accounts to prevent any damage while the situation is sorted out.

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