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World-class hosting for your online store

We're proud to be the #1 hosting provider for the Internet Retailer Top 1,000, for the third consecutive year. For you, this means you'll be working with a hosting provider who understands ecommerce—and who knows that a high-performing ecommerce website helps you get and keep customers.



Focus on your business

Let us manage your ecommerce site's day-to-day needs, so you can spend your time growing your company.



Get speedier load times

According to the Aberdeen Group, page load delays cost businesses up to $117 million in lost sales per year. Make sure your site loads quickly.



Maximize uptime

When your online store loads reliably, your visitors become loyal customers—and conversion rates improve, increasing your revenues.

Common reference architectures for ecommerce

Regardless of which ecommerce platform you use, we've got a hosting environment that's right for you. Looking for a platform-specific environment? Check out our reference architectures for Magento and Oracle.

  • Cost Effective
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Premier

Configuration notes:

  • 2-tier, cloud-based architecture
  • Customer credit card information stored in third-party payment gateway
  • Can add servers to scale horizontally

Configuration notes:

  • 3-tier, cloud-based architecture
  • Customer credit card information stored in third-party payment gateway
  • Web tier containing product catalog logic built on Cloud Servers
  • Application tier built on Cloud Servers stores shopping cart and checkout logic
  • Transactional data stored either in Cloud Databases or a database running on a Cloud Server in the same Cloud Network

Service recommendations:

  • Infrastructure Service Level included with your cloud account
  • Add a managed cloud service level to let us help architect, build, and deploy your cloud

Configuration notes:

  • 3-tier, hybrid (cloud + dedicated) architecture
  • Customer credit card information stored in third-party payment gateway
  • Web tier containing product catalog logic built on Cloud Servers
  • Application tier built on Cloud Servers stores shopping cart and checkout logic
  • Transactional data stored in dedicated servers

Service recommendations:

  • Infrastructure Service Level included with your cloud account
  • Add a managed cloud service level to let us help architect, build, and deploy your cloud

Configuration notes:

  • 3-tier, self-contained, PCI-capable hybrid (cloud + dedicated) architecture
  • Customer credit card information stored in dedicated servers
  • Web tier containing product catalog logic built on dedicated servers — can burst into Cloud Servers during high demand
  • Application tier built on dedicated servers stores shopping cart and checkout logic
  • Transactional data stored in dedicated servers

Service recommendations:

  • Infrastructure Service Level included with your cloud account
  • Add a managed cloud service level to let us help architect, build, and deploy your cloud
  • Select Critical Application Services for a super-aggressive SLA with a 100% production platform uptime guarantee and a 2x service level credit
  • Work with our Advisory Services team to plan your seamless journey to the cloud

Ecommerce platform hosting

Bring your favorite ecommerce platform to Rackspace, and enjoy an environment that's built for ecommerce. Although we can host any ecommerce platform, we have teams that specialize in Magento, hybris, and Oracle Retail, including Critical Application Services for Oracle Commerce

PCI compliance and security

We offer a full range of security solutions for your hosted ecommerce environment. From PCI controls to pursuing PCI-DSS compliance, we can help. Learn more

Disaster recovery planning

Are you prepared if your critical IT systems go down? Through our Disaster Recovery Planning services, our specialists can work with you to create a mix of resiliency tools, so you can achieve your recovery targets.

Wondering how much an outage could cost your business? Try our Downtime Cost Calculator.

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Other Solutions

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