Rackspace Managed Hosting FAQs
What is managed server hosting?
Managed dedicated hosting is an IT service model where a customer leases dedicated hardware from a managed hosting services provider like Rackspace. This solution includes servers, storage, and networking hardware.
Why use managed hosting?
Managed hosting is a logical first step for companies seeking to move into the cloud. It provides the perfect balance of cost savings and control. We handle the server management so you can focus on performance and business goals.
Dedicated server vs. cloud server
With cloud servers, you can optimize IT performance without the huge costs associated with purchasing and managing fully dedicated infrastructure. Dedicated servers are perfect for businesses that still need the IT capacity and expertise to manage ongoing maintenance, patches and upgrades.
Colocation vs managed hosting vs cloud
Colocation is the practice of renting space for your servers and other computing hardware at a third-party provider’s data center facility.
Managed hosting is an IT service model where a customer leases dedicated hardware from a managed hosting provider like Rackspace.
Cloud infrastructure refers to the hardware and software that supports cloud computing, such as servers, virtualization software, and networking.
Cloud hosting vs. VPS hosting
Virtual private server hosting isolates applications and programs within one virtual server set aside solely for you. A cloud hosting environment allows you to more easily add resources to your servers, such as RAM, processors or cloned copies of your server for backup purposes.