Originally Posted by DavetheWave
i just got a quote of $600 a month for the same thing most hosts offer for $200-$300 a month.
Don't get me wrong, rackspace looks like they have their shi* together and its obvious they have big bucks behind them. But seems a bit over priced.
Well, you kind of answered your own question there...
They are "overpriced" only if you consider $600/month of absolutely unbeatable service and support to be worth only $300/month.
We've recommended many of our clients to them over the years, and all of them (without exception) are very happy. All of them also pay an arm and a leg (compared to "cheap hosting") for their services.
I think rackspace is a good example of "you get what you pay for".
I am the first to admit that not everyone needs
such high degree of service and support, although many would certainly like it. The fact is that providing the level of service/support that they offer costs a lot of money, and they wouldn't be in business or have the reputation they do if they couldn't do it.
They are a premium service provider -- not a budget provider. Comparing them to "most hosts" on price alone is not a fair or accurate comparison.