For reliable managed hosting, with some research, I can find...
It seems like Liquid Web is definitely the bang for the bucks.. but it also makes me think if it's too good to be true. I feel Rackspace is more "professional" and they're more "high-end". But I definitely love the pricing from LiquidWeb. for the same price, I can get a quad core + 4GB from LiquidWeb, and maybe an AMD dual-core + 1GB from Rackspace..
My question is : Do LiquidWeb and Rackspace offer the same kind of "managed services"? Rackspace told me that they would give me an account manager which makes me feel more personalized. but I also had a live chat with LiquidWeb and the sales kept marketing the "Heroic support"
While LiquidWeb seems to be better than many other hosts, I don't believe they are nearly on the same level as Rackspace. Its also funny how they just recently adopted "Heroic Support" which seems to be a rip off of "Fanatical Support" from Rackspace...not necessarily a bad idea...I'm just saying
Also, I believe Rackspace has UK based data centers which would be good if your target audience is UK/Europe. I don't know if LiquidWeb offers the same.
Liquidweb and Rackspace are very different providers (Rackspace offers proactive management).
Curious, which proactive management features don't we provide that you like in Rackspace? We do provide proactive management but maybe there is something that Rackspace does that I'm unaware of.