Looking at RackSpace.. what are some reputable alternatives?
We were looking at a server on Rackspace for $300/month, but I wanted to see if there are any reputable companies which can provide a similar service for a bit less money.
Technically we could go with RackSpace, but there's got to be a service just like RackSpace but costing less? Our site only receives approximately 500-600 unique visitors per day, but once every two months or so we get a huge spike in traffic. Our current hosting provider has us on a VPS plan (we pay $80/mo) and today the server crashed because of a huge amount of traffic. We run an e-commerce site with many SQL queries involved, etc. I'm looking for a well established company.