Rackspace Description

Texas-based cloud computing company Rackspace was founded in 1998 and is quite the household name. With their ‘Fanatical Support’ concept, the company distinguishes itself from its competitors by offering to focus on service and support rather than technology.

The core businesses of Rackspace are dedicated servers and cloud servers, though the company has a large portfolio with web services. Among others, the company offers website hosting, application migration, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Apps hosting, database and data analytics, email hosting and CDN services.

The company’s CDN is powered by Akamai, and Rackspace resells a custom map with 200 points-of-presence (PoPs):

  • 77 North American locations
  • 36 European locations
  • 73 Middle Eastern and APAC locations
  • 15 South American locations

Note that a limitation to the Rackspace CDN is that clients can only add up to 10 domains (resources) per service.

Rackspace offers a free web-based application called Rackspace Marketplace that enables clients to manage a variety of business applications in a single place. Some of the partnered apps in the Marketplace can also be purchased directly via Rackspace. Currently, the Rackspace Marketplace has integrations with:


Other * New Relic * Cedexis * Neustar UltraDNS * Dynatrace * W3 Total Cache

Rackspace Feature Overview

Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown

Feature Support
PoPs 200
Purge All
Instant Purge
Control Panel
Origin Push
Origin Pull
Origin Shield
GZIP Compression
Custom Rules
HTTP/2 Protocol
SPDY Protocol
Raw Access Logs
Real Time Statistics
Online Signup
API Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management
Custom CNAMEs
Shared SSL Certificates
Custom SSL Certificates
Wildcard SSL Certificates
Support 24/7/365 Phone and Email support
Video On Demand (VoD)
RTMP Streaming
Multiple CDNs
CDN Balancing Tech

Rackspace Price Overview

Rackspace offers two pricing schemes: one for Rackspace Cloud users and one for clients who use their own origin. The latter pricing scheme is has higher fares per Gigabyte (GB).

Price Overview tiers are billed by volume, where the inital 10TB will always cost $0.012 per GB. Once that ‘bucket’ is filled, prices will decrease for the next tier, until that bucket is filled - and so forth.

Rackspace Cloud users

Note that prices apply for usage accross US regions only. Fares for other regions, we assume, will be billed in accordance with the pricing scheme for non-Rackspace Cloud users.

  • First 10TB: $0.12 per GB
  • Next 40TB: $0.10 per GB
  • Next 150TB: $0.07 per GB
  • Next 300TB: $0.05 per GB
  • Next 524TB: $0.04 per GB
  • Over 1024TB: contact the Rackspace sales team
Non-Rackspace Cloud users

Rates per GB vary per region both for bandwidth and HTTP/HTTPS requests. The table below provides and overview of the costs for non-Rackspace Cloud users.

Pricing Information

Global Flat Fee N/A
NA/EU Traffic (Low Volume)

$0.10 per GB (EMEA)

NA/EU Traffic (High Volume)

$0.02 per GB (EMEA, 5PB+)

APAC Traffic

$0.16 per GB, $0.019 (India)

LATAM Traffic

$0.27 per GB

Extra Costs

10,000 HTTP at requests $0.0075-$0.0165 (varies per region) 10,000 HTTPS requests at $0.01-$0.022 (varies per region)

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