Compare Hostway vs. Rackspace Hosted Exchange

What’s the difference between Hostway Hosted Exchange and Rackspace Hosted Exchange? See how our editors compare the two companies below.
Last Updated: January 05, 2018
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Hostway Hosted Exchange
8.9 / 10 - Excellent
#5 in Hosted Exchange
Rackspace Hosted Exchange
9.3 / 10 - Excellent
#4 in Hosted Exchange
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Key Facts

  • 30 day free trial
  • Unlimited Storage
  • Anti-virus and anti-spam email protection
  • No setup fees
  • ActiveSync included
  • 24/7 support
  • 100 GB mailboxes
  • 50 MB attachments
  • Free trial
  • 100% uptime guarantee
  • Anti-virus, anti-spam and SSL encryption
  • Skype for business ready

OVERALL RATINGS

 HostwayRackspace
Features & Specifications9/109/10
Security9/1010/10
Pricing8/109/10
Integrations8/1010/10
Reputation & Support10/1010/10

Features & Specifications

Key Details

 HostwayRackspace
Unlimited Storage
Max Message Size
50MB
50MB
Supports
Exchange Server 2016
Exchange Server 2016
Supported Connections
IMAP
POP
IMAP
POP
MAPI

Productivity Features

Hostway
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Rackspace
  • Control Panel/ Dashboard
  • Blackberry Support
  • ActiveSync
  • Email Archiving
  • Email Disclaimer
  • Spam Filtering
  • Control Panel/ Dashboard
  • Blackberry Support
  • ActiveSync
  • Email Archiving
  • Email Disclaimer
  • Spam Filtering

Collaboration Features

Hostway
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Rackspace
  • Resource Mailbox
  • Calendar Sharing
  • Public Folders
  • Shared Contacts
  • Resource Mailbox
  • Calendar Sharing
  • Public Folders
  • Shared Contacts

Security

Features

Hostway
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Rackspace
  • Multi-Tenant Platform Security
  • Email Encryption
  • Automatic Backup
  • Remote Device Wipe
  • Anti-Virus / Anti-Malware
  • Multi-Tenant Platform Security
  • Email Encryption
  • Security Policy Customization
  • Automatic Backup
  • Remote Device Wipe
  • Anti-Virus / Anti-Malware
  • Redundant ISPs
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Certifications

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Rackspace
  • HIPPA
  • FISMA
  • EU Safe Harbor Compliant
  • EU Model Clauses Capable
  • SSAE 16 Type II Certified
  • SOC Type 2 Certified
  • PCI Compliant
  • HIPPA
  • FISMA
  • FINRA
  • EU Safe Harbor Compliant
  • SSAE 16 Certified
  • ISO 27001 Certified
  • SOC Type 2 Certified
  • PCI Compliant

Cost Comparison

 HostwayRackspace
Price
Starting at $8.49
Starting at $7.99
Price Structure
per mailbox per month
per user per month
Additional Features
Additional Fee
Additional Fee
Security Features
Additional Fee
Included
Additional Storage Space
Additional Fee

Integrations

Supported Microsoft Apps

Hostway
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Rackspace
  • Outlook
  • Office
  • SharePoint
  • Outlook
  • Outlook Web App
  • Office
  • Lync
  • SharePoint

3rd Party Integrations

Hostway
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Rackspace
  • ShareSync
  • Salesforce
  • Skype for Business

Company Reputation & Support

Migration Support

Hostway offers a two-step migration process that begins with inventory and analysis of the visible data and the creation and implementation of a migration plan. The company helps ensure uptime targets are met, and migrated apps are fully functional in the target environment.
Rackspace's experienced team can help migrate your servers, databases, applications, and email among cloud, dedicated, and virtual environments.

Reputation

 HostwayRackspace
Year Founded
1998
1998
BBB Rating
A+
A+
Trust Pilot Rating
5.4 out of 10
Date Collected
2017-10-02
2017-08-13

Contact & Additional Info

 HostwayRackspace
Homepage URL
Company Phone
(312) 238-0125
(844) 768-0059
Headquarters Address
100 N Riverside 8th Floor, Chicago, IL, 60606
1 Fanatical Place, City of Windcrest, San Antonio, TX, 78218

Final Verdict

Rackspace Hosted Exchange has a higher overall rating than Hostway Hosted Exchange. Rackspace scores better than Hostway across: Security, Pricing, and Integrations. However, Hostway scores better on Reputation & Support. Both companies score similarly on Features & Specifications.