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Slicehost offers VPS hosting and was co-founded in 2006 by Jason Seats and Matt Tanase. In October 2008, Slicehost was acquired by Rackspace (at the same time as JungleDisk) and became a wholly owned subsidiary of Rackspace Hosting Inc.
Today, the company still trades under the company name of Slicehost and is based in St Louis, Missouri.
The mailing address is Slicehost, PO Box 1347, Saint Louis, MO 63188-1347.
Slicehost has over 20 customer service employees working around the clock, on different shifts, in various locations. The company has around 20,000 customers.
When Slicehost started out, it aimed its services solely to businesses. It has recently diversified and now also caters to the consumer end of the market.
The host uses a Linux platform and offers a range of VPS “slices”.
Slicehost specializes in Xen-based virtual machine hosting similar in concept to Amazon’s EC2 utility compute solution, and has more than 15,000 “slices” running on its infrastructure.
The VPS servers that Slicehost provides are of a high quality. They are compatible with a number of different applications, such as Ruby on Rails and hostPython, so you’ll find that your system can be integrated into others quite easily. MySQL and Postgres databases are also supported. The company currently has over 20,000 virtual servers.
Slicehost currently has two data centers in St. Louis, Missouri (STL-A and STL-B). There is also a DFW1 operating in Dallas, Texas and ORD1 in Chicago, Illinois.
Slicehost is a well-used provider and is mostly populated with experienced web users, such as web designers and software developers. For beginners, Slicehost may not be the right choice and the company itself points novices elsewhere.
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