Cloud Servers start from 1p per hour and Cloud Files from 11p per GB and you only pay for what you need, meaning it's low risk and cost effective hosting solution.
The Rackspace Cloud has been designed and built with one main aim in mind – simplicity. We provide cost-effective, scalable solutions that are backed by our legendary Fanatical Support, and above all, easy to provision and use.
At Rackspace, we often say that while the Cloud is right for everyone, it’s not right for everything – it’s all about using the right tool for the right job. Whether you’re looking for pay as you go Cloud Servers that you can bring online within minutes, scalable storage in the Cloud or pay as you go software load balancers, the Rackspace Cloud has something for everyone.
Rackspace Cloud Servers are Windows and Linux virtual servers that you can bring online within minutes and pay for on an hourly basis. Cloud Servers start from only one penny per hour, and because you only pay for them as long as you have them online, can be exceptionally cost-effective.
Our support team are available to you 24x7 on telephone or chat, ready to help you with any issues relating to the infrastructure, host server or hypervisor. If you need support for your Cloud Server, our encyclopaedic knowledge base is filled with all sorts of helpful articles and how to guides on topics as diverse as setting up a software firewall to configuring a new Cloud Load Balancer.
Customers looking for support for their Operating System (OS) and application infrastructure layer (e.g. MySQL, MSSQL, PHP, .NET, etc.) and remote hands assistance should sign up for our award winning Managed Cloud Servers. Our support technicians are available to you 24x7 through telephone or chat to give you advice and support for your Operating System and supported applications.
If you’re looking for simple, pay as you go, scalable storage, then Cloud Files is the right option for you. Simply sign up online, and then start uploading files via the Control Panel or our Application Programming Interface (API). Not only does Cloud Files come with free Content Distribution Network (CDN) functionality from Akamai, but all data that is uploaded to Cloud Files is stored in three separate locations within our data centre for redundancy purposes.
Load balancing is an essential part of many online presences – whether you need it to spread the load across multiple servers for redundancy and failover, or to cope with the sheer number of users accessing your site; Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers are reliable, easy to set up and very cost effective. The Rackspace Cloud Control Panel or API can be used to create and control your Cloud Load Balancers with ease.
Easily Control Your DNS. Take Control. The Rackspace Cloud DNS free API service automates and simplifies Domain Name System management
Keep track of your resources—whether you're at work or home – or even out and about! Using our API, you can set up alerts to notify you when a service is down. Then, use our Cloud control panel (or mobile app) to fix the problem before your customers ever see it. Cloud Monitoring works via your laptop or smartphone to help you stay on top of your Rackspace-hosted infrastructure: websites, ports, protocols, and more.