Basic Cloud Server use Scenarios

  • Last updated on: 2016-01-13
  • Authored by: Rackspace Support

Setting Up Websites

Users can get root access to a Cloud server and install the Apache webserver on it and then install PHP if needed. Users can optionally add Load Balancing and Failover capabilities to the website. Users can reduce cost of marketing and customer facing infrastructure by using Cloud Servers.

Maintaining Databases

A Cloud Server could be used as a database server. A user could install MySQL,PostgreSQL, MSSQL or for that matter any database which runs on the supported operating systems. The Cloud server can now serve as the primary or secondary database.

Sending And Receiving Mail

A Cloud Server can be used as an email server or email client.

Developing and testing Applications

A Cloud server can cut down cost of development and test of new applications. Development servers can be provisioned in minutes and used only for the duration that they are needed. This cuts down hardware procurement time as well as capital expenses. Users can also reduce the time for setup and tear down of testing environments using the Cloud Servers API.

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