Get Started with Cloud Servers

  • Last updated on: 2017-03-03
  • Authored by: Rackspace Support

Welcome to Rackspace Cloud Servers! This guide provides you with everything you will need to get started; from logging into our Control Panel, creating servers, transferring domains to be hosted from your Cloud Server, and logging in to your server.

The following concepts will help you in getting started quickly:

  • Cloud Servers are a cloud& computing utility and not traditional hosting; this means customers are given administrative access to virtual private servers that can be easily built and just as easily taken down.
  • Cloud Servers can resize capacity as your need changes. Billing is charged by number of hours of use at a given rate for the size of server being used. Current Pricing.
  • Customers will have root access to Linux servers and Administrator access to Windows servers.
  • The virtual servers are accessible through a remote connection client like Remote Desktop (Windows) or an ssh client (Linux). Both Windows and Linux servers will be accessible through a web console from our Control Panel as well.
  • Customers can manage Cloud Servers through the Control Panel, or an API(Application Programming Interface).
  • The hardware that hosts your Cloud Server can be located in: Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX - Chicago, IL - or in London, England (UK).

Introduction

Cloud Servers Usage Scenarios

Basic Cloud Server Operations

Advanced Cloud Server Operations

Managed Services Cloud Server Operations

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