Cloud Servers - Linux and Windows SQL

We can Scale Servers On-Demand


How It Works

We'll Select a Size for Your Cloud Server Cloud Server sizes are measured by the amount of physical memory reserved for your instance and range from 256 MB up to 30 GB. Note: Windows Cloud Servers cannot be resized down.

We'll Select Your Operating System Choose from a variety of popular 64-bit Linux® Distributions—Ubuntu, Debian, Gentoo, CentOS, Fedora, Arch and Red Hat Enterprise Linux—or Windows® Images—Windows Server 2008. You can also add a SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2012 database to your Windows image.

Your Server is Online in Just a Few Minutes Using our online control panel and API, each Cloud Server can be upgraded or removed as your needs change. You can even manage your Cloud Servers on-the-go via your iPhone®, iPad®®, iPod® touch and Android.

Cloud Computing—Starting at $45/month

Pricing for Cloud Server starts at $45 per month . It's affordable to spin up a new Cloud Server when you need the additional cloud computing power for testing or development—and then simply remove it when you're done.

Mix 'n Match to Fit Your Needs

Accommodate traffic spikes, test & development needs, and other variable load applications with a mix of Dedicated Servers and Cloud Servers operating seamlessly together. Learn more about hosting options.

We Manage Your Cloud Servers For You

You can also enjoy a level of managed service. This way you can manage your business, while we manage your cloud. Cloud Servers with a managed service level is ideal for any business or IT department that needs the on-demand availability, flexibility, and scalability of cloud computing, but doesn't have the in-house resources to manage it directly 24x7x365.

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Finally, Real SLAs For Cloud Computing

The SLA adopted for Cloud Servers™ is just as aggressive as the one Rackspace provides for traditional hosted servers. It provides remedies for any downtime event caused by the network, data center infrastructure, the physical host server, or the migration of your instance from one physical host to another (should that be required). Be sure to see our SLA in detail and take a look at how we support Cloud Servers™.

Microsoft® SQL Server

Select one of our Windows images. Then add a SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2012 database – we offer both Standard and Web Edition for each. With pay-as-you-go pricing, you can add a SQL Server instance in minutes.