Get started with Cloud Servers

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

The following concepts will help you to get started quickly:

  • Cloud Servers are not traditionally hosted servers. 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 the number of hours of use at a given rate for the size of
    server being used. For more information, see
    current pricing.
  • Customers 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 are accessible through a web console
    from our Control Panel as well.
  • Customers can manage Cloud Servers through the Control Panel, or an
    Application Programming Interface(API).
  • The hardware that hosts your Cloud Server can be located in any of our
    data centers.


Cloud Servers usage scenarios

Basic Cloud Server operations

Advanced Cloud Server operations

Managed Services Cloud Server operations