Rackspace Cloud is the de facto leader in cloud hosting. Make no mistake, and you would find them to be the most cost-effective solution AND the best supported cloud offer. No joke.
Rackspace Cloud Pricing
1. Cloud Servers – $0.015 / Hour
But that’s just for the Cloud Servers which is priced at $0.015 / hour or $10.95 / month, no matter what you choose for the system, Linux or Windows. You manage, monitor, and secure the system yourself.
Cloud Servers bandwidth pricing
2. Cloud Files – $0.15 / GB / Month
State of the art programmable cloud storage for online data hosting / retrieval at comet speeds, Cloud Files is priced at $0.15 / GB / Month.
Cloud Files bandwidth pricing
3. Cloud Servers with Managed Service Level – $0.135 / Hour + $100 / Month
This is the ultimate Cloud Servers plan with Managed Service Level which is priced at $0.135 / hour plus $100 / month. It includes the simple Cloud Servers plan and the Cloud Files plan. Rackspace manages, monitors, and secures the system for you.
Cloud Servers bandwidth pricing
4. Cloud Sites – $149 / Month
Cloud Sites is like their classic Dedicated Hosting in the cloud. It’s fully managed with a worry-free SLA. Current pricing starts at $149 / month. It includes the simple Cloud Servers plan and the Cloud Files plan. Rackspace manages, monitors, and secures the system for you.
Cloud Sites pricing
5. Cloud Load Balancers – $0.015 / Hour
Load balancing solution on-demand, Cloud Load Balancers starts at $0.015 / hour.
Cloud Load Balancers pricing
Cloud Load Balancers bandwidth pricing
- Cloud Servers (Managed Service Level) and Cloud Sites are mutually exclusive. You can’t order both at once.
- Bandwidth costs vary by product.
Stop dealing with the hassle of managing a file server. Store, share, sync, and automatically back up files for individuals or teams. Easily set up multiple drives that can be accessed from any desktop or on-the-go through a secure web interface. Rackspace Cloud Drive is fast, secure, and scalable with pay-as-you-go storage pricing.
Securely store files in the cloud and access them anywhere via a virtual network drive on your desktop or on the web. There is no learning curve; it works just like any other drive, drag and drop, copy and delete. Store an unlimited number of files with an included 10GB per user and additional storage available on demand.
Ditch the file server and USB key for sharing files amongst workgroups. Assign access permissions for individuals and teams across multiple drives. Sharing large files has never been easier.
Easily restore lost files with automatics backup. Set the backup schedule and apply it to specific files, folders, or an entire drive. File change monitoring and de-duplication makes the process fast and consistent. Receive backup updates on your desktop, by email, or RSS. Never worry about data loss again.
Sync files across multiple teams and desktops. Assign folders on multiple local machines to sync with the online drive. Files are updated as changes are made and are synced online as well as on teammate’s computers. Go offline and keep working; the files will update as soon as an Internet connection is established. Never work on an outdated document again.
Don’t be glued to the desktop. Work from anywhere with secure remote access to your files. Access files through a web-based interface or your favorite smartphone.
This kind of redundancy is encouraged to protect potential loss of important data, such as essential website programs and databases.
After installing rsync on all peer hosting servers you own, you can easily backup stuff and synchronize them among the servers for a safe data redundancy.
rsync -e 'ssh -p 25000' -avl --delete --stats --progress [email protected]:/home/user1 /backup
This simple command will take care of everything for you, the rsync command connects to the remote server 184.108.40.2060 as user1 and backups or synchronizes everything in /home/user1 from the remote server to the local directory /backup. The –delete switch indicates that files that previously existed at /home/user1 on the remote server but not now will be also deleted in /backup at the local server.
‘ssh -p 25000’ prescribes rsync to connect via SSH on port 25000.