You have choices. And Cloud Servers is a great choice—with scalability, flexibility, powerful APIs...we could go on and on. But you don't have to take our word for it.
Find out why BuySellAds.com chose Rackspace Cloud Servers over traditional hardware servers.
“Here's the problem we had: we just couldn't get physical servers built fast enough. We got really tired of dealing with hardware and contracts.”
|Cloud Servers||Traditional hardware server|
|Getting Servers Online||We provide a wide variety of Cloud Server sizes, starting at 512 MB going up to 30 GB. Cloud Servers™ can be resized to scale up or down without any reinstallation.||To put a physical server online, new equipment has to be racked, and memory, hard drives, and network cards need to be installed. The good news is that you usually have a lot of say over what goes in the box; the bad news is that it can take days or weeks for the server to be ready. Our server needs at BuySellAds.com are pretty straightforward, so we don't need to dictate the exact hardware. To us, speed is much more important.|
|Turning Servers On & Off||You can put up a Cloud Server for an hour and a moment later, delete it. The total cost for that exercise: about 2 cents! Sometimes we have servers up for a few days or many months. Still there's some nice freedom in not having long-term contracts.||In our experience, we've always had to pay some sort of setup fee plus the first month in advance. Often you can get locked into a contract that spans months or years for hardware that you're not sure you'll be needing for that long.|
|Resizing Servers||Cloud Servers™ start small (and cheap), but one thing people often miss is that they can be resized at any time. So you can start with a 512 MB server, and before the end of the month, scale it right up to 16 GB of memory. This allows us to keep our servers "right-sized" so we're only paying for what we use.||We hated shopping for hardware servers. Too big, and you're overpaying. Too small, and you're not prepared for demand. Signing long-term commitments is nerve-wracking.|
|Cloning Server||Here's a neat trick: when we launch a Cloud Server, we configure it the way we need it, then save a backup. When we need another server of that type, we can instantly launch one as a clone from the backup.||We've never seen a provider that allows you to clone physical servers the way you can in the cloud.|
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