As some of you may or may not know, I’m reselling Rackspace’s Cloud Sites product. Here are the plan details. From time to time, I publish recent questions I get by email concerning the product, so that I can build up an FAQ page that is here.
Q: I assume the name servers use the rackspace name?
A: The nameservers for Cloud Sites are dns1.stabletransit.com and dns2.stabletransit.com
Q: If things go well, is it possible to move this to my own Rackspacecloud Sites account?
A: He can start up his own Cloud Sites account, however we do not have any migration tools to simply move all his sites to his new account. So the sites would actually need to be deleted from your account and then recreated on the new account. So there would be downtime in the process.
Q: Sadly, I am developing a .net app to interface to the account and have to use microsoft asp and MSSQL. I assume there is no problem with that apart from paying for the MSSQL per 100M? (What do you charge, BTW?)
A: That’s correct. It’s $6 per month per 100M of storage space
Q: Also need an IP for certificate for SSL. Any issues?
A: No, that won’t be an issue either. When you install an SSL certificate on a Cloud Site, your site will be provisioned to it’s own IP address
Q:How do I pay for things?
A: Paypal. They take credit cards as well, and I can set it up so that after you’ve approved it, it’ll just auto bill you once a month so that you don’t have to worry about taking the time each month to make the payment.
Q: How have you found the service? I used it for a project when it was mosso and it all worked pretty well.
A: I’ve found it very well for the WordPress blogs that I run. I have 8 other clients who seem to like it as well. I’m not sure what application they are running. I think the main benefit of Cloud Sites is that it is as easy to use as a shared managed host, as easy to set up a site or blog on, and yet you get the benefit of advanced technology, load balancing and elasticity, all the benefits of being in the ‘Cloud.’