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Cloud Hosting Services

No matter what you want to build, the Rackspace Cloud can provide you with the right tools for the job. From developing innovative apps to supercharging your e-commerce site, you can enjoy the scalability and flexibility of Cloud alongside our world class Fanatical Support.

Hybrid Cloud

If you require the flexibility and elasticity of the cloud with the enhanced security and performance characteristics of dedicated hosting, our ground-breaking Hybrid Cloud offering connects the two for the best of both worlds. Find out more.

Managed Cloud

Your time and resources are valuable, so spend them focusing on your business. Get a Managed Cloud account, and our trained cloud experts will look after your infrastructure, freeing you up to grow your business. Find out more.

What is Cloud Computing?

Are you new to the Cloud phenomenon, or just trying to learn a little more? Read our quick guide on cloud computing, and find out which cloud is the right one for you and your needs. Learn more.

Fanatical Support

Our famed Fanatical Support will be there for you, no matter how simple or complex your solution may be. You’ll have 24/7 direct access to our support teams- that means no automated menus, and no scripted answers. Find out more.


Cloud Servers

Flexible and scalable Cloud Servers start at only 3p/hr, and allow you to spin up hundreds of servers in mere minutes. Scale up when you need the power, and down when you don't- you'll only ever pay for what you use too, so there are no nasty surprises.


  1. 24x7x365 chat/phone/ticket support
  2. Built entirely with RAID 10-protected, data-centre-grade SSDs
  3. Powerful Intel® Xeon® processors
  4. 40 Gigabits per second of highly available network throughput to every host machine
  5. Provision Cloud Servers in minutes, to quickly scale capacity up and down

Private Cloud

For customers looking to build and deploy medium-to-large scale private clouds, Rackspace Private Cloud allows you to do so easily, for free, and in the data centre of your choice. We also offer extensive training to help you maximise your private cloud infrastructure.

Managed Cloud Servers

Get all the power of Cloud Servers, with our Managed service level on top. That means you'll get monitoring, operating system and application infrastructure layer support for your Cloud Servers from our technical experts. Our Fanatical Support ensures you don't need to find time to manage your servers- we've got that covered.


  1. Comprehensive monitoring
  2. 24x7x365 OS & application support
  3. 100% network uptime guarantee
  4. All the features of regular Cloud Servers

Storage and Data

Cloud Databases

Deliver faster applications with Cloud Databases, offering high-performance MySQL databases, with built-in redundancy and automated configuration included. Customers with a Managed service level can also enjoy assistance with backups, optimisation, provisions and more.


  1. High-performance cloud hosting for your MySQL databases
  2. Built-in data replication for greater reliability
  3. Automated deployment, configuration, and patching

Cloud Block Storage

Cloud Block Storage provides consistent and reliable storage performance, from only 12p/GB. There are standard and high performance options available, whilst Managed Cloud customers can also enjoy support for creating and deleting volumes.


  1. Consistent and reliable storage performance in the open cloud
  2. Only pay for what you use, from just 12p/GB/month
  3. High-performance SSD volumes available

Cloud Backup

File-level backup and restore capabilities to help safeguard your business from the unexpected. Cloud Backup comes with simple monthly pricing for the servers and storage that you use — no upfront costs or long-term contracts.


  1. Choose specific files and folders to back up
  2. Optional AES-256 encryption
  3. Automatic compression and de-duplication

Cloud Files

Unlimited, on-demand storage for your files and media, from just 7p/GB. And you'll only ever pay for what you use. We can serve your content around the world at rapid speeds too, via the Akamai CDN, for a quick, local-like experience.


  1. Unlimited, on-demand storage starting at 7p/GB/month
  2. Serve content fast with CDN, powered by Akamai
  3. Easy to access via Control Panel or API

Platform & Networking

Cloud Load Balancers

Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers offer a reliable cloud-based failover solution, from as little as 1p/hour. Their flexibility will grow with your infrastructure, and is based on high performance Zeus technology.


  1. Software load balancers on-demand
  2. Advanced load balancing algorithms
  3. Dedicated static IP address

Cloud Monitoring

Stop problems before they happen- send alerts to your laptop or smartphone, or automatically raise a ticket with Rackspace. Whether you want to host in our data centre or your own, you'll enjoy API-driven monitoring globally.


  1. Monitor
  2. Customise
  3. Report
  4. Save time

Cloud DNS

Cloud DNS is provided as an entirely a free API service, designed to automate and simplify Domain Name System management. Customers with a Managed Cloud account will also enjoy support for creating, configuring, and deleting your domains and records.


  1. Access via public API
  2. Many record types supported (A, CNAME, NS, TXT, AAAA, DKIM, MX, SRV & SPF)
  3. Multiple regional (US and UK) service endpoints