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  1. Create a backup solution for Cloud Sites

    Build a backup solution for Cloud Sites that will allow us to back up per domain to either Cloud Files or S3.

    1,329 votes
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      226 comments  ·  Cloud Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • The ability to choose amount of RAM and HD space seperately.

      For many of my servers, I only need a few gigs of HD space, but much more memory. We should be able to choose HD and RAM separately.

      1,236 votes
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        65 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Email invoices automatically

        When an invoice is generated, email it to the billing contact with PDF attachment.

        997 votes
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          under review  ·  78 comments  ·  Billing and Invoicing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Need option to suspend servers to save money

          With EC2, I can make have a virtual machine that I only turn on when I need it. I only pay for disk space, and don't have to pay operating costs when it's off. EC2 is the only cloud provider with this feature, which is very useful for me.

          928 votes
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            62 comments  ·  Cloud Servers (Next Generation)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thanks to everyone for their feedback on this feature request, and my apologies for our delay in posting an update. I am moving this feature to our Next Gen Cloud Servers category, as suspend is a feature that we plan to offer with that product versus our First Gen Cloud Servers. To address the request for being able to suspend a Cloud Server instance, we plan to roll out a multi-phased solution. The first phase will introduce reserved IPs, which will allow you to snapshot an instance to Cloud Files, reserve the IPs, and terminate the instance. Once you are ready to begin using the instance again, you’ll be able to provision it with the same IPs and data as the original instance. The second phase will introduce additional performance enhancements to optimize for server build times, which when combined with reserved IPs, will give you faster restore times when…

          • Multiple Control Panel Users Per Account

            It would be nice if you could delegate/manage/authorize multiple users in the control panel... like Slicehost.

            The idea of one admin user / account sucks. There's no way to collaborate without sharing your admin credentials...

            897 votes
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              62 comments  ·  Cloud Control Panel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 613 votes
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                54 comments  ·  Cloud Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • create a cloud site API

                Its very frustrating if you live outside of the US and dont want to use Rackspace for billing (in US$) for cloud sites. It seems so simple to release an API for provisioning and data collection. I have asked for over a year now, and its always next quarter, next quarter. When is this coming because until cloud sites can integrate with 3rd party billing software its as useful as a one string guitar.

                513 votes
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                  105 comments  ·  Cloud Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • "Small business tier service for Cloud sites"

                  Offer a smaller Sites service - same managed service but less resources.
                  We are feeling the downturn and only use a small % of Sites resources. Being asked to cut budgets and maybe move server

                  487 votes
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                    under review  ·  53 comments  ·  Cloud Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Sync between Webmail Calendar & other Cal platforms

                    Provide implementation of various types of calendar software (iCal, Google Calendar, etc) that works with the RackSpace calendar. This would also support the use of immediate two-way sync between. Also include a mobile version that is accessible on Droid, iPhone, and BlackBerry...

                    (From another, similar post)
                    Provide CalDAV access to calendars: This is the most portable and future-proof way to support access to calendars. This instantly satisfies the need for Mac and Thunderbird + Lightning.

                    407 votes
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                      under review  ·  54 comments  ·  Rackspace Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Secure VPN internal IPs

                      While the internal IPs are nice, they are still open to the rest of the rackspace world, right?

                      Having a secure VPN interface that is accessible only to the other machines in the rackspace account would be awesome.

                      391 votes
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                        32 comments  ·  Cloud Networks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Cloud Networks isn’t technically a VPN, but it does allow users to create an isolated network between their servers. We are adding this capability for all users of the Next Gen Cloud.

                      • Implement git-push for deploying cloud sites

                        I would like to show my interest for a git-push feature for rackspace. Deploying a site with FTP, even a simple Wordpress, is tedious at best. We have more powerful hosting for our bigger web-apps, but Rackspace Cloud is great for all those little sites. All of our developers are using git(hub), and being able to deploy our smaller client sites with git would be a huge bonus.

                        There has been a lot of movement in this space for the ruby and node.js party (heroku.com and no.de from joyent, but nobody has brought the ease of git-push to commodity php…

                        390 votes
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                          21 comments  ·  Cloud Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • configurable IP addresses

                          I would love to see it posible to configure/administrate IP address, such that the IP address can be reused on upgraded (virtual) servers. A feature similar to AWS "Elastic IP address" (http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/#features) is what I am looking for.

                          384 votes
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                            33 comments  ·  Cloud Networks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Bring back a file manager! FTP is no good for large sites with many files

                            We miss file manager a lot. If you are doing a lot of deployments you need ability to upload a zip then extract it. The current recommended cron method is not at all practical. Please bring some sort of file manager back or find us a decent zip extractor scrip that can scan a folder.

                            343 votes
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                              28 comments  ·  Cloud Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow Override/Change of the SSL Certificate on Cloud Files

                              When using CNAMEs and SSL in Cloud Files, like "https://cdn.example.com", I would like to override the SSL certificate Akamai issues with a "verified" certificate specifically for the CNAME.

                              336 votes
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                                20 comments  ·  Cloud Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Please provide 2-factor access for the management console

                                My Gmail, Facebook, and bank accounts already have an ability to offer a 2 step authentication process by requiring I enter a confirmation number that's sent to my phone.

                                A feature like this would go a long way to compartmentalizing our security in case, say, our email server was rooted.

                                319 votes
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                                  62 comments  ·  Cloud Control Panel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add "Cloud Files usage per bucket"

                                  Please add the option to view cloud files bandwidth usage per bucket. This way we can have seperate clients in seperate buckets and work who is using what bandwidth (and charge accordingly).

                                  245 votes
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                                    18 comments  ·  Cloud Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make cloud server back-ups transferable to other accounts

                                    I want to be able to take a cloud server back-up and move it to another account and create a server off of it

                                    236 votes
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                                      14 comments  ·  Cloud Servers (1st Generation)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support PostgreSQL database engine

                                      I'd love cloud databases even more if I could use Postgres with them!

                                      228 votes
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                                        under review  ·  12 comments  ·  Cloud Databases  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add API method to get Bandwidth / Disk Space Usage per Server

                                        If I'm going to sell a cloud server based solution, I need to bill customers back if they use a lot of disk space or bandwidth. Otherwise they might use my application for an unintended purpose (i.e. host ****... who knows).

                                        204 votes
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                                          19 comments  ·  Billing and Invoicing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • wildcard ssl support

                                          Support wildcard ssl certs for cloudsites

                                          185 votes
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                                            under review  ·  13 comments  ·  Cloud Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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