Rackspace: How to create and destroy a VM

Rackspace sign-up page

If you are still considering the first, basic steps of moving some part of your infrastructure to the cloud, this gallery will give you a quick view of Rackspace's interface from sign-up to creating your first virtual machine. For comparison, you can check out these other first-look galleries:

For more detailed information, see the blog post, "How to sign up, create a VM, and destroy it on Rackspace."

Rackspace’s cloud service landing page is at Click the SIGN UP button to get started. 


Nick Hardiman builds and maintains the infrastructure required to run Internet services. Nick deals with the lower layers of the Internet - the machines, networks, operating systems, and applications. Nick's job stops there, and he hands over to the ...