When I saw rackspace is offering such a great thing, I couldn't stop myself to inquire about it. It's a SitesCloud, starting from $100 per month. Sounds like a GREAT deal to grab, but when you know actually what's behind that, you will be surprised:
1) This CloudSites hosting comes with their own control panel, means no cpanel nothing. Very very limited functions, and you can not ask for any kind of Cpanel or Plesk.
2) No site migration facility. Now this seems to be a real threat for those who have large website. If you have a website with over 5 GB content, you will have to sit at home, use FTP to transfer all the files one by one. If you ask for the site Migration facility (from rackspace), they will charge $250 per hour
3) No root access, nothing. you will be given an FTP and control panel, that's all. They claim to host large websites and portals on cloudsites, but I am surprised how people use that.
4) This CloudSites seems to be for those who have small websites or blog. That is useless if you have big website or portal. because even if you try to take backup of your large database, they will give you PHPMyadmin or Navcat only.
After chatting up with them for whole day, I knew that they are not really interested for the big portals and big websites, it is just for the static websites having less content and less site files.
What you guys have to say?