I am using AWS and I can create instance and keep it stopped if I don't need it. It beocmes handy as I can test/switch back/forth to several differently configured instances and don't loos any of them. I just need to pay the monthly storage price I am consuming, not the server price.
Now, on rackspace faq, I saw they doesn't support any 'suspension' status:http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/servers/faq/ (question titile: "If I am not using my server or do not have traffic to it, do I still have to pay for it?")
So, is it so, I can't keep my server in stop mode? Or did I understand something wrong?
It seems to me, if I purchase a server, I will have to continue to use it and if I want to stop for some days, I will have to delete the server completely with complete configuration and when I will be back to use it, I will have to reconfigure the whole server again? Is it so?