do have anyone experience with 1and1 hosting? I've tried to read over their "transparent pricing".
They have a configuration panel, that allows to select amount of CPU/RAM/SSD storage.
What is that configuration about? And how do autoscaling work?
The configuration is "per-machine" and if the machine is too busy they instantiate another machine?
The configuration is "total hardware power" divided among machines? (in that case then the only thing that scales is the price since traffic load may vary according to time of day)
If I choose the most powerfull hardware combination, and I have just 1 user at any time, will I pay the full computing power? (In example the configuration is able to host 1.000.000 users, but for some reason the server is kept busy 24h/24h just by 1 user)
Do I have to configure a different DB for each "machine"? If yes how do I assign databases Usernames/Passwords and IP adresses.
Do computing power scale automatically? If yes why they mention I will be able to change configuration in 55 seconds at any time? Why do I need to change configuration if the Cloud "scales"?
I know that are lot of questions, but in reality it is just one question: How do 1and1 Cloud hosting scales?