Create your Cloud Server
To create your cloud server Sign-up at Rackspace...
After you enter your Account Information and Billing Information you will see the following confirmation screen:
You will receive a phone call from Rackspace to confirm your account. After that click 'Activate my account'. Then choose to 'Create Server':
Pick a name for your server, e.g. "myserver"; and choose a region for your server (e.g. Sydney). For the server image select Linux / Ubuntu / 14.04 LTS (Trusty Thar) (PVHVM):
Select 'Performance 1' and get a '1 GB Performance' server:
Make a note of your root password. You will then see a Server Details screen similar to the following:
Make a note of your IPv4 IP address in the PublicNet setting and specify it below: