I currently use rackspace cloud servers. Here's the part of the FAQ that talks about them: http://cloudservers.rackspacecloud.com/index.php/Frequently_Asked_Questions#Do_you_offer_internal_IPs.3F
So I'm assuming that even aside from the fact that the bandwidth is "unmetered", that it would be way faster if I have a web server and separate database server, if I could use the "internal ip".
Is that possible? Instead of using the hostname as localhost or a public IP address to contact a database server, to use the internal IP? And would that be beneficial? And how can I find out my server's internal IP addresses?