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Why does Heroku warn against “naked” domain names?

I ran across this page in the Heroku docs... Naked domains, also called bare or apex domains, are configured in DNS via A-records and have serious availability implications when used in highly ...
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Which Distributed File System as a backend for Cloud Computing?

I have a basic cloud running on Ubuntu Server (9.04) and Eucalyptus. Walrus (Eucalyptus' API compatable S3 implementation) stores files by on the cloud controller. However each of the other 4 server ...
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Create an AWS HVM Linux AMI from an Existing Paravirtual Linux AMI

Is it possible to create a hardware virtual machine (HVM) AMI from an existing paravirtual (PV) AMI. My initially thought was to start a new PV instance and use the ec2-create-image command to ...
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What's the easiest way to back up EC2 instances automatically?

I'm worried I might log in one day and my fully configured instance has been removed. I would like to be able to back it up daily to S3 but frustratingly this is not a simple setting in the console. ...
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What are the benefits of running chef-server instead of chef-solo?

I am looking at automated deployment solutions for my team and have been playing with Chef for the past few days. I've been able to get a simple web app up an running from a base Red Hat VM using chef-...
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Understanding: cloud-server, cloud-hosting, cloud-computing, the cloud [closed]

There's a lot of buzz about these subjects and there seems little consensus on the terms. Is that just me not understanding the subject, or is there a clear meaning for each of these terms? Are there ...
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How to cap bandwidth usage on AWS EC2?

I'm planning to use AWS EC2 for my web application and I need control over the bandwidth usage (don't want the instances to be compromised and ramping up bandwidth cost crazily). There are many ...
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(*nix) Cloud/cluster solutions for scalable web-services

I'm going to build a high-performance web service. It should use a database (or any other storage system), some processing language (either scripting or not), and a web-server daemon. The system ...
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Comparison of cloud hosting providers [closed]

Is there a place where we can compare* the many new arising cloud hosting providers? From reading into each of them, they seem very different and range from just hosting applications (google) to a ...
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How to add a security group to a running EC2 Instance?

I have an Amazon EC2 instance running and I will like to add another security group to that instance and then remove the current security group from that instance. Is this possible?
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Amazon EC2 migration from one region to the other

I'm using the following Amazon EC2 resources in the US East (Virginia) region: 1 Running Instance 1 Elastic IP 2 EBS Volumes 100 EBS Snapshots 1 Key Pair 2 Security Groups 5 My Own AMIs (customized ...
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How do I set up an sftp user to login with a password to an EC2 ubuntu server?

I have an Ubuntu Server running on an EC2 instance. To login to that server I use a certificate file without any password. I've installed and configured vsftpd and created a user (let's call him "...
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Using Load Balancer in Rackspace cloud for website HA

I have tested tomcat specific clustering with apache mod_jk and mod_proxy on ubuntu local VMs for our website high availability and load balancing. The real servers are hosted by Rackspace cloud ...
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Windows desktop (XP, Vista or Win7) EC2 AMI for QA testing

I need to perform QA testing for Windows based applications on a Windows desktop client and I would like to know if EC2 supports Windows images that are NOT server based (e.g. Server 2003). I have ...
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Getting rid of your server in a small business environment

In a small business environment, is it still necessary to have a central server? Speaking for my own company (a small charity with about 12 employees) we use our server (Windows Server 2003) for the ...
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Is Amazon EC2 reliable for benchmarking?

I've been rethinking the compiler shootout and I began to wonder: is Amazon EC suitable for benchmarking? The environment is totally virtual, so are there any guarantees that benchmarking results will ...
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Should our web-app go Cloud or multiple VPS?

Let's say we have a web-app and there's an automated/under-the-hood process which updates the DB. At the moment, they all ran in the same server. We'd like to separate the batch-process from the ...
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VPS solution to match cloud scalabilty and reliability

Having this architecture in mind: server 1: webserver - floating/surges of CPU load and BW consumption server 2: dbserver - floating I/O from webserver and steady/heavy I/O from batch-process server ...
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Ec2 Denial of Service: Securing cloud based website from DOS attack

How can I prep up my website infrastructure running on an EC2 instance against DOS attacks? I run apache with nginx as reverse proxy
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Custom Windows AMI for Amazon EC2

I am new to the Amazon EC2 services and I am planning to host a Windows based vm on Amazon. I have lot of fuzziness about AMIs on Amazon. So my first question would be, am I be able to install ...
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Cloudify: bootstrap-localcloud: operation failed?

OS: Gentoo, CentOS Version: 2.1.0 Follow the quick start guide, I got the below error when running bootstrap-localcloud: cloudify@default> bootstrap-localcloud STARTING CLOUDIFY MANAGEMENT 2012-...
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Does Amazon S3 have “sub-directories”? (Rackspace Cloudfiles does not)

In Rackspace, all the "buckets" are one level. Buckets cannot be inside other buckets. This makes it very hard for ORGANIZATION! Edit: does anyone have any suggestions on which one to use...for best ...
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Cloud Computing - Multiple Physical Computers, One Logical Computer

I know that you can set up multiple virtual machines per physical computer. I'm wondering if it's possible to make multiple physical computers behave as one logical unit? Fundamentally the way I ...
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What is the difference between VPS and cloud hosting?

I have tried reading several resources on the internet about cloud computing and VPS but can not see the difference of it. Can anyone explain what is the difference between cloud computing and VPS? IT ...
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How To Automatically Login To Ubuntu On Amazon's EC2 Service?

< NEW > My apologies, I didn't explain my goal very well. I want to automatically "log onto" and start running any given program under a user account in Ubuntu. I guess this has very little to do ...