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Three separate VMs for webserver, database, and data crunching. Good idea? [on hold]

I'm writing some quantitative marketing research software, and have a bit of a "blind leading blind" situation at work. I'm not really used to writing web apps or configuring servers; most of the ...
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Getting rid of centralised Windows server in 2014 [closed]

Some context first: I've been maintaining a Windows server for an SME for the last 10 years; the company has changed size and shape over time (5 people in 1 office, then 10 people in 2 offices, now 15 ...
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is it better to use several small machines or fewer big ones to deploy a stack? [closed]

Is it better to split the different components of a stack over several smaller machines or get 1 or 2 bigger machines and put several components on a same machine? My thought is that if I start with ...
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Is it realistic to host ESXi on a cloud VPS?

We are striving to avoid any on-site infrastructure at our startup. A combination local and cloud-hosted virtual machines have been working for us so far, but now we need an ESXi host as well. ...
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Planning to go for hosted dialler from UK. Call center is india and they will dial to Australia and USA [closed]

Planning to use cloud hosted dialer (megacall.com). The call Center is in India and vendor servers are in UK. Call centers will be calling Australia and USA.. Will there be any latency due to long ...
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How to manage resources in a multi-cloud service environment?

I am trying to setup an environment which will allow our development team to centrally manage all our cloud-based resources/services available. I have already looked at a variety of tools, but I am ...
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Google App Engine vertical scaling

I know Google Cloud (Google App Engine) can autoscale instances horizontally: you have 1 server with certain parameters, when it's overloaded autoscaler launches new server and balances load between ...
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CloudStack New Install / Infrastructure Questions

I’d like to set up a public cloud for web hosting (cloud shared hosting, cloud vps, cloud servers) for a new venture, using Apache CloudStack platform. ----- Question #1 ----- What is the proper way ...
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Internaly hosted alternative to cloudbased nobackend solution like Firebase

In an environment where I can't use a cloud based service like Firebase, I'm looking for recommendation for an internally hosted nobackend solution. I could use node or meteor but really am just ...
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When should an org invest in a private infrastructure as opposed to a partially or fully hosted solution? [duplicate]

Not referring to militaries or governments, but for other organizations or shops that needs an IT infrastructure (who doesn't nowadays). Similar to this question, but purely in regard to hardware ...
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How to download the saved images in the Rackspace cloud server?

I wonder if someone know how could I download the saved server image in a Rackspace cloud server. I have been searching and nothing found even in the Rackspace knowledge base. I know it is stored in ...
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KeepAliveD, Rackspace Cloud, Unicast - both LB's enter MASTER state…?

I have set up two HAProxy Load Balancers in an Active->Passive pair. KeepAliveD will be used for failover between MASTER and BACKUP servers. Like most clouds, Multicast is not supported so I cannot ...
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Is Cloud Hosting IO throughput dependent on other virtualization?

My current VPS (5 node tmdhosting VPS) is very slow on disk IO throughput; a simple insert mysql query can take more than 10 seconds ( yes, more than 10 seconds!!) to complete. I've checked already, ...
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Vagrant hosting service

On a small project we use Vagrant for development environments. Given the simplicity of the setup, we are considering using it for production since it's a small project with low traffic. I know I ...
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GPU (Specifically NVidia) Cloud Computing Centres [closed]

In the CPU computing world, you have giant cloud providers like Microsoft Azure, Amazon EC2 and Rackspace. You have also smaller companies that provide dedicated hosting services. Amazon EC2 has ...
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When to move from a shared hostig? [duplicate]

I currently run a website on a shared hosted solution. It runs OK but recently I got downtimes and I started to think about moving. At a point I'm getting 2000 unique visitors and about 25K page views ...
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Configure wildcard domain on Cloudbees [closed]

I am trying to add a wildcard domain alias for a CloudBees RUN@Cloud application. However I get the following error message: invalid hostname: *.domain.com
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OpenNebula: Can't create a host - Could not resolve hostname

I'm having trouble launching a host in Open nebula. Is is because I can't merge the front end with hosts i.e start off with one server and build from there. Do I have to start with 3 or 4 servers? ...
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Amazon Web Services viable for OpenGL driven app? [closed]

Our company currently has an openGL/directX powered app for viewing 3D models. Some of our customers have expressed an interest in a cloud based solution that would allow their users of devices with ...
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Best way to move one VPS from one provider to another? [closed]

I have a VPS server (Xen based) purchased from one provider, now I want to move the server to another (kvm based) What are the best way to do so? I really don't want to re-install the whole system, ...
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268 views

Scalable Web Hosting? [closed]

I have a website that receives heavy seasonal traffic. For much of the year, typical shared web hosting is adequate; however, the process of upgrading to VPS or dedicated hosting (when traffic gets ...
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What's the difference between scaling memory and scaling instances in cloud hosting?

I've been playing around with a free account on appfog.com and this question came to mind. What's the difference between scaling memory and scaling instances? For example, what is the real world ...
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209 views

MAAS and openstack [closed]

I am confused how MAAS (Metal as a service) is different from Cloud? What is the difference or similarities between MAAS and openstack, are they both same or different
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Recommend cloud options for linux VM instance? [closed]

I'm the teaching assistant for a CS class in the spring and wanted to investigate low cost cloud options for hosting smallish footprint (512 MB or 1 GB ram) linux instances that students can telnet ...
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1answer
78 views

Easiest way to scale php and mysql website [closed]

I have read many info about optimizing websites (varnish, caching...) All these look quite complex. I wonder if cloud hosting can help me. Are there automatic scaling solutions ? Simplicity is the ...
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EC2 save configurations and PHP files

I'm about to start using AWS for the first time. From what I understood, when you terminate an instance or start a new one, all the data is lost. For user data I understand you are supposed to use ...
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why i cannot run screen command on openshift?

i am using redhat openshift, and find some problems now: a) why default screen can not support path which contains too much characters [xxname-xxname.rhcloud.com ~]\> which screen /usr/bin/screen ...
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Calculating Cloud Service Costs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my capacity planning? I would like to scale a web application to the Cloud and wanted to know if anyone had any experience calculating costs and ...
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In cloud environment is it better to get two separate instance for mysql and php-app or get one large instance

We are using cloud environment for our web-apps, i need an expert opinion on hosting our applications. our application built on php & mysql, i want to know which is the most efficient and/or cost ...
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Does either Rackspace or AWS provide APIs for billing information?

By billing, I mean real-time usage and consumption statistics - the API for which can be used to generate custom reports, forecast expenditure, etc. I see that AWS has the facility to generate custom ...
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HP is scanning my vulnerabilities, is this OK? [closed]

I have free server at HP cloud, and I am receiving scans from them like this. It is from 15.185.11.100 and reverses to internal-scanner.ops.uswest.hpcloud.net. I have been told numerous times that ...
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Amazon EC2 and EBS

This is a follow up question to this post, as I'm trying to get my head wrapped around all these cloud hosting services: Scaling a cloud-based ecommerce site I had stumbled upon a blog and this: ...
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What is the best solution to protect communication between multiple servers?

I am using cloud servers and they are exchanging data. I would like to secure those exchanges. I am using RackSpace and I am worried someone could just grap information between two of my servers. I ...
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Can my company benefit from cloud computing? [closed]

I have read Wikipedia articles, etc., but I have a small engineering firm. We're a machine vision integrator. For some reason, it was suggested that if we offered a "cloud" -- whatever that is -- that ...
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Are self Self-healing Cloud and Traditional Failover Boxes basically the same?

Does it still make sense to setup your own failover system (HAproxy + 2 or more servers for example) when self healing cloud seems like a practical solution? They seem to do the same job or am I ...
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Method to transfer/move a Virtual farm from one host to another

I have a Virtual farm that consists of 1 DC 1 SQL Server 2 W2K8 7 W7 systems. We are now looking to move that from the current solution (which is a physical host) to a cloud based solution. ...
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Administration of IaaS versus PaaS

Am I correct in understanding that generally IaaS (looking primarily at rackspace cloud servers) will provide a virtual server where OS updates, software updates, anti-virus, managed backups and other ...
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Minimum requirement for making single node cloud architecture [closed]

Hiee.. I do have only 2GB RAM 32 bit core2 duo intel processor @2.20 GHZ is it possible for me to make (single node)cloud infrastructure using this configuration? I need to make cloud ...
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Load balancing across application servers

This is more a question of theory in order to help me as a developer understand the process our sysadmins are going to use in app deployment to distribute our app. I'd really appreciate some insight, ...
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Setting up multiple web servers - Cloud

Our site traffic has grown large enough that we need to implement two web servers. We've signed up for the RackSpace cloud and we're wanting to move our eCommerce platform accross. We're running ...
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Cloud hosting for windows domain controller, possible?

We currently host our own domain controller (small company) locally on dedicated h/w. However to mitigate disaster we're considering the use of virtualisation and cloud hosting. One thought is ...
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When loading a wordpress site, is more CPU or RAM better?

I'm trying to find a host that can handle traffic spikes for wordpress sites. I can't decide between cloud hosting or a VPS. I know with the cloud I believe the CPU power is elastic and can expand if ...
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Dedicated server or Cloud Hosting?

This is a Canonical Question about Cloud Hosting When deploying my application to the Internet: Should I chose a dedicated server, cloud hosting or a VPS? What factors should I consider when ...
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European cloud hosting provider [closed]

I'm trying to find a good european cloud hosting provider. For legal reasons we can not host our service in the US or with an american company operating in the European union (rackspace). All we want ...
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Microsoft Exchange Solutions

We have an 800GB (and Growing) Exchange 2010 SP1 environment and a 3rd Party Archiving Solution on top of that. We have grown without bounds for years (No retention polices outside of Sent/Deleted ...
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Is Amazon EC2 ready for real-world disk-access-heavy webapp hosting with HTTPS balancer?

Load balancing with HTTPS We have apache/java/php web application that has HTTPS sessions and we want to move to Amazon EC2 with Elastic Load balancer. But we've been reading on stackoverflow that ...
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Performance, Data Loss and Downtime - - Struck Between Dedicated vs Cloud Hosting [closed]

This is my situation... Cloud Hosting - - disk I/O for my wordpress website (aka a database-driven website) is abysmal. But what's good about it is, there's no single point of failure, so very ...
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What is the best way to compare the performance of different servers?

I've got a site with a LAMP stack and I'm looking at moving to a new hosting provider (currently on a dedicated server and looking to move to a cloud provider). What is the best/most reliable way to ...
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How to dynamically setup DNS

I trying to setup as part of a study a PaaS (Platform as a service) for Ruby on Rails applications. I have already played with Amazon EC2 and Chef creating EC2 instances based on Chef's recipes and ...
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FTP for my clients

Do you know of a FTP service that have a good looking web interface so that clients can login in, download files and upload files. Preferably customizable so i can put my brand on it. And that uses a ...