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Best Linux distribution in Rackspace for Java applications

When choosing a Linux distribution available in Rackspace to host a Java application running on Tomcat (or JBoss) and accessing a MySQL database, what do you take into account? For me it seems more a ...
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Is using cloud files worth it? (Or any cdn?)

A little about my website: The front page needs to load fast, and it has a background image The website is an online store with lots of product images How much would it help alleviate the server of ...
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Install Package dependencies separately over Cloud

Install Package dependencies separately over Cloud Hi all, I am working on a project that sets up packages on the cloud. For example, If i want to setup Drupal, i need seperate machines to maintain ...
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Confused about cloud hosting? Cloud server… 3 Dedicated or 1 Cloud? Which is the way to go?

I've finished programming an entire social network to replace an old one with already 60,000 users, (well after 6 years),but it has 100-300 users on-line at some times. I was going to start putting ...
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How do I setup a site-to-site VPN between two Windows 2008 servers?

We have a Windows 2008 server that we want to move offsite to the cloud (we're using Rackspace). It has to talk to our Active Directory domain constantly, so we need a stable site-to-site VPN between ...
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Advice on keeping cloud server secure? (linux)

I'm able to take a basic linux distro (stable Ubuntu Server) and install everything I need to get my web apps up and running. (Django, Rails, PHP etc...) But after all of that I would appreciate some ...
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Windows 7 or Windows Vista in the cloud

Hi I am looking for a cloud-based solution that offers Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP to be served in the cloud using VNC or a similar remote desktop. Does such an offering exist? Is there ...
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High CPU performance on a cloud hosting platform

We need a cloud hosting platform that provides high CPU throughput for a very specific high-CPU utilization application we have. Can anyone recommend a cloud hosting platform whose virtual instances ...
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Features to identify a true cloud host

I'm reading around to understand cloud computing, and I saw 2 comments that prompted this question: "Cloud" is a marketing term. The actual implementation is what really matters. If you can ...
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Rails Hosting - Is RailsPlayground.com a Good Host? [closed]

My team is currently looking into hosting for RoR apps, and we're considering RailsPlayground, Linode and SliceHost. We haven't found anyone recommending rails playground, and web of trust seems to ...
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Which one to go Dedicated server or Cloud Hosting?

We are going to outsource a solution from the data-center (for some reason), it is a web solution built on .NET and SQL server and it has scheduled night services. I searched for Cloud Hosting (IaaS) ...
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VPS Providers With Instance APIs

My company is trying to find a list of VPS / cloud providers who offer an instance API to create new instances, tear down old instances, and get new IPs / etc. We're trying to make our platform ...
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What is the cheapest non-colocation way to serve about 10 static files at a rate of 100 megabits per second to the web? [closed]

I've looked at Amazon S3 and it costs roughly $4746 per month for 100 megabits/s (which translates into 31,640 Gigabytes of data transferred. That's at a rate of $0.15 per gig.) I haven't found a ...
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How much does 24 hours of a large instance on ec2 cost? [closed]

I'm trying to get a gist of how much a large ec2 instant ( 64bit 4GB RAM ) would cost, without the bandwidth & incoming/outgoing requests. If i were to start an instant and keep it running for a ...
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How to move from a physical server to an online server?

My father has a small company: 10 PCs running Windows, 1 running Windows Server 2000 and 1 Fax/Printer. I want to remove the server and make the network based on an Online server. Can I do that? If ...
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Cloud Providers that support FreeBSD? [closed]

NOTE: Even though I've accepted an answer for this, if you have a better one, please put it below. Thanks! I'm looking for recommendations from the wise and all-knowing Server Fault community on ...
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About to go live: virtual dedicated server or cloud?

I am about to launch my startup company, and we will be going live in a few weeks time. We have really tight budgetary constraints, since we are bootstrapping - and would prefer not to raise external ...
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Is it possible to guarantee 100% uptime in redundant hosting servers inside a cloud computing structure?

I'm interested in find a hosting that can offer really 100% of uptime. Is it possible in hosting servers inside a cloud computing structure?
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Distinction between Cloud Servers and VPS

What is the distinction between a Cloud based host and a VPS? I talked to a Rackspace Cloud sales person for around 45 minutes and never came to a real conclusion on this. So, to elaborate on my ...
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amazon cloud vs rackspace cloud [closed]

I'm looking to take a dedicated server - in the process I read about Amazon Cloud computing & Rackspace Cloud Servers. Now I'm not sure which one to opt? Could somebody suggest - Performance ...
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Rackspace Cloud Sites: Compute Cycles exploding. Very expensive

Since last week my compute cycles (CC) went through the roof (Rackspace Cloud Sites). Normally I stay under the 10,000 cycles per month . Now this month I already have more than 75,000 compute cycles. ...
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Benchmark of provisionning delays of various cloud providers

Cloud computing supposedly lets you instantiate on-demand processing power through additional VMs. The allocation process is frequently advertised as fast without further details. My personal ...
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VPS vs Amazon for webhosting

We re looking at moving from our self-serviced, slightly fragile production system to a VPS provider or a cloud hosting serice like Amazon. Here is a list of technologies we currently use: Grails ...
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Chroot within chroot

I'm using Centos 5.2 and when I try to make a chroot jail using the script, I get: Copying libraries for /usr/bin/scp. (0x00007fff17bfe000) cp: cannot stat `(0x00007fff17bfe000)': No such file or ...
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“Mount” cloudfiles on a Linux server?

Is it possible to 'mount', for ignorance of a better term, a cloud service like as Cloud Files or S3 to a linux / ubuntu server? Ideally I'd like to be able to browse the remote location as if it ...
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I need a relatively cheap host, which will be able to handle sudden peaks in traffic?

We're launching a product in a few months, which will obviously have a website. Judging from our current traffic, we believe that overall traffic will probably not be that much, but we are aiming at ...
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Suggestions for iPhone game server hosting [closed]

I'm working on an iPhone application which requires a server component. The game would interact with the server using JSON and would essentially be a CRUD interface to a database backend. I don't ...
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Where should I go with hosting my site: VPS, GAE, another option?

My website, http://JonathansCorner.com/, began life before 1994 as www.imsa.edu/~jhayward/ and has been through various iterations and improvements to content, HTML, and the like, but remains a ...
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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 ...