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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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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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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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Is it possible to move an AWS EC2 AMI from one region to another region and if so how?

I have an AWS EC2 AMI in the EU region. I want to move it to the US region. The root device type is EBS and the OS is Linux. Is it possible to transfer the image to the US region and if so how?
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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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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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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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what are the advantages/disadvantages of cloud server versus a VPS?

I was looking around for inexpensive linux/PHP hosting for a project that is still in development. I got some recommendations for slicehost. But then a freind mentioned rackspace cloud servers, and ...
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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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“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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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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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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EC2 vs VPS for hosting [closed]

I started out with Amazon EC2 as a monthly host for my project. I am running a 'small' Windows 2k8 instance with SQL server. This is the HW that I am getting: 1.7 GB memory 1 EC2 Compute Unit (1 ...
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Is cloud hosting, computing, server etcetra a buzz phrase?

I want an unbiased approach towards cloud term that is being hyped today. Is this really a new term, new dimension or is it just a buzz phrase to re-market existing technologies. Personally I think ...
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Vmware / vmdk / virtual machine hosting providers? [closed]

I'm new to cloud/virtual hosting and having a difficult time finding much useful information on google about this question. Are there any reputable hosting providers out there, aside from ...
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Cheap 'n' easy AIX hosting services? [closed]

I'm working on a product that's written in generic, cross-platform-friendly Java. However, this Java component plugs into a natively-compiled, platform-specific third-party SDK. A potential customer ...
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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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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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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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How much downtime does Rackspace Cloud have? [closed]

I'm doing my due diligence in developing a plan to migrate to a cloud based server provider. We will need a small scale group of hosts. Rackspace Cloud Servers seem to provide exactly what we need. ...
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What is a “Cloud Provider”?

Sorry if this is the wrong S/E for this type of question. Well, I am asking what is a "Cloud Provider"? Is it just a hosting site? Is it something special? I know that the "Cloud" means internet, ...
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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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Python equivalent to Heroku

Is there a Heroku or Engine Yard equivalent for Python?
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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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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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How can we protect data on managed hosts(vps, cloud, etc)?

These hosting facilities tend to be great, they are cheap and work well compared to other alternatives. Though while being cheap, there is a compromise to be made and I want to know if there is a way ...
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Building Cloud WebHosting using Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud OS

Currently I run a few CentOS dedicated boxes on which I run a few hosted applications (these are online). It currently caters to a little over 200 clients. For the sake of scalability as this is going ...
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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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What NFS hosting services exist?

My situation: I manage a small business, and would like to migrate the files on our local file server to a 'cloud' service. There are a large number of 'file storage' and 'file hosting' services (S3, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why cloud when you can get 16 Core Shared CPU VPS? [closed]

I'm wondering why would people choose to go for cloud with budget about $50 a month for only about 1-2 cores of CPU power.. I am currently 16 Cores Shared CPU VPS with 512MB of memory. I'm thinking ...
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What is the best cloud technology to use for MongoDB/GridFS database servers [closed]

We are going to launch a service that will require between 1 and 2 GB for file storage per paid user. I am going to use GridFS for storing files. GridFS is a module for MongoDB that allows to store ...
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Cannot SSH into Ubunto 10.10 running on EC2 as new user

Dear Gracious Lords of EC2/Ubuntu/SSH. Please help me understand how I can solve my SSH problem: I can SSH into my EC2 instance running Ubuntu 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat' no problem with: $ ssh -i ...
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Cloud hosting vs Dedicated vs VPS :: disk IO

I am disappointed with the unreliable disk I/O in VPS (no matter what the virtualization and cpu/ram specs, shared disk often becomes a bottleneck). Can someone tell me whether the disk in cloud ...
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May I use CDN for whole website (PHP, Apache, MySQL) or just for images and CSS, JS files?

May I use CDN for whole website (PHP, Apache, MySQL) or just for images and CSS, JS files? What's the best choice > cloud-hosting or dedicated-hosting? Does CDN has that support? Witch hosting you ...
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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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Simple 2 node virtualisation cluster

Could someone recommend an opensource virtualisation cluster suite?! I'm looking at setting up a 2-3 node cluster w/ 2 webservers 2 mysql and a virtualised loadbalancer for apache. We currently have ...
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Are there any hosting providers or cloud computing providers providing services with IPv6? [closed]

You hear a lot of talk about IPv6, but I have yet to see it in the wild. Are there any hosting providers or cloud computing providers that offer services that use IPv6? I'm not looking for something ...
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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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Understanding: cloud-server, cloud-hosting, cloud-computing, the cloud

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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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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What is a VPU (versus CPU)?

I know that VPU stands for Virtual Processing Unit (versus CPU), but what does that mean exactly? Is it just the new terminology for referring to processor resources in a virtual server versus a ...
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How should I host a site that could potentially get a short spike in traffic of 1000%+

This is a purely theoretical question, but what if I had a site that would normally only get a couple thousand hits a day, but for a few days each month that could shoot to several hundred thousand or ...
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knife server create- finding lists of flavors

I'm new to Chef and I think I'm missing something in reading the docs. I want to create servers using knife server create (options) but can't seem to find fully complete documentation on the ...
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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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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. ...