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Point root domain to one server and all sub-domains to another server

I have a requirement where I want to point my root domain i.e www.abc.com or abc.com to one server (static website) and *.abc.com to another server (application server) I have bought domain from ...
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Can I deploy via Git to Rackspace Cloud Sites?

I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to deploy to Rackspace Cloud Sites via Git-push? I contacted the Rackspace support and all they can tell me is that I might be able to as long as I don't need ...
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Is there a good way to build a DIY LCD KVM?

I've wondered for some time whether it would be possible to build an LCD KVM. My server room has two KVM switches with CRTs, and I really don't want to shell out $1000+ on one of the nice 1U rackmount ...
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Puppet write hosts using api call

I'm trying to write a puppet function that calls my hosting environment (rackspace cloud atm) to list servers, then update my hosts file. My get_hosts function is currently this: require 'rubygems' ...
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To what extent do I need to know what i am doing with Ubuntu Linux server admin?

So as a bit of background, I am completely new to server admin. I am a web designer, and generally know quite a bit about computers. Until a few months ago, I had never used LINUX. Now my desktop ...
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Rackspace Cloud Server and personal domains [closed]

Can someone give me a no-nonsense, easy to understand explanation of the process for setting a domain I've registered at Namecheap to resolve to my Rackspace cloud server? This is not Rackspace Cloud ...
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Is there an easy way to deploy a Rails 3.1 assets bundle to RackSpace CloudFiles

I recently built out a CDN using Amazons' S3 service and CloudFront. It is super easy to setup with the new assets management in rails 3.1. However, my other project has an established hosting on ...
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Active Directory in the cloud

My company is considering implementing Active Directory and Windows Server to manage our local network and workstations. The main benefits sought are central management of machines, security policies,...
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Dedicated or Cloud server hosting for 5000 daily unique visitors [closed]

I am playing with very limited budget for ecommerce app. I am not sure how the growth pattern will be. So want to start with minimal config with capacity to scale. To start with support for 5000-...
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Dedicated server hosting with your own server

Is that possible? I notice that monthly prices go up when the more powerful your server. I'd like to avoid the raise in pricing by using my own home-built rackable-server. I would like to send my ...
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RackSpace and Centrify [closed]

I'm not sure if anybody else hosts with RackSpace and/or uses Centrify, but if you do, maybe you can answer my question. My group would like to control RackSpace (myrackspace.com) login portal with ...
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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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Are relative-path symlinks reliable on Rackspace Cloud Sites?

Rackspace's Cloud Sites have a lot of stupid limitations. For example, no SSH (in or out), no shell, no RSYNC, etc... (even through cron). Recently I learned that you can't reliably use symlinks in ...
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Scale out or scale up - Rackspace cloud servers

I have a small webserver running a couple of Django python apps, MySQL, and a wordpress multisite instance. It all runs on Apache with mpm worker, fastcgi and mod_wsgi + memcached The server is ...
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HTTPS Lookup of SSL Cert Slow

We setup a new Rackspace to shift capacity from our an existing server we have that is overtaxed. During this process we setup a new SSL cert using the command line instead of WHM / cPanel tools that ...
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External load balancer solutions between EC2 and Rackspace

I have a website primarily hosted on EC2 with the backends (MySql) replicated async to a Rackspace store. I am also planning to have a suite of web server, cache & db on standby at Rackspace in ...
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Buffer/Cache overflow Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Xen Rackspace

I'm running: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server AMD64 in a 512MB XEN paravirtualized environment. lighttpd v1.4.26 PHP v5.3.8 MySQL v5.1.41-3ubuntu12 The issue is: I first started on a '256MB account' which ...
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ubuntu server monitoring and troubleshooting

I have a rackspace cloud server running Ubuntu 10. The http font-end is nginx 1.0.2. There are multiple java web app instances running on Play!Framework, which in turn built on Netty stack. I found ...
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Rackspace Cloud Sites API (Not Cloud Servers)

I'm looking for a way to pull data from my Rackspace Cloud SITES account. The data I want to pull is bandwidth, diskspace, and compute cycles (all available from control panel). I'd like to set up my ...
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What type of rack is used to host Netgear and cisco routers and switches? [closed]

I'm a Masters student doing a project on how to design and deploy networks in an industry environment. Theoretically, I have 6 Netgear ProSafe fs750 switches and a Cisco 3750 24T-S switch and want to ...
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Can Cloudstack be used to manage Rackspace Cloud servers

Specifically, I'm looking at the latest version of Cloudstack, the 2.2.9.1RC.. I can't find in the documentation anything specifically saying whether cloudstack supports or does not support Rackspace ...
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How does Load Balancing Work? [closed]

I can't figure out how a load balancer works. Say for example on Rackspace cloud servers. You have one instance with all your stuff Do you clone that instance, so there are really two identical ...
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Rackspace CloudFiles and JungleDisk performance vs The Planet CloudStorage

I am considering using either Rackspace CloudFiles with JungleDisk or The Planet's CloudStorage for a webapp that needs fast read performance to serve very large video files. The application uses ...
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Is it better to host OpenERP in Rackspace or Amazon EC2 rather than on a regular hosting company? [closed]

I want to know if it would be better meaning more cost effective, stable, etc... Which would be the best way to go?
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Transfer files to Rackspace Cloud Files

I am working on getting all my client files moved from VPS server to Rackspace Cloud Files. Since there is about 2 GB to be transferred, I am looking for a good tool to perform the task. One way to ...
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Rackspace for Django Hosting

I am working on a project right now and I am looking for hosting solutions that might fit for it. The project is written in Django. I was looking at rackspace and liked it a lot from its ideas and ...
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Rackspace cloudserver backup options

I recently signed up with Rackspace to host some database servers. I've got two MySQL servers set up, and have a method to create backups (using the Percona Xtrabackup and innobackupex tools). I've ...
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How to build and run a machine room?

The last guy quit (I think a lot of adventures begin this way?) and I've been given the job to build a new machine room. I am coordinating with 2 engineers, campus ITS, campus Facilities Management, ...
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“Cloud” file storage Vs. Self-Managed Servers (What's the big deal with cloud?)

So I'm just going to jump right in to the maths; My web host offers a server with 5x2TB drives, unmetered 1GB/s connection and can provision servers in 5 different data-centers, for ~$200/month. If I ...
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How do I backup files stored in Rackspace Cloud Files container to an Amazon s3 bucket

I'm currently storing PDF reports in a Rackspace cloud files container. These files are generated from a web application. I'm keen to find a way to sync these files to an Amazon s3 container as a form ...
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AWS EC2 or RackSpace

I am planning go for an instance on AWS EC 2 for my clients , should I go with AWS EC 2 or Rackspace CS , seems like the rack space have some different features like fanatical support but sla seems to ...
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Rackspace: installing mail and web server applications on the same server

I've set up a web server on a Rackspace cloud server, and that is running fine and doing everything I need. Now I am trying to figure out how to add the ability to send and receive e-mail. I've ...
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Is a Rackspace Cloud Server right for me? [duplicate]

I have a Dedicated Virtual server plan with Media Temple right now and am looking to switch to a more reliable provider with a better machine. Right now I'm looking at Rackspace's Cloud Server plan, ...
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Domain redirection by port to another server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to use DNS to redirect domain to specific port on my server I have 2 public facing web servers on Rackspace Cloud Servers. One is a Windows 2003 server with IIS 6 and ...
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.htaccess password not working for all files

My .htaccess on Rackspace looks like this: AuthType Basic AuthName "Restricted Area" AuthUserFile /path-to-htdocs/.htpasswd Require valid-user Now I would expect this to password protect the whole ...
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How do I configure a website hosted on a Rackspace cloud server (Ubuntu)?

I have set up a Cloud Server instance on Rackspace, and I have purchased a domain name and directed it to the IP address of my server because I want to host a Sinatra application on this server, but ...
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Replicate Rackspace Cloud for Disaster Recovery?

Does anyone know how, if possible, I can replicate a Rackspace Cloud instance X to another instance, Y, for disaster recovery? So if cloud X goes down or has a problem the website will be served from ...
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Keeping rackspace vserver alive

It appears to me that rackspace somehow freezes cloud VMs after some idle time. This means the first page request to a php page takes much longer to respond than the subsequent requests. I am ...
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Hosting a social web application [closed]

Sorry but this question is not directly related to programming, so some of you wont like it, but I really want some advice from you all, so please please allow me to ask.. I am a Java Web Application ...
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Any resources for moving/integrating a website onto Rackspace for first time?

I'm writing a web app and would like to use a Rackspace managed solution. My app works on my local computer but I'd like to move it over to the managed cloud environment with Rackspace. I'm just ...
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mysql with DRBD on rackspace

I am trying to set up a failover secondary MySQL server that is a mirror of my primary MySQL server using DRBD. The problem is that I am on a rackspace cloud server and I need a second partition on ...
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Migrating away from Rackspace (slicehost) to Amazon

After yet another Rackspace outage (ongoing as I type this, no ETA) I'm forced to look at options. Rackspace has simply not delivered the uptime that my customers expect and I'll admit that I'm ...
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How to interpret Rackspace server diagnostics?

We've been having some trouble lately with our site timing out during times of high traffic. We're working on a number of things to resolve it. During this process I came across our server ...
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Where is the Linux source kept in a Rackspace Gentoo VPS?

I'm emerging udev and it complains it couldn't find the kernel sources under /usr/src/linux (there's nothing inside /usr/src/ indeed). As a result, it tries to take the version from the currently ...
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How do I upgrade PHP to 5.3 and MySQL along with it?

I’m running a Rackspace Cloud CentOS 5.5 instance. It shipped with: [root@server ~]# php -v PHP 5.1.6 (cli) (built: Nov 29 2010 16:47:46) Copyright (c) 1997-2006 The PHP Group Zend Engine v2.1.0, ...
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Rackspace: optimizing LAMP environment (using memcached)

i recently moved a web app to Rackspace (CentOS). It runs pretty well with 512mb RAM but im sure i will have to upgrade it to 1024mb RAM pretty soon. The bad news, is that the service runs on mobile ...
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Rsync 32bit Ubuntu to 64bit instance

I am running Ubuntu Maverick (10.10) 32bit VPS on Linode. I want to use RackSpace for "functional" backups, but they only offer 64bit on their CloudServers. Ideally I would like to be able to RSync /,...
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Rackspace - if I delete a server will I lose the backups?

I've just started using Rackspace and was disappointed to find I have to install the whole LAMP stack myself. This isn't a big deal if I only have to do it once. I've set up a test server to try ...
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Things I should look for/tread cautiously if I am moving to the cloud

What should I be looking out for when moving to a cloud like Rackspace? Another user at serverfault had issues like compute cycles (CC) exploding and I did not want to have the same experience.
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Securing a “one purpose” server

I don't know much about securing a server. I've heard of iptables, but I've never used it (maybe that's not what I need?). So right now my goal is to have a main webserver, and a separate database ...