Rackspace is a traditional and cloud hosting company headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. They run datacentres in three US states, the UK, and Hong Kong.

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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 ...
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How can Rackspace cloud servers be set up with an EC2 type approach to firewalls?

I'm looking at using Rackspace cloud servers for some Windows based web hosting, and having used Amazon EC2 for similar projects before, I was disappointed to find Rackspace don't employ the EC2 ...
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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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Connection Refused When Trying To Connect To IRCd-Hybrid

I have a Rackspace server running Ubuntu Lucid Lynx, where I have installed an IRCd-Hybrid. I can connect to the IRC server using irssi that was installed on the same machine where the server is, but ...
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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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Best cat6 patch panels? Is price really a factor?

I can go down to my local graybar right now and purchase some AllenTel 48 Port Cat 6 Patch panels I need (part number AT66-PNL-48). They are $275 each. That seems a bit high considering I've seen ...
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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 ...
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Whats the best way to get an Amazon EC2 windows server 'joined' to my Rackspace network

We have an EC2 Windows 2008 server and 3 servers hosted at Rackspace (also windows 08). I would like to be able to address the EC2 server as though it were part of our internal Rackspace network. ...
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Internal IP addresses? How do you use them?

I currently use rackspace cloud servers. Here's the part of the FAQ that talks about them: http://cloudservers.rackspacecloud.com/index.php/Frequently_Asked_Questions#Do_you_offer_internal_IPs.3F So ...
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Conserver Space by Putting PDU and Cisco 3500XL Switch on Same U?

Is it possible to have two appliances on 1U in a Rack. Both the PDU and the Cisco switch are very short, I was wondering if it is doable to have one on the front and one on the back. I just purchased ...
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Understanding generally how emails are received / sent (dns records)

So I registered a domain name through google, and I'm going to set up a small server through rackspace's cloud servers. I'd prefer to keep my email going to google apps, rather than have to have my ...
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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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What's the difference between Rackspace Cloud Servers and Rackspace Cloud Sites? [closed]

I'm looking to host a video-centric PHP site. Video will be served from CDN. What does Cloud Site's $150/mo get you? [Edit] Seems like with cloud site you get: web server that's ready to go 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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Network architecture when using Rackspace's Cloud

I'm planning on launching a web application soon, and have decided on using Rackspace's Cloud offering with Debian. I'm not expecting that much traffic to start, but would rather get the architecture ...
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Import SSL Cert into IIS when I have the text of the certificate and private key

I am working on moving a site from Rackspace Cloud Sites onto a server running IIS and need to get the SSL certificate imported into IIS. All I have at the moment for the SSL certificate is what ...
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What services offer the equivalent functionality of Rackspace Cloud Sites (ASP .NET/MVC/SQL Server specifically)?

I'm basically looking for auto-scaling front ends (MS MVC/ASP.NET) and DB (SQL Server). Today, we are using Rackspace (formerly Mosso) for this, but I'm not very pleased with the performance we are ...
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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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Static IP on a cloud computing/hosting provider? [closed]

I know Amazon's EC2 does NOT allow true static IP allocation to the virtual machine instances, but i'm wondering if any of the other cloud hosting providers do? I'm trying to find out if Rackspace ...
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http compression shared hosting apache/php

I was sniffing the response header of one my sites and apparently is not using http compression to deliver responses because I'm not seeing the Content-Encoding: gzip in the response header. But the ...
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Dedicated server with a lot of storage and good support - and cost-effective

I am from Germany and looking for a dedicated server located in the US with a lot of storage: 750 - 1500 GB. CPU speed and amount of memory are secondary, the server will host large amounts of media ...
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Only receiving one document at a time from new web server

We're trying to move our internal ticketing system from a Microsoft Small Business Server in the server closet to a Rackspace Cloud Server. The install is Fedora 11 LAMP, and should be default out of ...
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Recommend a Rackspace Cloud Server API Language Binding?

Rackspace publishes only a hard-to-use HTTP and JSON/XML based "API" (they call it an API but it's really a non-standard Web Service without a WSDL). There are dozens of open-source language bindings ...
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How to choose size for a cloud server (rackspace)

We're going to test the rackspace cloud next week to see how it's working with our web app. It's a LAMP environment with a lot of MySQL databases. How do I choose the "right" server size? On ...
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Rackspace Cloud servers backing up

Is there anyway to backup an image of a rackspace cloud server? something thats easy to do instead of running scripts backing up each db and fs. This seems like something easy to do on EC2 and ...