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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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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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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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Is a Rackspace Cloud Server right for me?

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Rear mount or front mount switches

Where I work all the switches in a rack are mounted in the rear of the rack, but this presents a problem with hot isle cold isle cooling. The alternative is to mount the switches in the front of the ...
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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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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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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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Postfix issues sending mail to addresses under domain located on server

I recently installed virtualmin on my nice shiny new rackspace cloud. Everything went seemlessly but I've been having some issues getting emails to send properly. The problem seems to be that the ...
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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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Rackspace offsite backup

Is it necessary to do offsite backups when you're on Rackspace? Rackspace does daily image backups of the server, which does backups every half hour. If the server is hacked, and all backups are ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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In Rackspace cloud, it is true that a 2GB server is faster than the default 256MB server?

For example...when I do string.find("..."), will it be faster because the CPU is allocated more?
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Virtualmin install failing on Rackspace Debian 5.0

Running the install.sh script as-is from Virtualmin (GPL version), I get a dovecot error after about 5.5mins of installation. I have tried this on several versions of the server - same error whether ...
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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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Multicast in Rackspace cloud

On Amazon EC2, I cannot use multicast, but how about rackspace cloud? It would be very beneficial to be able to use multicast as most clustering protocols rely on it...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Rackspace Cloud API

I am creating bash script to store backup files on Rackspace (mosso). For now i am done with uploading and deleting files from containers. Next step is to remove files older than two weeks (remove ...
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Backup solutions for Rackspace cloud sites?

What options do I have for backing up the content from a Rackspace Cloud Sites including files and databases? I know they have cron jobs, but I am not sure what options I have when it comes to that. ...