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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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. ...
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How do I know which cloud server image to use

I want to use Rackspace Cloud Servers, but am not sure which Cloud Server image I should use. Here are the options I have: CentOS 5.2 Gentoo 2008.0 Debian 5.0 (lenny) Fedora 10 (Cambridge) CentOS ...
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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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With the emergence of scalable VPS like Rackspace's Cloudservers, is there still room for traditional VPS providers?

With Rackspace Cloudservers gaining popularity, and the ability for one to use their cloudserver as a scalable VPS, is there any reason why people should be using traditional VPS providers? ...
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How can I dynamically scale cloud servers to provide an on-demand hosting service?

I'm interested in using Rackspace Cloud Servers API to build myself a dynamically scalable hosting service. The Cloud Servers API allows me to add and remove server instances programmatically. ...
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JBoss Application Server on Rackspace Cloud/Mosso

So,I have a cloud account with Rackspace Cloud. I've set up a server with them. They gave me an IP and a password. I SSH'd to the machine, installed Mysql-server, Java and JBoss 5.0.1. I started JBoss ...
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How do I store an image of a server?

Is there any way to take an image of a "cloud" server (the server in question is on the Rackspace Cloud/Mosso) and store it so that the server instance can be shut down/destroyed, and if I decide I ...