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 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. ...
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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 5....
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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 ...