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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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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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How does one test DNS performance on their webhost vs. a 3rd party dedicated service?

I have been hosting my dns with rackspace for years, formerly slicehost but I have been looking into a 3rd part host, as a result of running various speed tests, such as tools.pingdom.com to test the ...
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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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Why am I getting 'undefined method' exceptions when executing 'run_list add', 'run_list remove' and 'rackspace server delete'?

[Originally posted this to opscode forum, got no response] I’m testing out a free hosted chef-server account and multiple subcommands are failing with ‘Unexpected Errors’. Perhaps my version and the ...
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Can't upgrade docker on rackspace

I have a rackspace docker-machine set up and I need to upgrade it from 1.9 to 1.10. Using the docker-machine upgrade command says that it upgrades the machine, but docker-machine ls remains showing ...
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Rackspace MS 2008 cloud server VPN

This is a two-part Rackspace Cloud Server (MS 2008 R2) / SonicWall VPN question: I am able to connect through RRAS from several client machines, and if I have the default gateway option checked I ...
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unable to connect to ubuntu on port 3306 (mysql) on rackspace instance

I'm trying to connect to port 3306 on an Ubuntu box and am unable to do so. When I do iptables -L -n | grep 3306 I see this: ACCEPT tcp -- 0.0.0.0/0 0.0.0.0/0 tcp dpt:3306 ...
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What's the most reliable way to determine an OpenStack host's own UUID?

I would like to be able to reliably determine the UUID associated with an OpenStack guest from within the guest. A klugey way to do it would be something like: # nova show `hostname` | grep ' id ' | ...
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Incorrect IP for PPTP client on Rackspace VM

I'm using pptp-linux to connect to a (Windows) VPN. I can connect and authenticate just fine, however I can't ping any hosts on the remote LAN other than the VPN server. I think this is because my VM ...
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Cloud Server Error - File Does Not Exist: /var/www/html/public

I recently moved a webapp, built using Laravel, to a rackspace cloud server. The homepage resolves just fine as I have the root set in the apache config. However, when a request is made to any of ...
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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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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: Temporary streaming URL to a file in the cloud files

The question is simple: How to create a temporary streaming URL to a files in the Rackspace cloud files. URL is needed streaming.
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How do I view a Rackspace backup circa 2013?

I was a Rackspace customer until 2013. When I shut down my server, I had them send me a backup of it on a hard drive. Recently I had someone ask for something on that server, so I got the hard drive ...
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Rackspace Cloud Server / DB - getaddrinfo failed

I recently migrated my MySQL instance from my debian server to a cloud database server at rackspace. A couple times of day since then, I notice in the log files that we have the following error: PHP ...
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DNS - Load Balancer - SINGLE Apache Server - Tomcat

This is my configuration, I have bought a domain in godaddy.com. Linked my Load Balancer[in Rackspace] IP in domain setting. Behind the Load Balancer, there is one active server which responds all ...
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OpenSwan VPN IPSEC Tunnel Connection

I was hoping this website would be able to help with solving this issue since I've been running in circles on my end! I am using OpenSwan to setup an IPSec tunnel between a VPN server on Rackspace ...
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running rackspace VDI on Virtualbox on MacBook

I downloaded an image (vdi) of one of our servers on Rackspace . Now I would like to boot from that image in my virtualbox. Image: Ubuntu 12.04 (vdi downloaded from Rackspace) Host: OS X Yosemite ...
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Exchange 2013 New Profile Initial Update Slow, ping to server 300ms, updating at 1.5GB per day

I am using a well known Exchange 2013 provider and having issues recreating a profile and the initial sync download which has 15GB of mail which is taking weeks to update - during the intial ...
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Elastic Beanstalk, EC2 and Rackspace with Solr

We are currently working on an e-commerce startup and we obviously don't know the number of users that will hit out site (expect it to be highly variable). I'm using a custom implementation of Django ...
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Linux 'df' command not showing root filesystem?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 at Rackspace. What could cause the root fs to not appear here? # df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on none 4 0 4 0% ...