Performance


File Transfers and File Sharing

GlusterFS is a software-only product that you can use to build a distributed file system across multiple storage server nodes. It provides a highly scalable and unique data storage solution that utilizes the XFS file system....
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Scaling and High Availability

GlusterFS is a software-only product that you can use to build a distributed file system across multiple storage server nodes. It provides a highly scalable and unique data storage solution that utilizes the XFS file system....
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This article describes some of the major features and benefits of the General Purpose and work-optimized flavors (configurations) of Cloud Servers compared to Standard servers.
Disk Structure
The newer flavors use faster solid...
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Performance

GlusterFS is a software-only product that you can use to build a distributed file system across multiple storage server nodes. It provides a highly scalable and unique data storage solution that utilizes the XFS file system....
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There are several noteworthy differences between Standard and General Purpose Cloud Servers:
General Purpose Cloud Servers use faster solid state drives (SSD) compared to the standard spinning disk allocation for Standard Cloud...
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Rackspace Director of Product Erik Carlin and Principal Architect Christopher Kuehl discuss how General Purpose v2 Cloud Servers can accelerate our customers' most demanding applications and websites.
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This article will demonstrate how to put multiple data disks on a General Purpose server into a RAID level 0.  We will mount a single data disk and perform read and write tests, then continue by putting two data disks into a RAID...
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This article describes some of the major features and benefits of the General Purpose and work-optimized flavors (configurations) of Cloud Servers compared to Standard servers.
Disk Structure
The newer flavors use faster solid...
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by John Strunk
When considering benchmarking information for Cloud Block Storage, there are several things you need to consider to understand the performance differences, similarities, and how more than just throughput is needed...
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The Value of Rackspace® Critical Application ServicesSponsored by CITO Research
Executive Summary
As organizations move more and more information, applications, and interactions online to engage their customers, the performance...
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High Performance Computing
High Performance Computing (HPC) enables scientists and researchers to solve complex problems that require many computing capabilities. HPC typically utilizes a message passing interface (MPI) to...
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APPLIES TO: RackConnect v3.0, RackConnect v2.0
The following charts provide a detailed comparison of the network devices available for use with your RackConnect configuration. RackConnect and RC are used interchangeably.

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This article assumes that you have already completed the installation of your WordPress website and database. If you have not completed this, read the following article: Install and Use WordPress.
You can enhance your WordPress...
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What is Cloud Files used for?
There are many ways to utilize Cloud Files, but it is strongest when functioning as unlimited object storage on the Cloud, or when used as a website accelerator with the Content Delivery Network (CDN...
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Note: This article is written for the Cloud Sites Control Panel. You can access this interface from the Cloud Control Panel by clicking your username in the upper-right corner of the Cloud Sites Control Panel and selecting "...
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This article is potentially out of date and is no longer supported.  For alternatives, you might look at using WP-Supercache or fileconveyor to handle syncing with Cloud Files.
NOTE: This article is written for our Classic Cloud...
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Use the following steps to set up a website from a basic HTML page stored in Cloud Files.
Pre-requisites
To complete this process, you need the following items:
A file transfer application such as Cyberduck.
A text editor
Images...
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NOTE: This article refers to the Cloud Sites Control Panel. You can access this interface from the Cloud Control Panel by clicking your username in the upper-right corner of the control panel and selecting Cloud Sites Control...
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Expression Engine Performance Optimization
If you're experiencing any slowness or performance issues with your Expression Engine install, you should disable all caching, query caching, and disable tracking for templates you...
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Gallery 2 Optimization
Gallery, the open source web based photo album organizer, offers you an easy way to manage your photos on your website. This article will explain how to configure Gallery 2 to deliver content more...
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This guide is intended for advanced users.


For optimization techniques of any web application, The Rackspace Cloud highly recommends consulting the vendors of the application. However, SugarCRM does have detailed...
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Optimizing Your Website on Rackspace Cloud Sites
Below we have outlined some best practices and suggestions to optimize your website on Cloud Sites:
Using SSL
SSL may be right for you but should be used only when necessary. SSL...
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Importance of using Indexes in your MySQL database:
Indexes help the system to access data fast and provide an ordering on the rows of a table as well as help enforce uniqueness of the values in a table. A lot of performance...
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NOTE: This article refers to the Cloud Sites Control Panel. You can access this interface from the Cloud Control Panel by clicking your username in the upper-right corner of the control panel and selecting Cloud Sites Control...
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Note:  We've had reports of problems using Magento with Cloud Sites.  We cannot provide support for Magento on Cloud Sites so we do not recommend using it at this time.  This article is made available for archival purposes only....
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Some web sites dynamically download and display data from a remote site by using an fopen() call with a URL specified. This is highly inefficient and leads to large consumption of Compute Cycles. To resolve this, set up a simple...
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Load Balancing

This article describes some of the major features and benefits of the General Purpose and work-optimized flavors (configurations) of Cloud Servers compared to Standard servers.
Disk Structure
The newer flavors use faster solid...
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Server Management

This article describes some of the major features and benefits of the General Purpose and work-optimized flavors (configurations) of Cloud Servers compared to Standard servers.
Disk Structure
The newer flavors use faster solid...
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Resizing

This article describes some of the major features and benefits of the General Purpose and work-optimized flavors (configurations) of Cloud Servers compared to Standard servers.
Disk Structure
The newer flavors use faster solid...
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Backups

This article describes some of the major features and benefits of the General Purpose and work-optimized flavors (configurations) of Cloud Servers compared to Standard servers.
Disk Structure
The newer flavors use faster solid...
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Server Images

This article describes some of the major features and benefits of the General Purpose and work-optimized flavors (configurations) of Cloud Servers compared to Standard servers.
Disk Structure
The newer flavors use faster solid...
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Migrations

This article describes some of the major features and benefits of the General Purpose and work-optimized flavors (configurations) of Cloud Servers compared to Standard servers.
Disk Structure
The newer flavors use faster solid...
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API

This article describes some of the major features and benefits of the General Purpose and work-optimized flavors (configurations) of Cloud Servers compared to Standard servers.
Disk Structure
The newer flavors use faster solid...
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Monitoring and Troubleshooting

The Value of Rackspace® Critical Application ServicesSponsored by CITO Research
Executive Summary
As organizations move more and more information, applications, and interactions online to engage their customers, the performance...
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Programming

High Performance Computing
High Performance Computing (HPC) enables scientists and researchers to solve complex problems that require many computing capabilities. HPC typically utilizes a message passing interface (MPI) to...
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Content Management Systems

This article assumes that you have already completed the installation of your WordPress website and database. If you have not completed this, read the following article: Install and Use WordPress.
You can enhance your WordPress...
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This article is potentially out of date and is no longer supported.  For alternatives, you might look at using WP-Supercache or fileconveyor to handle syncing with Cloud Files.
NOTE: This article is written for our Classic Cloud...
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Gallery 2 Optimization
Gallery, the open source web based photo album organizer, offers you an easy way to manage your photos on your website. This article will explain how to configure Gallery 2 to deliver content more...
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Filed in: Cloud Sites
Note:  We've had reports of problems using Magento with Cloud Sites.  We cannot provide support for Magento on Cloud Sites so we do not recommend using it at this time.  This article is made available for archival purposes only....
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Linux MySQL

Importance of using Indexes in your MySQL database:
Indexes help the system to access data fast and provide an ordering on the rows of a table as well as help enforce uniqueness of the values in a table. A lot of performance...
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Apache

Some web sites dynamically download and display data from a remote site by using an fopen() call with a URL specified. This is highly inefficient and leads to large consumption of Compute Cycles. To resolve this, set up a simple...
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