Cloud Server


Migrations

Before opening the migration window for each cloud server, Rackspace will perform a series of checks to rule out common migration issues. If your cloud server fails any of these checks, we will create a ticket in your account so...
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Server Migration

This article provides recommended actions that you can perform before you migrate your Windows server to mitigate common issues and optimize your server for a faster transition. These recommendations are based on common issues...
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Security Tools

When you modify a firewall configuration, it is important to consider potential security risks to avoid future issues. Security is a complex topic and can vary from case to case, but this article describes best practices for...
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Server Management

Each flavor class is designed for a specific workload range. Review the following list of workloads to identify which flavor class fits your current needs.

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Now that you are familiar with the Control Panel and know how to get Fanatical Support through all of our available channels, let's introduce you to an alternative method to using the Cloud Control Panel. The Rackspace mobile...
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This video shows exactly where to click within your Cloud Control paenl to change the server root/admin password.
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Web Technologies

What are the Rackspace service levels?
What is the DevOps Automation Service?
Can new public-cloud customers choose other Service Levels besides Managed Cloud?
What happens with customers who are on the old Infrastructure...
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COMPANY'S BUSINESS: Rich Media/Streaming ContentWHAT THEY DO: Operates one of the largest online professional video game leagues in the world supporting millions of players worldwideIT GOALS: Create a scalable platform for...
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Web Servers


The below table shows which operating systems (OSes) are available and supported in our service levels.



Operating System (OS)

Currently Supported Version

Available with Cloud Servers

Supported in Managed Cloud

Supported...
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Content Management Systems

Many Rackspace Manager Cloud customers already use the power of the open cloud to support their Magento Community Edition deployments, and many more utilize the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud offering for their Magento Enterprise edition...
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Performance

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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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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Mobile Devices

CUSTOMER BUSINESS: Saint Francis High School is a college preparatory, coed Catholic school in Mountain View, California.CHALLENGES: Saint Francis needed an effective way to distribute educational content to 1,800 iPad devices,...
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Backups

Detaching a Cloud Block Storage volume will prevent you from writing to it when you want to take a snapshot. It is also useful when you want to take a volume offline for archival purposes, or to move a volume to another server. A...
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After you have created and attached your Cloud Block Storage volume, you must prepare it for use on your server. To prepare your volume, you must partition, format, and mount it.  After you have successfully completed these steps...
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Scaling and High Availability

CUSTOMER’S BUSINESS: Behance is the world’s leading online platform for showcasing and discoveringcreative work.CHALLENGES: Behance needed a hybrid infrastructure that could keep pace with its rapid growth.RACKSPACE® SOLUTION:...
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Remote Access

To work with your cloud server you must establish a connection to it from your local computer. How you make the connection depends on your server operating system and desktop operating system.

Linux server

Use Secure Shell (SSH...
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Server Images

When you are done using your server and are ready to delete it, you can do this through the Cloud Control Panel.  If you have already saved a backup image of your server you can use that image to create a new server at a future...
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Uncategorized

We routinely perform maintenance on the infrastructure running the Rackspace Cloud. The majority of maintenance is performed transparently, but some maintenance requires a reboot of customer server instances. We try to provide...
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NOTE: This article is written for our Cloud Sites Control Panel. A version of this article written for our Next Generation Cloud Servers is also available here: Creating a Windows cloud server.
Prerequisites
Administrative access...
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Linux IPTables

PrefaceBeginning Server SizeCreating your first UserCreating your GroupsSetting Up SSH On your ServerSetting up your SSH KeySetting Up your Initial FirewallSetting Up your sudoers fileSetting Up Fail2BanPreforming a System...
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SSH

PrefaceBeginning Server SizeCreating your first UserCreating your GroupsSetting Up SSH On your ServerSetting up your SSH KeySetting Up your Initial FirewallSetting Up your sudoers fileSetting Up Fail2BanPreforming a System...
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Linux Tools

PrefaceBeginning Server SizeCreating your first UserCreating your GroupsSetting Up SSH On your ServerSetting up your SSH KeySetting Up your Initial FirewallSetting Up your sudoers fileSetting Up Fail2BanPreforming a System...
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Content Management Systems

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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