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Apache

All accounts, by default, have a preconfigured set of thresholds (or limits) to manage capacity and prevent abuse of the system. The system recognizes rate limits and absolute limits. Rate limits are thresholds that are reset...
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Cluster
A group of servers (nodes). In Cloud Big Data, the servers are virtual.
HDFS
The Apache Hadoop Distributed File System. This is the default file system used in Cloud Big Data.
MapReduce
A framework for performing...
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Monitoring and Troubleshooting

The new Rackspace Cloud mobile application for iOS and Android devices enables you to instantly monitor the health of your cloud infrastructure.  The Rackspace Cloud mobile app, when used with Cloud Monitoring, provides you with...
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As companies and their customers outgrow previous-generation online platforms, decisions made today will impact business results for years to come.
Over the past decade, buying patterns and technology advances have radically...
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If you’re looking for an easier approach to migrating your Linux server, we have a script that can be run from the command line that automates some of the work surrounding the syncing of your data to a new instance.
 
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Web Technologies

The Rackspace Cloud can save you both time and money. This guide shows you how to do both by exlaining the basic process of turning your idea into a working site in three basic steps:
Build the infrastructure
Upload your code...
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Performance

This article will demonstrate how to put multiple data disks on a Performance 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 0....
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Uncategorized

CUSTOMER'S BUSINESS: Mailgun offers developer-friendly email services that focus on speed, reliability, and unique tracking features all exposed through a RESTful API. Mailgun was acquired by Rackspace in 2012.
CHALLENGES:...
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CUSTOMER’S BUSINESS: Critical Media is one of the world’s largest media-listening platforms.
CHALLENGES: Lacking geographic diversity in its disaster recovery plan, Critical Media recovered from Hurricane Sandy by rebuilding in...
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CUSTOMER’S BUSINESS: Spencer Gifts LLC operates two brick-and-mortar retailers, Spencer’s and Spirit Halloween.
CHALLENGES: Spencer needed to create a high-performance web presence that would scale rapidly with 1,000x seasonal...
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CUSTOMER’S BUSINESS: AfterCollege is a job discovery service that enables students and new grads to explore jobs and internships based on their field of study.
CHALLENGES: AfterCollege’s datasets grew too large for their...
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The following permissions matrix displays specific permissions for the roles in First Gen Cloud Servers. The matrix displays the method names, their corresponding RESTful API commands, and the roles that are supported.
API...
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ScaleXtreme seamlessly transitions to the open cloud with Rackspace.
CUSTOMER'S BUSINESS: ScaleXtreme offers systems monitoring and management software that allows customers to view all of their servers through a single unified...
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SOASTA leverages Rackspace® Cloud Servers to test Olympic sites.
CUSTOMER'S BUSINESS: SOASTA simulates high-volume web traffic to test web and mobile app performance.
CHALLENGES: The company needs to spin up thousands of servers...
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CUSTOMER'S BUSINESS: Digital Marketing
CHALLENGE: Planning for unexpected traffic from Nickelodeon's KCA 2011 viral Facebook "slime" app
SOLUTION: Dedicated servers, Cloud ServersTM, Cloud FilesTM, HA Configuration, CloudkickTM...
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CUSTOMER'S BUSINESS: SaaS
WHAT THEY DO: Inavero helps clients grow their business through regular Net Promoter based satisfaction surveys of their clients, employees and other important stakeholders.
IT GOALS: Scalability,...
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CUSTOMER'S BUSINESS: Free service that allows consumers and small businesses to share publicly or privately with friends and family with their own custom site.
CHALLENGES: Maintain consistent performance while distributing large...
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CUSTOMER'S BUSINESS: Streaming online music, curated and mixed by DJs
CHALLENGES: Reliable and affordable computing, storage and streaming
SOLUTION: Cloud Servers for production, databases and development; Cloud Files with for...
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CUSTOMER'S BUSINESS: A platform of educational games for touch-screen devices
CHALLENGES: Finding a reliable, flexible hosting solution that can grow with the company
SOLUTION: Cloud Servers used for test/dev, analytics, rich...
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BUSINESS: Designing and manufacturing innovative kitchen gadgets
CHALLENGES: With one of their products about to be featured on a popular TV show, the small company needed to prepare for huge traffic to their ecommerce website...
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Fanatical Support® Fits the Under Armour® Four Pillars of Greatness
 
AT A GLANCE
 
CUSTOMER'S BUSINESS: Developer, marketer, distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories
CHALLENGES: Finding a best-in-...
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Rackspace and New Relic provide the SaaS help desk company with high availability and performance.
AT A GLANCE
CUSTOMER’S BUSINESS: Zendesk is a popular cloud-based help desk system used by more than 15,000 customers in more than...
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The SaaS company counts on Cloud ServersTM with a managed service level and CloudkickTM for speed, stability, and support.
AT A GLANCE
CUSTOMER’S BUSINESS:SaaS customer relationship management tools for organizing and tracking...
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AT A GLANCE
CUSTOMER’S BUSINESS: A nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including sports, original documentaries, and educational programming 
CHALLENGES: Online broadcasting of...
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AT A GLANCE
CUSTOMER’S BUSINESS: Ecommerce retailer of personalized gift books
CHALLENGES: Very spiky traffic due to national media attention and seasonality; storing and serving up large amounts of user-generated content...
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CUSTOMER'S BUSINESS: Integrated marketing agency, creating campaigns and building sites for major companies
CHALLENGES: Small team of developers who should spend time on software, not managing servers; needed asolution for...
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The search marketing company saves time and money by moving from a dedicated server.
Company site: http://www.seerinteractive.com/
Customer’s business: Search engine marketing and SEO consulting
Challenges: An IT staff of one;...
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COMPANY: etouches
BUSINESS: Software-as-a-Service for company event planning
CHALLENGES: Need reliability, uptime, and access to a variety of specialists
SOLUTION: Dedicated Servers, Cloud Servers, Cloud Files, Firewalls...
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First Generation Cloud Servers:  Sample Code
List of API Operations
Code Samples - XML
Create Server Request
Create Server Response
Get Server Details Response
Reboot Server Request
Code Samples - JSON
Create Server Request...
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First Generation & Next Generation Cloud Servers:  How To Articles & Other Resources
 
Documentation
·         Next Generation Cloud Servers API Developer Guide
·         Next Generation Cloud Servers Getting Started...
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First Generation & Next Generation Cloud Servers:  How To Articles & Other Resources
 
Documentation
·         Next Generation Cloud Servers API Developer Guide
·         Next Generation Cloud Servers Getting Started...
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This Second Guide will show you how to add new Cloud Servers and Cloud Load Balancers to your account, as well as how to work with Cloud Files through the File Manager.
 
Cloud Servers
Rackspace Cloud Essentials 2 - Creating a...
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Manual DNS
There may be times you need to change your server's DNS settings, either because you find they're misconfigured or because you want to use your own. Fortunately there isn't a lot of work involved in changing the DNS...
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What happens when all of that market research and graphic design work pays off and you create a successful campaign that is driving lots of traffic to your site or business? There are two scenarios: 1) traffic spikes cripple your...
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Understanding the potential reach of your rich media campaign can help you properly frame budget and technical expectations. Online campaigns are like parties - knowing how many guests you expect makes budgeting and planning much...
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There are many reasons to deploy "rich media" content. This three-part article is not about the why, but the how. As with all online projects business leaders have to decide what makes the most sense for their company from both a...
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Depending on your role The Rackspace Cloud Services can be used in various ways.

Contents
1 Cloud Sites
1.1 For Website designers
1.2 For Content providers
1.3 For Resellers

2 Cloud Servers
2.1 For Website designers
2.2 For...
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Contents
1 Host multiple websites
2 Cloud burst
3 High Performance computing
4 Delivering Software as a Service solutions

 

Host multiple websites
Customers can manage multiple domains and websites on individual Cloud Servers...
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Nginx is a popular lightweight server for those who do not need the bulk and extra services that Apache may offer.
This article will look at installing Nginx on an Ubuntu Intrepid Server using the 'aptitude' package manager....
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Contents
1 Setting Up Websites
2 Maintaining Databases
3 Sending And Receiving Mail
4 Developing and testing Applications


Setting Up Websites
Users can get root access to a Cloud server and install the Apache webserver on it...
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Server Images

Some new task states have been exposed in the OpenStack Server Extended Status Extension that provide more fine-grained visibility into server state during the image-create (or "snapshot") process.  In this article, I'll tell you...
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Overview
What are Scheduled Images?
Cloud Servers users can create two different kinds of images from their running servers: manual, or scheduled. A manual image is d by the user, and runs only one time. A Scheduled Image is an...
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One advantage of rebuilding your server (versus creating a new server) is that you retain the same IP address, which saves you from having to update your DNS records and wait for DNS propagation.
Note: Rebuilding an image...
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- Getting Started -

This guide is designed to get administrators started with Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) and to answer questions about the service.
1. Overview
What is RBAC?
Why implement RBAC?
What are roles?
What roles are available through...
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The RBAC permissions matrix displays the type of roles that are available within each product. Select a product within the table to view the detailed permissions matrix.
Create, Read, Update, and Delete describes the permissions...
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This guide is designed to get administrators started with Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) and to answer questions about the service. 
What is RBAC?
RBAC is a secure method of restricting account access to authorized users. This...
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Get Open Cloud — Access all the new products including Next Gen Cloud Servers, Cloud Databases, Cloud Files, Cloud Block Storage, Cloud Monitoring, Cloud Networks, and Cloud DNS.
Get Organized — Use Tags to organize your cloud...
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Next Generation Cloud Servers:  Sample Code
List of API Operations
Code Sample - cURL
Add a user to your account through the API
Code Samples - XML
Create Server Request
Create Server Response
Get Server Details Response
Reboot...
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This Second Guide will show you how to add new Cloud Servers and Cloud Load Balancers to your account, as well as how to work with Cloud Files through the File Manager.
 
Cloud Servers
Rackspace Cloud Essentials 2 - Creating a...
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Server Management

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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As our cloud infrastructure continues to grow, Rackspace is implementing two new blocks of IPv4 addresses in our ServiceNet network.  With this new expansion, we will be able to add over 1,000,000 new IP addresses to support...
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Introduction
Using a Vyatta Appliance, you can establish a secure site-to-site VPN connection connection between your cloud infrastructure at any Rackspace site and your data center or existing IT infrastructure location.
This...
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NOTE: Cloud Networks is production ready but will be available to customers in a phased release. Therefore, it might not be visible when you log into the New Cloud Control Panel. To request access to Cloud Networks now, click ...
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Use the following steps to set up a Cloud Server through the Cloud Control Panel interface.
Log in to the Cloud Control Panel. The Cloud Servers List opens by default.
Click the Create Server button.
In the Identity section enter...
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MSSQL

Windows MSSQL

CUSTOMER’S BUSINESS: UpCounsel is a marketplace for legal services where businesses can access a high-quality legal workforce on demand.
CHALLENGES: UpCounsel is an upstart business with demanding software development...
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FAQ

What is the cost to opt in to RBAC?
RBAC is a free feature that is available to selected open cloud services with an API.
Can a customer opt out of RBAC?
Customers can opt out by simply removing the account users.  
Is RBAC...
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Next Generation Cloud Servers:  Sample Code
List of API Operations
Code Sample - cURL
Add a user to your account through the API
Code Samples - XML
Create Server Request
Create Server Response
Get Server Details Response
Reboot...
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Web Servers

The following permissions matrix displays specific permissions for the roles in Next Gen Cloud Servers. The matrix displays the method names, their corresponding RESTful API commands, and the roles that are supported.  
API...
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CUSTOMER BUSINESS: Purzue is a startup dedicated to enabling the creation of innovative multimedia résumés.
CHALLENGES: Purzue needed a worry-free way to handle millions of user-uploaded images, audio, and videos.
RACKSPACE...
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Filed in: Cloud Files

IIS and ASP.NET

The following article will demonstrate how to Configure Load Balanced Sites with SSL offloading using IIS. Take a look at the following instructions:
Create a web server to use a template
1. Create a web server and set up your...
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Backups

A Snapshot is a copy made of your Volume at a specific moment in time. It contains the full directory structure of the Volume. Snapshots can be used as incremental backups of your Volumes, as restore points for your data, as long...
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Rackspace Cloud Block Storage is a block-level storage solution that allows you to expand the storage capacity of your Rackspace Cloud Server. This means you can increase your storage without increasing the size or capacity of...
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In Cloud Block Storage you both attach and mount a Volume to a Server. These terms might sound similar, so it can get confusing as to their differences.
Attach: When you attach a Cloud Block Storage Volume to a server, a logical...
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Rackspace Cloud Backup
Using Rackspace Cloud Backup for your Database
You can use Rackspace Cloud Backup to backup your database by following a few steps.
First, some background
Rackspace Cloud Backup backs up files, provided it...
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Getting Started with Rackspace Cloud Backup - Part 6
Preferences
On the Preferences screen, you can determine how Cloud Backup notifies you about Backup activity on your Account.
Wait, didn't I do this already? When you created...
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Getting Started with Rackspace Cloud Backup - Part 4

How to Use Backup Actions

You may do several actions with a single Backup. This page describes them.


You can access the Backup Actions drop-down menu in two ways: 1) from...
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Getting Started with Rackspace Cloud Backup - Part 3

How to View Backup Information
On the last page, we discussed How to Create a Backup. Once your Backup is set up, you might want to confirm its settings, make sure a clean up...
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Getting Started with Rackspace Cloud Backup - Part 2
If you have an account with Managed Cloud Service Level and do not see your Server under Systems, check with your account manager to install the RCBU Agent.
Other users who do...
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Getting Started with Rackspace Cloud Backup - Overview
**NOTE: Cloud Backup currently only works on Rackspace Cloud Servers
Overview
Rackspace Cloud Backup is a file-based backup application that lets you choose which files and...
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Getting Started with Rackspace Cloud Backup - Part 5
How to Use System Actions
Important: The system actions are for users who are familiar with Rackspace Cloud Backup. Users with Managed Cloud Service Level accounts might want...
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Getting Started with Rackspace Cloud Backup - Part 1
Note: You can use Rackspace Cloud Backup on virtually any server in the Rackspace Cloud. The exceptions are FreeBSD 9, Debian 5 and Windows 2003.
Establish network routes
If...
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Many of you are used to taking snapshots of your servers.  If you have a solution where you want to save the server’s state or configuration, or want to keep gold copies of your system, then you basically create an image backup...
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Bulk Import

In Cloud Block Storage, we work with volumes. Volumes are the detachable block storage devices that expand the storage capacity of your server. You can think of them like USB memory sticks. Like a USB memory stick, volumes may...
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Sharepoint

Below is a list of frequently asked questions related to Rackspace Services For SharePoint.
How do I create a Windows Cloud Server with SharePoint?
From within your Rackspace Cloud Control Panel, follow the standard process to...
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Overview
Rackspace has created new versions of our Windows 2008 R2 image. These new versions include SharePoint Foundation 2010, MS SQL Express 2008 R2, and MS SQL Standard 2008 R2 pre-installed. These images have been...
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Control Panel Software

Cloud Networks allows you to attach an isolated network to a new Cloud Server during the server creation process. Existing servers can also be attached to an isolated network, but this is only possible via the Cloud Networks API...
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Cloud Networks lets you create a virtual Layer 2 network that you can attach to a new next generation Cloud Server. This lets you keep your Cloud Server separate from the Rackspace network, the internet, or both. 
Limitations...
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This Second Guide will show you how to add new Cloud Servers and Cloud Load Balancers to your account, as well as how to work with Cloud Files through the File Manager.
 
Cloud Servers
Rackspace Cloud Essentials 2 - Creating a...
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Migrations

The following video will present an overview of the process used to perform an application level migration of the IIS 7.X running configuration, MSSQL and all associated data to open cloud windows server. 
 
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File Transfers and File Sharing

Next Generation Cloud Servers:  Sample Code
List of API Operations
Code Sample - cURL
Add a user to your account through the API
Code Samples - XML
Create Server Request
Create Server Response
Get Server Details Response
Reboot...
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Server Migration

This guide covers some general tasks that can be performed to optimize a server prior to migration or image creation.
General preparation
Some tasks can help control the disk space on the server in general.
Establish a log...
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This Second Guide will show you how to add new Cloud Servers and Cloud Load Balancers to your account, as well as how to work with Cloud Files through the File Manager.
 
Cloud Servers
Rackspace Cloud Essentials 2 - Creating a...
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Other Mail Servers

UPDATE: With the recent Mailgun.com acquisition, Rackspace supports and fully recommends that customers sign up for a Mailgun email relay services account. For more information, please visit the Mailgun Blog.
I want email for......
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Warning: Email in the Cloud (Rackspace or otherwise), even with today's vast standards, is considered to be "best effort" without any guarantees for reliability or deliverability. Follow the steps below to have a better email...
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High Availability - HA

 
This Second Guide will show you how to add new Cloud Servers and Cloud Load Balancers to your account, as well as how to work with Cloud Files through the File Manager.
 
Cloud Servers
Rackspace Cloud Essentials 2 - Creating a...
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Load Balancing

 
This Second Guide will show you how to add new Cloud Servers and Cloud Load Balancers to your account, as well as how to work with Cloud Files through the File Manager.
 
Cloud Servers
Rackspace Cloud Essentials 2 - Creating a...
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Linux Tools

 
This Second Guide will show you how to add new Cloud Servers and Cloud Load Balancers to your account, as well as how to work with Cloud Files through the File Manager.
 
Cloud Servers
Rackspace Cloud Essentials 2 - Creating a...
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Windows Tools

 
This Second Guide will show you how to add new Cloud Servers and Cloud Load Balancers to your account, as well as how to work with Cloud Files through the File Manager.
 
Cloud Servers
Rackspace Cloud Essentials 2 - Creating a...
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DNS

Manual DNS
There may be times you need to change your server's DNS settings, either because you find they're misconfigured or because you want to use your own. Fortunately there isn't a lot of work involved in changing the DNS...
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Warning: Email in the Cloud (Rackspace or otherwise), even with today's vast standards, is considered to be "best effort" without any guarantees for reliability or deliverability. Follow the steps below to have a better email...
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Linux IPTables

To understand what exactly a firewall is, it is necessary to first understand what the Internet is. The Internet is, simply put, a web-like network of computers -- nothing more, nothing less. Some computers (like your laptop)...
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Windows Firewall

To understand what exactly a firewall is, it is necessary to first understand what the Internet is. The Internet is, simply put, a web-like network of computers -- nothing more, nothing less. Some computers (like your laptop)...
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Content Management Systems

Shopping cart software offers more than just payment processing. Most programs come packed with a variety of features to enable you to create and manage an online store. Options include everything from webpage and storefront...
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