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Configuration

What is happening?

Cloud Sites is adding MariaDB 10 as a database option. While it is a different engine, it is fully compatible with MySQL's connections and syntax. This upgrade is an effort to keep Cloud Sites up-to-date with...
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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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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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FTP

In order to protect the performance of the Rackspace Cloud Sites shared platform and to serve a large user base, the maximum number of client connections allowed for a single FTP user is ten (10).You might have run afoul of this...
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MySQL supports several different types of Table Engines also known as "Table Types". A database can have its tables being a mix of different table engine types or all of the same type. Here is more information on each of the...
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Note: This article is written for our Cloud Sites Control Panel. You can get to it from the Cloud Control Panel by clicking your name in the upper-right corner and selecting Cloud Sites Control Panel.

Now that you have...
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No, FTP bandwidth does not count against your monthly transfer.
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In the UNIX and Linux file systems, the names of hidden files are preceded by a period (such as .htaccess and .htpasswd). Fileman and many FTP applications do not display such hidden files by default.

Use the following...
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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 the Cloud Control Panel menu at the top of the window and selecting Cloud Sites from the menu....
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Account Services

To see how to create a Rackspace support ticket, watch a brief video.

After you create a support ticket, it can have one of the following statuses, depending on the work done on it:

New
In progress
Pending your response...
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A Cloud Sites sub-account, also called a client, provides access to a white label control panel. A white label control panel provides all of the functionality needed for your clients' web hosting accounts. The sub-account owner...
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You can change your credit card and billing information in the Cloud Control Panel.

To access billing information from the Cloud Sites Control Panel:

In the left navigation menu, click Your Account.
Click Billing.
You are...
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You can find a copy of our AUP here.
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When you sign up for products under the Managed Infrastructure, Managed Operations SysOPs, or Managed Operations DevOps Automation service levels, your credit card is charged a US $1.00 authorization charge to confirm it is an...
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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 the Cloud Control Panel menu at the top of the window and selecting Cloud Sites from the menu....
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Value Add Tax, or VAT is a tax that's charged on most business transactions in the UK and European Union. Businesses add VAT to the price they charge when they provide goods and services.
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Previously, if billing for your account failed, a message would be displayed when you logged in to the Cloud Sites Control Panel. The message stated that there was an issue billing your account and to contact our Cloud Billing...
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Please click here to view The Rackspace Cloud Terms of Service. Please click here to view the Mail Hosting Services Terms of Service.
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We do not charge for incoming bandwidth or for intraserver communication using a datacenter's backend network (ServiceNet). Outbound bandwidth charges vary according to the products you use. Review the linked areas below for...
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Our Service Level Agreement for Cloud Servers, Cloud Sites, and Cloud Files can be found at http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/legal/sla/.
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- Getting Started -

Note: This article is written for our Cloud Sites Control Panel. You can get to it from the Cloud Control Panel by clicking your name in the upper-right corner and selecting Cloud Sites Control Panel.This article will show you...
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Note: This article refers to a feature that is no longer available for Cloud Sites. This article exists for legacy support only. Although we no longer offer free email service with Cloud Sites, you can connect to a mail service...
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Note: This article refers to a feature that is no longer available for Cloud Sites. It is provided for legacy support only.

Email sent to you from domains, email addresses, and IP addresses on your blacklist are blocked and are...
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NOTE: This documentation refers to a feature that is no longer available for Cloud Sites.  This article is here for the purpose of legacy support only.Email Antivirus ProcessOur antivirus system scans all inbound and outbound...
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Note: This article refers to a feature that is no longer available for Cloud Sites. It is provided for legacy support only.

Basic spam filtering is set up and enabled for all of your email accounts through Cloud Sites. If the...
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NOTE: This documentation refers to a feature that is no longer available for Cloud Sites.  This article is here for the purpose of legacy support only. --Make sure the email account has already been created in Cloud Sites control...
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NOTE: This documentation refers to a feature that is no longer available for Cloud Sites.  This article is here for the purpose of legacy support only. A catchall address is a designated mailbox where any email sent to a non-...
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When you create or change an account or FTP password on Rackspace Cloud Sites you will need to adhere to the following requirements:Passwords must contain at least eight characters.The password must contain a mixture of upper and...
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This first guide will help familiarize you with the Rackspace Cloud Control Panel. 

Note: This article is written for our Cloud Sites Control Panel. You can get to it from the Cloud Control Panel by clicking your name in...
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For any domain that is registered with or transferred to The Rackspace Cloud, we will automatically notify you as the expiration date for your domain name nears. The notices will be sent to the email address listed under the...
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Note: This article refers to a feature that is no longer available for Cloud Sites. It is provided for legacy support only.

For instructions on setting up a POP or IMAP account in Outlook 2000, see the Setting Up Microsoft®...
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Set up IMAP access on your iPhone

To set up your iPhone for IMAP, perform the following steps:

On the...
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Note: This article refers to a feature that is no longer available for Cloud Sites. It is provided for legacy support only.

You can access a mobile version of the webmail client by going to mail.emailsrvr.com/mobile.

You can...
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Note: This article refers to a feature that is no longer available for Cloud Sites. This article exists for legacy support only.

For instructions on setting up your email account in Windows Mail, see the following PDF documents...
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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 the Cloud Control Panel menu at the top of the window and selecting Cloud Sites from the menu....
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Note: This article refers to a feature that is no longer available for Cloud Sites. This article exists for legacy support only.

Set up ChatterEmail on your Treo for the first time

If you have not loaded ChatterEmail on your...
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Security

Contents1 Abstract2 Introduction3 SQL Injection Examples4 Cheat Sheet On SQL Injection Attacks Against MySQL Databases5 SQL Injection by Exploiting the INFORMATION_SCHEMA6 Preventing MySQL SQL Injections7 Summary8...
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There are various types of bots and spiders that transverse sites for different reasons. Among them activities such as email harvesting and other malicious activity. By using a .htaccess file, you can block the majority of well...
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When you create or change an account or FTP password on Rackspace Cloud Sites you will need to adhere to the following requirements:Passwords must contain at least eight characters.The password must contain a mixture of upper and...
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Security Tools

Contents1 Abstract2 Introduction3 SQL Injection Examples4 Cheat Sheet On SQL Injection Attacks Against MySQL Databases5 SQL Injection by Exploiting the INFORMATION_SCHEMA6 Preventing MySQL SQL Injections7 Summary8...
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Linux MySQL

Contents1 Abstract2 Introduction3 SQL Injection Examples4 Cheat Sheet On SQL Injection Attacks Against MySQL Databases5 SQL Injection by Exploiting the INFORMATION_SCHEMA6 Preventing MySQL SQL Injections7 Summary8...
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Backing Up Your MySQL DatabaseTo manage your MySQL database, you'll first need to login to the online manager (phpMyAdmin).After you are logged into the online manager, click on a database or table in the left frame as shown in...
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MySQL supports several different types of Table Engines also known as "Table Types". A database can have its tables being a mix of different table engine types or all of the same type. Here is more information on each of the...
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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 is written for our Cloud Sites Control Panel. You can get to it from the Cloud Control Panel by clicking your name in the upper-right corner and selecting Cloud Sites Control Panel.Now that you've successfully...
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Note: This article is written for our Cloud Sites Control Panel. You can get to it from the Cloud Control Panel by clicking your name in the upper-right corner and selecting Cloud Sites Control Panel.In this article we are going...
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MySQL

Contents1 Abstract2 Introduction3 SQL Injection Examples4 Cheat Sheet On SQL Injection Attacks Against MySQL Databases5 SQL Injection by Exploiting the INFORMATION_SCHEMA6 Preventing MySQL SQL Injections7 Summary8...
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Performance

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 describes some best practices and suggestions for optimizing your website on Cloud Sites.

Using SSL

SSL might be right for your website, but it should be used only when necessary. SSL traffic is encrypted and...
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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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Gallery 2 OptimizationGallery, 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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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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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...
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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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Starting the week of November 15th, 2010 we have changed the IPs for our clusters. The below table represents the old IP and the IP A records should now point to. All sites moving forward are configured to go to the appropriate...
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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 the Cloud Control Panel menu at the top of the window and selecting Cloud Sites.

The Cloud Sites...
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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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Follow the instructions below to restore your MSSQL database.Note: The Rackspace Cloud recommends using Internet Explorer when managing your MSSQL databases via myLittleAdmin.Restoring Your MSSQL DatabaseTo manage your MSSQL...
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There are several reasons why you may not have recieved email confirmation that your cron job completed successfully. Here are a few things to check:1. Please confirm that you entered in your email address correctly within the...
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Unfortunately Automatic Domain Renewal is not available for registered Cloud Sites domains; the domains must be manually renewed via the Control Panel. Please see the following article on how to manually renew your domain:How Do...
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Cloud Sites creates backups of your data on a nightly basis. However, its purpose is for disaster recovery on the server side. If for any reason a storage node on our side were to crash, our backups will be there to replace any...
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It isn't uncommon in certain situations to not want to allow indexing of a site by a search engine. This can come into play when preparing to launch a new service or developing a new site. A consensus between a majority of bot...
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Modifying your hosts file allows you to override the DNS for a domain, on that particular machine. This is useful when you want to test your site without the test link, prior to going live with SSL; verify that an alias site...
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To migrate your website from a CPanel, Plesk or Ensim host, you will need to make sure you have FTP program to upload and download your files, and a text editor to edit any file paths that your site may contain.

The first step...
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To correct this error, modify the machineKey in web.config. Use the information at the following sites to generate a key and usage in web.config.http://www.orcsweb.com/articles/generate-aspnet-machine-key/http://support.orcsweb....
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The UNIX find utility is disabled for performance reasons. In order to find older files and delete them, one must create a script that performs similar logic.

Below is a way to do this using a PHP script and a HTML form as a...
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You can use the following code saved into a file with a .asp extension to test CDOSYS functionality; CDOSYS is a built-in component in ASP, so utilizing it from your ASP code takes no additional effort on your part.We strongly...
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Note: This article is written for our Cloud Sites Control Panel. You can access this interface from the Cloud Control Panel by clicking your username in the upper-right of the control panel and selecting "Cloud Sites Control...
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You will need to contact the company that you have chosen to register your domain through to request to have your domain locked or unlocked. If you purchased your domain through Cloud Sites you are welcome to contact the support...
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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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By now, you have built your server, made it secure, and uploaded content to your server.  The last step in the First 48 Hour Essentials is to configure your DNS so the rest of the Internet knows where to find your site.The most...
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You can do a WHOIS search to find the administrative email and the current registrar for the domain. See How do I do a WHOIS search? for more information.
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What is phpinfo?


PHPinfo is a function that returns information, in HTML form, about the PHP environment on your server.


How do I run phpinfo?


To run PHPinfo you must save the following code in a file on your computer...
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Microsoft is currently on a comprehensive once-a-month release of security updates. Microsoft releases updates on the second Tuesday of each month. Immediately after each Microsoft release, Rackspace will proceed to test the...
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We here at The Rackspace Cloud will never suspend a site as long as the traffic is legitimate and the hosted content doesn't violate our TOS or our AUP. As a company, we succeed when you succeed so we will always encourage...
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Your current registrar may reject a registrar change request if:the request was made within 60 days of the initial registration.there is a legal dispute over the domain name.there is a pending bankruptcy of the domain name holder...
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If you have uploaded new content and can't see the changes in your web site, check the following:1. Has it been at least 48 hours since you completed your domain registration? If not, try uploading content to your website using...
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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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Your site has been compromised and the initial priority is to restore to the original state. Do not be so hasty that you remove all evidence that can be used to track down the source of the compromise. Please follow the following...
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Ping and Traceroute are utilities that can be used to help troubleshoot network or Internet connections. The Rackspace Cloud technical support team may request you to initiate a ping or traceroute to a destination (such as your...
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NOTE: This documentation refers to a feature that is no longer available for Cloud Sites.  This article is here for the purpose of legacy support only. This error message reads:The connection to the server has failed. Account: '...
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You must have access to the administrative email to approve transfer requests when you are changing registrars or updating your name servers. Your current registrar will send an email to this account that will require a reply...
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A "locked" domain cannot be transferred to a new registrar. Your current registrar may offer "transfer lock" or a similar service as a security measure to prevent unauthorized transfer of your domain name. If this feature is...
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If your PHP script is not working, check the following:1. Did you save it as a file with the ".php" extension?2. Did you upload it to the correct folder on the server?3. Did you upload it in ASCII?If you've tried all of the above...
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The Rackspace Cloud isn't afraid of the facts. And the fact is, audio encoding is a good example of a task that a dedicated server is better suited for. We built Cloud Sites to be a highly specialized and optimized computer...
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The following is a list of differences between a traditional hosting site and one from Cloud SitesMore than one server serves a specific website's request. This is because the load balancing capability is made available to all...
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There are thousands of web scripts in development and many more that are created every day. We do not have the ability to archive and support every script so we suggest that you download the script from the developers website....
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Unfortunately, we do not support FrontPage Extensions. While still used on many sites, Microsoft has discontinued support for FrontPage and has replaced it with a new set of technologies.Please see this link for additional...
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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: This documentation refers to a feature that is no longer available for Cloud Sites.  This article is here for the purpose of legacy support only. Secure email is supported and below are the server names and ports that you...
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The Cloud Sites FTP service does support resumable uploading. This means that if there is a connection failure during an upload, it does not have to be started from the beginning. The ftp client may need to be configured...
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 Contents1 Foreward2 The Who3 The What4 Representing Access with Numbers5 File Creation6 Cloud Sites Scenarios

Foreward Directory permissions in a shared environment are exponentially more important than in a dedicated...
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NOTE: This documentation refers to a feature that is no longer available for Cloud Sites.  This article is here for the purpose of legacy support only. There are no limits on the number of POP3/IMAP checks you can make on a per...
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The path to Perl is "#!/usr/bin/perl -w".For additional information about how Perl is setup on our system, you can run a PerlDigger script. See How can I test CGI/Perl functionality? for additional information.
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Yes, international credit cards are accepted. The Rackspace Cloud will honor Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
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The Rackspace Cloud has SLAs for each of the products and they can be viewed online with the Terms of service and AUP (Accepted use policy).
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If you do not have a VAT ID number, or choose not to supply one, Rackspace will apply the appropriate tax handling to your invoice. It is in your best interest to supply your VAT ID number because the tax handling for a...
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Value Add Tax, or VAT is a tax that's charged on most business transactions in the UK and European Union. Businesses add VAT to the price they charge when they provide goods and services.
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If you're a VAT-registered business, in most cases you can reclaim the VAT you pay when you buy goods and services for your business. In order to reclaim this money you need to have records to support your claim. By collecting...
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Rackspace does a significant amount of business in Europe and has registered for VAT in the UK. As a company registered for VAT in the UK, we are obligated to follow certain taxation regulations.
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Using Cloud Files to back up your data provides the following benefits:

Mission-critical data is backed up safely in a secure, offsite location.
Disaster recovery is possible with the backed up data.
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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 the Cloud Control Panel menu at the top of the window and selecting Cloud Sites.

To change the...
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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 the Cloud Control Panel menu at the top of the window and selecting Cloud Sites.

You can change...
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Note: This article refers to a feature that is no longer available for Cloud Sites. It is provided for legacy support only.

Every Cloud Sites account provides access to an unlimited number of mailboxes per domain at no...
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To change the default document on your PHP-based sites, you can use the following code in the .htaccess file:


DirectoryIndex filename.html

This code causes filename.html to be treated as your default page, or default directory...
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A WHOIS search reveals details about a domain name, including who owns it, where it was registered, when it expires, and which name servers are assigned to the domain. There are many software tools for performing a WHOIS search,...
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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 the Cloud Control Panel menu at the top of the window and selecting Cloud Sites.

A task's status...
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You can easily enable or disable client billing, on a site by site basis, through your control panel when first adding an account. If you have already added an account and need to enable/disable client billing for it, follow...
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This article provides examples of how to force SSL on your ASP or ASP.NET site.

web.config file
ASP.NET (not MVC 3)
ASP.NET (MVC 3)
Classic ASP
web.config file

If your website has the IIS Rewrite Module available, you can...
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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 the Cloud Control Panel menu at the top of the window and selecting Cloud Sites.

You can use...
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Note: This article refers to a feature that is no longer available for Cloud Sites. It is provided for legacy support only.

You can change the password for your email account either in the Cloud Sites Control Panel or within the...
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To test Collaboration Data Objects for Windows NT Server (CDONTS) functionality, you can use the following code saved into a file with a .asp extension:


<%
Dim myMail
Set myMail = Server.CreateObject ("CDONTS.NewMail")...
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You can use the following PHP code to test your MySQL database.

You must provide values for the following variables:

$database
$host
$username
$password


<?php
$database = "";
$host = "";
$username = "";
$password = "";

$...
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To test PHP mail functionality, you can use the following code saved into a file with a .php extension:

Important: We recommend using an SMTP relay that requires authentication. Sending mail through unauthenticated SMTP servers...
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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 the Cloud Control Panel menu at the top of the window and selecting Cloud Sites.

The Cloud Sites...
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To test the session_id() function in PHP, you can use the following PHP script:


<?php
session_start();
$old_sessionid = session_id();
session_regenerate_id();
$new_sessionid = session_id();
echo "Old Session: $old_sessionid...
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We provide an ASP component installed on all the web servers that allows uploading files using classic asp. This component is called Persits AspUpload. If you want to upload files without giving public write, you can impersonate...
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Note:This article refers to a feature that is no longer available for Cloud Sites. This article exists for legacy support only.

Set up your Palm Pre for IMAP access

To set up the Palm Pre for IMAP, perform the following steps...
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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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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: 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: 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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Gallery 2 OptimizationGallery, 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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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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This article will show you how to install OSCommerce version 2.2 onto your site with The Rackspace Cloud. Please note that this article assumes you have already selected either PHP4 or PHP5 as your default technology, you have...
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WP Super Cache is an available plugin for Wordpress installations to store cached versions of your dynamic PHP pages. Installing WP Super Cache can also reduce the number of compute cycles used by a site since it reduces the load...
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When adding the website, please ensure the website is created under yourself or the company and not a client in your control panel; you should select You (Account Name) from the drop-down menu when creating new DotNetNuke site....
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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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DNS

Note: This article is written for our Cloud Sites Control Panel. You can get to it from the Cloud Control Panel by clicking your name in the upper-right corner and selecting Cloud Sites Control Panel.We've already discuss how to...
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Note: This article is written for our Cloud Sites Control Panel. You can get to it from the Cloud Control Panel by clicking your name in the upper-right corner and selecting Cloud Sites Control Panel or by navigating to http://...
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You can use the following methods to set up your domain name to work with your Cloud Sites web hosting account:

Registering a domain name through the control panel
Transferring the registrar of an existing domain name
Updating...
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By now, you have built your server, made it secure, and uploaded content to your server.  The last step in the First 48 Hour Essentials is to configure your DNS so the rest of the Internet knows where to find your site.The most...
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The company who serves as your domain registrar is responsible for managing your domain registration records. Your domain registrar is often the company who sold you your domain name. Register.com, GoDaddy, and TuCows are...
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You can set up domains with any extension, but only the following ones can be purchased or transferred to Cloud Sites at this time:
.com
.org
.net
.co.uk
Though they can be registered in the control panel, all .uk address can...
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Note: This article is written for our Cloud Sites Control Panel. You can get to it from the Cloud Control Panel by clicking your name in the upper-right corner and selecting Cloud Sites Control Panel.The Rackspace Cloud...
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MSSQL

Note: This article refers to the Cloud Sites Control Panel. You can access this interface from the Cloud Control Panel by clicking the Cloud Control Panel menu at the top of the window and selecting Cloud Sites.

Microsoft SQL...
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Contents



1 MSSQL Security


2 Remapping MSSQL Users
2.1 Remapping Database Users to Logins





MSSQL Security


MSSQL has two logical layers of...
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Follow the instructions below to backup your MSSQL database.Note: The Rackspace Cloud recommends using Internet Explorer when managing your MSSQL databases via myLittleAdmin.Note: Our system will only allow one backup file to be...
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Note: This article is written for our Cloud Sites Control Panel. You can get to it from the Cloud Control Panel by clicking your name in the upper-right corner and selecting Cloud Sites Control Panel.

Rackspace Cloud Sites has...
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Note: This article is written for our Cloud Sites Control Panel. You can get to it from the Cloud Control Panel by clicking your name in the upper-right corner and selecting Cloud Sites Control Panel.In this article we are going...
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If you are having issues viewing your SQL Server 2005 database in Management Studio 2008 and the database is provisioned correctly in the Rackspace system, refer to the following blog post for troubleshooting information:

http...
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IIS and ASP.NET

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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You can redirect a subdomain to a subdirectory by using ASP or ASP.net code.When the requests are redirected using an ASP file, the URL in browser for redirected domains will show the correct domain name and the directory name...
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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 the Cloud Control Panel menu at the top of the window and selecting Cloud Sites.

There are two...
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In order to do this 2 pieces of information are required.The data center location of the website ( ORD or DFW ) ( If website test link contains 'dfw' the site is assigned to DFW, otherwise it is ORD)The web directory into which...
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Contents



1 The IIS 7 URL Rewrite Module

1.1 Example #1


1.2 Example #2


1.3 Example #3


1.4 Example #4...
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Below is a sample script you can copy and paste in order to test CDOSYS functionality:<%
Dim MyMail
Set MyMail = CreateObject("CDO.Message")
MyMail.From = "You@YourDomain.com"
MyMail.To = "YouAgain@YourOtherAddress.com"...
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Below is our default document list for sites that have Windows/IIS set as their default technology:iisstart.htmindex.aspxindex.aspindex.htmlindex.htmdefault.aspxdefault.aspdefault.htmldefault.htm
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An application pool is a form of encapsulation to prevent the effects of bad code being executing from impacting other processes. Each application pool has its own worker process associated with it. By default, each site's /...
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An application pool is a form of encapsulation to prevent the effects of bad code being executing from impacting other processes. Each application pool has its own worker process associated with it. By default, each site's /...
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By default some scripts will attempt to retrieve the IP address of a visitor using the REMOTE_ADDR HTTP header. Due to the nature of our environment your script may receive the IP of one of our load balancers, rather than the IP...
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These are sample connection strings for MSSQL Server 2005, MSSQL Server 2008, and MySQL from ASP or ASP.NET.Contents1 Important Note2 Microsoft SQL 2005 & 20082.1 SQL Native Client2.2 SQLNCLI2.3 SQLOLEDB3 MySQL3.1 ODBC//...
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These are sample connection strings for MSSQL Server 2005, MSSQL Server 2008, and MySQL from ASP or ASP.NET.Contents1 Important Note2 Microsoft SQL 2005 & 20082.1 SQL Native Client2.2 SQLNCLI2.3 SQLOLEDB3 MySQL3.1 ODBC//...
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Note: This article is written for our Cloud Sites Control Panel. You can get to it from the Cloud Control Panel by clicking your name in the upper-right corner and selecting Cloud Sites Control Panel.In this article we're going...
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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 the Cloud Control Panel menu at the top of the window and selecting Cloud Sites.

Prerequisites...
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You can change the default index file for your site on Windows IIS by using a web.config file with the following code:


<configuration>
<system.webServer>
<defaultDocument>
<files...
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You can enable custom error messages for your ASP.NET application on Windows IIS by using a web.config file with a customErrors setting configured.

For security purposes and coding best practices, set the customErrors mode to...
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You can enable detailed error messages for your classic ASP site on Windows IIS by using a web.config file with the following code.

Note: This code is useful in diagnosing issues with a site, but for security reasons should be...
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You can enable directory listing by using an ASP page. Instructions are located on the Microsoft Support Site.

You can also enable directory listing in the web.config file with the following code. You specify the folder name...
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On the ASP.NET platform, it's common to use a third-party assembly to provide access to features from your code that you find useful but that might not be available from the .NET framework. To do this, you deploy the assembly to...
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To add an additional extension or change the mime type for an extension, use the following code:


<configuration>
<system.webServer>
<staticContent>
<remove fileExtension=".extension" /...
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For information about preventing browser caching for classic ASP sites, see the following article:

http://www.devx.com/vb2themax/Tip/18635
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You can set custom 404s for ASP and .NET sites by adding the following code to the bottom of the web.config file before the final </configuration> tag. You must use both options to redirect all 404s.

Classic ASP and static...
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If your website is running in integrated mode, you might have noticed that your HttpHandlers no longer function even though they are set in your web.config file.

Explanation

This behavior is expected because integrated mode...
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Adding impersonation to your site allows the web server process to run as your primary File Transfer Protocol (FTP) user. This means that it has permission to write to your files, create files, create folders, and perform other...
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Windows MSSQL

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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 the Cloud Control Panel menu at the top of the window and selecting Cloud Sites.

Microsoft...
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Linux and PHP

You can cause PHP to be processed on HTM and HTML pages by setting those extensions to be served by the PHP handler. You can enable PHP processing on .htm and .html in your .htaccess with the following directives:

AddHandler...
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You can cause PHP to be processed on HTM and HTML pages by setting those extensions to be served by the PHP handler. You can enable PHP processing on .htm and .html in your .htaccess with the following directives:

AddHandler...
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You can test PHP SMTP functions with the following two examples. The first one is standard SMTP while the second one is SMTP with SSL.We strongly recommend using an SMTP relay that requires authentication. Sending mail through...
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By default some scripts will attempt to retrieve the IP address of a visitor using the REMOTE_ADDR HTTP header. Due to the nature of our environment your script may receive the IP of one of our load balancers, rather than the IP...
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Note: This article is written for our Cloud Sites Control Panel. You can get to it from the Cloud Control Panel by clicking your name in the upper-right corner and selecting Cloud Sites Control Panel.In this article we're going...
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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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To force SSL on your PHP site, you can use the following code in a .htaccess file:


#Force SSL on entire site
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{ENV:HTTPS} !on [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://(YOURDOMAIN)/$1 [R,L...
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To be able to view server configuration information for your sites using PHP, insert the following code into a file named phpinfo.php:


<?php phpinfo(); ?>


Save the file to your site, and then use your browser to call...
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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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Session state servers are being implemented for PHP applications. This will improve the performance of most sites by setting the default session handler to the state servers. Session data will be accessible from all PHP web nodes...
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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 the Cloud Control Panel menu at the top of the window and selecting Cloud Sites from the menu....
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Scheduled Cron Jobs

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The minimum scheduled interval for a cron job is set to 5 minutes.
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Contents1 Command Language: PHP vs HTTP2 Relative vs Absolute Paths2.1 Solution #12.2 Solution #2Command Language: PHP vs HTTPSome PHP scripts are designed to be run from a web browser; if this is the case for your script, you...
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Scripting extraction and compression of filesGeneral Process:In Cloud Sites, the general process for extracting and compressing files through a cron job consists of the following steps:Creating the script FileUploading the...
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Microsoft .NET

An application pool is a form of encapsulation to prevent the effects of bad code being executing from impacting other processes. Each application pool has its own worker process associated with it. By default, each site's /...
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These are sample connection strings for MSSQL Server 2005, MSSQL Server 2008, and MySQL from ASP or ASP.NET.Contents1 Important Note2 Microsoft SQL 2005 & 20082.1 SQL Native Client2.2 SQLNCLI2.3 SQLOLEDB3 MySQL3.1 ODBC//...
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You can enable directory listing by using an ASP page. Instructions are located on the Microsoft Support Site.

You can also enable directory listing in the web.config file with the following code. You specify the folder name...
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You can set custom 404s for ASP and .NET sites by adding the following code to the bottom of the web.config file before the final </configuration> tag. You must use both options to redirect all 404s.

Classic ASP and static...
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SSL

By default some scripts will attempt to retrieve the IP address of a visitor using the REMOTE_ADDR HTTP header. Due to the nature of our environment your script may receive the IP of one of our load balancers, rather than the IP...
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Unfortunately, we do not provide the actual SSL certificates. Please see our article on which SSL certificates we support, you will need to purchase your cert from a supported vendor. Click here for a list of supported SSL...
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To force SSL on your PHP site, you can use the following code in a .htaccess file:


#Force SSL on entire site
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{ENV:HTTPS} !on [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://(YOURDOMAIN)/$1 [R,L...
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Because of the unique hosting environment of Cloud Sites, an addition to the code used for the Allow only feature via SSL is required.

In Cloud Sites, the requesting IP address coming into a server is the IP address of our load...
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Note: This article is written for our Cloud Sites Control Panel. You can get to it from the Cloud Control Panel by clicking your name in the upper-right corner and selecting Cloud Sites Control Panel.

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)...
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 SSL certificates installed on Cloud Sites have certain requirements in order to be installed correctly. The primary certificates supported are:    * Root Level certs    * Apache + OpenSSLCloud Sites also supports the following ...
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Rackspace Email

NOTE: This documentation refers to a feature that is no longer available for Cloud Sites.  This article is here for the purpose of legacy support only.
 
If our spam filtering software suspects that an incoming message is spam,...
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Legacy Support

NOTE: This documentation refers to a feature that is no longer available for Cloud Sites.  This article is here for the purpose of legacy support only.

 

If the spam filtering options have been altered from the default settings...
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NOTE: This documentation refers to a feature that is no longer available for Cloud Sites.  This article is here for the purpose of legacy support only.

 

 

If our spam filtering software suspects that an incoming message is...
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Note: This article refers to a feature that is no longer available for Cloud Sites. It is provided for legacy support only.

Basic spam filtering is set up and enabled for all of your email accounts through Cloud Sites. Although...
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Note: This article refers to a feature that is no longer available for Cloud Sites. It is provided for legacy support only.

Unfortunately, email filters cannot catch all unwanted emails, and they will appear in your email list....
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NOTE: This documentation refers to a feature that is no longer available for Cloud Sites.  This article is here for the purpose of legacy support only.

 

If you would like to learn more about the differences between Post Office...
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NOTE: This documentation refers to a feature that is no longer available for Cloud Sites.  This article is here for the purpose of legacy support only.

 

If you would like to learn more about the differences between Post Office...
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NOTE: This documentation refers to a feature that is no longer available for Cloud Sites.  This article is here for the purpose of legacy support only.

 

If you would like to learn more about the differences between Post Office...
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NOTE: This documentation refers to a feature that is no longer available for Cloud Sites.  This article is here for the purpose of legacy support only.

 

If you would like to learn more about the differences between Post Office...
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Caching

We will be introducing an op-code cache on our PHP based web nodes. Normally, PHP files have to be read and parsed for each request before they are executed. This processing time gets longer the more complex your site is. The...
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This article provides methods for bypassing the cache when delivering content from your website. You might want to bypass the cache if you don't want your image delivery to be accelerated or if you want to force a freshness check...
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Server Management

Rackspace has data centers located across the globe to better serve you, grouped into regions according to their locations. Regions are referred to by the three-letter codes of nearby airports, like DFW for Dallas/Fort Worth and...
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Web Servers

Please refer to our Acceptable Use Policy for details on what content can be hosted with us.
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Apache

You can change the default index file for your site on Windows IIS by using a web.config file with the following code:


<configuration>
<system.webServer>
<defaultDocument>
<files...
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To add an additional extension or change the mime type for an extension, use the following code:


<configuration>
<system.webServer>
<staticContent>
<remove fileExtension=".extension" /...
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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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Cloud Office

NOTE: This documentation refers to a feature that is no longer available for Cloud Sites.  This article is here for the purpose of legacy support only. If you would like to learn more about the differences between Post Office...
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