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Rackspace Windows Server 2012 R2


Posted By on Jun 26, 2014

Rackspace has deployed Server 2012 R2 Images.  If you’re looking to use a newer version of Web Deploy or perhaps you’d like to take advantage of  paged out local worker processes to disk instead of memory, than this release is for you! I’ll report back with a review of how my install process went....

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So I recently upgraded my Rackspace CloudServers infrastructure from Windows 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012. It was fun and I thought I’d share my experiences to help you should you choose to do an in-place upgrade. Rackspace does not offer an in-place upgrade option. Because of this you have essentially one choice to manually do an in-place upgrade. Which is downloading the Windows Server 2012 ISO from Microsoft and mounting or...

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It’s my pleasure to announce the general availability of ASPXZipIt utility. This utility was specifically designed to assist Rackspace CloudSites customers with an easy backup solution for their IIS/MSSQL based web sites. However this will work in any medium trust and above environment assuming your file permissions are set correctly. Starting August 31st, 2012 all IIS sites will no longer have the ability to run PHP so the...

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I’ve scoured the web looking for a script that would allow me to test Rackspace CloudFiles C# binding. Since I was unable to find anything that useful I decided to throw something together myself.  To download an example of this script in aspx form please click here.   Previously I provided an outdated code sample on this page however I removed it because of how old it was.  If you really need it comment below and...

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You cannot use the IIS Rewrite action with PHP as the primary technology. You would have to do a redirect using the full absolute path so that the request would hit our load balancer and be directed to Apache. <rewrite> <rules> <rule name="Migrate to PHP" enabled="true" stopProcessing="true"> <match url="^test/([_0-9a-z-]+).aspx"/> <action type="Redirect"...

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Bye Godaddy Hello Rackspace :D


Posted By on Dec 29, 2010

After years of loyal service (8 to be exact) to Godaddy I’ve decided enough was enough. I was tired of all the limitations of Windows Shared Hosting from Godaddy.   Let’s retrace why I decided to leave. First of all I created a PHP script which allowed a user to upload a file via an http post to PHP using Rackspace’s Cloud Files API.  Godaddy did not have mod_mime_magic installed on any of their Windows Shared...

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