A Year Hosting on Rackspace Cloud

  tl;dr: If you only need single hosts Rackspace Cloud is good value but it lacks key features needed to build a serious infrastructure.  This may be because RS don’t want to cannibalize their dedicated server business. Biggest attraction is stable long-lived instances, worst irritation is the lack of a secure internal network.   For […]

How to Survive a Slashdotting on a Small Apache Server

…so your plain ordinary webserver just got listed on a high-traffic news site.  Slashdot?  Reddit?  Hacker News?  Well done, turns out you’re hosting something thousands of people want to read.  Now thousands of people want to come to your webserver at once. But you’ve got a problem.  Your server’s hosed and none of those potential […]