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To clarify -- yes, we offer a CNAME pointing option that is available for paid level plans (business level and above) whereby you can point CNAME records through CloudFlare while continuing to use your own DNS. That being said, we operate a global DNS network with 23 data centers, and have routinely been shown by independent groups to be #1 or #2 in terms of ...


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Magnet links are legal just as any other link. Magnet links created for the illegal distribution of copyrighted content is another matter. There are no laws against hosting torrent trackers, torrent hubs/aggregators, or even hosted file sharing services. Just because copyrighted content can be illegally distributed via HTTP or FTP doesn't mean those ...


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You need to create a cname record on your DNS host and forward it to blueseqservice.cloudapp.net. A cname behaves like an A record but rather than forwarding to an ip, it targets a fqdn.


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You're trying to compare apples to a multi-national supplier of apples and get the latter for the same price as a $60 crate of apples. Amazon's CloudFront offers geographical distribution, tons of fault tolerance, and redundancy. If a drive crashes, your data is probably safe. If the US goes under water, it could be safe as well. With your current ...


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Selecting the right hosting infrastructure for your project can be challenging. To make matters worse, there is no standards in the "cloud" world. Different virtualization approaches can impact performance even with the same apparent specifications. So comparisons based on metrics alone often fail. The same is true with the dedicated market. An Intel I5 ...


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Definitely, you are omitting many factors. I'll provide brief outline of major points. Hardware pros: custom hardware allow unlimited creativity hardware expenditures are approaching minimum possible as your hardware demands grow (like mathematical limit) Hardware cons: you have to add management costs to hardware costs while your demands are small (I ...


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The real benefit of cloud hosting comes from the ability to quickly add and remove servers as needed to handle traffic. You only get charged for the amount of time that each server runs. It's easy to stand-up and terminate machines as needed, no long term commitments unless you purchase cheaper reserved instances. I don't know anything about Godaddy's grid ...


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Okay so I think I understand here. http://pastebin.com/ is an excellent website that I use. The code can be public or private and it has syntax highlighting for many languages. Hope that helped!


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really depends what your looking for - download wise, how often the files would be accessed. A simple free solution that you could try is putting them up onto drop box and share the public download link ?


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I always suggest my clients to go with VPS or Dedicated Servers when dealing with Drupal since it has the power to eat up your server resources in no time and with a few mistakes. Here the problem looks like its a fault of your server. If you are using apache then i suggest use a reverse proxy with nginx and or varnish cache to help your server breathe easy ...


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Definition of Infrastructure as a Service Infrastructure as a Service is a provision model in which an organization outsources the equipment used to support operations, including storage, hardware, servers and networking components. The service provider owns the equipment and is responsible for housing, running and maintaining it. The client ...


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There have been several services launched by big companies that allow users to upload their music and movies for personal use. Notably, there is Amazon Cloud Drive. The legality of Amazon's offering is in dispute. Amazon says: "Cloud Player is an application that lets customers manage and play their own music. It's like any number of existing media ...


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It really depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Cloud is not cheap, true. But the fact you can easily deploy and scale makes it sometimes the better solution. For example one of my clients rented his own rack for several thousand dollars per month and he had to go for a pretty pricey CDN to deliver his content worldwide. The switch to a cloud ...


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Not in the free plan. If this is an issue, I can suggest you to try our service (Incapsula). We offer similar CDN capabilities and provide CNAME-only setup option for all free and paid customers. Having said that, while the services are similar, there are some notable differences you should be aware of. CF is Faster - We both use CDN for proxy and ...


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No, CloudFlare works by firstly hosting authoritative nameservers for your sites. This is a fundamental part of its operation. It does this so it can anycast out different IP addresses for initial DNS lookups for content; these go to CloudFlare's datacentres (as of 2010 they had 23 across the world, probably more now). They cache static content with a short ...


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It's hard to say exactly what the problem with the given information but with what you have lead to say its most likely a hosting problem. Shared Resources and Fixed Limits The problem with shared hosting is that various web host providers will run there shared hosting differently, it sounds to me that site5 has set max resources on their shared accounts ...


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According to their documentation, Cloudflare GZIPs resources: https://support.cloudflare.com/entries/22064616-does-cloudflare-gzip-resources "we will honor your GZIP settings as long as you're passing the details in a header from your web server for the files."


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From your answer: I am looking to sell virtual servers pre-loaded with a software setup. Kind of like the virtual office suite apps you see – Joe Simpson It seems that you are not using cloud resources, I would suggest to use standard ISP software to monitor/limit the usage for your virtual servers like ispconfig (Open Source) or Plesk Panel ...


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Have a look at https://developers.google.com/appengine/docs/adminconsole/instances. Mainly, the frontend instance is for serving time-sensitive requests, for example, web requests. It has a deadline limited (probably 30 secs). The backend instance is for serving not time-sensitive requests, for example, cron jobs.


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I do not believe cloud instances are on dedicated servers. This article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing should give you some insight. On a high level, cloud computing provides you a metered service instead of a product. That means you only pay for what you use and that your system resources, bandwidth and cost will scale with your needs. ...


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The main advantage of downloadable css compressors is offline usage. The advantage of an online css compressor is security for the user. Some users may not feel comfortable downloading an unknown script.


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Technically when it comes to cloud vs. dedicated resources it is important to note that cloud packages also come in public (shared) and private instances so you can't really compare "cloud" to "dedicated" without context. The main difference between cloud and dedicated hosting is that a dedicated plan is just a single server or multiple physical servers if ...


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You can use RDP to connect to a remote Windows instance and display it locally. The thin client can be another Windows machine, or a Linux machine that supports RDP. Note that Windows XP does not support multiple logins via RDP, you will need Windows Server Edition for that.


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While you can install Windows and other software in the cloud depending on what cloud service you use, you will need people to access the server that your software is on to use it. In order to install software on a cloud or remote computer and give access to multiple developers, you will need to install multiple copies of Windows and multiple copies of ...


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Azure websites and Azure web services now offer A record support for domains as default. They didn't at the time of writing the original question. That's a good thing!


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Apparently you can - Azure now supports A Records as it provides fixed IP addresses: With an A record, you map a domain (e.g. contoso.com or www.contoso.com) or a wildcard domain (e.g. *.contoso.com) to the IP address of a deployment within a Windows Azure hosted service. Accordingly, the lifetime of this IP address is the lifetime of a ...


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