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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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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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VPS Virtual Private Server or Cloud Server model suits small or medium businesses that are looking to optimize their IT infrastructure yet don’t want to incur the higher costs of fully dedicated server hosting. VPS is just like owning a set amount of space in an office building. Virtual private servers provide the performance of a dedicated server running ...


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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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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 solution,...


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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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CloudFlare is setting up the domain. Since it is used to work with the main domain. Techincally speaking the "www." prefix is always a subdomain/CNAME/alias of the main domain. You're all fine with CloudFlare configuring the domain without www since you're able to control both the non-www and www part of it. So for the DNS settings, everything looks fine. ...


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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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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 cache ...


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"Infrastructure as a Service" is usually delivered on a shared platform, for example renting Virtual Machines and networking on Azure/AWS etc. or even from a traditional hosting provider. "Private Cloud" typically means you have your own "cloud like" setup hosted on dedicated hardware. With the likes of Azure Pack and OpenStack these environments can be ...


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To fix your specific error that you show, consider making a folder in document root called "page" and in that folder you can create a folder called "2". In that folder create the default index page. (likely index.html or index.htm). If that fails to work, check your server configuration files (such as .htaccess files) to make sure there is nothing that ...


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The configuration you select is per machine. So when you specify the spec's for what you are after it is the spec's per machine being spun up. The way 1and1 scale up is two fold. First of all you have what is known as burst capacity. With burst capacity there is the ability to go over the spec's you have specified by a small amount (can't find the exact ...


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Every company has its own definition of what VPS is and what Dedicated means. You really have to read the fine print on the agreements to figure out things. What you may think of something typical may not carry over from site to site. In a nutshell why I have decided to go Dedicated: More control over server software. I can run ASP and PHP on the same ...


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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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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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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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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 (Commercial)....


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