[VIDEO] Setting Up Your Cloud Server

If you are thinking about testing the Cloud Servers platform or have already opened an account but are unsure of where to go next, this video is for you. I wanted to take the introduction video a step further and actually login to a newly created server and perform all the initial configurations to show you how easy it can be. If you are not familiar with the command line at all it can be a bit tough to get started, but the Rackspace Cloud offers tons of great help articles to get you going and there are some great books out there to reference as well. Once you get the basics down and do it a few times it will become like second nature.

You can follow along with the video or you can reference this KB article which follows the same basic steps I demonstrate in the video. In this tutorial we are launching a Cloud Server running Debian 5.0 Lenny.

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UPDATED: Adding A Site To Rackspace Cloud Sites

A few of my former video tutorials for the Rackspace Cloud are slightly out of date due to new releases of the Cloud control panel. So I decided to record some new videos so no features are left out. Enjoy this short clip that walks you through the process of adding a new domain to the Cloud Sites platform.

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Rackspace / Mosso Cloud Files Demo

Below is a short video tutorial I put together showing how easy it is to get up and running using the Rackspace Cloud Files platform. It demonstrates uploading content to Cloud Files through the file manager utility in the Rackspace Cloud control panel and how to enable caching through the Limelight global CDN network with just a few clicks.

In fact, the video you are watching below is being served straight from Cloud Files through Limelight! Fast isn’t it?

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