Running OpenStack under VirtualBox allows you to have a complete multi-node cluster that you can access and manage from the computer running VirtualBox as if you’re accessing a region on Amazon.
This is a complete guide to setting up a VirtualBox VM running Ubuntu, with OpenStack running on this guest and an OpenStack instance running, accessible from your host.
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We’ve only had the opportunity to scratch the surface of what this tools capabilities are. Being an advocate of open source technologies we are only testing the PHP, MySQL, and Open Source application implementation and management features of the tool. The tool is a free download from Microsoft.
Here is the first impression we get from this point of view. PHP IDE 2.0! A very powerful PHP IDE with several extra management features built in. The interface is very intuitive and powerful with all the usual PHP IDE suspects plus…
- Local IIS 7 express server (may need to adjust your rewrites for nginx and apache)
- FTP to remote site (needs SFTP support)
- MySQL management of remote site (GUI)
- A built in app store where you can download from a fine list of open source products.
Although the interface is very intuitive and only took us a few minutes to figure how to get started, the remote MySQL and FTP setup took a little tweaking to get just right. We will have a fully documented, in detail post on how to use this fun and powerful tool to support open source websites in an upcoming report. Stay Tuned…
Here we go……. When I woke up yesterday I was presented with twitter posts (from @MadeiraCloud), and sensational blog headlines (from SEW) stating “Google Launches Web Hosting Disguised As Page Speed Service”.
The headline got me. Since Google has not released very many technical details about the service yet, I clicked on the link….. I read the article, and to my relief the author explains that it is really a caching engine, and not a true web host. Too early in the morning for this type of excitement!!! and before coffee grrrrrr….
After reading Google’s light explanation of what the service actually is. CloudGuys would put it more into the CDN Content Delivery Network category than a web host or a cache engine. Continue reading
Anyone tried this VPS company? the prices look swell. ServerAxis this seems to be a special link.