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Mobile-Ready Cloud Stacks FAQ

As you may have read, this morning we launched mobile-ready cloud stacks. Here, we’ll answer some questions you may have.

What are mobile-ready cloud stacks?

These stacks will allow developers to start building mobile apps on pre-configured cloud backend. This will save deployment time by not having to reinvent the wheel every time they start a mobile project

The stacks also provide scalable reference architectures based on our experience as a backend provider of complex applications.

Finally, we want to provide a developer experience that is beyond just deployment and includes day-to-day management and operations of the backend including upgrading, scaling, patching, monitoring and troubleshooting the cloud services infrastructure where your app is hosted.

What’s included?

The first pre-installed stack available today is a PHP-based backend, comprising LAMP and open source caching software. The exact configurations are:

  • Linux (Ubuntu)
  • Apache web server
  • MySQL
  • PHP
  • Varnishd  (HTTP accelerator)
  • Memcache and the PHP-memcache extensions
  • The Alternative PHP Cache (APC)

We are working on a similar offering for the Ruby on Rails and Node.js backends

How do I get it?

To start using this stack as the backend to your mobile app, follow these steps:

  1. Sign up for a Managed Cloud account at:
  2. You will receive a call from our Launch Specialists. Tell them that you are interested in our mobile stacks, or reach out to our team at (800) 480-3163. They will stand up the backend for your app in minutes, so you can start coding!

Resources for more information:

Mobile cloud page:

Mobile Blog:

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Joseph Palumbo.

Joseph is a former Rackspace employee.

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