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Rackspace Cloud Sites Upgrades To MySQL 5.1


Last month, we upgraded Rackspace Cloud Sites to new versions on PHP and .NET. Today, we are excited to announce that Rackspace Cloud Sites now supports MySQL 5.1.  Latest versions of all the software supported by Cloud Sites are available here.

The new MySQL upgrade will improve stability, performance and security for Cloud Sites customers.

Key benefits include:

  • Increased performance when using InnoDB transactions
  • Better security with the latest MySQL patches for MySQL 5.1.61
  • Latest bug fixes

See the latest MySQL documentation for more details.

As of August 31, 2012 MySQL 5.0 will no longer be supported by Cloud Sites, therefore we encourage customers to self-migrate to 5.1.  Please refer to Migrating MySQL 5.0 to 5.1 Knowledge article for details on migration

As always, we welcome your feedback on Cloud Sites and your experience with these and other features on our product feedback site.

Want to read more about Cloud Sites and how it came to be? Check out our Cloud Founders series, where we interview Rackspace cloud founders Jonathan Bryce and Todd Morey about Cloud Sites’ beginnings.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Tarun Bhatti.

As a founding member and marketing lead for Rackspace's DevOps Automation Service, Tarun enjoys spending half of his time talking to customers about about their DevOps needs and other half working with the team to build the offer that meet customer needs. At Rackspace, Tarun has led various growth initiatives and product marketing for the cloud portfolio, including SaaS, Hybrid Cloud, Managed Cloud, Cloud Sites, Cloud Monitoring. Connect with him on @TarunBhatti, Google+ or Linkedin

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