Now I assume that you already have signed into Rackspace Cloud Files and are ready to roll.
First up If you haven’t already created a containerin you Rackspace Cloud Files control panel do that. I am going to create a container called images as shown below
After you are done creating your container click on it. You will get some details at the bottom of your portal page as shown below
Your container have got the public URL instantly. Dont forget to Check “Publish to CDN” checkbox. Now I assume that you’ve got full access to your personal domain. In my case I am going to create a CNAME record for jaspreetchahal.org which points to my CDN public URL which is http://c4900.r0.cf1.rackcdn.com. Man! this URL looks ugly.
Now I am using my domain registrar as an example but same steps applies to you too. I logged in to my domain registrar portal and created a CNAME as shown below
This change usually take inbetween few minutes to 1 hour. However, it may take up to 48 hours for these changes to take effect. This time frame is estimate only and not guaranteed. I am speaking from my experiences.
Once every things gets settled try uploading a photo to your newly created container. I did that
Here is the ugly URL
and here is a good branded URL
It is programatically possible to create containers and upload files. You may be interested in reading my other post on this topic.
here is the link for it
If you haven’t already done that please join Rackspace using the link below
I hope this helps.