Installing Collabtive Groupware on Rackspace Cloud Sites is quite easy. Here is a step by step guide to save your money for only installation service. Collabtive Groupware software comes under GNU General Public License (GPL) and the software is great, but they take huge money for installation, logo change etc.
Preface for Installing Collabtive Groupware on Rackspace Cloud Sites
Download the software from SourceForge before Installing Collabtive Groupware on Rackspace Cloud Sites. You will land on a webpage with folder like clickable links. Click the highest numbered one (i.e. most recent) and inside that there will be the zip file. If you can not manage, copy paste this url on your browser :
This is the 0.7.6 version. Thats the lastest at the time of writing this guide on installing Collabtive Groupware. Unzip it on your desktop or any suitable place.
There are plugins, but they neither are free nor have any description, screenshots etc.
Steps for Installing Collabtive Groupware on Rackspace Cloud Sites
The saga is almost same for installing PHP MySQL based software. You can install it on a subdomain or a subfolder. We will show the method for Installing Collabtive Groupware on Rackspace Cloud Sites on a subfolder.
So open WinSCP or any SFTP software. Copy all the contents to your domain named folder’s web/content/<your named subfolder> :
Delete all the install-readme-xy.txt files except install-readme-en.txt. If you can read this guide this normally, you will not need to read foreign languages. This will make a clutter free look. Create a new txt file and name it as robots.txt and copy paste these and save it :
User-agent: * Disallow: /
Otherwise your domain will loss link juice from outgoing links and index unnecessary private folders. Make the folders’ permission to 777 by right clicking on them :
web/content/<your named subfolder>/templates_c web/content/<your named subfolder>/files web/content/<your named subfolder>/config/standard/config.php
Now create a MySQL database. If do not know how to create a database, please follow this guide’s database creation. Also it is helpful if you want to use a subdomain for installing Collabtive Groupware on Rackspace Cloud Sites. Now point your bowser to :
http://yourdomain.com /<your named subfolder>/install.php
Fill the form rightly and proceed. It will complete the installation. But you need to delete :
From the root of the installation. And create a .htaccess file with this text (copy it) to complete a secure installing Installing Collabtive Groupware on Rackspace Cloud Sites.