How To Install MediaWiki on Rackspace Cloud Sites Video Guide

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How To Install MediaWiki on Rackspace Cloud Sites Video Guide is an add-on guide for our Installing MediaWiki on Rackspace Cloud Sites guide to make it clear. So the main previous guide on how To Install MediaWiki on Rackspace Cloud Sites Video Guide is quite important, you can click this link to open it on a new tab and watch the video in HD with earphone or headphone. Some users was complaining about the installation process. This video plus extra tips here will help most of the users.

 

How To Install MediaWiki on Rackspace Cloud Sites : The Difference of One Version Matters

 

In the previous guide (linked at the beginning of this article) on how to install MediaWiki on Rackspace Cloud Sites, we basically introduced the way to use php scripted installation. MediaWiki was 1.19.x at that time, right now it is 1.20.x. So be careful about the script. It is better if you do not use the script and follow the pathetic old SFTP upload method.

We have shown both the methods, a bit illustrated the SFTP method. As we have older Rackspace Cloud Sites Accounts, we might have some extra old features, MediaWiki to be honest gave us too much pain to get installed this time.

How To Install MediaWiki on Rackspace Cloud Sites Video Guide

We suggest to use Rackspace Cloud’s Database as a Service separately and use MySQL or PostgreSQL database instead of Rackspace Cloud Site’s default database. Although in this guide on how to install MediaWiki on Rackspace Cloud Sites Video Guide, we have shown how to install using the Cloud Site’s database, for our usage we will use Rackspace Cloud’s Database. There is definite timeout issue and few other problems which might create problem with your new version of MediaWiki’s installation, its of database not of FTP server. You can use the old 1.19.x version if you want a hassle free installation. It is a compromise and .htaccess must be written properly to ensure security for 1.19.x.

 

How To Install MediaWiki on Rackspace Cloud Sites Video Guide

 

 

As all the CMS are getting quite bigger, demanding more permission and system resources, and the way the development are going on, for smooth and small limited usage, you can use lighter version of same type of software or use Cloud Server instead of Cloud Sites for heavier usage. If any image or other files are still throwing as to be absent, first check them manually and then try to change the permission (CHMOD) the folders to 777 recursively while installing and revert back to proper permission later.

 

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