Cloud OS eyeOS can be installed on any server running LAMP. We will install our Cloud OS on a usual server, not Cloud Server in this example.
It can be installed using a Top Level Domain, like cloud-os.com or in subdomain like cloud-os.cloud-os.com or in a sub directory like cloud-os.com/cloud-os. We prefer to use a TLD, however a subdomain can be used. installing in a sub directory might not allow it to use the full power of the server.
Regular readers might already have read,how to install Cloud OS eyeOS locally on your hard disk. In this tutorial, we will use Helio host’s server, which is a free server with cPanel (we wrote in details about Helio Host ago.) Basically, this is going to be a killer combination ! Free Server and Free Cloud OS!
Creating Database for your Cloud OS
You can read the above linked tutorial on how to create a database on cPanel. We will create a subdomain in our case and install the Cloud OS.
Click the Subdomains link under Domains in cPanel and create a subdomain for your Cloud OS. If you are going to use a TLD for your Cloud OS, then obviously this step is not needed.
You will need to create a database, its just like installing WordPress or any CMS. Essentially, the steps will be same like the way we have installed WordPress. So use MySQL Database Wizard to create an database for Cloud OS just like our previous tutorial for WordPress.Advertisement
Keep all the note of username, password, database name etc.
Installing Cloud OS
Click the File Manager in cPanel and go to www folder. As we have created a subdomain, you will see that named folder there. Go to that folder. Upload the downloaded Cloud OS eyeOS (you will get the link to download the Cloud OS in this article). Extract it.
Now, to install the Cloud OS, basically you have to do the same steps like we did to install the Cloud OS on our hard disk. It depends where you are placing your Cloud OS.
You can see our Free Cloud OS is running on Free Helio Host here!
As we are actually forcing Cloud OS to work under usual server, it is a bit slow. But yes, it is fully free and it is your own online Cloud OS!