Installing FestOS on Rackspace Cloud Sites is easy and within few minutes you can run a nice looking festival special OS on your Rackspace Cloud account. Technically it is far superior than many other online OS we installed as guides, if you are looking for a general purpose online OS read the guide on eyeOS. ownCloud, although not really an online OS, can be considered.
Preparation for Installing FestOS on Rackspace Cloud Sites
For various reasons, it is better to take the policy for Installing FestOS on Rackspace Cloud Sites on a subfolder of a relatively inactive domain just like we did for ownCloud and then robot it out with robots.txt. Quite obviously, use a separate new database for Installing FestOS on Rackspace Cloud Sites, which is within this guide.
Steps for Installing FestOS on Rackspace Cloud Sites
Download FestOS from Google Project before Installing FestOS on Rackspace Cloud Sites. Unzip it on desktop or any suitable place. Download WinSCP or any SFTP software to upload all the contents to the subfolder :
Let it be uploaded. Go to your Rackspace Cloud account and Click Hosting Tab to expand and click Cloud Sites. Click the intended website’s name cum hyperlink :
Someone was asking in another guide where to click. Its here. Please follow the guide on Installing ownCloud on Rackspace Cloud Sites : Creating Database (scroll down there). Below the second screenshot on that guide, there will be the Installing ownCloud on Rackspace Cloud Sites : Creating Database sub header. Follow that.
There are some extra works for Installing FestOS on Rackspace Cloud Sites. We need to set the permission of cache and vendorimages folder to set the permission to 777 from WinSCP or other SFTP software. Its easy, simply right click on the folder and click properties on that right click menu and set to permission to 777 :
You need to edit the config.php file which is inside a folder named core. Give importance to this screenshot :
Notice that, you need to change the path to root folder of FestOS. After saving it, point your browser to :
If everything is OK then :
Click the continue links and follow the instructions and ultimately you will be able to create an Admin account and login. You can check how the frontend looks :
Installing FestOS on Rackspace Cloud Sites is done !
Festival is over, all guests has left, the project has died. Still, it is quite useful for event management on few clicks. At the last paragraph of Installing FestOS on Rackspace Cloud Sites, probably you become a bit sad thinking the domain will not be maintained after the fall in this year. The importance of Google Projects is noticeable here, definitely.