Preface to Install and Run Shadows Rising RPG Game on Rackspace Cloud Sites
You can install and Run Shadows Rising RPG Game on Rackspace Cloud Sites as on a subfolder, a subdomain or on the domain. In our example, we will install and Run Shadows Rising RPG Game on a subdomain because we want the load-balancers can effectively distribute the computing power. Nothing is needed but few :
- A secured SFTP client like WinSCP for Windows PC
- Rackspace Cloud Sites account
- Any good text editor
- And most importantly, download the game Shadows Rising from SourceForge.
Steps to Install and Run Shadows Rising RPG Game on Rackspace Cloud Sites
As we are creating a subdomain, there are some extra steps. Login to your Rackspace Cloud Sites account and click to expand the Hosting list on left hand sided column and click Cloud Sites :
Click the “Add A Site” Button. Add as any listed website’s subdomain, in this example we will name it as :
The next steps are wizard based and like adding any website on Cloud Sites, just add any plan, make sure to keep :
- Microsoft SQL Server Storage : Off
- Databases : 1 to unlimited. Just make sure that there is one database, at least.
- Technology : Linux / Apache / PHP 5.3
Finish it with $0.00 bill. Go to the features tab and click Add to add a database. Open your text editor like notepad and copy paste the details of database.
By this time the subdomain should be ready and will show the default webpage. Open SFTP client and login. Browse to the directory of named subdomain and go to the content directory, in our case :
There will be an index.html file. Delete it. On the left hand pane, if you are using WinSCP, browse to the place on your computer where you have downloaded Shadows Rising Package, uncompress within WinSCP and go in the uncompressed folder and drag and drop all the contents to your /web/content/ directory on the right hand side :
Point your browser to install.php file :
You will get a table like form to fill :
|Database name||your copied name|
|Database username||your copied name|
|Database password||your copied password|
|Database persistent connection|
|Game root||Full Linux Path|
|Authorisation email||Your’s one|
|Server Admin email||Your’s one|
|Server Admin password||Your’s one|
|Confirm admin password||Your’s one|
|Do not read Game Vars from local file?||Do not enable|
|Enable GZip HTTP Compression?||Do not enable|
|GZip Level (Min: 1 – Max: 9):||Do not enable|
So we have completed the guide to install and Run Shadows Rising RPG Game on Rackspace Cloud Sites. Do not keep this game on a active website’s subdomain or subdirectory. It has security flaws as alpha version.
MySQL 5 (experimental)