Install QR Code Generator on Rackspace Cloud Sites of your own on Rackspace Cloud Sites within few minutes. Who needs a third party to generate QR Code again ! We wrote about QR Code or Quick Response Code in previously published article, now it is the time to have your own QR Code Generator on Rackspace Cloud Sites. There is no third party QR Code Generator that has 48 GB of RAM, load balancers – enjoy the power of Cloud Computing.
Install QR Code Generator on Rackspace Cloud Sites : Preface
There are many Open Source PHP and Python applications available to generate QR Code on your own server. For various reasons, we liked PHP QR Code is open source (LGPL) library for generating QR Code and we will use this software in this guide to show you how to Install QR Code Generator on Rackspace Cloud Sites.
Steps to Install QR Code Generator on Rackspace Cloud Sites
To Install QR Code Generator, download the zip file from here. It is very easy. Simply download it and unzip. WinSCP or any SFTP software and create a directory of your chosen name and upload all the files there :
After you have finished the uploading, simple point to the url, we are assuming that you have the domain named thecustomizewindows.com and the directory’s name is QRCodeGenerator :
You finished the work to install QR Code Generator on Rackspace Cloud Sites ! It needs no database. You can check our live demo of QR Code Generator here. CHMOD the cache and temp directory to 777 by right click on the directories and click selecting properties :
A pop up window will arrive, check the boxes to make them 0777. We will optionally tweak it a bit.
Optimization Steps : Install QR Code Generator on Rackspace Cloud Sites
Default look is not very good. You can use your WordPress site’s CSS and graphical parts to make it looking good. Second is adding a .htaccess file and robots.txt file. If you want, you can lock it using .htaccess password for restricting access.
Sample robots.txt :
In your root robots.txt file, add :
Change the name of subfolder /QRCodeGenerator/ to your own.
Regarding .htaccess, if your root has good security, there is not much need to use a separate .htaccess.