Installing Joomla on Rackspace Cloud Sites is easy with our step by step guide. Follow our guide and within few minutes your Joomla site will run fine. No shell commands, no downloading and unzipping manually, all is semi automated. Let us get started for Installing Joomla on Rackspace Cloud Sites.
Installing Joomla on Rackspace Cloud Sites : The Resources You Will Need
Possibly you will install Joomla on the main domain. Please follow the guide on how to Install Magento on Rackspace Cloud Sites, to add your domain / subdomain in Rackspace Cloud Sites account and Create a MySQL Database. We will not do unnecessary repeat as it is obvious that anyone can understand the basics from that guide for Installing Joomla on Rackspace Cloud Sites to :
- Add your domain name
- Create a Database
Installing Joomla on Rackspace Cloud Sites : Uploading and Unzipping Joomla
We will use a script for easy work to partially automate installing Joomla on Rackspace Cloud Sites.
Method one :
Use any SFTP software like WinSCP for Windows and follow this guide to create the automated download, upload and unzipping process on Rackspace Cloud Sites. So ultimately you will get something like ours :
Now go to Joomla website and download it and upload your Joomla from that interface :
Method two :
Use any SFTP software like WinSCP for Windows and follow this second guide for a PHP Script to Download, Upload and Uncompress on FTP. Now go to Joomla website and right click / command click on the download link to copy the full url :
Modify that script and put it in root to run. In either case, the ultimate result will be the same.
If you can not follow any of the above, please uncompress the downloaded file and upload all the uncompressed files to root of var/www/ folder.
Installing Joomla on Rackspace Cloud Sites : Running the script
Check in SFP by refreshing your root of /var/www folder. Simply point to your domain name, it is a wizard like installation, fill the form and complete Installing Joomla on Rackspace Cloud Sites.
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