Rackspace Cloud Files and Bootstrap can help you to create an excellent Website easily right on the go as templates, CSS files are available. Deploy it on cloud. If you are not sure about the potentiality of Rackspace Cloud Files, you can read this guide where we have created a nice music player fully hosted on Rackspace Cloud Files – on the backend, it is Akamai with OpenStack.
Rackspace Cloud Files and Bootstrap : Getting Started
Bootstrap is Free Software package which is sleek, intuitive for easier responsive web development, created and maintained by Mark Otto and Jacob Thornton at Twitter. You can download it from :
Download the ‘source’ version for easy to understand documents and resources. We will basically show you that how easy it is to use Rackspace Cloud Files and Bootstrap to create a great looking fully Cloud CDN hosted website within few minutes.
Rackspace Cloud Files and Bootstrap : Steps
You can easily start with the source folder’s docs folder which actually looks like this as files and folders :
You can double click on your local computer to check which template will suit your need. It is that easy as we do not go in compilation to create programatically difficult thing.
Rackspace Cloud Files and Bootstrap : Create a Container and Publish it
Create a separate container on Cloud Files and Publish it as Public from Rackspace Cloud Control Panel. Now open the container in Cyber Duck and upload all the files inside the container. But rename that big named file to index.html for one page site, like an App, a music player for our example.
Making HTML files readable on browser
Rackspace Cloud Files is a CDN not for hosting really, but you can actually make an HTML page to show, that important thing is a tutorial for Serving Full HTML Website From Rackspace Cloud Files CDN.
Finalizing your great work
Upload all the needed files using Cyber Duck tool. You will be able to access it on browser now. As that big name is difficult to remember, you can use CNAME to change it to as if a subdomain or your main domain, depending upon your need.
Check our custom one here :
Demo Bootstrap with Music Player on Rackspace Cloud Files. Please note that, in this Demo, the actual song playlist is not added. But you can see the player’s buttons to function normally.