Installing PrestaShop on Rackspace Cloud Sites is as easy as installing WordPress and is a nice solution for setting up an e-commerce website. PrestaShop comes as Open Source product, that is free; however various plugins / modules are paid, unlike WordPress has mostly free plugins. For Installing PrestaShop on Rackspace Cloud Sites, basically you will need to download the package, upload the unzipped packages, create a MySQL database, run the installer script, fill the forum and you are ready to go.
Installing PrestaShop on Rackspace Cloud Sites : Preface
The basic thing is, as it has many plugin like things for better SEO, functions which are paid, you must look thoroughly on their website before installing PrestaShop on Rackspace Cloud Sites, or may be you can install it just to test. The official website is here :
- If you are using Windows OS, you can download WinSCP for accessing SFTP. Yummy FTP or FileZilla can be used for Mac OS X.
- Obviously, you need an account on The Rackspace Cloud.
- Download the latest version of Prestashop. Unzip the content of the compressed folder on desktop or a convenient location.
- Go inside the folder – basically you have to upload these files to the root of FTP.
Installing PrestaShop on Rackspace Cloud Sites : Steps
So we need a database. Go your Rackspace Cloud Sites account and create a database :
And get the details of localhost url :
The reason why it is not localhost, but a Fully Qualified Host Name is written here, you can read it later. We guess you do not have problem to upload the files to FTP. Simply drag and drop all the contents of the extracted folder PrestaShop download to root of the FTP :
So that it will become like this :
Now point your browser to the domain / subdomain / sub folder etc. where you have uploaded the files. The installation process will start, it is self explanatory, in an step you will get this form :