Install Lightweight CMS SkyBlueCanvas on Rackspace Cloud Sites easily. SkyBlueCanvas is driven by PHP and data is stored as XML. No MySQL database is needed. Anyone can really modify PHP or even use HTML within PHP, so the customization is easy. Rest is dependent on CSS and graphical parts. This guide, how to install Lightweight CMS SkyBlueCanvas although written for Rackspace Cloud Sites, the method is exactly the same for any web host which has a FTP (almost all has FTP).
Install Lightweight CMS SkyBlueCanvas : Preparation
If you are getting amazed by the description of this guide to install Lightweight CMS SkyBlueCanvas, you have many points to get astonished. First, point towards their official website :
You will get the downloadable zip file from Downloads section. But that is not which we were pointing towards. Just check the themes :
Download is done (we hope). Now uncompress the download. The first link from what we download included all. We wanted only the CMS, that was inside a folder named skybluecanvas-version-id. Whatever, you will see the files like this :
Your work is to upload them using any FTP software like WinSCP for Windows or FileZilla for any major OS.
Install Lightweight CMS SkyBlueCanvas : Steps
I use a ported version of WinSCP on Mac. These are the steps :
Now point towards the domain / subdomain / subfolder where these files are. That is installation. By the way, change your file permissions to 777 recursively from right click menu under WinSCP or any software after selecting all the files (otherwise you will face a chart like error page). After installation again do the same but permission will be 755. There will be a htaaccess.txt file. Rename it to : dot htaccess -> .htaccess