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Install Drupal And Joomla On Rackspace Cloud Sites With One Click


Want to install Drupal and Joomla quickly and with fewer headaches? Well, you’re in luck. We have a new Drupal and Joomla installer that gives you a fast and simple way to launch new pages using Rackspace Cloud Sites.

Why is this important?

  • Less Hassle: The installer allows you to build a website without having to set up a user, a database, ftp and the countless other things building a web business requires.
  • Save Time: Now you can spin up a Drupal and Joomla site for testing, staging or production purposes in a matter of minutes. With our new CMS installer on Cloud Sites, we give you back the time to focus on actually building the websites and blogs of your customers’ dreams and less time toiling with installations.

How to install Drupal/Joomla on Cloud Sites using the one-click installer

1. Add A Site: Log in to the Cloud Sites Control Panel and click “Add A Site” and follow the on-screen instructions, as you would normally do to add a site on Cloud Sites

2. Choose Your CMS: When you get to the “Additional Features” section, select it and you’ll see a new “Applications” section allowing you to select a Drupal (v7.2) or Joomla (v2.5.9 or v3.0.3) install.

3. Configurations: Fill out the Configuration details.

4. Finish: Click “Finish” and you’re done. You have successfully added a site and installed Drupal or Joomla! on Cloud Sites at the same time.

Once your CMS (Drupal or Joomla) is installed, your site will behave like any other site.

Give the new CMS installer a try. And let us know what you think in our product feedback forum.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Tarun Bhatti.

As a founding member and marketing lead for Rackspace's DevOps Automation Service, Tarun enjoys spending half of his time talking to customers about about their DevOps needs and other half working with the team to build the offer that meet customer needs. At Rackspace, Tarun has led various growth initiatives and product marketing for the cloud portfolio, including SaaS, Hybrid Cloud, Managed Cloud, Cloud Sites, Cloud Monitoring. Connect with him on @TarunBhatti, Google+ or Linkedin

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But what about the API? When will release?

avatar Junior Daniel on June 3, 2013 | Reply

Thanks. We are working on APIs for cloud sites, but it will take a considerable amount of time to fully implement. This will not be completed in the near term, but please note that this is an important feature and we are working on it.

avatar Tarun Bhatti [Racker] on June 24, 2013

can I use Akeeba to move the site developed on Cloud sites to another server?

avatar paul on June 6, 2013 | Reply

You can get quick demos of these types of Open Source systems at

Although this installer is awesome if you plan on using these systems.

avatar selfPromoter on June 20, 2013 | Reply

Is it possible to add Drupal to an existing site using this functionality, or do we have to do it the old fashioned way of FTP and whatnot?

avatar Andrew on July 3, 2013 | Reply

Andrew, This functionality is available only to add drupal to new sites. For existing sites, you will have to install drupal manually.

avatar Tarun Bhatti [Racker] on July 9, 2013

I’m gathering for updates we also have to do it manually?

avatar penguinsix on February 4, 2014

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