Install and use mojoPortal

NOTE: This article refers to the Cloud Sites Control Panel. You can access this interface from the Cloud Control Panel by clicking your username in the upper-right corner of the control panel and selecting Cloud Sites Control Panel.


  • Administrative access to the Rackspace Cloud to create domains and add databases
  • Latest mojoPortal release version uncompressed in a local repository
  • Ftp access to website, and a ftp client like ExpanDrive


NOTE: The domain must have .Net and Asp technology Feature enabled, and database Feature selected. The database feature can be added by using the CHANGE PLAN hyperlink on the domain General Settings tab.
  • Upload the uncompressed files from the local repository to the desired location on the website using FTP - Refer to Upload content to a website using FTP. (We will assume you are using the primary ftp user name for the account.)
  • Next create a new MSSQL database (Refer to * Add a MSSQL database to a website or domain).
  • Note the database information a) database name b) user name c) password d) hostname (not localhost) for use during the mojoPortal installation
  • With this, Cloud Sites specific steps are complete. We can get started with the installation of mojoPortal.
NOTE: Only applications that run under Medium Trust can function on the Rackspace Cloud. This is for security reasons in a hosting environment.
  • Copy the file Web.mediumtrust.config to file Web.config in the /web/content/ directory
  • Modify the Web.config file to add the Impersonate directive. Refer to How do I add impersonation to my ASP.NET site?
  • Copy the file user.config.sample to user.config in the /web/content/ directory. Modify the connection string with MSSQL database information noted during the preparation phase. Example below.
 <add key="MSSQLConnectionString" value="server=mssql0804.wc1\inst2;UID=3xxxx_mojo;PWD=XXXX;database=3xxxx_mojo" />
  • Verify that logging is turned on if needed. Refer to Enable logging for a website
  • mojoPortal is fully functional and can be accessed with the domain URL. e.g. visit:
    • If DNS is not setup for the domain, visit the Testing URL¬†provided in the Classic Cloud Control Panel under the General Settings tab, e.g.¬†

---RKN - 12/10/2009

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