Openshift Free PHP, MySQLand phpMyAdmin Hosting-512MB RAM and 1GB disk

OpenShift is a platform-as-a-service from the open source leader, Redhat.OpenShift’s hosting platform makes it easy to run container-based web application in the cloud, and it has a free tier, which has enough power to create a WordPress site.

Openshift Hosting free account doesn’t have a time limit  and it doesn’t require a credit card to sign up.For a free account with OpenShift, you get 512MB RAM and 1GB storage. You can use your own domain name for your WP site.

Openshift Free PHP, MySQLand phpMyAdmin Hosting-512MB RAM and 1GB disk

You can host a WordPress website free of charge on OpenShift, an open source PaaS service by Red Hat. It’s truly free and can be set up using your own domain name. The free hosting is good enough for small or personal sites without big traffic.

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Create An OpenShift account and Application

1. OpenShift is just a PAAS like many others,comes with a free plan of 3 small gears.Small gears provide 512MB RAM and 1GB disk quota under the free plan.You need to get a OpenShift hosting account, which can be signed up for free.

openshift Create An OpenShift account and Application

OpenShift website:https://www.openshift.com/

2.Just go to Openshift website and register using your email, no credit card is required.

openshift signed up for free

3.Log in to the online console of OpenShift.Choose Applications from the top menu.

openshift Choose Applications from the top menu.

4.Choose a type of application.Choose a web programming cartridge or kick the tires with a quickstart.

openshift Choose a type of application

5.After clicking on QuickStart its start a new page where some essential settings for your QuickStart, Enter your application name, OpenShift will automatically register this domain name for your application. You can add your own domain name later.

openshift Enter your application name

6.After setup, it’s open a page where you find your credentials. Please make note of database credentials for your application.

openshift make note of database credentials for your application

Get Your Openshift WordPress Up

1.You’ve started a WordPress application on OpenShift ,but it’s still not completely configured.We need to configure the necessary options. Choose Applications from the top menu.

2.Click on your app’s public URL given at the top.

openshift need to configure the necessary options

3.Open your Blog URL and its open WordPress Famous Five Minute Installation.

openshift Open your Blog URL and its open WordPress Famous Five Minute Installation

4.Setup All Setting:Site Title,Username,Password,Your E-mail.

openshift Setup All Setting

5.Click on the ‘Install WordPress’ button. WordPress should greet you with success!Your Blog is now Ready to Show.

openshift WordPress should greet you with success

6.Congratulations for successfully setting up your free WordPress blog.Openshift WordPress WP admin web interface .

openshift Openshift WordPress WP admin web interface

Openshift Mysql and PHPmyAdmin

1.Openshift WordPress is composed of cartridges – each of which exposes a service or capability to your code.

Openshift WordPress is composed of cartridges

2.Click PHPmyAdmin 4.0 to add to you Openshift WordPress .

Click PHPmyAdmin 4.0 to add to you Openshift WordPress

3.Go back to application page,You can see PHP 5.4 , MySQL 5.5 and PHPmyAdmin 4.0.

openshift You can see PHP 5.4 , MySQL 5.5 and PHPmyAdmin 4.0

4.Once it’s installed, launch it, you will be asked for MySQL username/password.Managing a MySQL database with phpMyAdmin.

openshift phpMyAdmin

Attach Your URL In OpenShift WordPress Blog

1.On your app summary page, next to your URL, there’s a small link “change”. Clicking on that link will take you to a page where you can set up your own domain name.

openshift you can set up your own domain name

2.Then, you need to set up a CNAME record with your DNS provider.

openshift set up a CNAME record with your DNS provider

3.Go to WordPress Dashboard and select Settings >> General. Change WordPress Address(URL) and Site Address(URL) with your new domain.

Connect to OpenShift server with putty (ssh)

2.First download PuTTY and PuTTYgen:http://www.putty.org/.Open PuTTYgen and generate an SSH-2 RSA key with 2048 bits.

openshift Open PuTTYgen and generate an SSH-2 RSA key

3.Then,Open OpenShift settings page to add your newly generated Key.Click on Add new key… button.

openshift add your newly generated Key

4.On next page, you paste your public key .

openshift paste your public key

5.Open your WordPress Application page which was created in the previous tutorial.Copy Source Code.

openshift Copy Source Code

6.Now open putty and past it there.

openshift open putty and past it there

7.Go to Connection -> SSH -> Auth and set Private key file for authentication.

openshift Auth and set Private key file for authentication

8.Now save putty session and connect to OpenShift application.

openshift connect to OpenShift application

Connect to OpenShift server with Winscp

1.OpenShift requires rch setup for communicating with your OpenShift application but it’s difficult to step for a newbie to setup this using git. Using below steps, you can setup SFTP in the easiest way.

2.Open winscp:File protocol-sftp(select from dropdown),Hostname: your  SSH Address,Username:your username for openshift(the full email id),Password: your openshift password you use to login.

Connect to OpenShift server with Winscp

3.Private key: select the .ppk file (generate by putty key gen) for authentication.

openshift Private key

4.After login,you can drag and drop your war files and do whatever you want in the servers directory.Everything will be live updated and deployment will be reflected live.

openshift you can drag and drop your war files and do whatever you want in the servers

Conclusion

Now, you’ve a fully functional WordPress website that’s hosted for free on Openshift and you’ve full access to your gear in case you want to access anything. OpenShift suggests installing a WordPress plugin that stores all media files to a third party service such as AWS S3 or Dropbox.

By default, such emails will have a sender address like no-reply@rhcloud.com, which tends to be delivered to people’s spam folder. OpenShift suggests using third-party email services such as SendGrid (can be signed up and used for free) to handle emails.

 
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