Installing WordPress on Red Hat OpenShift is just easy as it is on other Platform as a Service (PaaS) now. Nothing to configure, simply click install WordPress. We gave a brief introduction to Red Hat OpenShift PaaS before and this is one practical guide. We wrote the guide on Install WordPress on AppFog Cloud PaaS (updated on May 2014 – AppFog is not Free anymore), that needed some clicks, Installing WordPress on Red Hat OpenShift needs couple of clicks.
Installing WordPress on Red Hat OpenShift : Appfog or Red Hat OpenShift
Installing WordPress on Red Hat OpenShift basically follows the same principle. Both within the free quota are good. Installing WordPress on Red Hat OpenShift will appear easier to newbies as there is nothing to select as options as providers. On the other hand, Appfog provides probably a better chance to taste various infrastructures to the advanced users.
Installing WordPress on Red Hat OpenShift Guide
Go to this URL (provided you have completed the registration, if not register there) :
Scroll down to the bottom of the webpage and find the WordPress option and click select it :
On the next page, fill the fields and click create application button :
The next page is very important. It has MySQL password and the option to add public key. This is important for your updating app, otherwise the WordPress will be ready :
Save that page as mht or any other format for password reference. You can login from :
In our case it will be :
After login, change the password.
Installing WordPress on Red Hat OpenShift : Opinion
Honestly, the performance of Red Hat OpenShift was beyond my imagination. It is fastest among the PaaS I have ever used ! The list is not small. After Installing WordPress on Red Hat, a minor tweak by adding WP Supercache and WP minify boosted the page loading speed, thats too not with top notch optimized theme. It was 2.1 second on webpagetest with a score of 95/100 :
Installing WordPress on Red Hat OpenShift is highly recommended for those who are unable to maintain their websites due to no return and counting yearly fee for hosting on third class traditional servers. You can basically do your your with git, all plugins can be installed, what more ?