How to setup OpenShift Express with RHEL

If you don’t know what’s OpenShift you should check it out at Red Hat site, and for further reference also take a look to their documentation, blogs and knowledge base:

Things to take into account:
  • We have 512 MB of disk space
  • We have 300 MB of RAM and 100 MB of swap
After this briefly introduction, in order to setup OpenShift in our machine we have to install a new channel as usual and set up EPEL/Openshift repositories(this demo is based in RHEL 6.2):
rhn-channel -a -c rhel-x86_64-server-optional-6
rpm -ivh
wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/openshift.repo
yum install rhc -y
Now we just have to create our domain and our PHP application:
 rhc-create-domain -n  -l 
 rhc-create-app -a  -t php5.3

For example, my domainname is prova and my appname is mw, so my service URL is:

Next step is set up our embedded database. Take note of your mysql admin password and connection URL:
rhc-ctl-app  -a mw -e add-mysql-5.1
 Mysql 5.1 database added. Please make note of these credentials:
 Root User: admin
 Root Password: xxxxxxx
 Database Name: mw
 Connection URL: mysql://127.6.x.y:3306/

Finally we’ll need to configure a demo wikipedia/wordpress in our OpenShift Express application with MySQL support, stay tuned for my next post 😉


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