WordPress server in redhat cloud Free and simple

Obsolete redhat has changed its cloud on September 2017 and I moved to AWS

Here is a simple method to deploy a wordpress server on the redhat cloud and attach it to a domain name, for free. This is what I have done to host this site.

Create a wordpress server:

  1. Create an account on OpenShift, or login
  2. Add an application, and select “wordpress”
  3. If the account was just created, choose its (unique) namespace
  4. Choose the application name and fill up the form
  5. Go to application-namespace.rhcloud.com site to create the wordpress user account
  6. Add content and customize the site directly from wordpress

Access the server:

  1. install the rhc command, then run rhc setup
  2. log in with ssh and/or git clone the wordpress repo from openshift
    • The url for ssh and git can be found on the page of the application once logged in openshit.
  3. Note for git: content should be added in the .openshift/[themes|plugins|…] folder of the repo. It will be copied in the suitable folder of the wordpress server (i.e. $OPENSHIFT_DATA/[themes|…]) by git push.

Finally, to attach this application to a domain name:

  1. Follow this 2 steps procedure
  2. Then in wordpress dashboard > setting > general, change the “site address (url)” with the url of your domain

This entry was posted in cloud, cms, dns, other, php, web-site on 8 December 2014 by diener.