12 Tips for Hosting WordPress on OpenShift

12 Tips for Hosting WordPress on OpenShift

Twelve tips for those of you hosting WordPress on OpenShift Online. Learn how to move your MySQL database to a separate gear, disable idling, reduce downtime, enable caching, setup a CDN, improve deliverability of system emails, reduce database clutter, use ‘development’ mode, and backup your OpenShift WordPress site.

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Announcing Small.highcpu, the New Low-Cost, Production-Ready Gear Size

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of OpenShift Online Small.highcpu gears. The Small.highcpu gear is a new low-cost, production-ready gear designed to provide double the CPU performance of our existing Small gears.

Priced aggressively at just $0.025 per hour, Small.highcpu are the lowest-cost production-ready gears OpenShift Online offers and are ideal for scalable web services and small databases.

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How to Build a Mobile Application with Appery.io on OpenShift

How to Build a Mobile Application with Appery.io on OpenShift

This tutorial shows you step by step how to build an HTML5 mobile app connected to a cloud database with REST APIs using OpenShift and Appery.io. The app will be called Vacation Request. Many enterprises and business are building internal apps to empower their employes. This is an excellent example of such a mobile app. Employees can quickly request a vacation from their mobile device.

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More Online Features June 2014

Double feature months are some of my favorites here on the OpenShift team. If you didn’t see the last release blog, be sure to see Part 1 of New Online Features for June and watch the google hangout. Let’s take a look at what’s just been added to OpenShift Online. Annual Plan Our new annual […]

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5 Reasons Why PaaS is Better Than Shared Hosting or VPS

5 Reasons Why PaaS is Better Than Shared Hosting or VPS

At several recent meetings people have asked “Why is PaaS is better than shared hosting or Virtual Private Servers (VPS)?”

Shared hosting and VPS have been around for a long time and served us well, so why change something that works? Well, imagine you are driving an Audi A8 from 1997…wouldn’t it be nice to upgrade your ride to the most recent version? Sure, it will cost you something, but it will be more luxurious and many manual actions will now be automated. We can look at PaaS in a similar way. It will cost you something to move from shared hosting or VPS to PaaS, but in return you’ll get a great deal of luxury you have not been accustomed to until now.

Here are five reasons why PaaS is a better solution.

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How to Configure an AWS S3 Bucket Store for OpenShift

How to Configure an AWS S3 Bucket Store for OpenShift

Most cloud offerings, including OpenShift, do not block storae or shared filesystems. This is no accident. Shared filesystems can be complicated, slow, and difficult to tune to the variety of workloads thrown at them. There are many valid use cases where files needs to be shared across several disconnected gears. What’s a coder to do?

This post shows you how to communicate with S3 to create and delete file objects using PHP and the standard AWS toolkit with OpenShift.

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