OpenShift PaaS Weekly Tips and Tricks – August 26, 2012

Platform-as-a-service makes deploying applications to cloud fast and easy. But, to get the most out of the OpenShift PaaS, it helps to stay abreast of the interesting technical issues plus their workarounds and solutions. We’ve made this easy with a weekly tips and tricks blog.

Externally addressable ports on OpenShift

In addition to being able to bind to internal ports, we’ve added the list of externally addressable ports here.

Debugging with error logs

We’ve created an FAQ around reviewing logs and will be adding more tips and tricks here.

Custom domain names may redirect back to http://{$appName}-{$domain}.rhcloud.com on some applications

Platform-as-a-service makes deploying applications to cloud fast and easy. But, to get the most out of the OpenShift PaaS, it helps to stay abreast of the interesting technical issues plus their workarounds and solutions. We’ve made this easy with a weekly tips and tricks blog.

Externally addressable ports on OpenShift

In addition to being able to bind to internal ports, we’ve added the list of externally addressable ports here.

Debugging with error logs

We’ve created an FAQ around reviewing logs and will be adding more tips and tricks here.

Custom domain names may redirect back to http://{$appName}-{$domain}.rhcloud.com on some applications

Many PHP applications like MediaWiki and WordPress will default to redirecting all requests to your applications URL:  http://{$appName}-{$domain}.rhcloud.com even after you’ve set a custom domain.  Here are some tips on how to configure MediaWiki and WordPress setting so that it will forward to your custom domain:
https://www.openshift.com/forums/openshift/solveddomain-alias-add-succes…
https://www.openshift.com/blogs/custom-url-names-for-your-paas-applicati… (see comment dated August 23, 2012)

NodeJS app throws 503 – Service Temporarily Unavailable

Here are some tips when you encounter “Service Temporarily Unavailable” on your NodeJS app:  https://www.openshift.com/forums/openshift/nodejs-service-temporarily-unavailable

Quick example on how to connect your JBoss app with Postgres

Here’s how you can connect your JBoss app to Postgres: https://www.openshift.com/forums/openshift/how-to-configure-kitchensink-…

Tips on how to use and update your github repo as well as your OpenShift repo

Here’s some tips on how you can update both your github and OpenShift repos using with the same local version:  https://www.openshift.com/forums/openshift/github

Tips on how to add a custom python module to your app

Got a custom package for your python app, but unsure how to install it?  Here’s some tips:  https://www.openshift.com/forums/openshift/how-to-install-a-custom-pytho…

Special thanks to all Community users who helped report these issues on IRC, Forums and the mailing list.  Without you, we won’t know what we have to fix nor how we can improve.  So please keep the questions coming!!

Thank you!

Nam Duong – Customer Enablement
Product Marketing Manager
OpenShift | PaaS by Red Hat

http://openshift.redhat.com
Twitter: @openshift, @NamDuong_rh

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