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How to Install ProjectSend on OpenShift

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ProjectSend is a free and open source self-hosted file sharing software that allows users especially businesses share files securely without relying on any third-party service like Dropbox. What’s unique about that web application is that it allows clients to upload files to the server, which might be very helpful for many businesses.

This guide will present a step by step tutorial on how to install ProjectSend on OpenShift, the only skill you’ll need during the tutorial is your ability to use a web browser.


  1. A free OpenShift account, visit OpenShift website and register using your email, no credit card is required. 1 - create openshift account


  1. After registering; go to OpenShift home page and click on the “MY APPS” on the top of the screen.2 - open Openshift Account
  2. You’ll be directed to your login window and enter your credentials, you’ll be directed to a new window click on the blue “Create your first application now” link.3-create openshift application
  3. You’ll be directed to a window, type “PHP, MySQL” in the search field, and select the application shown below in the screenshot. 2 - concrete5 on openshift
  4. You’ll be directed to a new window, in the public URL; type the name of the project/application name (e.g. send ProjectSend, etc.) in the first space and the domain name (it’s not your real domain name, just any identification name e.g. NickName, YourName) in the second space.1 - ProjectSend on OpenShift
  5. Under the public URL, there’s the source code slot, just copy and paste the following  link “https://github.com/ignacionelson/ProjectSend.git”
  6. Leave everything as it’s and click on “Create Application” tab at the end of the page.3 - concrete5 on openshift
  7. You shall be directed to a new window where you shall find all of your “MySQL” credentials.4 - concrete5 on openshift
  8. You’ll be directed to the main window, and it’s time to go to your “portal” and start the installation process, to do that simply click on the blue link at the top of the screen (that’s your URL).2 - ProjectSend on OpenShift
  9. In the first window you should enter some information like “password, database username, database password”, you can get this data from step “7”.3 - ProjectSend on OpenShift
  10. In that window,  you should provide your database credentials, there’s a small trick here which is getting your database “Host Server”, the easiest way to do so is to return to your application (step 8) and click on the small arrow at the phpMyAdmin tab.
  11. A new window will pop up , copy the number shown in the screenshot below. 6 - thinkup database host
  12. Paste that number in the database host field in the ProjectSend installation, then fill the remaining fields using your database credentials that you can find in your application.
  13. In the following step, you should create your credentials (username and password).4 - ProjectSend on OpenShift

14. Finally, you’ll be directed to your portal main page, login using the credentials you’ve created in the previous step.

5 - ProjectSend on OpenShift

Congratulations, you now have a fully functional ProjectSend portal running for free on OpenShift.