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How to Install phproject on OpenShift


    Phproject is a free and open source project management software, it allows its user assigned projects, and tasks, as well as create new ones. Projects can be sorted and moved into customizable sprints from a simple drag-and-drop interface. If you would like to install Phporject for free then this post is for you.

    This guide will present a step by step tutorial on how to install Phproject 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. MyProject, MyAwesomeProject, 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.5 - openshift application name
    5. Under the public URL, there’s the source code field, just copy and paste the following  link “https://github.com/Alanaktion/phproject.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 window (that’s your URL).5-phpproject-on-openshift
    9. You’ll be directed to the “Phproject” installation window, in this window, you should create your login credentials; username, password, and email. You’ll also need to enter your MySQL credentials “password, database username, database password”, you can get this data from step “7”. 1-phpproject-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 - openshift web application installation host name
    12. You’ll then be directed to the login window, use the email and password you’ve used in step 9.3-phpproject-on-openshift

    Finally, you’ll be directed to your portal’s main page.


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