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How to Install ProcessWire on Openshift

    ProcessWire OpenShift Logo

    ProcessWire is a free and open source content management system (CMS), it has an excellent user interface that is both sleek and easy to use. Its ease of use makes it a strong contender for other content management systems like WordPress, Joomla and Drupal, but of course it’s not as fully featured as these content management systems.

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


    1. A free Openshift account, just go to 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 log-in 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, select the “PHP 5.4” tab from the “PHP” menu.1 - ImpressPages Openshift
    4. You’ll be directed to a new window, in the public URL; type the name of the project/application name (e.g. ProcessWire, MyProcessWire, 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 slot, just copy and paste the following  link “https://github.com/ryancramerdesign/ProcessWire.git”.
    6. Leave everything as it’s and click on “Create Application” tab at the end of the page.Create-an-Application-on-Openshift
    7. It will take a while then you’ll be directed to a new window, just click on the blue “Not now continue” link.2 - continue to your thinkup application
    8. You’ll be directed to a new window where you should add MySQL just by clicking the blue “Add MySQL” link.Add-MySQL-to-Joomla-Application
    9. You’ll be directed to a new window, just click on the “Add Cartridge” tab. Add-MySQL-Cartridge
    10. You shall be directed to anew window where you shall find all of your “MySQL” credentials. Joomla-MySQL-Credentials
    11. Now you’ll need to add phpMyAdmin; click on the blue “Add phpMyAdmin” located at the bottom of the same window. add phpmyadmin gear
    12. You’ll then be directed to a new window to confirm the addition of phpMyAdmin, just click on the “Add Cartridge” tab.joomla phpmyadmin add cartridge
    13. You’ll be directed to the main window again and it’s time to go to your ” website” and start the installation process, to do that simply click on the blue link at the top of the screen (that’s your URL).8 - ProcessWire on Openshift
    14. You’ll be directed to the “ProcessWire” installation window, enter the required data and click on the “Continue” tab.10 - ProcessWire on Openshift
    15. You’ll be directed to a new window, select “Default Beginners Edition”.11 - ProcessWire on Openshift
    16. You’ll be directed to a new window, where you should enter your some information like “password, database username, database password”, you can get this information from step “10”, leave the last field as default.
    17. In that window,  you should provide your database credentials, there’s a small trick here which is getting your database Host IP, the easiest way to do so is to return to your application and click on the small arrow at the phpMyAdmin tab. 4 - getting database server IP Address
    18. A new window will popup just copy the number shown in the below screenshot. 6 - thinkup database host
    19. Paste that number in the database host field in the ProcessWire installation field.
    20. You’ll be directed to a new window where you should put the website title create a username and password and fill in other required information.
    21. Then you’ll be directed to the final window of the installation steps, just click on the “View Site” blue link.15 - ProcessWire on Openshift
    22. You’ll then be redirected to the home page of your installation.

    16 - ProcessWire on Openshift

    Now, you’ve a fully functional ProcessWire website for free running on OpenShift.