Friday, June 8, 2012

Free Wordpress Cloud Hosting from RedHat

The open-source software company RedHat has been running  their cloud service OpenShift for a while now, but it wasn't too useful for non-developers. However, yesterday they announced Instant Applications, which lets anyone instantly create a Wordpress, Drupal or Ruby on Rails website. This can be very useful for people who want free Wordpress hosting, (especially since DreamHost ended their free hosting) and it will be able to handle any amount of traffic.  They will eventually start charging for it, though I assume there will still be a free tier.

Steps to create free Wordpress blog:

  1. Sign up for OpenShift.

  2. Go to create application and select Wordpress.

  3. Pick your general public name and app name and then click "create application".

  4. After the app is created, you will be able to log in to it with:
    Username: Admin 
    Password: OpenShiftAdmin

    Make sure to immediately change your password from the Wordpress control panel! (Users>Your Profile>New Password)

To setup the Wordpress blog with your own domain, see these instructions on the OpenShift blog.


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