OpenShift have an example Joomla app ready to deploy on github, but it’s currently not working – once you’ve deployed it, it gives you a page with this error:
Infinite loop detected in JError
Given that it’s relatively simple to setup Joomla, I set up a new app on OpenShift, downloaded the latest install for Joomla, and then pushed it up to OpenShift. Using this approach you can walk through the admin screens to configure your site and point it to your hosted MySQL, and it’s just as easy as installing it locally.
Here’s the steps:
1. Create your PHP app on OpenShift:
rhc app create -a your_app_name -t php-5.3
2. Add the MySQL cartridge:
rhc app cartridge add -a your_app_name -c mysql-5.1
3. Download Joomla. Unzip the download into the php add inside your app dir that was created by ‘rhc app create’
4. Add, commit and push your changes to OpenShift:
git add . git commit -m "Joomla initial commit" git push
5. Now hit your URL for your hosted app, and then walk through the setup steps as normal. When prompted for your MySQL config, use the values given in step 2 above.