Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post on a new server. Edit or delete it, then start writing!
Probably you have noticed that tagline when first installing a WordPress blog on your own or creating a new blog under WordPress.com domain. Welcome to WordPress.
Yes, this blog just migrated on September 2017 from my old hosting, OpenShift server from RedHat. Previously I was running this blog and its component from the OpenShift Cloud by RedHat. If you have read my few first post about the technology behind this blog, you probably know that OpenShift was giving free “cartridge” or free space instance inside their AWS server as a container.
Unfortunately, after OpenShift version 3 launched in September, as I was running on OpenShift version 2, the version was going to decommission. Exactly on 30 September 2017, the version 2 no longer be accessible and all customers need to migrate their account to the new version. But the problem with this plan, their basic plan need the website owner to turn off their instance around 18 hours after 72 hours of runs (https://www.openshift.com/pricing/index.html). This doesn’t make sense if you had an OpenShift version 2 that was giving you free and unrestricted uptime unless you have very minimal traffic.
In my previous blog post on Setup WordPress Blog in Openshift Platform, I recommend Openshift as our base hosting provider. From my experience, WordPress and Openshift will work great together. Why? Because Openshift is giving their customer’s up to date version of WordPress and gives continuous support for it.
What is Hosting Provider, Anyway?
Hosting is a space that you rent out to have your business in. It’s merely disk space itself to store your static/dynamic page to show to the world thus you do not need to store your data on your personal computer and run it for 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Openshift Platform is also a hosting company who runs a business for selling a service to store your data on their servers. However, unlike a traditional hosting company, Openshift is more like Platform as a Service. Therefore there is a bit different between a traditional hosting company and PaaS like Openshift.
Based on their explanation in their developer page (https://developers.openshift.com/), OpenShift is based on RedHat’s public cloud and gives you freedom in automates the provisioning, management, and scaling of applications. Moreover, you give a freedom to design and setup your applications.
Current Openshift that work for this blog is Openshift online version 2. Thus, I recommend you to search basic terms understanding from uncle Google.
Sounds Good now? Let’s begin our first step journey to setup blog based on WordPress and Openshift platform.
Hello, World! I setup my personal WordPress Blog in Openshift Platform like randytan.me using some application stack. This took me more than 1.5 hours to complete (excluding sign up and verifying my email addresses for each vendor)
Actually, what is Blog?
Blog pronounce as bläɡ/ is a media, regularly updated with contents (text, images, videos) that are written in a formal/informal style to give information to the user. In short forms, the blog is a simple media to show up your ideas about something.
What is the purpose of Blog?
The purpose of the blog is to show up an idea by writing it out in a digital format. Example if you’re like cooking, you can showcase your recipes and dishes in your blog completely with the tutorial. Nice right?
OK, let’s stop the theory for now. 😀
It’s not-so-easy step to create a blog from scratch without some basic technology background. But don’t worry you can create your own blog in ready to service site if you want. But, if you a people who like a challenge, you can try to build your own blog using the same technology as mine.