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OpenShift (RedHat) PaaS and VPS options

Web developers need a server to host their websites or web apps. Shared hosting is a bad idea due to non-standard arbitrary limits, hosting companies messing with your files without asking, and lack of ssh access or any other ports. Cheap virtual private servers from DigitalOcean or Linode are good for anyone familiar enough with Linux (or FreeBSD with D.O.). But another option is the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

OpenShift is a PaaS from RedHat. It is not a VPS, but also not a shared host. It is like Heroku or Google App Engine. You don't own the server and not even a virtual...

Migrating from VPS or Cloud servers to OpenShift PaaS

Hackability means never having to say "it can't be done".

Amazon currently dominates the cloud computing industry it created by allowing for easily scalable and granularly billed computing time. Microsoft's Azure platform and Google's Cloud Engine (not their App Engine) are welcome competition. But then there is RedHat, a server giant which has been merely lurking, and is now trying to attract people to their own platform (or platform offerings), like the PaaS they host called OpenShift Online.

OpenShift itself is free software (which is at openshift....