Openshift is a platform as a server PAAS developed by Redhat company. Basically, openshift is a cloud computing platform provider for managing application development using several languages like PHP and nodejs framework. In the current market, the cloud is a famous buzzword with similar to amazon web services.OpenShift has different plans. You can choose a plan based on your requirement. Openshift provides a free plan which gives access to 3 small gears without a credit card. So you will develop applications using your favorite language and can deploy to openshift cloud, map this hosted application to your domain created in other domain registers like GoDaddy.
Once OpenShift selected, First step is to register in openshift online platform, you will get access to a set of tools and all features above.
First, you need to create an application, In my case, I created an online application by choosing PHP language and MySQL database. your gear machine is created. We will see below how we log in to Openshift gear. We will have different options to connect to Openshift
First, you need putty, puttygen tools to connect to openshit gear.
Putty is a free client tool. It provides a console to connect to different remote Linux and Ubuntu systems. It supports different ssh, HTTP Fttp protocols, and authorization technique to connect remote server securely. You can download this tool from the putty site.
PuttyGen is also a free opensource tool which you get as part of the putty installation. It can be used to generate private and public keys to connect to a remote server
With putty and puttyGen installed on your windows system. First Open puttyGen tool to generate private key
The puttygen tool is opened select SSH-2 RSA key type and finally click to generate a random key.
The random key generated by moving the mouse over space as per given black rectangle shape
Next step, PuttyGen generated a private key as shown below
Save the private key to your windows file system which can be used in the putty tool configuration
Go to OpenShift online setting, create a public key as like below by copying the from above screenshot to below text area and save it.
That’s from openshift settings, Now your machine in openshift is ready to receive remote ssh connection. Next step is an open putty tool,
copy the source code gear address with random password
After you click on open, You are able to connect to openshift gear in windows using SSH Client tools. Please comment if you have any difficulty to do remote connection to gear