Django on OpenShift
This git repository helps you get up and running quickly w/ a Django installation on OpenShift. The Django project name used in this repo is 'openshift' but you can feel free to change it. Right now the backend is sqlite3 and the database runtime is @ $OPENSHIFT_DATA_DIR/sqlite3.db.
Before you push this app for the first time, you will need to change the Django admin password (see below). Then, when you first push this application to the cloud instance, the sqlite database is copied from wsgi/openshift/sqlite3.db with your newly changed login credentials. Other than the password change, this is the stock database that is created when 'python manage.py syncdb' is run with only the admin app installed.
On subsequent pushes, a 'python manage.py syncdb' is executed to make sure that any models you added are created in the DB. If you do anything that requires an alter table, you could add the alter statements in GIT_ROOT/.openshift/action_hooks/alter.sql and then use GIT_ROOT/.openshift/action_hooks/deploy to execute that script (make sure to back up your database w/ 'rhc app snapshot save' first :) )
Running on OpenShift
Create an account at http://openshift.redhat.com/
Install the RHC client tools if you have not already done so:
sudo gem install rhc
Create a python-2.6 application
rhc app create -a django -t python-2.6
Add this upstream repo
cd django git remote add upstream -m master git://github.com/openshift/django-example.git git pull -s recursive -X theirs upstream master
Then push the repo upstream
Note: As the git push output scrolls by, keep an eye out for a line of output that starts with 'CLIENT_MESSAGE: '. This line contains the generated admin password that you will need to begin administering your Django app. This is the only time the password will be displayed, so be sure to save it somewhere! You might want to pipe the output of the git push to a text file so you can grep for the password later.
That's it, you can now checkout your application at:
Opensfift’s pip support is very transparent.
Any requirements that install locally with the following command will behave as expected on Opensfift:
pip install -r requirements.txt
Openshift has some preinstalled modulse, look at requirements_default.txt