CakePHP on OpenShift
This git repository helps you get up and running quickly w/ a CakePHP installation on OpenShift. The backend database is MySQL and the database name is the same as your application name (using $_ENV['OPENSHIFT_APP_NAME']). You can call your application by whatever name you want (the name of the database will always match the application).
Running on OpenShift
Create an account at https://www.openshift.com/
Create a php application with mysql (you can call your application whatever you want)
rhc app create cake php-5.3 mysql-5.1
Add this upstream CakePHP repo
cd cake git remote add upstream -m master git://github.com/openshift/cakephp-example.git git pull -s recursive -X theirs upstream master # note that the git pull above can be used later to pull updates to CakePHP
Then push the repo upstream
That's it, you can now checkout your application at (default admin account is admin/admin):
GIT_ROOT/.openshift/action_hooks/deploy: This script is executed with every 'git push'. Feel free to modify this script to learn how to use it to your advantage. By default, this script will create the database tables that this example uses.
If you need to modify the schema, you could create a file 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 application + database w/ 'rhc app snapshot save'first :) )
CakePHP Security: If you're doing more than just 'playing' be sure to edit app/config/core.php and modify Security.salt and Security.cipherSeed.