I'm considering moving a single WordPress site from a shared host to OpenShift.
The entire OpenShift platform seems to revolve around development and deployment using git and special OpenShift command-line tools, which would probably mean running a local server as well (LAMP/WAMP). I know how to do all that, but we're not doing any development. Plugins, WordPress upgrades, etc. are all managed on the host. The one or two custom files were simply uploaded. I don't see why I need all that local overhead just to host a WordPress site in the cloud.
I have successfully tested installing standard WordPress in an empty OpenShift PHP gear, then restoring our current site into the
/repo folder from a gzip file, plus restoring the SQL database. I set up normal SQL and site backups in cron. It all works great (and faster than the shared host).
However I can't find anyone else documenting this approach. Am I asking for trouble here? Will I regret not using git plus the OpenShift tools?