Please note that these documents apply to OpenShift Online v2 only (accounts created before August 1st, 2016).
If you are using one of the OpenShift 3 products, please refer to documents available at

PHP Markers

Adding marker files to .openshift/markers will have the following effects:

Marker Effect


Will remove all previous dependencies and start installing required dependencies from scratch.


Will prevent the apache process from being restarted during build/deployment.


Will prevent scalable applications from scaling up or down, according to application load.


Will enable running composer install on each build automatically. See the Composer.


Will enable server-status application path to be publicly available.