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

OpenShift Features

OpenShift Online offers many powerful application management options, some of which are only available on the premium Bronze and Silver plans. The following series of quick guides is intended to help you become familiar with these features.

OpenShift Online Current Gen (v2) premium plan support is currently available to customers with a billing address in the United States, Canada, Russia, Israel, or Europe (EU member states, Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland). OpenShift Dedicated is available for purchase worldwide.

Region and Zone Management

All applications on the Free Plan are created on gears within the us-east-1 Amazon EC2 region. Bronze and Silver plans also allow the hosting of applications in the eu-west-1 Amazon EC2 region.

Resource Management

All OpenShift Online plans offer 3 free small gears (512MB RAM and 1GB disk space each). Larger gears and additional storage are available on both the Bronze and Silver plans. The premium plans also allow access to additional gears beyond the 3 free small gears provided to all users.


Application scaling enables your application to react to changes in traffic and automatically allocate the necessary resources to handle your current demand. The OpenShift Online infrastructure monitors incoming web traffic and can automatically add or remove application gears to handle changes in request volume.

Domain Management and SSL Certificates

All OpenShift Online plans allow you to create and use a custom subdomain, along with the ability to use your own custom domain name. All applications can also utilize a shared SSL certificate. Premium plans allow the creation and management of more than one domain and the ability to use a custom SSL certificate.


All OpenShift Online plans allow you to mange users that have access to one or more of your OpenShift domains. Premium plans extend this functionality by allowing for additional domains and management of teams.

External Services

OpenShift makes it easy to connect external services to your applications.


There are several support options available to all users of OpenShift Online, however the Silver Plan includes access to award-winning Red Hat support through a dedicated ticketing system.