Magento – Error while sending query packet

Magento – Error while sending query packet

[aMiSTACX Magento 2.1.x] Should you have an aMiSTACX AMI Magento release prior to v1.3 you may encounter an error while running a backup within the Magento Admin Console. Error while sending QUERY packet [PID] in /var/www/magento/vendor/magento/zendframework1/library/Zend/Db/Statement/Pdo.php on line 228 To resolve: Use SSH CLI or WinSCP to edit the MySQL Global Configuration File. SSH CLI shown: sudo nano […]

Magento 2.2.x F1X LEMP vs. LAMP

Magento 2.2.x F1X LEMP vs. LAMP

Above screenshot shows LAMP Pingdom Test.] We tested our new optimized Magento F1X LEMP vs. our standard Magento LAMP stack for Magento 2.2 Both are excellent starting points for scoring high speed and quality numbers on GTMetrix, Google Insights, and Bitcatcha. Although each stack series should match your skill and experience level. Tests clearly show that our NGINX F1X LEMP stack […]

Magento 2.1.x & 2.2.x Speed Optimization

Magento 2.1.x & 2.2.x Speed Optimization

Our new optimized Magento stacks for Magento 2.2.x and 2.1.x are an excellent starting point for scoring high speed and quality numbers on GTMetrix, Google Insights, and Bitcatcha. Go ahead and test our LIVE AWS EC2 Magento Luma test stack using our RDS Edition on an AWS t-micro. Pingdom Report GTMetrix Bitcatcha   aMiSTACX! Better – Stronger – Faster

How to change your Magento 2.1.x 2.2.x Store URLs

How to change your Magento 2.1.x 2.2.x Store URLs

[aMiSTACX Magento 2.1.x+] URL Recovery Sometimes we just need to change our Magento store URLs. [Normally when we do something “D’OH” and need to recover our store.] A very quick way that works on our Magento stacks are these simple steps from CLI: The following Magento 2.x CLI commands will update the Magento base-url and the base-url-secure values. Go to […]

How to find your Magento Admin URL

How to find your Magento Admin URL

It happens to the best of us. We rush through our Magento install and somehow misplace or forget to copy or bookmark the location of the admin URL. It is not something we normally have to go and find everyday, so we start searching for how to find it again. A savy Magento admins know […]

How to Migrate WordPress or Magento to AWS

How to Migrate WordPress or Magento to AWS

How to Migrate WordPress or Magento to aMiSTACX on AWS. The reasons to migrate or test migrate to aMiSTACX are many. Performance, stack control, simplicity, and a possible reduction in hosting costs. Although there are many ways you can migrate and many different variations, I’ll cover a LAMP migration process that has worked well and is proven. […]

AWS RDS Connect w/ phpMyAdmin

AWS RDS Connect w/ phpMyAdmin

We created our Windows AWS AMI RDS database connection utility server with phpMyAdmin to help save you time configuring your AWS RDS MySQL/Aurora database for web application frameworks such as Laravel, Magento, and WordPress, but it can be used just as a configuration utility to help with the migration of data. aMiSTACX Windows Utility Server […]

How to use Putty to Connect to AWS

How to use Putty to Connect to AWS

Even those very experienced we have come to realize connecting to AWS isn’t as easy as AWS guides lead you to believe. So we are providing this brief tutorial to help you connect to your AWS EC2 aMiSTACX in minutes! Please follow these simple steps and you are golden! 1. Get Putty SSH Client 2. […]

WinSCP Sudo Access for Ubuntu aMiSTACX

WinSCP Sudo Access for Ubuntu aMiSTACX

NOTE: We do NOT support SFTP client FileZilla for Ubuntu Linux, because it requires altering the default ubuntu user permissions. WinSCP is a powerful and flexible SFTP client, and provides a very convenient GUI interface for our Ubuntu aMiSTACX AWS EC2 servers. You can set file permissions, do file transfers, and so much more! However, a standard configuration omits the ability […]

AWS EC2 AMI Snapshot

AWS EC2 AMI Snapshot

How to take a snapshot backup of your aMiSTACX EC2 server. This is one of the simplest methods and most convenient backup methods you’ll ever encounter when working in a development or test environment. Although you can use the same method for production, you need to keep in mind once an AMI image kicks-off it will […]

AWS Increase EC2 Volume Size

AWS Increase EC2 Volume Size

How to Pump up your EC2 Volume. Most of our aMiSTACX EC2 Linux stacks start off with root volumes between 8 – 10GB, this is to save you money. Obviously as your business grows, at some point you’ll just need more space. Luckily Amazon AWS makes this a very easy process! Although it is extremely […]

AWS Elastic IP Usage

AWS Elastic IP Usage

How to to prevent your new AWS aMiSTACX site from configuration loss when you start/stop the EC2 instance. One of the most common, and biggest mistakes a newbie makes when using AWS for the first time is to omit using an Elastic IP [EIP] prior to application install. What happens is when the AWS pubic IP address […]

AWS AMI Benefits

AWS AMI Benefits

What is an AMI? AMI is an Amazon Machine Image. These images can be used to pre-configure web and application software stacks. The AMIs I’ll be pointing out are the ones that are offered on AWS Marketplace. The benefits of AMIs are many! Think about how much time you may spend getting an application working […]

Restrict access to SSH with AWS Security Groups

Restrict access to SSH with AWS Security Groups

Note: The above image shows an EC2 server selected in the AWS console, and in the description a link to the security group that is attached. Clicking that link takes you to the security group. After you configure and deploy your new aMiSTACX stack, don’t forget to restrict access to the SSH port. That’s the reminder the […]

How to clear HSTS in Chrome & Firefox

How to clear HSTS in Chrome & Firefox

[Re-printed from] Re-Hashed: How to clear HSTS settings in Chrome and Firefox A quick look at what HSTS is and how to clear it on two of the most popular browsers. HSTS stands for HTTP Strict Transport Security, it’s a web security policy mechanism that forces web browsers to interact with websites only via secure HTTPS […]

Cloudflare Page Rule for HTTP to HTTPS

Cloudflare Page Rule for HTTP to HTTPS

HTTP to HTTPS via CloudFlare As many are aware, aMiSTACX is big on “It just works!” configurations. Why spend hours trying to hack to make something as simple as http to https redirection work? Although if you use Let’s Encrypt on our LAMP/LAP stacks, and select option 2 as we suggest, then the redirection is done for you. Sweet! […]

Renewing your Let’s Encrypt Certificate

Renewing your Let’s Encrypt Certificate

It wouldn’t be too far fetched to imagine Captain Kirk yelling out “Cronnnnnnnnn! Cronnnnnnnnnn!”. Just keeping a sense of humor to an area that has caused many of us some frustration. Making sure our certificate(s) renews correctly. Here are some aMiSTACX tips to make sure auto-renewal and manual Let’s Encrypt certificate renewals are successful. [These steps […]

Let’s Encrypt – “does not support any combination of challenges”

Let’s Encrypt – “does not support any combination of challenges”

To remedy the error received when attempting to get a certificate: “Client with the currently selected authenticator does not support any combination of challenges that will satisfy the CA.” you must follow these commands to update certbot to certbot-auto. History: As of January 9th, 2018, Let’s Encrypt no longer supports the certbot installed due to potential issues […]