aMi STACX – Database Connection

aMi STACX – Database Connection

This article applies to aMi STACX deployments, and is not meant to replace our admin guide that is provided with the stack. There are several possibilities on db connections for administration purposes. In this article, we will outline GUI phpMyadmin usage for both LAMP/LEMP. Depending on the version of your stack and the flavor – […]

Big Release – Magento 2.2.4

Big Release – Magento 2.2.4

We are on-time with the new Magento 2.2.4 release, and have it already available on AWS Marketplace. Appears Magento went very big on this new release with all types of fixes and enhancements! Check out the release notes >> We will do our best to get it out for our RDS version too! Better – […]

What’s new – Magento 2.2.3 w/ RDS and Redis

What’s new – Magento 2.2.3 w/ RDS and Redis

  We are very pleased to release our long awaited turnkey Magento 2.2.3 deployment with AWS RDS. This is truly a turnkey stack as with 1-click and 15 minutes you will have a full functioning Magento 2.2.3 deployment with RDS ready for sign-in. AWS RDS offloads the MySQL function to a separate instance, leaving more […]

How to install Magento or WordPress?

How to install Magento or WordPress?

If somehow you just launched our aMi STACX stack for Magento or WordPress, and you come to the database part and looking for an answer to what the user/password is… Well, it’s not here! That’s because this information is in the stack admin guide! Our Macey-Bot also has this information, and most product videos also have […]

Why aMi STACX?

Why aMi STACX?

We package, provision, and support our stacks in over 18 countries. Founded with the goals of providing premium scalable solutions that are simple to use, reliable, high-performance, and all within affordability. Our Engineers and support staff are ALL USA based, and we are also AWS GovWeb approved. Ask yourself, who do you want to be […]

How to reset your WordPress URLs

How to reset your WordPress URLs

Applies to [aMi STACX]. Sometimes you just need to update your WordPress store URLs because you are unable to access the website or the admin panel. Sometimes you just need to confirm what the WordPress URLs are. Luckly for aMi STACX users this process will take only a few minutes. All you need to do […]

Magento 2 – Uncaught Error: Class ‘DOMDocument’

Magento 2 – Uncaught Error: Class ‘DOMDocument’

Per [aMi STACX] using PHP 7.1 you may get an error like this after a system update/upgrade: Uncaught Error: Class ‘DOMDocument’ not found in /var/www/magento/vendor/magento/framework/Config/Dom.php:384… The browser will report a 500 error, but the Apache logs will show more details. The fix is really simple. From CLI: sudo a2dismod php7.2 sudo service apache2 restart clear […]

How to generate a PPK file for SSH and SFTP

How to generate a PPK file for SSH and SFTP

Converting Your PEM to PPK Using PuTTYgen [For aMi STACX and Windows Clients] PuTTY does not natively support the private key format (.pem) generated by Amazon EC2. PuTTY has a tool named PuTTYgen, which can convert keys to the required PuTTY format (.ppk). You must convert your private key into this format (.ppk) before attempting […]

aMi STACX AWS EC2 Speed Optimization Tips

aMi STACX AWS EC2 Speed Optimization Tips

Our stacks are designed for simplicity and speed, and we have continually improved on both since our launch in June 2017. Almost all of our new stacks have a few items worth noting, and we wish to share a few tips should you be tweaking the most out of your page speed and quality scores. […]

How to add a purchased certificate to aMi STACX

How to add a purchased certificate to aMi STACX

Generally speaking this will be the same process for both Apache and NGINX. A high-level overview is provided here. Please see your stack instructions for more details per vhost configuration. Step 1. Copy the certificate(s) [key, crt, pem etc. as per what issuer provided] to: /etc/{Apache2, NGINX}/ssl/ Step 2. Update the vhost files for the server with […]

Magento 2 Crashing due to MySQL / Cron Jobs

Magento 2 Crashing due to MySQL / Cron Jobs

We have come across a few instances now where a module that was not written correctly, and that made use of the Magento Cron framework caused MySQL to stop responding. When MySQL stops responding then it basically crashes Magento. Tell tale signs in various logs point to the end effect, but not the root cause. […]

Redis – Write error saving DB on disk

Redis – Write error saving DB on disk

For our Magento users this is a common error that causes the site to become unresponsive. As the error message states: Write error saving DB on disk: No space left on device It is due to not having enough drive space on the server. You can easily check by running from the CLI: df As Magento […]

How to enable Redis on Magento 1.9.3.x

How to enable Redis on Magento 1.9.3.x

This procedure is for [aMi STACX]. As Redis is already pre-installed and configured, all that is required for Magento 1.9.3.7 & 1.9.3.8 is to enable it. These instructions are not supposed to superseded Magento’s official instructions, but we will outline a procedure that is simple to follow and is known to work with our provisioned […]

WWW is so Internet 1.0

WWW is so Internet 1.0

  You found the right place! Although we gave up WWW a long time ago. Why would we continue to use WWW when we stand for speed and simplicity? That’s three extra letters and about six bytes. Sure in the infancy of the Internet going back to days of the dinosaurs  where Netscape and Internet […]