High Availability DB Read Replicas for Magento

High Availability DB Read Replicas for Magento

AWS MySQL / Aurora Read Replicas for Magento August 2018 – As part of our new Titanium Series, and to compliment our S3Rocket S3 auto scale module, we are expecting to release our new S3Sonic Module in mid-August 2018. This new HA module will allow the configuration and use of AWS Database Read Replicas from […]

Improving Time to First Byte TTFB

Improving Time to First Byte TTFB

Improve TTFB for Magento and WordPress aMiSTACX July 2018 – Seems of late that TTFB is the focus of many. Well for aMiSTACX it is important, but not the Golden Grail of high performance stack building. We prefer overall speed and reliability to just how fast TTFB can be. [Reminds me of a post on […]

aMiSTACX S3Rocket Magento Configuration Tips

aMiSTACX S3Rocket Magento Configuration Tips

aMiSTACX S3Rocket Magento Configuration and Performance Tips July 2018 – With the release of our new S3Rocket Module for AWS S3, horizontal scaling is now possible when used in conjunction with RDS, an AWS Loadbalancer, and with an AWS auto scale group. The module is designed and should be administered only by admins and developers […]

Scalable WordPress 4.9.6 WooCommerce PHP 7.2

Scalable WordPress 4.9.6 WooCommerce PHP 7.2

Turnkey WordPress 4.9.6 w/ WooCommerce and PHP 7.2 Our fastest WordPress stack yet ! New WordPress aMiSTACX F1 series high performance stack series features PHP 7.2! The upgrade to PHP 7.2 offers an average of a 7% – 11% increase of performance over PHP 7.1. Speed Test Pingdom Speed Test GTMetrix No Speed Plugins! No […]

Solved Magento 2 One or more integrations

Solved Magento 2 One or more integrations

Solved – One or more integrations have been reset because of a change to their xml configs. One of the most annoying messages to come from recent Magento 2 installs is the above message. Not only is it annoying, but it appears to slow down the loading of the Magento Admin console. The name of […]

Magento 2 AWS S3 Module

Magento 2 AWS S3 Module

Horizontal Scaling for Magento 2.2.5 w/ aMiSTACX S3Rocket Module July 23rd, 2018 –  Our new S3Rocket Module for AWS S3. This will allow serving all Magento (TM) media images from AWS S3. Resulting in faster performance, less local storage, memory and CPU usage, and a step towards the ability of Magento 2 to horizontal scale through […]

Magento 2 Set Production Mode Error

Magento 2 Set Production Mode Error

Magento 2 Set Production Mode Error: /usr/bin/php7.1 -f /var/www/html/bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy You may see the above error when attempting to switch to Production Mode on Magento 2.x. [As you want to switch to production mode in a public environment so that exception printing is turned OFF.] Really the issue has to do with something being wrong, […]

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 […]

aMiSTACX AWS EC2 Speed Optimization Tips

aMiSTACX 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 enable Redis on Magento 1.9.3.x

How to enable Redis on Magento 1.9.3.x

This procedure is for [aMiSTACX]. 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 stacks. […]

How to Increase AWS EC2 Size

How to Increase AWS EC2 Size

Even with an optimized aMiSTACX stack running on a t-micro, sometimes we just need even more horsepower. Thankfully AWS makes this very easy! In a few clicks you can increase your EC2 instance size. This means more CPU and more RAM at your fingertips. Plus you can decrease the size in the same way. This […]

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