Mac – How to fix warning about ECDSA host key

Mac – How to fix warning about ECDSA host key

We have this seen this happen more than a few times with our Mac customers using their built-in SSH CLI client utility. This is a client-side issue, and is generated when your client connects to different servers using the same AWS IP address. For example, say you spin up aMiSTACX for Magento with EIP Address: […]

aMiSTACX – Database Connection

aMiSTACX – Database Connection

This article applies to aMiSTACX 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 – LAMP […]

How to install Magento or WordPress?

How to install Magento or WordPress?

If somehow you just launched our aMiSTACX 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 this […]

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 aMiSTACX 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 to […]

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 […]