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 […]

Upgrade Magento 2 using Composer

Upgrade Magento 2 using Composer

Upgrade Magento 2 to the latest version using Composer [aMiSTACX] Upgrading Magento to another version is not for the faint of heart. Really. One of the tricks is to forgo the GUI upgrade wizard and use CLI and Composer. See just a lot less issues, more verbose language on errors, and the ability to skip […]

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, […]

How to Install Porto Theme on Magento 2.2.x

How to Install Porto Theme on Magento 2.2.x

How to Install Porto Theme on Magento 2.2.2 This article applies to aMiSTACX only! Porto by Smartwave is one of the top selling themes next to Ultimo by Infortis. And of course if you want to get up and running in less than ten minutes the only way to go is via aMiSTACX. We not […]

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 […]

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 […]

Magento 2 – Uncaught Error: Class ‘DOMDocument’

Magento 2 – Uncaught Error: Class ‘DOMDocument’

Per [aMiSTACX] 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 browser […]

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. […]