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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Magento – Error while sending query packet

Magento – Error while sending query packet

[aMi STACX Magento 2.1.x] Should you have an aMi STACX 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: […]

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   aMi STACX! Better – Stronger – […]

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

[aMi STACX 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 […]

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 […]

CMS Permissions Reset

CMS Permissions Reset

[For aMi STACX only] One of the most plaguing issues with Magento when installing a new module or theme is to pay attention to permission changes for files and folders. This normally leads to compile errors, white screens, and/or module install failures. To resolve permission conflicts simply keep these two commands handy and use them […]