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 […]

How to add a purchased certificate to aMiSTACX

How to add a purchased certificate to aMiSTACX

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 […]

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 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 […]

AWS Increase EC2 Volume Size

AWS Increase EC2 Volume Size

How to Pump up your EC2 Volume. Most of our aMiSTACX EC2 Linux stacks start off with root volumes between 8 – 10GB, this is to save you money. Obviously as your business grows, at some point you’ll just need more space. Luckily Amazon AWS makes this a very easy process! Although it is extremely […]

phpMyadmin Deprecation Notice

phpMyadmin Deprecation Notice

[For aMiSTACX only] Before you begin, please make a full AWS backup of your EC2 instance. Please test any Ubuntu security updates and/or package updates on a Dev instance first. phpMyadmin Deprecation Notice You may find after a recent Ubuntu system update/upgrade that phpMyadmin now warns of a php deprecation error. This may actually be […]

AWS Debian Password Reset

AWS Debian Password Reset

How to reset the Debain Maintenance password. We took security precautions and built our LAMP and LEMP images using the MySQL secure install. This limits external access to the MySQL server from localhost only. However, even though we dynamically set the password at EC2 first creation, you may want or need to change it. More […]

CMS Permissions Reset

CMS Permissions Reset

[For aMiSTACX 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 for […]