aMiSTACX / A51 : System Status and Updates

We will post here upcoming updates, maintenance windows, features and fixes for aMiSTACX and A51. Please bookmark this page.

March 29th, 2024: Stack Updates

We have updated all of our stacks to meet new AWS listing guidelines, and took this opportunity to update version, patch the OS, and improve deployment, and post cleanup.

Of particular note are the deployments for Node Open Source, and Odoo 17 Community.

February 29th, 2024: G removal

Although a little dated, we removed Goog’s scripts for our email form authentication, and replaced with local server-side CAPTCHA. This should afford more privacy for our customers. Taking the BSG approach. We are very much “G” free with the exception of our Y/T channel.

February 25th, 2024: New deployment for Odoo Community

A new deployment for Odoo 17 is available on AWS Marketplace.

February 17th, 2024: Apache Commons Text Update

For deployments that depend on Apache Solr when used with Magento for catalog search you need to make sure that the jar file is updated to 1.10.0+

January 18th, 2024: New deployment for Magento Open Source

We are very excited about our new AWS Marketplace deployment for Magento 2.4.6p3 Open Source. New features of this deployment stack are : 246p3 PHP 8.2 or 8.1, and the ability to make use of 245p4 PHP 8.1. All of our modules are also now compataible with PHP 8.2.

This is a very smooth deployment with amazing out-of-the-box performance. Take one for a test drive today!

January 1st, 2024: Happy New Year!

Now that holiday season is mostly behind us in the US, we can get our new deployment for Magento 2.4.6p3 out the door. Minor changes to this deployment will have PHP 8.2 as default.

October 30th, 2023: New deployment for Windows RDP

AWS requested sunsetting of our deployment package solution for Windows 2012 R2, and we have transitioned to Windows 2016 Server. Using older versions incorporates better privacy for the end user, and our deployment solution is only designed for remote management of AWS EC2s and RDS instances.

October 26th, 2023: New deployment for Odoo 16

aMiSTACX deployment package release v1.8 is only for Ubuntu OS maintenance.

October 14th, 2023: A51 ADS [Beta] is Available for Testing

A51-ADS: A very advanced automated bot shield called A51-ADS is now available. It works with A51, Cloudflare, and AWS Cloudwatch.

QnA Bot: Our QnA, MaceyBot, now is 100% Google-Free. Prior to today’s update, it had made use of Google fonts.

aMiSTACX opened a case with AWS a few months ago, and we worked with them to drive a more private QnA bot solution.

September 18th, 2023: A51 New Account Fix

During QA testing it was reported that the A51 new account creation sync operation to AWS resulted in an error. This error was the result of a previous update patch released last week. It has now been corrected. Please report any issues. Thank you!

September 15th, 2023: New instance types and flat rate pricing

We will be rolling out new instance classes types for all deployments. G6F deployment solutions will have a common type of: t3, t3a, m5, and c5. Some older deployments will continue to have t2, c4, and m4.

New AWS local zones with regions will also be added to certain deployments.

September 14th, 2023: New Deployment Package

Our new deployment for Laravel features new CFT options: React.JS, Node.JS, Database {local, remote, or none} and much more. A super-flexible deployment solution.

September 12th, 2023 : S3R-Alpha Fix for WordPress & t3a Instance Type

WordPress News: The S3R-Alpha was impacted by the AWS change to S3 that was implemented this past April. This appears to impact only the creation of a bucket from the WP dashboard, and not manually creating the S3 bucket; however, we have resolved the issue and released a new plugin update, v1.4.0.

AWS News: New t3a instance class has been added to select non-car deployments. Over the next two weeks expect the CFT deployments to allow the selection of the t3a instance type for EC2s. These t3as can reduce your AWS hosting costs by 10%.

August 30th, 2023: New Deployment Package

August 18th, 2023: New Deployment Package

Our new deployment package for Node.js allows an optional React.js install. Very convienent and time-saver.

August 12th, 2023: New A51 Billing Module

The A51 Billing Module is a must have feature. Now you can keep a close eye on your AWS costs directly from the A51 dashboard, and set alerts when billing thresholds are exceeded.

August 11th, 2023: New Deployment Package

This deployment will allow local Matomo uploads and when used with Apache and Cloudflare offers extend insight to local traffic from the Apache logs.

July 25th, 2023: aMiSTACX / AWS Hosting Cost Calculator

Amazon AWS recently changed their cost calculator, and the new design is very confusing. Plus, marketplace doesn’t show extras like RDS and EIP, so you can get a complete picture of estimated costs.

Our calculator is very basic, but will give you a general idea of what you can expect.

Tip! Use the calc from the app pages, the filter is pre-filled with defaults for the deployment.

July 11th, 2023 : New Versions!

*The magento stack fixed a Redis deployment issue.

June 26th, 2023 : New Versions!

June 6th, 2023 : New Deployments!

This new Node.js 19.x deployment features CloudFormation Template [CFT] on AWS, and allows optional CloudWatch Agent install, and a deployment that pulls the latest Node.js stable from their repo. Additional deployment options available.

June 5th, 2023 : New stacks on the way!

We are working to get our revised deploy for Laravel 10 w/ RDS out, and also a new Node.js CFT deploy.

The laravel deployment will allow you to select database configurations of remote, local, or none.

May 25th, 2023 : New stack version!

We are very pleased to offer our new stack deploy for Magento 2.4.6 Open Source. This stack deploy is our prized migration stack, and we are happy to announce that it has also joined our S3 Titanium family.

Now you can install all of our Business & Performance modules designed for Magento 2 Open Source. Turnkey deploy in less than 30 minutes.

Module Issues:

Elasticsearch may cause StarFlare to have an issue with the Magento Admin Panel. Temp workaround is to clear the config:

sudo php bin/magento cache:flush config

We are working on permanent fix.

Compile or script CLI event errors may occur in aMiSTACX modules due to a header issue. We identified the issue, and will push a fix in a few days. These errors appear not to impact module operation. Fix has been pushed on 5/26.

May 14th, 2023 : Ramjet v1.2.1 Fix & S3R-Alpha v1.4.0 Fix

Symphony was updated and caused RJ to error post boost. Fix released in v1.2.1

AWS changed their bucket policy in April 2023, this impacted S3R-Alpha new programatic bucket creation in the module. Release v1.4.0 allows bucket creation from Magento’s Admin console.

May 6th, 2023 : New Site and new stack for Magento Open Source 2.4.6.

Site needed a refresh as most of our focus had been on our stacks and modules.

New stack for Magento 2.4.6 Open Source deployed on our S3 Titanium. New deployment features give you more granular control over the deployment, and we made a lot of improvements to post deployment processes to help speed and tighten security.

As a bonus, you can also select to deploy 2.4.5p2 then later manually upgrade to 2.4.6.

April 20th, 2023 : New stack for Magento Open Source

Happy to announce availability for Magento 2.4.6 Open Source. This stack deployment has some great new features in areas of secutity, performance, and deployment options. This stack will also replace our basic stack for Magento, as the new CFT will allow deployment with zero aMiSTACX modules. Perfect for testing clean.

March 31st, 2023: CFT Deployment Fix

CFT deployment for MariaDB for Magento Open Source 2.4.5p1 was resolved for S3T and SP stacks.

We also temporarily removed Aurora selections as there appears to be a script issue.

March 10th, 2023 : New Video for Laravel 10 w/ RDS

Finally we added a voice narration to help explain the deployments.

March 3rd, 2023 : New stack for Laravel 10

This stack features AWS RDS deployment and optional CloudWatch Agent.

February 28th, 2023 : Important!

This stack was released on Feb 27th, v3.4, and has a crontab missing a line ending. The result is the crontab will not function for Magento.

Add the line ending with Linux LF, and restart sudo service cron restart, or contact human support. A new v3.5 was submitted to AWS on Feb 28th to address this issue.

February 27th, 2023 : New stack for Laravel 10

This is a single AMI deployment.

February 20th, 2023 : Stack Update [Finally!]

This stack works for aMiSTACX modules and PHP 8.1 and backwards compatibility for PHP 7.4.

February 18th, 2023 : A51 Updates

New features for monitoring on A51. Please review our video:

February 7th, 2023: New stacks!

Our stack for Magento 2.4.5p1 Open Source features aMiSTACX GEN II deployment. What you need? A sample store? PWA? aMiSTACX Modules? FPC Caching Engine?

January 31st, 2023 : WordPress CFT Updates

We updated our CFTs for WordPress to support the latest engines from MariaDB and AWS Aurora.

January 23rd, 2023 : New Stack Repos

Impacts our repos for Magento Open Source! In order to pass the restriction of IC not working correctly with Magento and PHP 8.x, we are switching to another vendor. Part of this process involves clearing our module repos. New stacks will point to new repos, and the old stacks will continuing using legacy loaders.  Our modules encrypted, and using PHP 7.4 will point to EOL repos that will be cleared of history.

This may impact composer updates, and will require a few steps that we will outline in a future post. Thank you!

January 6th, 2023: New Laravel Stack

We are pleased to announce our new Laravel stack with extended CFT options. Now you can deploy Laravel 8 or 9 and get the latest version for the branch.

January 01st, 2023 : Happy New Year!

New A51 security group features; Find and Mirror options.

December 15th, 2022 : New Stack w/ New CFT

Advanced G6F S3T Deployment CFT w/ new release

Magento 2.4.4p2 : aMiSTACX G6F S3 Titanium RDS

CFT allows module deployment options in packages.

December 13th, 2022 : New Stack

New Basic stack for Magento 2.4.5p2 Open Source

December 10th, 2022 : S3R-Alpha New Version v1.3.7

Production for Magento Open Source has new features:

  • Sync static content only switch
  • Cache sync only switch
  • Disable/Enable Static CLI
  • Single File Sync option switch

December 8th, 2022 : S3Sonic New Version

We updated S3Sonic and the new version is now available for deployment.

December 02, 2022 : New Demo Domain

We removed our previous demo domains, and are continuing with

With the first demo: # Magento 244p2 OSE

This uniform domain will allow consistency with demo and tutorial videos, and live demo servers.

November 27th, 2022 : New Videos

We are rebuilding our DIY video library to help our customers with management, deployment, and configurations.

aMiSTACX on YouTube

October 26th, 2022 : New stacks!

October 21st, 2022 : New A51 Features

A51 now offers the ability to mirror backups to other regions/zones. This is helpful for disaster recovery contingency plans. Set up a backup job schedule, then select mirror and a destination(s).

October 18th, 2022 : New G6 Flexibility servers on the way!

October 17th, 2022 : New A51 Updates

Very please to announce new updates for A51. You will be able to filter by zone for backups, power, and more. The server has been updated to our G6 stack, and with it greater performance. We fixed a few UI issues, and improved UX for the end user.

For use with aMiSTACX’s S3Sonic module, A51 will also allow tracking of RDS read replicas.

August 12th 2022 : New Stack Versions for Magento

August 10th, 2022 : Install Workaround

Should you receive a GIT error during install, it is because our stacks set root owner on the .git directory in vendor, while the rest of the project uses ww-data user/group. Root is set from cron in order to help prevent exploitation of GIT updates in clear text.

GIT was recently patched in April 2022 to close a vulnerability and this new patch causes a permissions check.

In future builds, we will add the exception automatically; however, you may need to explicitly add it:

sudo git config --global --add /var/www/magento/vendor/amistacx/{module}

April 22nd 2022 : New Stack Versions for Magento

March 13th, 2022 : Patched Magento Stacks

Ramjet and S3R-Alpha have also been updated with new features.

November 25th, 2021 : New Stack Versions

September 21st, 2021 : New Stack Versions

September 16th, 2021 : New Stack Versions

September 9th, 2021 : New Stack Version

July 9th, 2021 : A51 Upgrades

All stacks are supported in special regions except HK. A51 has been updated to allow special regions and performance can be increased in your A51 profile by only specifying the regions you use. All Magento stacks now feature 2.4.2p1.

July 5th, 2021 : Stack Versions

StarFlare is now 1.2.5 BETA.

  • Laravel 8.48.2 : aMiSTACX G5F
  • Magento 2.4.2p1 OSE Demo Training : aMiSTACX G5F
  • Magento 2.4.2p1 OSE : aMiSTACX G5SP MIG RDS
  • Magento 2.4.2p1 OSE : aMiSTACX G5F
  • WordPress 5.7.2 : aMiSTACX G5F S3 Titanium
  • WordPress 5.7.2 : aMiSTACX G5F

May 21st, 2021 : Ramjet Version Update

Ramjet cache booster v1.0.7 now supports true multi-store cache boosting. Run from CLI and select your store to boost.

May 4~5th, 2021 : amistacx Updates

Updating DNS providers, removing stale content, increasing security with DNSSEC, and updating domains. On the TODO is an amistacx site refresh. Please pardon our dust. Our machine-learning bot is the best way to get immediate help.

May 3rd, 2021 : A51 Update

For increased security and privacy, the a51 amistacx dot com domain was changed to .io. You will be automatically redirected. Please update any bookmarks or password managers. Thanks!

April 28th, 2021 : A51 Upgrade

Our A51 dashboard is getting a major facelift. It will have new features, and all accounts will be considered Pro. The new dashboard will also have sounds to help take away the monotonous nature of AWS management.

This will be a rolling upgrade that will have a base phase today, and continue for the remainder of the week.

April 13th, 2021 : Lot’s of Updates!

We have upgraded our QnA bot to a next generation, and have removed 99% of our old stacks from AWS MP. That would be the G3/G4s.

We have consolidated our Magento stacks and now offer G5Fs and G5FSPs [Special Purpose]. Our engineers have also updated the CFT deployment processes for Magento to provide a more robust and pain-free deployment.

In the coming days and weeks, we will be releasing a new A51 console that will offer all customers the A51 Pro experience for Free.

If you need help, want to offer feedback, please hit-up our Bot first, then reach out to humans through our contact form.

We apologize in advance for any outages experienced, or any confusion resulting from the retirement of our older products.


April 9th, 2021 : New Stack Version

As part of consolidation of overlapping stacks, and introducing new faster and more flexible stacks for Magento OSE, we have released our new G5F for LUMA Sample Data. This stack has some very cool and handy features. Switch Web engines, caching engines, and search engines all during deployment. Get greeted with Magento Sample data to play around with aMiSTACX S3 Titanium modules, and then when you are ready for production or development, a clean version is on the stack too. Demo here >>

April 5th, 2021 : New Stack Version w/ B24 Search

A quiet hush stealth release of our new search module for Magento 2.4.2. It’s code named B24 and makes use of Apache Solr. This stack is also state-of-the-art from aMiSTACX. It’s a G5F w/ Magento 2.4.2 OSE, and it offers amazing flexibility during deployment. Saves a lot of time, and the performance is amazing. Take one for a test drive! Here is the live demo >>

March 20th, 2021 : A51 Fixes and Improvements

Fixed profile sync main. Added Mobile Sync header button. Added RDS create time stamp to details.

March 10th, 2021 : New Stack Version

March 4th, 2021 : New Stack Version

February 25th, 2021 : New Stack Version

January 26th, 2021 : New Stack Versions

January 24th, 2021 : New Stack Versions

New G5F [Flexibility!] line will be rolled out this week.

November 19th, 2020 : New Stack Versions

November 11th, 2020 : New Stack Versions

November 7th, 2020 : New Stack Versions

October 29th, 2020 : New Stack Versions

October 20th, 2020 : New Stack Version

October 16th, 2020 : New A51 Features

We have added instant RDS backups and a new EC2 power lock feature.

September 28th, 2020 : New Stack

September 22nd, 2020 : New Features

September 17, 2020 : New Stack Version:

September 9th, 2020 : New Stack Version and New A51 Features:

We added AWS QnA Bot support to A51. Helps tame your AWS bot :))

August 25th, 2020 : New Stack Version

August 14th, 2020 : New Stack Version

August 4th, 2020 : New Generation G5 is here!

Please to announce our first Ubuntu 20’s w/ Apache featuring Magento 2.4.0 with Elasticsearch 7, Redis 5, and PHP 7.4.

July 28th, 2020 : New Stack Version

July 28th, 2020 : New Stack Version

July 14th, 2020 : New Stack Version

July 10th, 2020 : New Stack Versions

July 4th, 2020 : New Stack Versions

June 27th, 2020 : New Stack Version

June 24th, 2020 : New Stack Versions!

June 16th, 2020

June 11th, 2020

June 10th, 2020

June 9th, 2020

June 8th, 2020

June 2nd, 2020

May 28th, 2020 : New Stack Version

May 8th, 2020 : New Version

April 27th, 2020 : New Version

April 25th, 2020 : New Version

March 30th, 2020 : New Version

March 25th, 2020: New Version

March 23rd, 2020: New Version

March 11th, 2020: New Version

February 20th, 2020: New Version

February 18th, 2020 : News

New S3R-Alpha for WordPress 1.2.5 is available. It will help with cleaner URLs, static deployment to S3, and better WebP identification.

New S3R-Alpha [Beta] for Magento is available. It will help with missing images [no need to run re-size], and a new streamlined UI.

February 3rd, 2020 : News

aMiSTACX has dropped the designation of F1 and F1X for our standard WordPress stacks. This will help emphasis the difference between a standard WordPress site vs. our S3 Titanium series for WordPress.

Additionally, the WooCommerce plugin will be included in all of our WordPress stacks. If you have no need to use Woo, then please delete it after launch. It is only provided as a convenience.

January 28th, 2010 : News

We are removing Elasticsearch from our G4 stacks, and making it available with our G5 series. Why? ES is too resource intensive for less than a t3-large.

Magento released version 2.3.4 OSE today, we should have it available on January 29th; however, we will post supplemental install instructions to answer the new wizard database driver options.

January 27th, 2020 : New Version

January 21st, 2020: New G5 stacks

January 6th, 2020 : Update

All G3 and G4 stacks for Magento will now have EC2 class t3-small designated as the default deployment instance size. We will also be phasing-out the t2-micro class. The reason for these changes are Magento has grown in such size and resource utilization that using a t2-micro is just not feasible or stable.

December 26th, 2019 : New Stack Versions

December 13th, 2019 : New Stacks!

November 26th, 2019 : New Stack!

Our new stacks also have PHP 7.4 pre-loaded.

November 14th, 2019 : New Stack Versions

October 29th, 2019 : New Stack Version

October 25th, 2019 : New Stack Version

October 21st, 2019 : New Stack Version

October 18th, 2019 : New Stack Versions

October 17th, 2019 : New Stack Versions

October 15th, 2019 : New Stack Version

October 10th, 2019 : New Version

As many know, Magento 2.3.3 is out and has a whole bunch of new features and fixes. We will roll-out 2.3.3 for the rest of our G4s in the next week or two. For now, we have a LAMP to play with.

October 1st, 2019 : New Version

Now with 2.3.2 core and qualification for Beta Module Program.

September 30th, 2019: New Stack!

For those who want to check out a NGINX Magento stack we now have a Luma LEMP stack available. This stack will also allow you to test S3R-Alpha, Ramjet, and qualifies to beta our new Trak and Nail-the-Sale [NTS] one-page checkout.

September 17th, 2019 : Security Bulletin for Magento [Multiple Vulnerabilities in PHP]

Per Magento’s alert: “A vulnerability has recently been discovered in PHP and we recommend Magento Commerce customers adopt changes to address the issue. MS-ISAC has issued an alert related to multiple vulnerabilities that could allow for arbitrary code execution and a recommendation that all sites using PHP should update to the latest PHP version ASAP ( full alert is available here).”

aMiSTACX: To update and patch the Ubuntu OS perform the following:

* Make a full backup of the server that will be patched.
* Clone the server to use for Dev testing. In other words, don’t do this on a live production server.

From CLI:

php -v #Check current version
sudo apt-get update
sudo reboot
sudo apt upgrade -y  #Be sure not to overwrite any php.ini files or any files that have been edited. When in doubt do a file compare
sudo apt autoremove
php -v #The update should have incremented your version

September 11th, 2019 : New Stack Version

August 29th, 2019 : New Stack Versions

August 23rd, 2019 : New Stack Version

Version 1.4 of our Magento 2.3.2 : aMiSTACX S3 Titanium G4 LAP stack features a few good performance tweaks. Elasticsearch is now disabled by default, as is CloudWatch Agent, Redis is pre-configured 100% [No more posting a snippet post install], and a special surprise is a MySQL 8 option during deployment. [Although not officially supported by Magento, why not give it a try?] Our initial tests are showing no issues.

August 22nd, 2019 : New Stack Version

Packed with features, the new Magento 2.3.2 Multi-Store Edition – aMiSTACX G3 features improved performance and Elasticsearch 7.2.1 pre-loaded.

August 14th, 2019 : New Stack Version

August 7th, 2019 : New Stack Version

We have a new S3 Titanium LAP for Magento 2.3.2 featuring Elasticsearch 7.2.1 preinstalled.

July 31st, 2019 : New Stack Version

For those looking to test or deploy Magento w/ Elasticsearch, this version has Elasticsearch 7.2.1 preinstalled. You will need to enable for use.

July 25th, 2019 : A51

Cool new handy feature for A51 was just released. Cloudflare Page Rules support for On/Off operations. This is handy in situations where you need to switch to maintenance mode without having to log into CF to do it! Basic A51 accounts get three and Pro get fifteen. So make sure you put your maintenance rule as the first in CF.

A51 Page Rules Support for CDN

July 23rd, 2019 : New Stack Version

Updated LUMA Training and Testing stack for Magento 2.3.2

Live DEMO here.

July 12th, 2019 : A51

New feature! RDS instance class change ability from dashboard. Limited to T2 and T3 classes.

July 9th, 2019 : New Stack Version

New Magento 2.3.2 running on an aMiSTACX G4 LAP.

July 8th, 2019 : A51

The ability to manage AWS security groups was introduced to A51 today. All new team member accounts will only have power enabled as default. Post creation, the main account will need to adjust RBAC.

Per existing Team member accounts, ALL RBAC rights are assigned. Please adjust permissions accordingly.

July 2nd, 2019 – Cloudflare

Well not a great day for Cloudflare, and all of us that use it. A system outage due to a bad software deployment took out their primary and backups, and left half the Internet dark for about one long half hour today.

Our takeaway from this will be to move A51 to AWS Route 53. Although we still highly recommend Cloudflare, and will make use of it, we want to make sure our A51 management console is not impacted by another Cloudflare outage. That would be like salt in a wound. As today we couldn’t even access A51.

Maybe in the future we will also offer our own CDN, and to devise a way to split DNS. This way one single system won’t knock out all of our services. After all, we do build High Availability systems, but as many know, DNS is still the choke point for the ENTIRE Internet.

Read more here at

June 28th, 2019 – New Stacks!

Big Magento release today ๐Ÿ™‚ We have the Magento 2.3.2 on a G4 LAMP available.

June 26th, 2019 – New Stacks!

We are very excited to finally offer Laravel’s new 5.8 release on our G4 Performance stack, and for the first time, we now offer Laravel with NGINX.

June 25th, 2019 – New Stack!

We just love this one! In fact, it was our first and last Project Management Platform that we have used in house since about 2011.

Announcing Redmine 3.4.4 on our G4 stack. This little baby performs and has some extra bells and whistles.

June 24th, 2019 – New Stack!

Please to announce support of our new performance G4 stack for Odoo 12 Community.

June 20th, 2019 – New Stack!

Please to announce support of our new performance G4 stack for Odoo 12 Community.

June 7th, 2019 – A51 New Features, New Stack Upgrade

A51 – Granular Power control assigned to Team members. Improved login.

Improved PHP 7.3 Support for S3R-Alpha / S3Sonic

June 2nd, 2019 – A51 New Features

A51 now has SMS categories for Pro accounts. This way you and team members do not have to get alerted on every event.

Basic and Pro accounts can now set a backup retention period for snapshots. Meaning after “x” time, old backups will be deleted.

May 31st, 2019 – New Stack Versions

May 29th, 2019 – A51

This is very exciting. A51 now offers a free 30 day preview of Monitoring and Health Checks to all A51 customers. We just released a whole bunch of new features and upgrades to A51. Please read more about monitoring here.

May 25th, 2019 – A51 New Features

New A51 health check features for Pro accounts. Plus lots of updates and enhancements to basic.

May 24th, 0219 – New Stack

May 23rd, 2019 – New Stack

May 22nd, 2019 – New Stacks

May 20th, 2019 – New Stacks

Finishing up our stack refresh that started in March, we have some new G3 and G4 stacks. All feature bonus performance and special CloudWatch monitoring for A51.

May 19th, 2019 – A51 Alarms

A51 Pro subscriptions now have the ability to set alarms on EC2 instances. Send an SMS to your phone when thresholds you define are triggered. We have them for CPU, diskspace, and memory. A must have for any active ecommerce site!

April 25th, 2019 – New Stacks

April 15th, 2019New stack

Expanding our specific stacks for developers. This stack series features composer more EC2 class support and more.

April 12th, 2019 – New stacks

April 11th, 2019 – New Twin Titanium stacks for Magento!

We got em =)  Magento 2.3.1s on start-of-the-art S3 Titanium stacks.

These stacks all feature S3R-Alpha + S3Sonic, and the non-Multi features the new Ramjet Cache Booster.

A51 is also getting some cool upgrades. We have added a basic Cloudflare API for ALL service levels that will allow you to purge CF cache and also to toggle the CDN off at the A record level. Additionally, you can assign the CDN role to your TEAM. How can this be used? Let’s say your dev needs to test code with the CDN off. Normally they would need to bother you or get access to CF. Now they only need A51 access ๐Ÿ˜‰

April 10th, 2019 – New Stacks!

For those that need to run WordPress 5.x on NGINX here ya go:

April 9th, 2019 – New Stacks!

April 8th, 2019 – New Stack!

Finally we allowed a WordPress 5.x release! Because WP had to fix a lot of their bugs before we would support it. You can get it here:

April 1st, 2019 – New Stack!

No joke here ๐Ÿ˜‰ Our New Magento 2.2.7 w/ S3R-Alpha and RamJet Cache Booster stack is ready for speed trials. Yay!

March 31st, 2019 – A51 Maintenance

We have patched and improved a few items. Added 12/24 to notifications. Use your profile to set. Added RBAC restore for team members. Fixed RDS labels to be more informative. Fixed RDS sizing on dashboard grid.

March 27th, 2019 – New Stacks!

March 26th, 2019 – New Stacks!

Version updates for:

March 20th, 2019 – A51 New Feature

Today we added basic RDS monitoring to the main A51 dashboard. Get quick reports on RDS Memory, CPU, and disk space.

Basic AWS RDS monitoring on A51

March 19th, 2019 

  • Ticket Based System: aMiSTACX will be discontinuing IM through Wickr, and moving to a ticket based system in the next two weeks. An alternative IM may be available, but only during our posted human working hours.
  • New Stack ReleasedWordPress 4.9.9, S3 Titanium – aMiSTACX G4 LEP

Our new G4 stack for those that just have to have NGINX running WordPress. This G4 features our aMiSTACX S3 Titanium plugin.

  • A51 – Alert

11:11am EST – update. Issue has been resolved. Please clear browser cache if you do not see QR code.

Google discontinued their Google Image Charts as of March 14th, and we didn’t know. So after a server upgrade it broke the 2FA for ALL accounts. Existing accounts that already sync’d to Authy will work. Just enter your code. New accounts, please disable 2FA until we upgrade the system.

March 15th, 2019 – A51

We plan to release Advanced CloudWatch Monitoring today for the A51 dashboard. This feature will allow monitoring metrics on select EC2s with the CW Agent.

As part of our March 2019 refresh, all stacks will be updated with the CWA. Advanced means you will be able to read disk space, cpu credits, cpu utilization and more. For ALL G3/G4 S3 Titanium and High Availability stacks Advanced CW Monitoring will be active in the A51 dashboard; otherwise, you will need an A51 Pro account to use the feature for all aMiSTACX and non-aMiSTACX instances.

March 5th, 2019 – New Stack!

Magento 2.3.0 Luma Demo Training – aMiSTACX G4

Find your Zen and save a lot of time with our new stack for Magento that features the Magento Luma theme w/ Sample data. We also included the aMiSTACX S3 Titanium module, and this new G4 has all of the latest and greatest. A fantastic stack to spin up and test stuff with, learn how-to-do, or just see Magento’s cool new 2.3.0 features with live sample data.

March 1st, 2019 – A51 [Unplanned Maintenance 9:15 EST]

Dashboard alert to update AWS A51 Role Script.

February 26th, 2019 – A51

Over the next week both A51 and aMiSTACX on AWS MP will increase classes for both G3/G4 stacks.

If you are on an older stack, please contact us on how to upgrade to at least a G3. In some cases, it may be just easier to migrate to a new G3/G4 stack.

  • Developer stacks will support T2/T3/C4/M4 EC2 classes
  • Magento G3/G4 stacks will support T2/T3/C4 EC2 classes
  • Change Instance Type Feature Added to A51 with Class Filters

February 22nds, 2019 – AMIS G3 – New Release

February 7th, 2019 – A51 [Unplanned Maintenance 12:30 EST]

  • Console updates
  • New Sticky Sessions
  • Column Widget for Dashboard
  • Team RBAC

February 5th, 2019 – A51 [Unplanned Maintenance 9am EST]

  • Improved Login Form
  • Dashboard improvements

February 4th, 2019 – A51 [Unplanned Maintenance 1pm EST]

  • Switched to a faster server
  • Some customers may experience button issues on A51! We have identified this with a recent Cloudflare release and are working to resolve. [We turned off their Rocket Loader]

February 3rd, 2019 – A51 

  • Login Enhancements
  • Console Improvements

January 31st, 2019 – A51, aMiSTACX

Our AWS AI Bot, Macey-Bot, appears to be on vacation :/  She didn’t even tell us until today. We have a case open with AWS to get her working again. Any questions, you may need to contact the humans.

Important! We also plan to upgrade A51 later today to include:

  • Elastic IP Management
  • Console Updates
  • 2FA Now Default on all new accounts

January 28th, 2019 – aMiSTACX

Sorry for some 500s but we are testing our new HL100 theme. You’ll notice the site is way faster now.

January 25th, 2019 – A51

  • A51 Basic Dashboard EC2 Monitoring

January 23rd, 2019

January 21st, 2019 – A51

  • SMS Alerting Features added for Pro Memberships
  • SMS Team Alerts added for Pro Memberships
  • Direct Message feature added for Pro Memberships
  • Fixes to dashboard and Misc improvements

January 17th, 2019 – A51 – Huge new release. Please review.

  • Team Members can be active with more than one A51 account. This means a developer can be a team member with multiple aMiSTACX customers. Very handy since we are starting to build an aMiSTACX professional support network.
  • Manage non-aMiSTACX EC2s. There is now an upgrade feature called Pro that will allow you to subscribe and upgrade to a Professional A51 Membership [A51 Pro] the current cost per month is a very reasonable [$20 USD], yet unlocks all kinds of new features. For Agencies and Enterprise the Pro feature can help reduce operational costs.
  • 1-Click restore enhancements for Snapshots and AMIs.
  • Lots of UI upgrades for desktop and mobile
  • Notification enhancements
  • Dashboard sync fix

January 3rd, 2019 – Happy New Year! Kicking it off with our new S3 Titanium for Magento 2.3.0 running Apache.

December 24th, 2018 – A51 – Maintenance Scheduled for 12 noon EST. Introducing 1-Click backups, Restore options, tons of UI enhancements.  Happy Holidays! ๐Ÿ™‚

December 17th, 2018Magento 2.3.0 S3 Titanium with NGINX and WordPress 4.9.9 S3 Titanium now available on AWS MP!

December 16, 2018 – A51 – Maintenance Scheduled for 5pm EST. We will be adding EC2 phpMyadmin hotlinks, and Mobile UI upgrades.

December 12, 2018 – A51 – Maintenance Scheduled for 11pm EST. We will be introducing desktop alerts and EC2 Public IP address records.

December 11th, 2018 – WordPress 5.0 S3 Titanium deployed by an aMiSTACX G4 should be available in a couple of days.

December 10th, 2018 – New features for Magento S3 Titanium. S3R-Alpha now supports CSS/JS deployment to S3, custom image paths, and S3Sonic has some fixes to improve usability. If you already have this stack, please update to unlock the new features!