Although you are responsible for your AWS and aMiSTACX environment, we wanted to put together an abbreviated post deployment checklist to help remind you of areas that are commonly overlooked for security and performance.
Category: A51 Dashboard
[Solved!] How to prevent RDS auto-restart.
We don’t know why AWS RDS auto-restarts every seven days, maybe for maintenance, or just to help add some $$ to the AWS coffers. AWS recently added their nag modal to help remind AWS customers that even if they stop RDS, in seven days it is going to restart. Most of us in our busy… Continue reading [Solved!] How to prevent RDS auto-restart.
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. 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… Continue reading aMiSTACX / A51 : System Status and Updates
A51 Tips for AWS Monitoring & Control
Our A51 console was designed to reduce AWS costs, and to offer a simple interface designed to compliment, and in some areas superseded the AWS console. Making it an invaluable tool. We decided to put together some tips and tricks for our A51 Monitoring & Control dasboard for AWS. By no means will this be… Continue reading A51 Tips for AWS Monitoring & Control
Deploy & Manage your AWS QnA Bot
Although AWS makes it very easy to deploy a QnA bot, AWS makes it almost impossible to analyze the data received. Unless of course you love to dig through dozens of CloudWatch logs in un-human type reports. Seriously, the designers of the UX/UI really need very long vacations as many of the designs are convoluted,… Continue reading Deploy & Manage your AWS QnA Bot
Service Unavailable Friendly Page
Let’s face it. It is kind of embarrassing when our e-commerce site goes down with an ugly “Service Unavailable” message to your customers. Either on purpose for maintenance, or without your knowledge due to a system fault, the default “Service Unavailable” or Magento error pages are just very uninformative. A low cost DIY aMiSTACX solution… Continue reading Service Unavailable Friendly Page
AWS EC2 and RDS Alerting and Monitoring
A51 accounts can now take advantage of simplistic but powerful monitoring, alerting, and health checks on aMiSTACX stacks, and on non-aMiSTACX AWS EC2 servers. How much does downtime cost your business? Hundreds? Thousands? How are you, or your IT team informed of an issue that impacts your site? Do your customers tell you? Or maybe… Continue reading AWS EC2 and RDS Alerting and Monitoring
Magento 2 FPC Booster
If you want to go to war with your competition, or build a Shopify killa site at a fraction of the hosting cost, then you must make use our Ramjet FPC Booster. With over four and half years of extensive deployments and continual improvement from feedback from our customers, Ramjet just adds amazing performance to… Continue reading Magento 2 FPC Booster
How to Reduce AWS Hosting Costs with A51
All of us want to reduce our AWS daily operational costs. Right? Without impacting services, or getting to a state of paranoia for just touching anything in the AWS console. Here are real proven ways to reduce your AWS Operational Costs: Use aMiSTACX – Using any of aMiSTACX server stacks can help reduce costs, because… Continue reading How to Reduce AWS Hosting Costs with A51
A51 Management Console for AWS
Manage AWS Resources & Reduce Costs with aMiSTACX Our A51 Monitoring & Control dashboard for AWS resources is now available to all aMiSTACX customers. The A51 dashboard is included with your aMiSTACX AWS EC2 Marketplace pay-as-you-go subscription. [New customers, please wait 24-48 hrs before you attempt to register.] What is A51? You will be able… Continue reading A51 Management Console for AWS