Did you know that you can use AWS Cloud hosting for CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor for FREE? Read his guide to find out how you can do it.
Whatâ€™s AWS Cloud hosting?
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon.com that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies, and governments, on a paid subscription basis. The technology allows subscribers to have at their disposal a full-fledged virtual cluster of computers, available all the time, through the Internet.
Being a multimillion transnational company Amazon offers its clients the best in class technologies and services. The best protection, best compatibility, best stability, best support andâ€¦ the best prices.
Whatâ€™s included into the Free Amazon Cloud hosting?
AWS offers 150+ services to the clients. All are grouped by the categories: computing, storage, database, security and many more.
Free plan of AWS Cloud hosting allows users to touch the wide range of provided options. It does not include all the services but enough to drop the jaw. The most significant are Amazon EC2, Amazon QuickSight, Amazon RDS, Amazon S3, AWS Lambda, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon CloudWatch and more. You can find the entire list of services included in the Free plan here.
Though the Free plan is available for one year only, it does not mean you will lose all the data after that period. You will be able to continue using the service but with strict limitation. Or youâ€™ll have to upgrade.
The guide how to install CS-Cart or Multi-Vendor software to Amazon Cloud hosting (AWS) and use it for free
AWS Free plan will be activated as soon as you create an account. Sound easy. But itâ€™s not. When we first tried to install CS-Cart Multi-Vendor to Amazon server, it took us almost two days. It was long ago and we significantly grew professionally. Today, we are AWS certified experts. Thatâ€™s why we decided to create a guide to help you to test the benefits of the best cloud hosting, save your time, money and nerves.
Read the guide in our Wiki (screenshots included) how to install CS-Cart Multi-Vendor software to the Amazon Cloud.
The steps you will go through are:
- Sign up and create a free Amazon EC2 instance
- Connect to the server
- Configure environment
- Copy the files
- Make server accessible over the internet (Security groups)
- Point domain to the server (DNS)
- Install Multi-Vendor in the browser
Additionally, youâ€™ll have to:
- Install an SSL certificate and set up https
- Configure backups and monitoring
- Create users and etc.
Note: The installation will involve several hours of work, effort, concentration, and ability to work with the console.