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Posted 07 May 2018 - 12:51 PM #1

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.

 

What’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 and… the best prices.

 

What’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 you’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 it’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. That’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, you’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.


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 01:43 PM #2

AWS EC2 free for CS-Cart? With 1 GB of RAM and low network performance?

 

https://aws.amazon.c...instance-types/

 

Wish you good luck...


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 01:51 PM #3

That's what the Free plan offers...



 
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Posted 07 May 2018 - 02:13 PM #4

That's what the Free plan offers...

 

OMG... well, I would never recommend using CS-Cart with less then 2 GB RAM.


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 02:29 PM #5

OMG... well, I would never recommend using CS-Cart with less then 2 GB RAM.

 

The link in your signature tells the opposite.

 

Amazon's giving away free hosting with secure accesses and lots of top technologies to explore. You saw only RAM. One might use this opportunity to raise skills. This hosting can also be used as staging for tests. Or a launch site to have the first customer.

 

If you need more RAM, you can buy more any moment.



 
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Posted 07 May 2018 - 05:48 PM #6

The link in your signature tells the opposite.

 

 

I don't understand, what do you mean with it. The link show you just all services we provide, it's not a direct link with a "recomendation"...


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:56 PM #7

The only issue I see with this is that the free tier plans use T2 instances and the t2.micro instance at that. These instances are really not suited for production use and once you use up your T2 credits for the month the whole thing grinds the rest of the way. The same goes for RDS as well.

 

T2 is great for sandbox development but I wouldn't recommend it for production hosting environments especially with the low network throughput as you'd never take advantage of the gp2 EBS volumes properly (remember these are network attached storage devices, not physical drives connected to the instance).


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 08:13 PM #8

low network throughput as you'd never take advantage of the gp2 EBS volumes properly (remember these are network attached storage devices, not physical drives connected to the instance).

 

 

That's what I'm saying, but Mr. Maksim Komonov from Simtech won't "undestand" it...


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 08:13 PM #9

Quit advertising in the general forums but throwing out bait and the offering your services to do it.  These forums are intended to be for user questions  and answers (sometimes the answers offer services but are initiated by merchants). 

 

Putting out info about some 3rd party service being free and then describing how difficult it is and offering your services is NOT conducive to a community forum. 

 

Why not just put your ad were it belongs?  I.e. the Third Party Services section?  It's bad enough that Simtech has a banner ad on the 3rd party services section.  But now polluting the general forums with your advertising is getting annoying.


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 08:50 PM #10

simtechdev.com and cs-cart.com is the same company. They just created a new "branch name" to be "separated" from the cart development and cs-cart support... and paid add-ons development.

 

In this "advertising thread" the "chain" looks like:

 

1. choose a AWS free service

2. customers with zero knowledge of linux or what ever have to contact simtech

3. and from this "point" the customer has to pay for each task they would do...

 

And it's not cheap...

 

At the end the customer will get a AWS "server" enviroment which will be at least twice expensive as a regular VPS or dedicated server from a regular web hosting company. AMAZON, is NOT a web hosting company - AMAZON is just a money maker which will sell to you everything they can, like GOOGLE and Co.

 

 

And do not trust any web hosting review sites - it's just a paid advertising or they are a part of "Endurance International Group"

 

 

https://hostadvice.c...rvices-reviews/

 

...here is a list of the all best web hosting companies you will find on each review page in the "TOP 10" list:

 

https://en.wikipedia...rnational_Group


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 06:03 AM #11

Hey, guys!

 

This is a kind reminder.

 

This topic has its name and it's about Amazon free hosting offer. Please stick to it. Not about simtechdev.com, not about Mr. Maksim Komonov. About AWS. Ok?

 

1. Installing CS-Cart to Amazon is complicated - no doubt about it (regardless the plan).

 

2. We've created a manual how to do it the right way - true.

 

3. If it's not comprehensive enough, please advice and we'll improve it.

 

4. Try installing CS-Cart or Multi-Vendor to Amazon yourself and share your experience.

 

5. Nothing bad in making money if you are Amazon, by the way. Actually, that's what each business is about...

 

6. Price is not Amazon competitive advantage, but the highest security, quality, flexibility and scalability (both size and technological)

 

7. Regarding "advertising" and "the same company". While scrolling down the Insta or FB feed you see hundreds of engaging messages, but you don't write anyone to complain and to stop annoying you. You consider and make your decision to look or to skip. Guys, people are smart enough to sort things out. The point for the user is - "How can I use it?"

 

Now, let's come back to the topic, shall we? And be constructive like extrarius. I'll put this phrase into the signature one day.

 

Did anyone install CS-Cart to Amazon? How long did it take you?



 
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Posted 08 May 2018 - 08:56 AM #12

Used amazon for one year or more, but only for testing cs-cart develoment,

configuring the server (and not only) is very complicated, slow, low resources...


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 05:41 PM #13

Hey, guys!

 

This is a kind reminder.

 

This topic has its name and it's about Amazon free hosting offer. Please stick to it. Not about simtechdev.com, not about Mr. Maksim Komonov. About AWS. Ok?

 

1. Installing CS-Cart to Amazon is complicated - no doubt about it (regardless the plan).

 

2. We've created a manual how to do it the right way - true.

 

3. If it's not comprehensive enough, please advice and we'll improve it.

 

4. Try installing CS-Cart or Multi-Vendor to Amazon yourself and share your experience.

 

5. Nothing bad in making money if you are Amazon, by the way. Actually, that's what each business is about...

 

6. Price is not Amazon competitive advantage, but the highest security, quality, flexibility and scalability (both size and technological)

 

7. Regarding "advertising" and "the same company". While scrolling down the Insta or FB feed you see hundreds of engaging messages, but you don't write anyone to complain and to stop annoying you. You consider and make your decision to look or to skip. Guys, people are smart enough to sort things out. The point for the user is - "How can I use it?"

 

Now, let's come back to the topic, shall we? And be constructive like extrarius. I'll put this phrase into the signature one day.

 

Did anyone install CS-Cart to Amazon? How long did it take you?

 

So stick to the topic and offer your free info but don't offer your services in this thread.  You've done this a couple of times now (you personally) related to this topic and related to SMTP services.

 

Why would you recommend something that's free but won't work out of the box and/or the majority of merchant skills won't be able to work with it?

 

This is a community forum, not a Simtech forum.


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 11:39 AM #14

So stick to the topic and offer your free info but don't offer your services in this thread.  You've done this a couple of times now (you personally) related to this topic and related to SMTP services.

 

Thanks for following up, appreciate it.

 

 

Why would you recommend something that's free but won't work out of the box and/or the majority of merchant skills won't be able to work with it?

 

Because one might find this opportunity useful. And that's why people create guides - to help.

 

Used amazon for one year or more, but only for testing cs-cart develoment,

configuring the server (and not only) is very complicated, slow, low resources...

 

Hi ThomH! As far as you have experience with Amazon hosting, do find our guide comprehensive enough to follow? Are we missing anything? Thanks in advance.



 
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Posted 10 May 2018 - 01:42 PM #15

Maksim, I took a quick glance at the guide and it seems like a decent quick-start for someone who wants to try and get their feet wet with AWS at a lower level.

 

There's just a couple of things though that could be of use to the quick-start:

 

1. I'd note that because it's using the Free Tier as an example use case, that it is not recommended for running a production store but merely as a guide to gauge an understanding of AWS. I'd also emphasize that the free tier plan is only good for 12 months and if you've already used some free tier resources that clock already started, after which they will start changing for any of the T2 instances you use.

 

2. I see the guide takes the path of Ansible which is less complex than using AWS OpsWork or AWS Elastic Beanstalk. Because of this I recommend you look at this article as it discusses how to use Ansible with AWS System Manager which will centralize the process in a much more fluid fashion.

 

Note: We ourselves use AWS OpsWork but we have a much more complex setup with multiple VPCs, Load Balancers, VPN Tunnels, etc. We also use AWS System Manager Parameter Store to unify the CS-Cart configuration across our load balanced servers because of our ElasticCache, GlusterFS and RDS resources can change depending on maintenance cycles.

 

3. You might also want to consider possibly discussing using Amazon Route 53 rather than using your GoDaddy example as you can point out things such as EC2 instance health checks that can be tied into zone records, etc.

 

4. Finally you might want to discuss that if one was to go further with AWS they need to take serious consideration into using Reserved Instances, this will significantly lower costs versus using On Demand instances. 

 

Note: We use a combination of reserved and spot instances.


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