How to install Magento on Amazon AWS EC2 Cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provide a highly reliable, flexible and secure cloud computing products for millions of active customers. Being an ecommerce giant itself, Amazon understands the importance of providing the best infrastructure for ecommerce softwares. If you are an ecommerce merchant, then the foremost priority for you during the upcoming holiday season would be to have an ecommerce store that you can scale when the business needs to grow.

Magento is one of the most powerful ecommerce softwares that help you build your ecommerce store from scratch. With Magento, you get the widely-used ecommerce software which that can help you in easily growing your revenue. But, having the perfect software is not the sole solution! You need to have the most optimized hosting platform with the best infrastructure to host your Magento store.

Cloudways offers the most convenient cloud hosting platform; thus, making it much easier for developers who want to host Magento on AWS cloud. Developers can now launch Amazon servers on Cloudways in just a single click.

Why Choose Cloudways To Host Your Magento on Amazon AWS

Cloudways offers 1-click installation for your Magento store on AWS cloud. If you try to host directly on AWS, there is a chance that you will be lost. The SysAdmin oriented functioning of Amazon is not for everyone. This is where Cloudways comes in with its platform. By using Cloudways Platform, you will be able to launch AWS cloud instances with pre-configured development software, like Magento.


In terms of ecommerce stores, performance is of utmost importance. Amazon has invested millions of dollars in their data centers to provide the best infrastructure for Magento owners. When combining the power of Amazon on the Cloudways platform, you not only get faster page loading times, but also get to taste optimal performance on your Magento store. Plus, Amazon AWS cloud infrastrucutures has an uptime of 99.99%. This means your website will stay online all the time.


Flexibility is one of the most important feature of AWS on Cloudways. Using the Cloudways platform to host your Magento store on AWS enables you to scale your server whenever the need arises. You do not need to worry about a sudden influx of traffic on your Magento store during the upcoming holiday season.


On Cloudways, the pricing is based on pay-as-you-go. When hosting a magento store on Amazon Web Server on Cloudways, you only have to pay for the services you are going to take for the amount of time you plan to stay with Cloudways.

Salient Features of Cloudways Magento Hosting Cloud

Besides the 1-click advantage, Cloudways gives customers an easy-to-use, user-friendly console that makes it simple to manage the servers. There is no restriction to the number of applications that you can install on a particular server, but for optimal performance it is recommended that you keep the number of installed applications to a minimum.

Another major advantage of Cloudways is that it offers 24/7 support that works day in and day out to ensure customer happiness.

With the Cloudways Platform, everything’s ready within 8 minutes. Here is a list of benefits you get when deploying AWS on Cloudways:

  1. 24×7 tech support and server management
  2. Optimized servers with Advanced Caching Mechanism
  3. Dedicated IP’s
  4. Ability to host multiple ecommerce stores with dedicated SSL protection on the same IP
  5. Simple to manage Server and Application Control panel
  6. Real time performance monitoring
  7. Unlimited staging with provisioned URLs on a single server
  8. Server cloning and scaling
  9. Secure hosting
  10. Automated offsite backups
  11. Git, SSL, SSH, and Cron Job Managers
  12. Addons for email, DNS, load testing, etc.

Launch Your First Magento Website on Managed AWS Cloud Server

Launching server on Cloudways is very simple. You can launch your Amazon web server with your Magento store within 8 minutes with Cloudways. With Cloudways, you get a FREE trial of 3 days on Amazon AWS to test your web apps and server performance. This trial helps you in acquainting yourself with the Cloudways Cloud Platform.

To start your Magento store on Amazon AWS, just click on the Free Trial Button

The next screen will prompt you to enter your Email and set your Password for sign up.

You can also use your LinkedIn or GitHub account to sign up on Cloudways.

After signing up on Cloudways.

Select Application

Select the version of Magento of your choice from the drop down menu.

Set server name, application name and project name.

Select Amazon Web Services

Select Amazon web services from hosting infrastructure options.

Select Your Server Size

Select the server size according to need and traffic of your webiste.

Select Bandwidth For Your Amazon Server

You can select bandwidth for your web application on Cloudways console as per your needs.

Select Storages For Your Amazon Server

You can select storage sizes for your database and application files.

Select Your Server Location

Choose the data center nearest to your location from the drop-down menu.

This is it!

Now just click Launch Server from bottom of the page and wait for few minutes. Your fully-functional Magento website on AWS is ready for action.

Final Thoughts

Cloudways provides the most flexible hosting platform on Amazon cloud server. With the Cloudways platform you can manage your server and application in few simple clicks. The management tab lets you check your server IP address, number of applications installed and also change your server settings. Cloudways also lets you have a server backup and allows you to keep a backup on your desired location.

Not convinced yet! You can test and deploy your apps on Cloudways’ preconfigured testing environments before making any commitment. Just start a free trial now and check our Managed Amazon Web Service for yourself.

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Originally published at on October 27, 2015.