# CMS Micro Edition

The perfect launch pad for small development or proof of concept (PoC) projects, Solodev CMS Micro Edition offers best-of-breed content management features in a streamlined package. Build amazing websites with total control and flexibility – and deploy rapidly on a single server with a secure, reliable, and affordable hosting infrastructure powered by the AWS Cloud.

# Prerequisites

Before launching CMS Micro, you will need to subscribe to Solodev on the AWS Marketplace. Click the button below to get started. Once completed, return to this article and follow the instructions below:

AWS Marketplace Logo

# AWS Setup

The following steps cover the setup of the Solodev CMS Micro Edition on the AWS Marketplace. Click the “Continue to Subscribe” button at the top of the AWS Marketplace listing page to continue the process.

# Subscribe to this Software

Solodev CMS Micro Edition is available as a monthly subscription on the AWS Marketplace. The subscription includes the software's operational and infrastructure costs for running on AWS.

CMS Micro Subscribe

  1. Review and accept the "Terms and Conditions".
  2. Click "Continue to Configuration".

# Configure this Software

Choose a fulfillment option, the software version and the AWS Region where you wish to launch your stack.

CMS Micro Configure

  1. Select a fulfillment option. Fulfillment options relate to how software products are delivered and deployed. This software is packaged as a virtual appliance and deployed on Amazon EC2 instances.
  2. Select a software version. The latest version of Solodev CMS Micro is always recommended.
  3. When selecting an available AWS Region for hosting, you may want to consider a region that is closer to your users to help reduce your network latency.
  4. Click "Continue to Launch."

# Launch this software

Review the launch configuration details and follow the instructions to launch this software.

  1. Choose an Action
  2. Select an EC2 Instance Type
  3. Select a VPC
  4. Select a Subnet
  5. Configure a Security Group
  6. Select a Key Pair
  7. Click "Launch".

# Choose an Action

There are two options for configuring your Solodev CMS Micro: Launch from Website or Launch through EC2. Select one from the menu.

CMS Micro Actions

# EC2 Instance Type

Solodev CMS Micro Edition runs on a single Amazon Elastic Compute (EC2) instance and is defaulted to run on a recommended t2.large server. Depending on your traffic needs, you can select an instance size from the available options in the menu.

CMS Micro EC2 Instance Type

To learn more about which instance to choose based on your traffic needs, click here.

# VPC Settings

An Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is a dedicated environment that lets you launch the AWS resources that power your Solodev CMS Micro Edition in an isolated virtual network. If you do not have a VPC, you will need to create one in your VPC Console.

CMS Micro VPC Settings

For instructions on how to create a VPC, click here for instructions.

# Subnet Settings

A subnet is a range of IP addresses contained in your VPC. You can create AWS resources, such as EC2 instances, in specific subnets, enabling you to group network resources more efficiently.

CMS Micro Subnet Settings

If you do not have any existing subnets, you will need to create one in your Subnet Console. For instructions, click here.

# Security Group Settings

A security group acts as a firewall that controls the traffic allowed to reach one or more instances. You can create a new security group or choose one of your existing groups. Select an existing security group from the menu or configure a new security group using the form provided.

Name your security group and give it a description.

CMS Micro Security Groups

To learn more about security groups, click here.

# Key Pair Settings

An Amazon EC2 key pair is a set of security credentials consisting of a public and private key that verify a user’s identity when connecting or communicating with an EC2 instance. Select an existing security group from the menu or configure a new security group using the form provided.

CMS Micro Key Pair Settings

If you do not have a Key Pair, you will need to create one in your Key Pair Console. For instructions click here.

# AWS Setup with Subscription

If you already have a subscription, follow these steps to install Solodev CMS Micro Edition.

# Manage subscriptions

Locate CMS Micro AWS product card. Click Launch new instance.

Solodev CMS Micro Subscription

# Configure this software

Select a delivery method, the software version and the AWS Region where you wish to launch your stack.

CMS Micro New Instance

  1. Select a delivery method. Delivery methods relate to how software products are delivered and deployed. This software is packaged as a virtual appliance and deployed on Amazon EC2 instances.
  2. Select a software version. The latest version of Solodev CMS Micro is always recommended.
  3. When selecting an available AWS Region for hosting, you may want to consider a region that is closer to your users to help reduce your network latency.
  4. Click Continue to launch through EC2.

# Launch an instance

Create virtual machines, or instances, that run on the AWS Cloud. Quickly get started by following the simple steps below.

  1. Add Name and tags
  2. Select Application and OS Images (Amazon Machine Image)
  3. Select a Instance Type
  4. Select a Key Pair
  5. Network Settings
  6. Configure storage
  7. Click "Launch Instance".

# Name and tags

Give your instance a name. You can also add additional tags (Optional).

Solodev CMS Micro Name

# Application and OS Images (Amazon Machine Image)

An AMI contains the software configuration (operating system (OS), application server, and applications) required to launch your instance.

Solodev CMS Micro Amazon Machine Image

For more information about Amazon Machine Image, click here.

# Instance Type

Select an instance type that meets your computing, memory, networking, or storage needs.

Solodev CMS Micro Instance Type

To learn more about which instance to select based on your traffic needs, click here.

# Key Pair

You can use a key pair to securely connect to your instance. Ensure that you have access to the selected key pair before you launch the instance.

Solodev CMS Micro Key Pair

# Network Settings

Here you can create or select an existing security group, create an instance that can connect using SSH, and more.

Solodev CMS Micro Network Settings

# Configure storage

Specify the storage options for the instance.

Solodev CMS Micro Storage

For more information about storage, click here

# Troubleshooting

Under your Security Group settings, make sure ports 443 and 80 are open to 0.0.0.0/0. If you selected Launch through EC2 and did not create a new Security Group, click here.

Make sure to add your IP address as an inbound rule on the Web Security Group for port 22. For more information, click here