How to Host Prestashop on AWS Cloud

by Fayyaz Khattak  November 30, 2015

The Ecommerce industry is now established and growing with each passing day. Online purchasing is now a major part of modern life. There is a growing trust factor among the customers and they are now able to make more informed purchases from stores they consider to be reliable.

For you, an Ecommerce store owner, it is important to meet the expectations of the consumers by having a feature rich online store. Additionally, you need to make sure your products are properly stocked and your site is loading within 3 seconds.

PrestaShop AWS Cloudways

Choosing PrestaShop—a free, open source and popular Ecommerce development solution—deployed on the Amazon Cloud infrastructure on a Managed Cloud Web Hosting Platform—like Cloudways—will go a long way towards meeting that goal.

If you are hosting your website directly on the Amazon infrastructure, you will need to be technically proficient, and invest a significant amount of your time for server and application management. I believe you should spend your time and resources elsewhere: on building a marketable site and running your campaigns.

Launch Your AWS Hosted PrestaShop Store on Cloudways

You just need to worry about performing a few clicks so that Cloudways can handle your server management. Our cloud engineers take care of server security, while its users follow application use best practices. Launch an AWS server with PrestaShop installed in just a few clicks. It will take mere minutes. Let me explain how it is done and how simple it is:

Server & Application Details

First, sign up on the Cloudways Platform.

After you Sign Up, you will be taken to the Platform with the following screen:

Select PrestaShop from the application list. Then enter your App name, Server name and select your Project.

Select Cloud Provider

After that, select Amazon Web Services from the list of infrastructure providers. Remember, we are offering you 3 days free trial so that you can first experience the Platform before you pay.

Select Server Size & Bandwidth

Select the Server size and the expected Bandwidth usage of your PrestaShop store. If you are not an expert in web hosting, you can always talk to us regarding your server configurations.

Server Size And Bandwidth

Select Storage Size For Database & Web App Files

Select the storage sizes for Database and Application Web files.

Application And Database Storage

Select Location & Launch

Where should you locate your server? The latency is affected by your choice of Location. Choose to place your server closest to your target audience from the list available.

Server Location

You’re done! Just press Launch Now to begin configuring your server.

The Cloudways Benefit

Cloudways specializes in Ecommerce Cloud Hosting. Our Cloud Console lets you perform many critical server and application management tasks with a single click. You have to simply follow Ecommerce best practices, and utilize your time and man-hours in marketing your store.

The Apache-Nginx web servers, Memcached and Redis cache, MariaDB and MySQL database stack combines to deliver powerful, fast Ecommerce hosting on AWS cloud infrastructure. 15+ metrics can be monitored in an easy to read graphical form, allowing you to constantly be aware of your server health.

Many Ecommerce sites are subject to security risks and hacking attempts. This is why Cloudways allows you automated, hourly off-site backups! The usefulness of this feature cannot be understated.

Cloudways Support Team is available 24/7/365 to assist you. If you have any further questions about hosting your PrestaShop web store on AWS infrastructure, contact them via live chat. Finally, we offer you 1 free website migration as a welcome gift. Start your free trial on the AWS Cloud today!

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About Fayyaz Khattak

Fayyaz is a Magento Community Manager at Cloudways – A Managed Magento Hosting Platform. His objective is to learn & share about PHP & Magento Development in Community. Fayyaz is a food lover and enjoys driving. You can email him at

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