Stratus MaaS™

The Ultimate Expression of Magento® Power

Magento as a service
SaaS with the power and
flexibility of Magento®

We’ve built a powerful solution that elevates Magento®-powered stores beyond the stability, security, and management of lessor SaaS platforms.

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Hosting without challenges
Hosting Without Challenges
Focus on results, not Technology

STRATUS MaaS™ relieves your mind — and your budget — and allows you to use your time and resources to generate more sales.

Optimized Exclusively
for Magento®
Best-in-class tech

Folks in our business will sell you the same server they sell non-Magento customers while telling you it’s optimized for Magento®. But as Magento®-specific hosting experts, we know what works. Our Magento® optimized stack uses the latest technology and cloud services to give you multi-millions of dollars in engineering optimized for Magento®.

Best of class services
High availability
High Availability
We keep you open 24x7

STRATUS MaaS™ proactively monitors and notifies our team and yours about common Magento problems. When failures happen STRATUS MaaS™ saves your orders and recovers quickly. Protect your sales by making sure your customers can check out 24x7 on STRATUS MaaS™.

Rock-solid Security
We protect your reputation

As a MaaS™, it’s important to get Magento® hosting security right. We do. Our Magento® specific Web Application Firewall & Malware Scanning protects you and your Customers from malicious hackers.

Rock Solid Security
Automatic Scaling
Automatic Scaling
True scaling unlike any in
the Industry

Some will scale by adding a little more CPU. Others will add limited machines—if you ask nicely. STRATUS MaaS™ scales vertically and horizontally whenever you need to handle more traffic. Automatically. Quickly. Limitlessly.

Admin Tools
Easily manage Stratus Maas™

The proprietary and beautiful STRATUS MaaS™ control panel gives merchants and developers easy access to manage users, SSL certificates, cron jobs, service configurations, logs, advanced metrics, and more.

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Self-Service Pricing

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One-click Quick Development Clones
Safely Review Changes

Confidently preview changes on the same architecture as your live store accurately and without sharing resources with your live store.

One-click Quick Development Clones
Effortless Code Deployments
Make Code Changes
without downtime

Use our zero-downtime deployments to push code changes without taking your site offline.

Effortless code deployments
The BEST 24/7 Support
We Respond in 15 Minutes or Less

Anyone you ask will attest to our best-in-industry support. For our STRATUS MaaS™ Pro and above plans, we will respond to any support question within 15 MINUTES OR LESS. Any day. Day or night. Guaranteed.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

It’s true that cloud computing is sold on the idea that you can easily scale to meet whatever demands your websites and apps require. However, auto-scaling is more complicated. Most scaling occurs manually. As demand rises, engineers can add additional resources and replicated instances to other AWS servers. However, MageMojo has created a true horizontal auto-scaling platform for Magento. This means that whenever a Magento store is suddenly receiving more traffic, Stratus automatically adds additional resources and replicates the PHP-FPM instances to additional AWS servers.

With Stratus, MageMojo has baked into its implementation of Amazon Web Services an increased degree of availability to whatever traffic a Magento store may serve. Due to the incredibly robust network infrastructure of AWS, Magento stores on Stratus are much more likely to be available to a global audience than if the stores were simply hosted at a conventional data center. The very idea of cloud computing, when truly implemented, gives Magento stores increased visibility to customers worldwide at speeds that deliver web pages fast! This “high availability” is included with Stratus.

In addition, Stratus backups provide an extra layer of protection in the event of an AWS hardware failure.

Yes! In fact, Stratus utilizes the Cloudfront CDN for the fast delivery of static assets such as images, javascript, and cascading style sheets (CSS). MageMojo included the CDN as part of the Stratus platform at no extra cost. The capacity of the CDN is based on the storage of the MageMojo Stratus plan chosen, with a provision for storage overages at a modest per gigabyte charge.

While incoming IPs will be variable and dependent upon your location due to Cloudfront, the “outgoing” IP of your Stratus instance will remain the same until your store is moved to different hardware due to the retirement of AWS hardware, an upgrade, or other need to change the underlying node.

Stratus also provides a unique CNAME for use with a domain name. The use of a CNAME has not been shown to adversely affect search engine rankings. Google, for example, rewards stores for speed and accessibility.

A Web Application Firewall (WAF) is designed to thwart hackers and others who attempt to access or disable a store by such tactics as Distribute Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Stratus uses the very robust WAF which is capable of handling huge traffic loads and spikes without issue. MageMojo engineers have employed custom rules specific to Magento hosting to give the WAF even greater protections for Magento stores hosted at MageMojo.

With the Stratus implementation of Amazon Web Services (AWS), load-balancing across multiple, scaled instances is included. The auto-scaling mechanism of Stratus simply replicates the PHP codebase. MySQL and other microservices are not replicated due to their own limitations and scaling issues. However, MageMojo, through considerable research and development, has determined that the true bottlenecks of a properly optimized Magento store occur within the PHP codebase. Other services, such as Elasticsearch, Redis, and Varnish operate on optimized instances and, except in very rare cases, do not require scaling across load-balanced servers.

Application Programming Interface (API) calls occur for many reasons. It is quite common, for instance, for a Magento store to “talk” to an external shipping system (e.g. ShipStation) or communicate with payment gateways (e.g. PayPal, Stripe). These communications are “API calls” and can, if improperly used, slow down a Magento store. API limits are imposed in order to balance the processing of external calls with the internal processing related to page building, catalog searches, and the checkout process. API calls are limited by frequency, meaning how many calls per second can be efficiently managed. Stratus rate limits are comparatively high due to the advanced configuration of the Stratus platform.

If a Magento install has need of more API calls then provided in the chosen Stratus plan, MageMojo can engineer a hosting configuration and pricing to accommodate.

Absolutely! Versioning Magento code, though, can be a bit tricky, especially when it comes to ignoring specific folders, such as /media or /var. However, many developers have been successful at versioning and promoting code with a Stratus installation.

Most Stratus plans also provide for one or more development instances. These can be used to promote development code for testing within the Stratus environment. Note that some Stratus features, such as auto-scaling, are disabled for development environments.

For Stratus scaling plans, MageMojo measures resources and pricing based on session traffic. By understanding the technical impact of user sessions on a Magento store, MageMojo engineers were able to construct a pricing model that fairly allocates appropriate technical resources based on real-world traffic requirements.

In order to provide estimated pricing and plan recommendations, customers can connect their Google Analytics account on the MageMojo pricing page and receive quick estimates. Once enrolled, Stratus customers permit MageMojo to read their Google Analytics account (via GA User Management) for billing and validation purposes.

Properly configured GA accounts and Stratus exclude filtering can dramatically reduce session counts (and necessary server resources) by blocking visits from superfluous indexing “bots” and countries the Magento store is not servicing. MageMojo support can also help customers optimize their configurations to reduce session counts and resource load.

As protection again major failures, which are very rare with AWS, MageMojo performs backups on a daily basis. These backups are kept for a few days. Stratus backups are not intended for customer use, though, in extreme cases, our support team may be able to restore an accidentally deleted instance. It is highly recommended that customers perform off-site backups.

Yes! In fact, the Stratus control management center is the most advanced, custom-built application for hosting Magento stores ever. With Stratus, developers and customers have quick, easy access to all facets of their Stratus environments, including user access, crons, SSL certificates, cache management, search micro-services, and more. For a hands-on demonstration, contact MageMojo sales. For detailed control panel descriptions and usage guidelines, visit the MageMojo Knowledge Base.

Security is a major feature of Stratus. Unlike conventional hosting, Stratus is built for PCI compliance and protecting the Magento installations hosted by MageMojo.

To achieve this level of security, access to the codebase and server instance of Stratus is only available via Secure Socket Host (SSH) connections. For file transfer, Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) connections are allowed using SSH credentials. Remote access of the MySQL instance using apps such as MySQL Workbench or Navicat is available using an SSH tunnel.

Due to security and the unique engineering of Stratus, root server access is not permitted or allowed under any condition.

MageMojo Stratus is uniquely tuned and configured for optimized Magento hosting. However, other PHP applications may be hosted on a Stratus instance. WordPress is often used in conjunction with Magento and can co-exist on a Stratus install with a Magento store.

While Stratus is tuned for Magento, customers who wish to consider Stratus for other applications are invited to consult with MageMojo sales.

Yes. In fact, many Magento installs host multiple storefronts on the same codebase. A Stratus install can only accommodate one root directory, however; all domains must resolve to the same root directory.

Since MageMojo employs some of the most experienced Magento engineers in the hosting industry, migrating existing Magento stores to a Stratus account is fairly straightforward and efficient. MageMojo provides detailed instructions and clear guidelines to assist the customer in achieving a quick, sound, and secure migration.

Migrations are not covered, though, by the MageMojo 15-minute SLA and generally require 24-hour advanced notice for the initial migration and, after customer acceptance, the final migration synchronization.

Certainly. As your needs evolve, MageMojo can quickly and easily upgrade or downgrade your Stratus plan.

MageMojo’s renowned 15-minute response time SLA is provided to help with system issues that may arise. In some cases, MageMojo’s support engineers may help identify code issues or problems when they affect store performance or stability.

However, MageMojo cannot provide support for fixing, altering, or fully debugging the Magento codebase, themes, or add-on extensions. Customers should rely on competent developer assistance with coding or configuration issues unrelated to Stratus.

Yes. In fact, many MageMojo customers still operate Magento 1.x stores. Although Adobe no longer supports Magento 1, merchants are successfully operating PCI compliant stores by adhering to all best practices, security updates, and using MageMojo hosting.

MageMojo provides optimized Magento 1 configurations and guidelines in its Knowledge Base articles.

Stratus provides an easy-to-use interface for installing SSL certificates provided by Let’s Encrypt and other certificate providers. At this time, MageMojo does not provide SSL Certificates as part of any Stratus plan.

Only in extreme cases, Stratus plans do not restrict bandwidth usage. With session-based pricing, bandwidth is included and, therefore, is not limited or priced otherwise. If you anticipate higher than normal bandwidth requirements, please contact MageMojo sales for clarification.

One of the more exciting developments in e-commerce interface design is the use of Progressive Web Apps (PWA). PWAs are lightweight, dynamic interfaces that have wide-ranging applicability, especially for B2B merchants. PWA frameworks are hosted on other servers and platforms.

PWAs rely on API calls for retrieving and communicating data to Magento. Therefore, the API rate limitations of various plans should be carefully considered, especially for high-volume, high-session-count stores.

Our many partners do appear to think so. Partnering with MageMojo is often quite different than conventional hosting providers. Our engineers work very closely with our partner developers to identify and support various store requirements.

In addition, MageMojo actually works with many partners by providing details Stratus recommendations, demonstrations, and optimization recommendations. Our sales and engineering teams work in lockstep with our Partners to deliver the most reliable, valuable, and long-lasting solutions in the Magento ecosystem.