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Solodev CMS Lite Edition

The perfect launch pad for small development projects, Solodev CMS Lite Edition gives you optimal control in a streamlined package. Pack your ship with the best-of-breed CMS features, access to PHP, Apache, MySQL, and Mongo all on a single web server - and available on-demand in the AWS Marketplace.


Solodev CMS Lite Edition on AWS uses a set of YAML templates including Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), and Amazon CloudWatch.

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How to Launch Solodev CMS

Getting to the Solodev Launchpad is easy. In just a few short steps, you'll be lifting off on AWS.

Step 1: Subscribe on the AWS Marketplace

Solodev is a professionally managed, enterprise-class Content Management System (CMS). Before launching one of our products, you'll first need to subscribe to Solodev on the AWS Marketplace. Click the button below to get started:

Already have a Solodev license? Call 1-800-859-7656 and we’ll activate your subscription for you.

Step 2: Return to this Solodev Product Page

Once you complete your subscription the AWS Marketplace, simply return to this Solodev CMS Lite Edition product page.

Step 3: Configure Your VPC and EC2 Key Pair

Please note that both a VPC and EC2 Key Pair must be configured within the region you intend to launch your stack. If the following items are already created, you can skip directly to launch.

Step 4: Launch your CloudFormation Stack

Once you’ve configured your VPC and EC2 Key Pair, you can launch your CloudFormation stack. Select the AWS region of your choice below:

AWS Region Code Name Launch
us-east-1 US East (N. Virginia)
us-east-2 US East (Ohio)
us-west-1 US West (N. California)
us-west-2 US West (Oregon)
eu-west-1 EU (Ireland)
eu-west-2 EU (London)
eu-central-1 EU (Frankfurt)
eu-central-2 Canada (Central)
The above links will launch the "Select Template" wizard, with the master template preselected. Click the "Next" button to customize the launch parameters.


The following parameters must be configured to launch your Solodev CMS CloudFormation stack:


Parameter Description
Stack name The name of your stack (set to "solodev-cms-lite" by default). Please note, the name must be all lowercase.
Network Setup
VPCID Choose which VPC the Application should be deployed to
Subnets Choose at least two public subnets for this application
InstanceType EC2 instance type
KeyName Name of an existing EC2 KeyPair to enable SSH access to the instances
Optional: Advanced
HostVolumeSize Size in GB of root volume
Deletion Policy Experimental: Deletion Policy (Retain, Delete, Snapshot)

Step 5: View CloudFormation Stack Outputs

If your stack builds successfully, you will see the green "CREATE_COMPLETE" message. Click on the primary stack and view the "Outputs" tab. You will find the IP address associated with the Solodev backend.

Step 6: Login to Solodev

Navigate to the EC2 dashboard within AWS. View the details associated with the recently created EC2 server and take note of the "Instance ID" as this will be the default password for the CMS admin account.

Visit the IP address acquired in Step 7. Login to the CMS using the username "Solodev". The password will be the "Instance ID" that corresponds to the recently launched EC2 Server.


Houston, we have no problems… because Solodev Customer Care has your back at every step! From our world-class HelpDesk to our focused training sessions, you’ve got the best team on the ground to get you to the stars.

Solodev Customer Care Includes

  • 24x7x365 U.S. based human support
  • Online HelpDesk ticketing
  • Phone and email support
  • Live training courses
  • Over 300 pages of searchable documentation and tutorials

To learn more about our add-on support options, call 1-800-859-7656 to speak with one of our Solodev Customer Care Specialists.

Need Help?

Solodev is a professionally managed, enterprise-class solution, and our team of certified engineers are here to support your success. While our self-serve options are easy to launch, you’ve always got a co-pilot at the helm. If you have any questions – or if you already have a Solodev license and need support with your AWS subscription – call 1-800-859-7656 and we’ll help you get to the launchpad.

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