FAQ about Akeneo Hosting at maxcluster
In this FAQ article, we provide an overview of the PIM solution Akeneo, its technical requirements and installation at maxcluster.
What is Akeneo?
Akeneo is a PIM system (short for Product Information Management System) that is available under an open source licence. With Akeneo, product data can be centrally maintained, managed and updated. Relevant product data from all stakeholders involved can be fed into the system from different sources and enriched there. The data can then be distributed to relevant distribution channels.
Why is the use of Akeneo worthwhile in e-commerce?
Data consistency is an important issue in e-commerce. The larger the online shop, the more product data must be maintained and always be up to date. Especially in combination with Shopware and Magento, the use of Akeneo is often advantageous.
Shop operators benefit, for example, from a significantly reduced expenditure of time and resources in the maintenance of data as well as from a lower susceptibility to errors. Akeneo also simplifies product data maintenance with regard to multilingualism and internationalisation. In addition, distribution channels no longer have to be maintained individually, but can be recorded automatically via the PIM system.
Akeneo Hosting at maxcluster
What are the system requirements for Akeneo?
Akeneo is based on the PHP framework Symfony. Therefore, depending on the version used, one of the newer PHP versions is required to operate it. In addition, MySQL, Elasticsearch or OpenSearch are required.
The following table shows the specific requirements for maxcluster hosting depending on the Akeneo version used.
What should I bear in mind when installing Akeneo?
To install Akeneo 4, Akeneo 5 or Akeneo 6 at maxcluster, you must first set the Composer version to Composer 2 in the Application Center. To do this, select Composer 2 under Managed Center > Webserver > Apache.
After that, you can follow the official installation instructions from Akeneo. You can find them here:
- Installation instruction for Akeneo 4
- Installation instruction for Akeneo 5
- Installation instruction for Akeneo 6
The hardware resources required for hosting Akeneo are to be determined depending on the number of product values included. If you already know your hardware requirements, you are welcome to simply use our price configurator and determine the configuration and service level individually. If you do not yet know the required resources, you can also calculate them using our Hardware Finder from 01.09.2022.