New features: VPS, Dedicated servers, and a new Shared plan

As the summer wraps up (in the US anyway 🍂) we wanted to spend a few minutes reminding you what shipped over the summer. 


👻 If you’ve ever wanted to use the Ghost CMS you can now use the installer in the control panel to do that. If you’d like to try out any other Node.js projects there’s an installer available for that as well!

🛤 Rails 6 was recently released and with flagship features like multiple DBs, Action Text, and Action Mailbox you’ll definitely want to use the installer to check it out if you haven’t used it in a while.

🍵 You can use Gitea to manage your source control (as a replacement for Trac) — just install it from the control panel. 

All of these new installers go in to round out the lineup of PHP, WordPress, Django, proxy port, and symlink installers that we had at the beginning of the summer.


📧 You can now host your email on the Opalstack platform. You can read our announcement blog post about it here:

Just a quick recap: You can have your email hosted and sent from the US 🇺🇸 and Germany 🇩🇪. You can chose where to store mail when you create a new mailbox.

And now the new stuff!

📢 If you’ve been waiting for a VPS or Dedicated server to switch to Opalstack, then today is the day! 🎉

If you need dedicated resources and speed without the overhead of managing security updates, configuration changes, and adding new features then our VPS and Dedicated servers are exactly what you need. 

With these plans you get all of the benefits of the managed Opalstack platform with the performance of a dedicated machine.


What do you get with VPS?

☁️ With a VPS you can isolate yourself from ‘noisy neighbors’ and scale vertically when it’s time to go to the next level. The VPS plans start at $20/month and range from 2G of RAM to 32G of RAM. You can get 2 months free when you pay annually.


You can get a VPS in: 

  • London
  • Amsterdam
  • Singapore
  • San Francisco
  • Frankfurt
  • Washington D.C.


What do you get with a Dedicated server?

🔥 A blazing fast, bare metal machine with 4 – 16 physical cores (16 – 64 cores with hyper threading), tons of SSD storage, and as much RAM as you need. These servers are basically an entire Shared server, just for you. They are perfect for running CPU and RAM intensive applications and serving terabytes of traffic each month. Dedicated server plans start at $549/month and range from 64G of RAM to 256G of RAM. You can get 2 months free when you pay annually.


You can get a dedicated server in: 

  • London
  • Amsterdam
  • Singapore
  • San Francisco
  • Frankfurt
  • Washington D.C.
  • Dallas

How do you get a VPS or Dedicated server?

If you already have an account you’ll be able to see the servers on the Billing > Upgrade page. If you don’t have account yet, sign up for one then go to Billing > Upgrade and select your server. Once the server is provisioned we’ll add it to your account and start the new subscription. 

New Shared Plan

👶 Since we launched we’ve heard from a few people that they didn’t need all of the resources that the Shared 1GB plan provided. In response to that, today we’re launching a smaller shared plan!

The new plan comes with:

  • 512MB of RAM
  • 50GB of SSD storage
  • 500GB of bandwidth
  • 1GB of email storage with unlimited mailboxes

If you only host a few sites and don’t require much disk space this plan might work better for you. The new Shared plans are hosted on the same fast, shared servers as the Shared 1GB plans and the cost is $9.50/month or $95/year. Just like our other plans, that’s two months free when you pay annually!

Lastly: since the new Shared 512MB plan comes with 1GB of email storage we’ve bumped the email storage of our Shared 1GB plan up to 5GB! 💪