๐Ÿ’ธ Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sale

โฐ Itโ€™s time. โฐ When? From 12:00 a.m. (UTC) Thursday, November 28th until 11:59 p.m. Hawaiian Time on Monday, December 2nd. Whatโ€™s the deal? Sign up for an annual plan weโ€™ll add 15G of email storage to your account free for 1 year โ€” that saves you $50! Do...

๐Ÿ‚ Fall update ๐Ÿ‚

After our last email we had a few people say that they didnโ€™t know we had shipped some features. Whoops! So hereโ€™s an email reminding you of some of the other things weโ€™ve shipped to make your life easier. ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ Regional Shared, VPS, and Dedicated Hosting On the web you...

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

As the summer wraps up (in the US anyway ๐Ÿ‚) we wanted to spend a few minutes reminding you what shipped over the summer.  Installers! ๐Ÿ‘ป If youโ€™ve ever wanted to use the Ghost CMS you can now use the installer in the control panel to do that. If youโ€™d like...

โœ… [resolved] Power issues in WDC data center

2019-08-31 17:26 UTC: mx1.us is back online and accepting incoming mail. 2019-08-31 16:42 UTC: Latest update from the DC is “We currently have power in all of WDC-01, and our network engineers are still currently working on the connectivity of the network.” 2019-08-31 14:44 UTC: opal1 is back online...

๐ŸŽ‰ Email – itโ€™s finally here!

Today we’re launching the modern, secure email system that we told you about back in March. To say that we’re happy to have this out is a huge understatement. I think of all the support tickets, tweets, and emails we’ve received “when will you have email?” has been the...

โœ… [fixed] Loss of network connectivity on opal4

2019-07-19 20:54 UTC: The remaining network issues have been resolved. 2019-07-19 18:23 UTC: We’ve had a few customers report lingering connectivity issues that are slowly improving. Leaseweb reports that the issue is resolved, but we’ll continue to monitor. 2019-07-19 17:07 UTC: Connectivity to opal4 has been restored. 2019-07-19 16:08...

Django and Gitea and free subdomains – oh my!

We’ve just rolled out some great new additions to the service: ๐Ÿ’ฅ Django! The panel now has an installer for Django apps! The installer sets up the following for you: A Python 3 virtual environment The latest version of Django and its dependencies An initial Django project directory uWSGI...

Upcoming maintenance

The following servers will be taken offline for maintenance at the following times: 2019-06-25 5:00:00 AM UTC – opalstack.com (this website) 2019-06-26 4:00:00 PM UTC – ns1.sg.opalstack.com 2019-06-28 9:00:00 AM UTC – ns1.us.opalstack.com A two-hour window is allocated for each maintenance item, however we expect the actual downtime to...

Let’s Encrypt is here!

๐Ÿ” Automated provisioning and renewal of Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates for your sites is finally available in our control panel! It took a bit longer than we anticipated, but we’re happy with the result. โค๏ธ It’s so easy to use! How easy, you say? Just flip the switch when...

โœ… [fixed] Emergency maintenance on control panel

2019-05-26 00:24 UTC: Our data center has taken down the host hardware for my.opalstack.com to perform emergency maintenance. We’re hoping to have the machine back online shortly. 2019-05-26 00:32 UTC: The control panel is back online. Apologies for the disruption!...