Django and Gitea and free subdomains – oh my!

We’ve just rolled out some great new additions to the service: 💥 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!

🔐 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. ❤️ It’s so easy to use! How easy, you say? Just flip the switch when...

Emergency maintenance on control panel (fixed!)

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!...

Partial control panel outage (resolved)

This afternoon at around 5:05 PM US Pacific time we experienced a partial outage on our control panel. The problem was caused when we deployed code to the control panel with a database migration that hadn’t been run. The problem has been corrected, and no loss of data occurred....

Managed DNS and WordPress are here!

📆 It feels like it’s been months since we sent out the first wave of signup invites but it’s only been 3 weeks! We’ve been super-busy in that time, squashing bugs and onboarding new customers all while working on new features to round out the service. Read on for...

Emergency service-wide reboots

Over the next several hours, we’ll be rebooting all servers to apply security updates. The schedule is: opal2.opalstack.com (Singapore) – 2019-05-16 19:30 UTC (now!) opal5.opalstack.com (Germany) – 2019-05-17 02:30 UTC opal1.opalstack.com (Washington DC) – 2019-05-17 05:00 UTC opal3.opalstack.com (San Francisco) – 2019-05-17 05:00 UTC opal4.opalstack.com (Dallas) – 2019-05-17 05:00...

Launch Day!

It’s here and we made it! It’s launch day and I’m happy to say we’re going to launch on our revised launch date. Here are some of the things you should know: Shared web hosting is ready and it’s fantastic. You’re on our list so you probably already have...

Four days to go!

In case you missed the announcement on Twitter: our new launch date is 🎉April 29th🎉! All of the responses we’ve received have been very supportive and we really appreciate that. Thank you for being patient.❤️ 😅 It’s been a crazy couple of weeks since we postponed our original April...

So, about that launch…

I’m sorry, we’re not launching today. This was supposed to be the triumphant “we’re live!” post but it’s not. We’re so very close, but there are still just enough rough edges to push us into “we’re not ready” territory and I’m not going to launch a product that isn’t...