βœ… [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...

πŸŽ‰ Email – it’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...

βœ… [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: πŸ’₯ 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!

πŸ” 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...

βœ… [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!...

βœ… [fixed] Partial control panel outage

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!

πŸ“† 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...