All systems are operational
Upcoming change to Apache/PHP-CGI apps

On 31 January 2022 we'll begin a phased rollout of a change to our Apache/PHP-CGI setup to transition from PHP-CGI to PHP-FPM.

This change will improve the performance of all Apache/PHP applications hosted at Opalstack. There are a high number of these apps installed throughout the platform, so this change should also improve the overall performance of our servers for all customers.

We do not anticipate any disruptions related to this change.

We'll update this maintenance item when the rollout begins and as it progresses.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this change then please email them to

2022-02-05 14:18 UTC - we've been rolling out these changes slowly across a small number of customer VPS and so far no problems have been noted. We'll be ramping up the rollout over the coming week.

2022-05-09 14:00 UTC - all VPS have been updated to use the Apache/PHP-FPM stack. We've also deployed the changes on 1 shared server (opal14, SFO shared) as of 2022-05-09 0300 UTC and will monitor that server for a couple of days before moving on to the other shared servers.

2022-05-22 11:00 UTC opal1 and opal12 have been updated to use the Apache/PHP-FPM stack.

Past Incidents

6th August 2022

No incidents reported

5th August 2022

No incidents reported

4th August 2022

No incidents reported

3rd August 2022

No incidents reported

2nd August 2022

No incidents reported

1st August 2022

Web: London London VPS services offline

All Opalstack VPS located in London are currently offline. We're investigating and will update this post when more info is available.

  • The London VPS service has been stable since our last update.

  • The data center reports that the power issue is resolved. All London VPS services (including the name server) are back online at this time. We will continue to monitor.

  • The problem has been identified as a power issue; the data center team is still working to restore service.

  • Note that our name server is located in the London data center. If your domain uses our DE name servers then you may possibly see intermittent problems accessing your site until this issue is resolved.

  • The London VPS data center has lost connectivity again. The data center is working to restore service.

  • London VPS service is fully restored.

  • Connectivity has been restored while the data center team continues to implement the fix.

  • The issue has been identified and a fix is being implemented.

  • The London data center has confirmed a loss of connectivity. The investigation is ongoing.

  • 31st July 2022

    No incidents reported