A few of you have said in tickets that you are waiting until we have an affiliate program up and running before you sign up. Well, today is the day! We’ve partnered with LinkMink to bring you an affiliate program with 10% commissions on your referral’s spending, plus a dashboard full of nerdy stats and graphs for clicks, referrals, commissions, and payouts. We’ve partnered with LinkMink since they provide all of those features plus the added benefit of calculating commission payouts so you get your commission faster.
Ready to share the ❤️ for Opalstack and get some money back in your pocket? Here’s what you need to do to get set up:
You may have noticed that certain control panel operations like creating new shell users and applications are running faster. For example, WordPress installation times have dropped from a couple of minutes to a minute or less! We’ve done a lot of work on the backend of the platform to speed up the most important parts of what you use.
There are still some parts of the platform that can take a couple minutes to update, notably email and Let’s Encrypt certificates. For the majority of the things you need to do it should be much, much faster than it was in the past and it will continue to improve as we continue optimize and polish things up.
And finally… some swag!
We wanted to celebrate our first year in business and all of you wonderful people who believed in us as we were getting started. If you already have an account or sign up through the end of January 2020 we’ll send you a laser engraved bamboo (((Opalstack keychain!
What can you do with it? Put it on a keychain you already have? Make a necklace of some sort? Put a small lego piece in the hole to hold it up like a name plate? Hang it on a nail that is somehow in your wall? Feel super smug about having one? Throw it in a drawer to never be seen again? Use it to fix a wobbly table? Use it for laser-engraved-bamboo-widget debugging (like a rubber duck)?
The options are almost endless.
If you’d like us to mail you one head over to the control panel at https://my.opalstack.com/contacts/ and create a contact with the shipping address you’d like us to use. The address field doesn’t do any address validation (you all being spread out all over the world is great, it’s not so great for parsing addresses) so make sure it’s right. Then all you need to do is wait.
“Are you mailing these outside of the US?”
“Even to Africa, Asia, Australia, Antartica, South America, Europe, and Greenland?”