Opalstack Notice: Opted-out WebFaction accounts will be cancelled in 8 days!

👋 Hi!

It’s been a while since you’ve heard from all of us at Opalstack. Things have been quite busy over the last month since WebFaction announced their official closing plans!

First up – the warning:

🚨🚨🚨 If you opted-out of being migrated to tsoHost you only 11 days left to get your data from WebFaction servers before they cancel your account. 🚨🚨🚨

A quick reminder of what can’t be migrated to tsoHost (source):

  • 🚫 Postgres databases
  • 🚫 Assigned port number for your application
  • 🚫 There will be no API available for automation
  • 🚫 Automatic renewal for Let’s Encrypt SSL (can be manually renewed)
  • 🚫 Applications: CherryPy, Custom Applications, Passenger, PHP below 5.6, Pylons, Pyramid, Rails applications, Redmine, Trac, Turbogears, Twisted, Zope
  • 🚫 Others: Email Mailing lists, Ghost, Gitea, Node.js, Subversion

Also note the location change:

⚠️ If you are able to be migrated to tsoHost, WebFaction will migrate you to servers located in France — no matter where your servers are now. ⚠️

If you’ve already migrated your data away from WebFaction you should be all set. If you haven’t let’s talk about what you can do right now.

🤔 If you have opted-out what can you do right now?

  1. Decide what you need from your WebFaction account:
    • Files/Applications/Source code
    • Email
    • DNS Records
    • Your domain’s Name Servers
    • Databases
    • Random shell scripts that actually run your life?
  2. Find a new host (you probably have somewhere in mind if you’re reading this now).
  3. Move ALL of your data before December 9th. 
  4. It doesn’t look like there are going to be any extensions and so far that date hasn’t changed.

We have tools to help you migrate! 🎉

Apps and databases

We’ve written some scripts that will help you migration your applications and databases. You can find out how to use them here:

HOWTO migrate stuff automatically from WebFaction!


We know how important your email archives are. We’ve written some migration scripts for email. You can find out more about it here:

HOWTO migrate your email addresses and mailboxes from WebFaction

You don’t have much time left to rescue your data.

Migrate to Opalstack today!