You might be able to find email hosting somewhere
Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:10pm

Domain names are a giant racket, so my advice there is if you really need one buy one cheap for as long as you can, then renew it anywhere that will give you a cheap and long term price. Porkbun has been pretty good in terms of price.

It's fairly easy to transfer a domain name. Changing hosting is a lot harder, especially if you've got databases and live content.

    • I'm using heroku - Erik_, Sat May 29 2021 2:46pm
      Which I think uses aws but they handle all the hosting nitty gritty. I've been really happy with them. There's GitHub integration so I can deploy directly from my release branch. Their containers auto configure based on the project type. So it detects java and sets it up as needed. I just have the g... more
      • You might be able to find email hosting somewhere- Puckdropper, Thu Jun 03 2021 5:10pm
        • Awesome. Thank you for the recommendation! - Erik_, Tue Jun 08 2021 11:34am
          Porkbun had nediscapp.com cheap. Bought it for 10 years just for the heck of it. It comes with 3 months free email hosting so I can see if their hosting will work for what I need. If so, I can just use them to host the email too. This site is now accessible: https://www.nediscapp.com/ Th... more
          • Awesome. I think things will work better if your messages - Puckdropper, Tue Jun 08 2021 4:59pm
            are coming from a real .com rather than a gmail. Porkbun seems to be pretty cheap on most domains and even on renewal. I haven't found anything better yet (but I only go looking every 7-8 years or so.)
            • though. (I was waiting for builds to happen at work so I figured I'd try with my local DiscApp environment). It looks like the the mail client passes the user & hostname to the smtp server and that's failing because my local account on my local computer it's owned by the email address at porkbu... more
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