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Looking for a domain name registrar and a hosting provider for Intergrid

I will be releasing a beta version of Intergrid in the near future, before New Year.

The first thing I need is someone to buy a domain name from.

I'm looking for a reasonable yearly price for the common generic TLDs ($10~$20), combined with reliability of support.

The only previous experience I had was with GoDaddy, and I had no issues with them. I have, however, heard stories of terrible support service (which I never used, for lack of need), and I'd rather not support a company of that level of service. (Nevermind that I bear strong dislike for post-service spam.)

The second thing I need is someone to host it.

Ideally, I would host it on a personal server, which would probably be a Pi-like platform, because I like the idea of owning the host as far as personal projects are concerned. I have little idea of how viable it is, or whether it's a better option for me than renting server space at the moment.

Lacking that, I'd like to have a EU-based hosting provider with reasonably-cheap ($10~$15) basic-level plans. Since the beta of Intergrid is local-storage-only, having a database hosted or supplied is not an issue at the moment. Low time-to-connect is important.

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  1. [4]
    VoidOutput
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    I usually stick to Namecheap as my go-to registrar and for cheap yet high-quality hosting, I get my VPS on DigitalOcean, they have $5 servers.

    I usually stick to Namecheap as my go-to registrar and for cheap yet high-quality hosting, I get my VPS on DigitalOcean, they have $5 servers.

    11 votes
    1. Shahriar
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      Probably wouldn't even have to pay for a server too. AWS, Azure, GCloud, they're all offering promotional credits.

      Probably wouldn't even have to pay for a server too. AWS, Azure, GCloud, they're all offering promotional credits.

      1 vote
    2. [2]
      ThatFanficGuy
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      It seems Namecheap offers cheap hosting, as well. Any particular reason you don't use it instead of DigitalOcean's?

      It seems Namecheap offers cheap hosting, as well. Any particular reason you don't use it instead of DigitalOcean's?

      1 vote
      1. Apos
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        I use Namecheap's hosting. I like it for my purposes and their support was great so far.

        I use Namecheap's hosting. I like it for my purposes and their support was great so far.

        1 vote
  2. [5]
    skybrian
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    What is Intergrid?

    What is Intergrid?

    4 votes
    1. [4]
      ThatFanficGuy
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      I'm going to make a separate post about it once the app launches, but until then... Intergrid is a web-based outliner / note-taking app. It's heavily inspired by Indigrid, which is Windows-only at...

      I'm going to make a separate post about it once the app launches, but until then...

      Intergrid is a web-based outliner / note-taking app. It's heavily inspired by Indigrid, which is Windows-only at the moment. If you like Indigrid but can't use it on your platform, and you have a Pi-level computer and upwards, you can use Intergrid instead.

      The beta I'm planning to release soon will be local-only: just like in Indigrid, you have one board that you can only use on the computer you'd started it on. I'm planning to have it store changes to the server later, so you could access the board (or make presentational read-only copies of it) from anywhere.

      3 votes
      1. [3]
        emdash
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        Sorry for continuing this comment chain, but is this going to be a free tool, or some kind of paid/SaaS application? If the latter, I'd be really interested in following along with your choices in...

        Sorry for continuing this comment chain, but is this going to be a free tool, or some kind of paid/SaaS application? If the latter, I'd be really interested in following along with your choices in terms of pricing, goals, etc.

        1 vote
        1. [2]
          ThatFanficGuy
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          Free. I think things like these should be. Indigrid is, and I'm eternally grateful for it. And if people like it, they may donate to keep it going. My living situation right now means I don't need...

          Free. I think things like these should be. Indigrid is, and I'm eternally grateful for it.

          And if people like it, they may donate to keep it going. My living situation right now means I don't need much to keep working on it: hitting $200 in donations would mean I get to live on double the money I live on at the moment. It feels... more human than selling it. More connected to the people benefitting from it, I suppose.

          I have plans on how to extend Intergrid further, but there should be no talking about it yet. I'm sure getting it to the access-from-anywhere level would keep me occupied for the next half a year anyway.

          3 votes
          1. emdash
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            Cool, thanks for sharing. I look forward to your beta announcement post.

            Cool, thanks for sharing. I look forward to your beta announcement post.

  3. eladnarra
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    Seconding Namecheap - I think the have a big sale on Black Friday, too. FYI.

    Seconding Namecheap - I think the have a big sale on Black Friday, too. FYI.

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  4. tomf
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    I really like porkbun.com. I've been moving everything over to them. Good support, nice folks, often the best pricing. You can also check tld-list.com for pricing across a bunch of providers. But...

    I really like porkbun.com. I've been moving everything over to them. Good support, nice folks, often the best pricing.

    You can also check tld-list.com for pricing across a bunch of providers. But really, I'd stick with either Porkbun or Namecheap.

  5. Moonchild
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    I used to really like google domains, but the ui sucks now. Plus, standard risk of google projects going under. Namecheap is good, as other people have mentioned. Gandi is also quite reputable. If...

    I used to really like google domains, but the ui sucks now. Plus, standard risk of google projects going under. Namecheap is good, as other people have mentioned. Gandi is also quite reputable. If you're willing to host your own dns servers, aws route53 is afaik cheaper than all the other options.