Hosting

From: koswix27 Dec 2020 15:22
To: ALL1 of 9
What's the recommended web host de jour?

I'm still with nethosted. Just for basic sites, mostly static although the option to use scripts is always nice.

Nethosted is about £55 a year + domain fees for the basic package, but they don't support letsencrypt which is annoying.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)28 Dec 2020 12:21
To: koswix 2 of 9
A lot of hosting companies have decided that selling ssl certs at inflated prices is a nice side business. I used zerossl (kind of a LE front end/spinoff) for a few years, it had free 90-day certs that you could manually renew, then it changed to maximum 3 free certs a year. When I got a paid cert for one of our work domains, because hosting doesn't support client cert management, I discovered it was a zerossl cert.  >-|

Anyway I switched to letsencrypt when I upgraded our staging server to a more recent version of ubuntu, one that supports the "certbot" auto-renewal script.

The cheapest *not free* certs I've heard of are from gogetssl which IIRC are a few dollars/pa.
EDITED: 28 Dec 2020 12:22 by DSMITHHFX
From: Peter (BOUGHTONP)28 Dec 2020 12:41
To: koswix 3 of 9
What are you basing NetHosted's lack of Let's Encrypt support on?
If it's the forum post from 2017 where they're looking into it, maybe highlighting the cPanel Let's Encrypt plugin will help?

Otherwise, HostMedia are reasonably priced, but communicating with support can be frustrating.
(Issues do eventually get resolved, but I'm never clear if they understand what I'm saying and they never explain what was up, even when directly asked.)

(For more than basic stuff Linode or Viviotech.)

From: koswix28 Dec 2020 17:04
To: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 4 of 9
Can't really recall, was a while ago I looked but got the impression they've got more interest in selling SSL certs themselves (as Smithy hinted at).

I think I'm going to move everything to Linode as it's more or less the same price but with more toys to play with. 

So next question is domain registrars - I've currently got a few (only two or maybe five) domains either wtih 123-reg ( T_T ) or through nethosted. Would make sense to have them all in the same place. I noticed google are offering a domain registrar service these days, worth managing them all through that or are is it something else they're likely to pull the plug on?
From: ANT_THOMAS28 Dec 2020 19:23
To: koswix 5 of 9
Is the Google one available in the UK now?

For domains mine are spread across 123reg, namecheap and porkbun, with no reason I can think of now apart from price at the time.
From: Peter (BOUGHTONP)28 Dec 2020 21:40
To: koswix 6 of 9
Yeah, I wouldn't trust Google with domains.

Mine are through Enom.

From: koswix31 Dec 2020 15:31
To: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 7 of 9
PB do you or any other forumite use Linode and want to give me a referral code before I sign up?
From: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 2 Jan 21:01
To: koswix 8 of 9
If you haven't already signed up by now, feel free to use code f7c264b8dced63df5dd4743444d1cf6383bb3402
( or as url https://www.linode.com/?r=f7c264b8dced63df5dd4743444d1cf6383bb3402 )
From: koswix 4 Jan 16:39
To: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 9 of 9
Cheers PB!

Just created now with your code. Old hosting doesn't expire until middle of the month so for once I've got a bit of time to work out what I actually need to do  :X