Nice! … I got into AWS for just long enough to lose my mind.
There’s only what, a few hundred products in there?
And they all fit together somehow?
Suddenly you have 20 “free” services turning payed and nickel-and-diming you to death.
I’ve just been writing simple stuff and pointing domains at them for years, with the Walmart of hosting as they say. After using 1&1 for years, I tried aws, enom, namecheap, Cloudflare, and I just moved that domain that I’ve been complaining about to Hover, who I’ve used before for a friend, (so that I didn’t end up paying for a friends website again, ha) and I got $1.32 off for the first year, but it was 12 bucks before the discount, ha.
I was actually about to break down and pay for a month at $20, to try to make more sense of this dance of records between entities, but when I clicked on it, it came up as only available as $200 instead of the $20.
So I just moved that domain immediately. I’ve paid $20/ mo for my most important domain with Cloudflare to check things out, but $200 is probably around my entire annual budget with the 1&1 dev account with dozens of domains and sites, and lots of space over the years.
Cloudflare is revolutionary and amazing, but that is a surprising jump from essentially nothing to 12 times my budget with no hosting/ space.
So, moral of the story; that TLD moved for around $11, I copied the DNS to Hover from 1&1, and the site was live again pretty quickly, just waiting on the cert to take now, from DigiCert