– disappointing and untrustworthy! – concl’d

As explained in the previous post, prices have skyrocketed. As a bonus, has also discontinued its free email service. In fact, the latter becomes a paying service with a resulting 646.64 % increase in the price of my expenses (that I would have to suffer if I stayed at What should I do? – disappointing and untrustworthy! – cont’d

From November 30, 2023, the free GandiMail service is reaching the end of its life. We therefore advise you to upgrade to the higher offer of our new email service which will be offered from July 13, 2023. Why should I pay for my mailbox that is supposed to be included? Right! – disappointing and untrustworthy!

It all began with only a few pioneers of the free internet, and 20 years later, it became a small but mighty international business with 150 employees spread over three continents; with values that remain unchanged and make Gandi unique and independent on the market. Unchanged! Really?

Site Tools (vs. cPanel) – part 8: Email

Hosting providers can include an email account (i.e. space on a server where email are stored and then retrieved by email programs) as part of their package. In their Email tutorials, SiteGround tries to give answers to all of your questions regarding your email accounts. All, really? I don’t know, I have never checked…

Restricted to Gravatar?

I wanted to add a picture for my user (in the “About the user” section of Users > Your Profile) but was confronted with this: you can change your profile picture on Gravatar. What?

Pointing my domain name to my website

Pointing your domain name to your web hosting is a straightforward procedure. However, imagine you want to keep your e-mail with your registrar. This apparent simple configuration brings an all-new level of complexity. Is there any way to resolve such a configuration?

Registering my domain name

The registration process on itself is straightforward. Using as my registrar, I didn’t encounter any troubles whatsoever. Anyway, here is how it went – plus some little extras.

Finding the perfect domain name registrar for your needs is no easy task. Nothing daunted, I sort through hundreds of companies. This is not a review about, but an explanation for my choice.

Self-hosting: a hard egg to crack

Without teaching my grandmother how to suck eggs, let me go through few things you may consider cogitating on before looking for a hosting provider.