When I was finding a domain name on godaddy, I got to know that buying domain name and selling it on high price is also a business. All the domain names that I want is now on sale(with premium costs on godaddy). Worth +$1200

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    1. Yeah, fuck domain squatters, they're absolute scumbags.

    2. Godaddy is shit, I suggest namecheap or something else. Source: used godaddy myself for my own domain for years because I didn't know better.

    3. The "devrant" category is for posts about devRant itself. This should probably be in "rant" or "random".
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    Why... why do people keep using godaddy!

    Seriously what is it about them that attracts people?

    Does no one go digging for reviews anymore?
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    @C0D4 Whoa whoa whoa...! What is up with tha face! Change it, mate! I couldn't recognise you at all
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    @RememberMe @c0d4 what's wrong with godaddy?
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    Godaddy gives us domain name for $2.74 for the first year. It's their strategy and this is why most people move towards godaddy. I am thinking to deploy my App through Digital Ocean for hosting and I will buy domain name from Google Domains. Is it fine.
    Hosting Price - $5
    Domain Name - $12
    I am having a Flask App ie why I need Digital Ocean.
    Suggest if it can be cheaper.
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    @netikras lock-in, useless customer service, over charging, renewal fees that increase like dogs balls, extensive attempts to upsell when purchasing (I get it they want your money), insanely slow dns propagation - it shouldn't take 72 hours to handle an update when others can manage it in minutes.

    And that's just my experience before bashing my head on a wall porting out of them, and being charged for that too.

    @Jilano to keep you on your toes 😉
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    @C0D4 So what will be the best?
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    @Eklavya the usual goto is Namecheap unless I'm after a tld that don't sell. (Which is rare).

    They don't have the $1 domains, but I've never had a reason to contact them either, and propagation is almost instant.
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    I used bluehost, GoDaddy and namecheap

    Never had to look again after using Namecheap
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    cybersquatting is a business as much as modern art is a business.

    I did cybersquatting. Had multiple domains that are now owned by multimillion dollar startups.

    Never got a dime for as long as I held them. Everyone just waits until the holders give up and then nab the domains for cheap, or end up choosing a different name. my

    The only ones making money on "good" names are registrars which mark them up via algo once the domain lease expires, and people party to money laundering schemes.
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    @netikras I confirm everything @C0D4 said, stay away from godaddy
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    @Eklavya DigitalOcean was the first service I used too, pretty nice experience. A bit expensive but solid overall. I use Vultr right now for their compute VPS which for $14 or so per month does everything I want (much better CPU than the digital ocean offerings which is good for my Minecraft server)

    If you're opening up your VPS to the big bad unsecured world of the internet via an app, read up on how to secure it. You don't want it taken over by bots. If you just want to deploy the app and not worry about managing the VPS and other infrastructure, maybe you want to look at something like Heroku instead (you'll learn a lot by doing it yourself though).
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    @RememberMe I know about heroku and pythonanywhere also, but the fact is that I am also using phpmyadmin for storing contact information. I think they doesn't support it. Or could not find the proper guidance.
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    @netikras I first read your comment as "What's wrong with you daddy"

    @C0D4 *gasps*
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    @Jilano XD. Read my latest post sir!
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    @Eklavya why not just use a database directly?
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    @RememberMe Did you mean .db file in the website?
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    @Eklavya no, I meant spinning up SQLite, MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, MongoDB or which database engine you prefer and connecting to it to your Flask app via an ORM or driver.

    Unless I'm missing something, you're storing information. That's the database engine's job. phpMyAdmin is just an administration tool if I remember correctly.
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    @RememberMe Yes it is but at the same time it saves our data with security on our deployed website. Try Xampp. And it is a database aswell.
    If you use it on your website....then can access it on any device just by adding /phpmyadmin to the website name....it will ask you for username and password.(If any site uses it)
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    @Eklavya please don't do that - for your own sake.
    That's direct access to the database.
    No one - and I mean NO ONE should have that level of access unless explicitly needed.

    Xammp uses mysql, it in its self is just a few pieces of software (apache, mysql, php)

    Also, there's hundreds of exploits for getting past it, phpmyadmin is ok for a local environment but, never for a production environment.

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    @Eklavya what @C0D4 said (I seem to be saying that a lot on this thread).
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    @RememberMe it be one of those days😎
    Or there's plenty wrong here 😢
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    @RememberMe I am learning from a youtube channel (codewithharry), in my own language and he shows us to use phpmyadmin and also he publishes that website on internet with phpmyadmin as database. I am clear with that concept. You can check it out his own website's database. :-
    He can access his db with secure username and password.
    Should I move to firebase of anything else?
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    @Eklavya if you need a GUI for DB, that's fine, use a client like heidisql or mysql workbench and ensure you setup login with certificates instead of user/pass.

    Phpmyadmin is useful, but it's also a direct and well targeted path to your database.

    Depending on what you're storing in that, you will probably want to reduce your risk of ending up on haveibeenpwned 😉

    But... what would I know?

    I've only been working with the LAMP stack since the early 2000's 🤷‍♂️

    Web is more about reducing yourself from being an easy target and less about convenience.
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    @Eklavya no idea about that youtuber, but I would definitely recommend learning basics first (what database engines are, how to work with them directly in whichever language you want, etc.). I'm not a web dev, so I have a deep suspicion for this stuff by default. Again, learn the basics before going to tools like phpmyadmin, which are meant for admin work (quite literally).

    I would also recommend trying to pick up things in English as much as possible. It's just practical, there's more english tech content and English is the language of the tech industry (you don't want to miss out on all the blogs, papers, articles, interviews, videos etc. out there do you?). Good spoken and written English skills can take you so, so far in this industry, and the earlier you start improving your English, the better.

    About web stuff, what @C0D4 said (yet again).
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