My prior hosting (not going to embarrass myself by saying what) not only reached end of life but it turned out that meant it wouldn’t renew certificates either.
I had been looking at Mail-in-a-box as a migration path and so set that up on Mythic Beasts but suddenly found rather a lot of extras from when I last tried it out, extras like the 425MB of files for NextCloud. In the process of kicking the tyres on my MB VPS I came across Sympl which appears to fit my needs as a programmer that can but doesn’t want to do SysOps. I don’t need a web interface but I don’t want to become particularly competent at the details of the various servers that I need to run for the usual suspects, email being my achillies heel - Apache, mySQL, PHP I learn’t as they were released (I am that old).
So as one of the moderators of one of the more technical forums on IoT and knowing how helpful it is to have some new user experiences, I thought I’d document my journey.
So I’ve used the MB VPS install of Sympl 11 and I’ve manually setup the forward & reverse DNS entries as it took a while for Network Solutions to change the name servers back to MB (but to be fair, I have changed them about 6 times in the last three days so I think the root servers have probably got rather confused but will catch up overnight).
Next step, get an admin@ email sorted out for the base domain followed by OctoDNS setup so I can move one work domain over to see how I go.