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xtal
Jan 9, 2011



C-Euro posted:

Hmmm, I added an A record named @ for each of the four IP addresses listed by GitHub and gave them 1 hour TTLs, while deleting any other A record named @. That was over an hour ago and attempting to load the site says that its server IP address can't be found. On the Settings page for the repository holding the site's code, I'm also seeing "Domain's DNS record could not be retrieved". Do I need to add or remove other DNS records, or does the TTL not actually indicate how long it takes such changes to go into effect?

It sounds like you followed the right steps. The domain is either not configured properly, or you have old records cached from before the TTL. Try looking up the DNS records through e.g. https://mxtoolbox.com/.

Sorry for the trouble. There are a lot of gotchas there including misplaced periods which end up ruining everything. Some editors need a period at the end of the IP, some don't. While you're testing, set the TTL to a short time limit such as 60-300 seconds, so you don't need to wait as long between changes.

If you don't want to share more details I reiterate that you can PM me and we can probably solve this quickly once I can debug from my end as well.

xtal fucked around with this message at 02:34 on May 7, 2020

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C-Euro
Mar 20, 2010



Soiled Meat

Well I went upstairs to take a shower, came back down and now the site does load at her purchased domain name Still getting that same error in the repository's settings that the domain's DNS record couldn't be retrieved though. There were a couple of CNAME entries I added to the host's DNS records before I realized those were the wrong type, which I did delete before I stepped away. Maybe that was the difference?

https://www.[companyname].com does automatically redirect to the purchased [companyname].com though, I'm not sure if I set that up without knowing or if it was automated somewhere along the way. I'm not entirely sure what I did with all of this but it works, thanks a bunch for your help xtal!

...and now she wants an About page to link from the main landing page But that's "a weekend project". Gonna force her to give me really clear direction on what she wants before I start figuring out how to make it.

C-Euro fucked around with this message at 03:43 on May 7, 2020

xtal
Jan 9, 2011



C-Euro posted:

Well I went upstairs to take a shower, came back down and now the site does load at her purchased domain name Still getting that same error in the repository's settings that the domain's DNS record couldn't be retrieved though. There were a couple of CNAME entries I added to the host's DNS records before I realized those were the wrong type, which I did delete before I stepped away. Maybe that was the difference?

https://www.[companyname].com does automatically redirect to the purchased [companyname].com though, I'm not sure if I set that up without knowing or if it was automated somewhere along the way. I'm not entirely sure what I did with all of this but it works, thanks a bunch for your help xtal!

...and now she wants an About page to link from the main landing page But that's "a weekend project". Gonna force her to give me really clear direction on what she wants before I start figuring out how to make it.

When you go to the repository settings, that is going to abide by the same TTL and caching rules as your browser, so it may take just as long and behave as unpredictably.

Once you get to the point where you have multiple pages, you may be interested in converting this site to use Jekyll, which has first-class support from GitHub. You would need to change your HTML files to be templates, and then write the contents of your index/about/etc pages as Markdown. The Markdown will be automatically turned in to HTML, inserted into the template and shown on the page. This makes it pretty easy to edit for laypeople as well.

C-Euro
Mar 20, 2010



Soiled Meat

xtal posted:

When you go to the repository settings, that is going to abide by the same TTL and caching rules as your browser, so it may take just as long and behave as unpredictably.

Once you get to the point where you have multiple pages, you may be interested in converting this site to use Jekyll, which has first-class support from GitHub. You would need to change your HTML files to be templates, and then write the contents of your index/about/etc pages as Markdown. The Markdown will be automatically turned in to HTML, inserted into the template and shown on the page. This makes it pretty easy to edit for laypeople as well.

Thanks, I think her plan is to just have this landing/sales page that then links visitors to her store and calendar which are hosted elsewhere. She has asked me to put together an About page with this same style though, which I assume would have to be set up within a separate GitHub repository?

Rufus Ping
Dec 27, 2006





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No, separate html file in the same repository

C-Euro
Mar 20, 2010



Soiled Meat

Rufus Ping posted:

No, separate html file in the same repository

Oh nice. Finally, something easy

DarkLotus
Sep 30, 2001

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Heard a rumor GoDaddy is dropping email support on some(all) hosting plans in favor of selling O365 instead.
Anybody a GoDaddy customer and get an email you want to share with the group?

RoboBoogie
Sep 18, 2008


DarkLotus posted:

Heard a rumor GoDaddy is dropping email support on some(all) hosting plans in favor of selling O365 instead.
Anybody a GoDaddy customer and get an email you want to share with the group?

I dont think anyone will respond due to the shame of being a godaddy customer.

DarkLotus
Sep 30, 2001

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RoboBoogie posted:

I dont think anyone will respond due to the shame of being a godaddy customer.

LOL, maybe so. I thought it was worth asking

Bob Morales
Aug 18, 2006

This post is good to go


We have domains from them but I haven't heard anything about email

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Oh hey looks like all of bluehosts email servers are down right now. Real fun.

frogbs
May 5, 2004
Well well well

BonoMan posted:

Oh hey looks like all of bluehosts email servers are down right now. Real fun.

Ugh, thatís the worst.

Dreamhostís email servers go down all the time too. I donít know why hosting providers email systems are always terrible, Iíve never found any to be reliable. If a client wants us to handle email for them we just tell them to pay for G Suite and be done with it.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

frogbs posted:

Ugh, thatís the worst.

Dreamhostís email servers go down all the time too. I donít know why hosting providers email systems are always terrible, Iíve never found any to be reliable. If a client wants us to handle email for them we just tell them to pay for G Suite and be done with it.

Yeah I've set up a lot of lateral businesses for this client and they're all setup with G Suite. This lone, original site of theirs is still on Bluehost and god it's scrap.

Biowarfare
Nov 8, 2010

I JUST WISH THIS WAS A PONY SO I COULD JERK IT WHILE I PLAY WOW

frogbs posted:

Ugh, thatís the worst.

Dreamhostís email servers go down all the time too. I donít know why hosting providers email systems are always terrible, Iíve never found any to be reliable. If a client wants us to handle email for them we just tell them to pay for G Suite and be done with it.

You're comparing a purpose built distributed email system at scale and a half-assed install of exim to tick a box so users can get their 2 emails a day, both of which are spam.

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DarkLotus
Sep 30, 2001

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Biowarfare posted:

You're comparing a purpose built distributed email system at scale and a half-assed install of exim to tick a box so users can get their 2 emails a day, both of which are spam.

Bazinga, I love it when people compare O365 or Gmail to Exim or Postfix.

Also, FYI, ApisCP uses Postfix which in my experience is far superior to cPanel and exim.

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