New Home for indieweb-glue
A couple of weeks ago, Heroku announced they will be shutting down all their free plans this November. I’ve been using Heroku to host indieweb-glue for the last two years, and — in principle — I would be ready to pay for the nice service they provide, although the prices they’re announcing are somewhat discouraging for a little project like mine.
However, paying for Heroku isn’t even an option: I am Russian, I live in Russia, so paying online for non-domestic services requires jumping through too many hoops these days.
Of course, indieweb-glue will live on. I’ll be hosting it on the same VPS I host this website on, at least for the time being. However, the
indieweb-glue.heroku.com URL will have to go, so if you are using indieweb-glue1 (and don’t host your own copy), be sure to update the URL to
indieweb-glue.evgenykuznetsov.org before the end of November.
I should have used my own domain for the URL from the start, but learning how to set it all up seemed too much of a hassle back then2. Well, here’s a lesson: own your data and own your URLs, IndieWeb is good for you!