Hey Hunter, thanks for the write up.
I’m working my way through it and have come up against this possibility which I wonder if you could comment on:-
I actually have the nginx in Bitnami Launchpad for Google Cloud Platform (not the MEAN stack)
and mongodb in Bitnami Launchpad for Google Cloud…
For years I hosted my websites on GoDaddy because I was boosted and didn’t know any different. I recently switched to Google Domains, Google Cloud Hosting and a Bitnami Lamp Server because GoDaddy wanted to charge me $175 for their “services” (which were never that impressive).