I am building a web app that implements bitcoin payments. My server has limited resources, and I don't want to fill up it's data with the ENTIRE blockchain (takes up too much space).
So I enabled pruning on bitcoind, and ran:
bitcoind -daemon -txindex
I got the error:
Error: Prune mode is incompatible with -txindex.
Is it not possible to verify any TXID I want with a pruned node? Is my only option to depend on a third party if I don't want to store the entire blockchain? Thanks.