Trying to create first real contact form

Hey everyone, I’m wondering what the best way to be able to receive emails from my portfolio site would be?

I already have a contact form styled and ready to go, but I don’t know any backend languages to know how to submit it to my email. I figured I could somehow have it submit to MailChimp, but that’s proving to be difficult.

I also don’t need the function of MailChimp, I just need to be able to receive emails from my custom contact form. So I’m looking for the easiest way possible. Thanks!

You will need to pick a backend language to accomplish this task. What technologies do you have install on the server hosting your site’s form? PHP,, Node?

Right now, I’m just building the site on my computer and using vsc live server extension. So the site isn’t live yet. Will I need to do that first?