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April 6, 2019 at 3:22 pm #797
I recently switched to Digital Ocean (+Gridpane) with advice from people in this group. So far, it’s been blazing fast speeds and I couldn’t be happier.
As I start to think about migrating my other sites over to this hosting platform, I have to consider the fact that many of my customers are using domain-based email addresses and accounts I’ve setup w/ cpanel at my old hosting.
Whats the best way to allow my customers the ability to utilize this new faster hosting but keep their mail accounts functional?
I’m getting a little anxious about this.
April 6, 2019 at 3:22 pm #798
Moving their hosting would mean moving their mailboxes which is going to be a task.
To handle this for current situation and avoid it in future, I’d sign your clients up on a service like gsuite or zoho.
So mails are handled separately irrespective of where the site is hosted.April 6, 2019 at 3:22 pm #799
transfer emails to gsuite first. never ever host emails in the same server with the website. with gsuite, they also get better email administration featuresApril 6, 2019 at 3:22 pm #800
If you’re comfortable working with DNS, you can leave the email on your old server while shifting the hosting to your Digital Ocean box until you’ve had time to migrate email to other providers – which you 100% should do. It’s better for your clients and you won’t have to pay for that other hosting anymore.April 6, 2019 at 3:22 pm #801
it gets pricy with gsuite though… 10 emails = $50 extra a monthApril 6, 2019 at 3:22 pm #802
You can still use cpanel for email. Did you set up your own servers with Gridpane?April 6, 2019 at 3:22 pm #803
I use MXRouteApril 6, 2019 at 3:22 pm #804
RL, I already responded to your message to me directly and made some transactional email recommendations.
If you need additional support, not that we support email, definitely feel free to submit a ticket through the usual channels.
We don’t do email hosting at GridPane. Just as NONE of the true managed WordPress hosting providers do email either.
Not that we are them. We’re simply building a solution for serious WP professionals.
It just so happens that our platform maps very closely with what you might find at… ALL… of the top WP enterprise WP providers, globally.
You can’t do WordPress the *right* way by hosting a bunch of email on the same box.
Likewise you can’t do email the *right* way with a bunch of WordPress sites on the same box.
The *lowest cost* solution to do all of this, to alleviate this anxiety, is to use cheap shared hosting to just handle email only. And do the WP sites on your GridPane boxes.
The *RIGHT* way to do this is to use a quality email provider specifically for your emails, as you’ll see recommended at every single dedicated WP host.
These are separate issues, WP hosting and email hosting.
They both deserve their due diligence.April 6, 2019 at 3:22 pm #805
With a third party email provider like Migadu or ZohoApril 6, 2019 at 3:22 pm #806
How many ? Rackspace is good and offer free tools to migration
Also, G suite have a documentApril 6, 2019 at 3:22 pm #807
If you’re looking to transfer a lot of emails fast, I’ve used the BitTitan MigrationWiz service before. It’s much faster than gsuite’s transfer service, but it is paid. I like to use it when migrating from O365 usually, just because that can be tricky sometimes, but if I’m earning enough from a client, I might just decide to use it anyway for peace of mind, ease of setup, and speed.
For a mailbox, I’d recommend gsuite though. Always had a good experience with themApril 6, 2019 at 3:22 pm #808
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What about MXRoute.April 6, 2019 at 3:22 pm #809
Yandex mail has free IMAP/SMTP api, unlike Zoho (anymore), but both are free…
MxRoute is incredibly affordable (never used but people rate it so I intend to try), Rackspace is also inexpensive and great tools and support, Gsuite is bit pricier but pretty much a gold standard now, Outook/Office 365, and so many more…
There are also self hosted options, I run a mailinabox email server, pretty much installed on a linux box, once a month I run the update function, its solid, secure and a project run by email geeks…
But it does make you responsible for emails… But if you go that route, then there’s iRedmail, or a cool docker implementation in Mailu…
Just bear in mind, you cant host any of these email boxes on a GridPane server.
But as you’ve rightly pointed out, the migration of the emails is a piaApril 6, 2019 at 3:22 pm #810
Just incase people don’t know gsuite pricing goes up in April.April 6, 2019 at 3:22 pm #811
Mxroute is cheap and works well.
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