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Email and website hosting

Posted January 6, 2022 123 views
Email

Hi
I am a web design company offering design and hosting services. I am currently hosting all my clients websites and emails with InMotion on a dedicated hosting service plan.

Their email services are terrible. I am always having issues with bounce backs and emails ending up in spam. After months of chats I’ve had it and I’m looking for an alternate solution.

Wondering if you could educate me on your hosting services as it comes to email.

Thank you

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Hello,

As you are running websites together with emails, what you could do is to create your own WHM/cPanel server by using this 1-Click installation here:

https://marketplace.digitalocean.com/apps/cpanel-whm

This gives you and your customers the ability to create email accounts and manage your websites directly via cPanel.

You can pick up the size of the Droplet based on this calculator here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/pricing/calculator/

And you can purchase the cPanel license directly via cPanel.

Alternatively, you could try running your own Mail server with Mail-In-A-Box as described in this tutorial here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-run-your-own-mail-server-with-mail-in-a-box-on-ubuntu-14-04

However, in both cases, this might be something that you should consider:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/why-you-may-not-want-to-run-your-own-mail-server

Hope that this helps.
Best,
Bobby

by Mitchell Anicas
When setting up a web site or application under your own domain, it is likely that you will also want a mail server to handle the domain's incoming and outgoing email. While it is possible to run your own mail server, it is often not the best option for a variety of reasons. This guide will cover many of the reasons that you may not want to run your own mail server, and offer a few alternatives.
  • Thank you! What’s the reassurance these issues won’t happen here? With your suggestions?

    • Hello,

      Can you clarify which issues exactly are you referring to?

      With DigitalOcean, your servers would be unmanaged and you would have root access to your server and you would be responsible for managing it. In case that any issues arise, you will be able to take immediate action personally.

      Best,
      Bobby