Using Godaddy shared hosting email with Digital Ocean web hosting

September 26, 2015 1.4k views

Hi. Currently, I have a shared hosting with Godaddy. I wish to retain the domain email server with Godaddy, but host the website with DO. Is that possible? Thanks.


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  • Yes it's possible but keep in mind GoDaddy has a hard daily limit of 250 emails per account - per day including things sent through email clients as well as PHP email (example: WordPress).

    This can easily be chewed up by newsletters or shopping carts. Both depend on emails to work and many times will return errors to the visitor if they are unable to send.

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Yes this is possible. Just keep the DNS records for the email as you have it right now and change the needed A / CNAME records to your DO webserver. Then websites can be hosted on your droplet.

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