[talk] Hosting Recommendations - email/web

Mikel king mikel.king at gmail.com
Mon May 7 06:06:45 EDT 2018


So are you looking to roll all of these sites into a single WordPress Multisite or keep each 100% distinct?

There are a number of WP specialized possibilities that jump top of mind.

WP Engine
Site Ground


> On May 6, 2018, at 10:17 PM, Charles Sprickman <spork at bway.net> wrote:
> Hi all,
> In my capacity as a volunteer/director at a political group out here in NJ, I’m trying to work on getting us setup with something better than what’s in place right now (a random Endurance Group hoster).
> Cost is a huge concern (non-profit).
> We have about 100 mailboxes.
> We have one main site that sees most of the traffic and about 30 that see very little traffic.  All are WordPress and that’s not changing anytime soon.
> So…  decent standalone email, plus hosting that’s optimized for WP (ie: nginx/php-fpm/varnish plus some basic security protections against foot-shooting not possible in most shared hosting setups).  I’m also open to doing the hosting on a VPS somewhere and just dealing with maintaining it myself as part of my volunteer time for the org.  I’m not at all open to self-hosting email for lots of reasons…
> Who are your go-to hosting firms?  Not high-end stuff, stuff you’d recommend to a friend with a small business or similar.  And since we’re a progressive organization, we’d likely be avoiding any firms that clash with our values.
> I got an awesome recommendation for server hardware here not too long ago, figure you guys must have favorites in this field (unless you’re all just DIY I guess…).
> Thanks,
> Charles
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