[talk] Hosting Recommendations - email/web

Sujit K M kmsujit at gmail.com
Mon May 7 08:43:22 EDT 2018

On Mon, May 7, 2018, 8:05 AM 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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Other thing you have to note is you might only a single admin mail. But
some of the WordPress providers might let you plugin other mail sites.

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