[talk] Hosting Recommendations - email/web

Firecrow fire at firecrow.com
Sat May 12 22:49:44 EDT 2018

Hi Charles,

Here is what I use, its just my personal, all be it rather complex for one 
person (2 vps, 12 domains, 3 email domains 6 inboxes etc.).

Fastmail for email hosting, great admin preferences

DigitalOcean for vps (FreeBSD) 2 hosts resonably priced

DigitalOcean for nameservers

Hope that helps


On May 6, 2018 10:35:02 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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