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Should I Host My Email And My Website Together?

Now, this may surprise you but NO!

What? Are we saying that 3001 Web are no good at email? Of course not, but there are MANY excellent reasons for not storing your email in the same place as your website;

1. Single point of failure.

While the 3001 web servers are extremely reliable ALL web servers can run into issues now and again, hardware can fail or need to be replaced, software may need updating which means we may have to take our servers offline for a while, there can be network issues in ANY country or city when for some reason the local internet service is interrupted.

If any of these things occur and your website is offline so is your email, you have no way to communicate with your clients and they can not contact you. This can be a disaster for businesses that rely heavily on email. This alone is enough reason to separate your website and email hosting.

2. Moving to a new server is more difficult.

As you know server technology like all technology improves all the time, and 3001 web improves with it. If we want to move your site to a new server to make sure your site is running as fast and as smoothly as it possibly can, that is not difficult. A small amount of downtime will not cause your business too much harm, however in that change over period if someone sends you an email you might not get it.

If your email is separate moving servers becomes a whole lot less problematic and your email continues to function while we move your site. Consider the other side of this coin too, if your email service is negatively affected your clients can still reach you via your site support area or live chat.

3. We are not email experts.

Are we doing ourselves down again? Not at all. Email servers and web hosting servers are completely different animals. We offer a basic email server as a service but there are better email services out there provided by email experts and we would love you to have the very best.

4. It’s cheaper!

There is a massive difference in the cost of web space and the cost of email storage space. You can get a MASSIVE 25GB email account for about £1.50 a month. A web hosting account with the same amount of space will cost £10 – £25 why waste your valuable web space storing email when you can store it for much less and leave your web space for the images and data that is stored on your site.

5. Better email reputation

Obviously, we monitor our servers and clients closely, but if one of our clients did start sending out spam emails it can damage the sending reputation of our mail servers which could affect YOUR delivery of email as you are sharing the same mail server. By using a dedicated email host they will be experts on making sure your mail gets delivered you will often have your very own IP address just for sending your email.

Do I keep my own domain?

Yes, of course, we simply point any requests for your website to our servers, and any email related transactions to your email provider. So your email addresses will remain the same you@yoursite.com

Who do we recommend for this service?

We recommend Rackspace to host your email. While their hosting is VERY pricy their email hosting is very reasonable you can get a massive amount of space for $2 / £1.50 per email  address per month.

You can even get a free trial with them and they will help you migrate all your current addresses and emails to their service. Click the banner below to get your free trial.

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