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Discussion on: What shared hosting providers have you tried?

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Chris McKay

I've been with them for nearly 15 years. I've only ever had a few hiccups. That said, I'm probably going to move to Digital Ocean soon because I need more control. The only downside is moving the email hosting, too.

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Ian Mubangizi

Handling emails is one massive undertaking, I tried many methods and finally gave up. The issue is mainly to do with security and setting up multiple domains and users on one server.

I tried doing it on my own before watching a video from Luke Smith.

youtube.com/watch?v=9zP7qooM4pY

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Chris McKay

I used to self-host my email on a Fedora server in my basement. I loved the control I had, but I realized I spent a lot of time worrying about it instead of my business. I was always communicating with other hosts to whitelist my server or always worrying about the server crashing when I was on vacation.

Perhaps that would be a good use of a Digital Ocean droplet. 🤔