EmailDiscussions.com  

Go Back   EmailDiscussions.com > Discussions about Email Services > Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Stay in touch wirelessly

Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous Share your opinion of the email service you're using. Post general email questions and discussions that don't fit elsewhere.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 21 Aug 2014, 12:08 PM   #1
Woody
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1
Email hosting vs web hosting

I am evaluating different types of hosting providers and not sure what is best. I looked at rackspace, zoho, and fastmail for email providers. They cost about $40/yr/user for a medium level package. I have also looked at some web hosting providers like dreamhost, ipage, hostgator and others. These cost up to about $100/yr and offer unlimited users, storage, and stuff. Why would I not go with one of the latter from the web hosting group? Are there more feature rich options with the email only hosting services?
Woody is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 21 Aug 2014, 06:04 PM   #2
jeffpan
Master of the @
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Macao
Posts: 1,793

Representative of:
Mail.dnsbed.com
Don't use a web hosting as your email hosting, they suck.
There are the professional email providers here, including but not only:
  • luxsci
  • fastmail
  • runbox
  • pobox
  • polarismail
  • redpin
  • rollernet
jeffpan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 Aug 2014, 10:33 PM   #3
EmailHosting
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 58

Representative of:
EmailHosting.com
Email Hosting vs. Web Hosting

Most web hosting companies will only provide you with POP3 email hosting and also their spam/virus filtering may not be up to par with email hosting providers. Most email providers will offer both IMAP and POP3 email service along with a rich set of features.

You can experiment with some of the email services from web hosting providers and then compare them to some of the email providers to note the differences.

Thanks,
EmailHosting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 Nov 2020, 05:39 PM   #4
AmandaGilbert
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: USA
Posts: 1
Opinion regarding email hosting and web hosting

I don't recommend you using the web hosting as your email hosting. You see they both have different set of features. You can easily find a list of reliable email hosting providers available on google. Similarly, for website hosting my opinion is to go with Cloudways hosting provider.

Last edited by AmandaGilbert : 25 Nov 2020 at 06:53 AM.
AmandaGilbert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 Nov 2020, 11:35 PM   #5
somdcomputerguy
Cornerstone of the Community
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Rupert, WV
Posts: 695
I wouldn't recommend a web hosting service as a primary email service either. However, to contradict myself, about 25 years ago I signed up with a web host for the sole purpose of installing Squirrelmail (http://squirrelmail.org/) for my own use. I was soon developing and maintaining several websites for some local bands and businesses, and I installed and used Dada Mail (https://www.dadamailproject.com/) to operate mailing lists on some of those sites. I still have an active mailbox with my web host (https://powweb.com/) but I use it very little. I now use the email service Fastmail (https://www.fastmail.com/), and have for nearly 2 decades.

- Bruce
somdcomputerguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 Nov 2020, 08:38 AM   #6
TenFour
Cornerstone of the Community
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 942
Old thread revival! I agree with the last two--go with a specialist for email. There's actually a lot more to it than meets the eye, which you will soon find out if you use a provider that doesn't really, really know email. I suspect most web hosts have their focus on the web part of things and not the email side. On the other hand, it can be a cheap way to create a few email addresses for a web site and then forward them to a real email provider where you manage your email, though I prefer to create forwarding addresses at the domain host level if possible. It is nice to be able to segregate the tasks so that when one goes down for some reason it doesn't knock out your entire communications network.
TenFour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 Nov 2020, 08:44 AM   #7
somdcomputerguy
Cornerstone of the Community
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Rupert, WV
Posts: 695
Quote:
Originally Posted by TenFour View Post
Old thread revival!
Whoa! I didn't even look at the post dates of the first few posts, only the last.

- Bruce
somdcomputerguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +9. The time now is 08:19 PM.

 

Copyright EmailDiscussions.com 1998-2013. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy