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Should you Host your Email and Website Separately?

Should you Host your Email and Website Separately?

The answer to this is yes! You should host your email and website separately, with separate hosting providers, to be on the safer side and utilize the potential of those hosting providers to the fullest. It would be best if you look for different providers famous for providing web and email hosting. It is better to check for the review before choosing them.

We are not implying that you cannot have the same server for web and email hosting; we are suggesting that it is not a good idea to do so. You can improve your storage, security, and uptime using different servers. The following are some of the advantages that come along with using different servers for your web and email hosting:

More Storage

Your website will evidently take up more resources from the server, including the storage capacity as well. And on the contrary, if you have a very active email chain, this might take a toll on your website’s load time. Hence, it is better to use a separate server (hosting) for both of them to avoid this.

Makes you Vulnerable

It makes complete sense that using the same server for web and email will put you at a more vulnerable spot. Why? Because if something happens to either of them, the other will go down as well, and you will lose both of them simultaneously. Therefore, use separate hosting providers.

All in Vain

Each server has a unique IP address, and all the things running on it share that. So if a couple of emails you sent out by your website are flapped as spam, then every single one will be considered as one. They will end up in customers’ junk folders and will not provide you with any benefit. It will start affecting all your outgoing emails; hence bad news!

How to sync emails to your website from a different server?

You can still sync your email with your website despite using different servers. After picking up a suitable email hosting provider, you will need to compose an SMTP relay for the syncing process. It will allow your site to generate automatic emails to the people interacting with your website, like placing orders, subscribing to newsletters, resetting passwords, etc. And not to worry, these emails will be sent through a multi-IP infrastructure so that they are not classified as spam.

You can acquire your SMTP through various methods, i.e., using a WordPress plugin per say, and you are good to go.

With all the above information, you should certainly go for different hosting providers for your email and web hosting to be on the safer side. You can avoid these problems and spend that time on expanding your business, generating more leads, and converting them into sales. Get the most out of your experience!

 

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