I have small web hosting company and about 300 users on one server. Server is top notch at Liquid web. Everything works smoothly...in general.
Lately my server got on BL several times in few months due to insecure user scripts. In addition minor exim problems occurred too. This has created problems for serious email users.
So I decided to offer mail hosting for companies needing 100% reliable email.
I'm not yet sure which route to go. I assume I'll have about 30-50 domains for this, with total of about 1000 email users. Going on my own will simply not be cost effective. I assume best way would be to look for reseller mail hosting.
I need extremely reliable email, large mailboxes, good webmail, POP3/IMAP and calendar would be welcome as well.
So far i've narrowed my search to webmail.us and fusemail.com
Pricing is about the same (if you buy a lot from a start, if not webmail is cheaper), except fusemail requires you to sign 2 year contract. Webmail also has wireless access while fusemail doesn't seem to.
Webmail has much more info on their technology and i'm bit worried about negative feedback on fusemail on WHT (people say they're always fixing something).
In the end 2000 x 100mb accounts pretty much with each of these, more than $1000 a month. I'm thinking that this is actually too expensive. For $1000 a month you can get load balanced servers in best data center + scalix and run your own business. Not to mention that costs down a lot when you have thousands and thousands of customers.
Considering such high prices of fusemail and webmail.us I'm thinking that best solution for business email hosting for my clients (1000-1500 email addresses) would be getting a VPS at http://eurovps.com/vps_hosting/ either PLESK or HSphere and doing it on my own. These cpanels already have antivirus and antispam protection and that's mostly what I need.
Considering such high prices of fusemail and webmail.us I'm thinking that best solution for business email hosting for my clients (1000-1500 email addresses) would be getting a VPS at either PLESK or HSphere and doing it on my own. These cpanels already have antivirus and antispam protection and that's mostly what I need.
Yeah, as I was reading this thread I was thinking it would be better to do it on your own. You may want to check out Servint.net's VPS. They have some pretty competitive prices on their VPS.
From what I hear they have excellent service. I'm looking at upgrading in a few months and I have been looking at going with them.