I have been recently in the marketplace for an exchange e-mail hosting provider.
I'll tell you straight out that I wanted something quite cheap(less than $10/m), a big amount of storage(my outlook inbox is over 500MB
), exchange server 2007 and spam/virus protection.
I know, I know, you must be thinking to yourself - your expecting way too much for such a budget - yeah I guess I'm cheap that way
On that note, you might not be surprised that I had quite a hard time finding an a exchange hosting provider that met my needs. Yes, their was 1and1 exchange hosting but I have already went through hell with them and the thought of handing over to them my CC info again just didint sit great.
I went through all the google adsense ads and searched extensively only to find providers (intermedia, appriver etc.) who were way above my budget. So I thought fine I'll shell out $30 a month but I NEED alot of storage. Thats where the huge shortfall was as all of these providers gave out of the box a maximum of 1GB of storage, to upgrade(many from 500MB) would have been another $20 or so a month so it didint seem to promising.
My lucky day
On like the 5th or so page on google I found sherweb.com.
Sure enough they had exactly what I wanted. Their website seemed professional (yes I look to see how nice it looks
) and their live chat help was great. Down to the specifics: They offered a whopping 3GB of exchange 2007 space for only $8.95 a month which is unprecedented in the industry. To top it all off they had an excellent barracuda spam/virus protection in place with its own control panel to tweak sensitivity settings and see e-mails that it trapped. It's just such a pleasure to use. In addition, they have all the additional frills, web access, a nice admin panel, sharepoint, SAN backups etc.
(As a side point they did not have any reviews on WHT but just took a leap of faith *gasp*)
I have been with them for about a month and I know its not that
long and I will
be back to update in a few months but just wanted to let ya'll know what kind of wonderful experience it has been.
From the instantaneous setup to their within minutes response times support I really have been quite satisfied.
I hope this helps all those looking for a quality exchange hosting provider.