I’ve talked about the huge advantage that Google Apps offers small and medium business before.
In short, it’s brilliant!
As a small or medium business there is no longer a single reason to continue hosting your email and communications alongside your web hosting.
Seriously! Read that again if you’re skimming.
If you’re plagued with web hosting outages meaning your website is down and your email is neither being sent nor received, you need to do 2 things:
- switch your web host to a more reliable service provider
- move your email off your web hosting
Options for offloading your email from your web hosting
There are several different options out there to do just that.
Some are free, some aren’t.
For the business startup / entrepreneur, I highly recommend Google Apps Standard Edition. It’s superb, and free for up to 10 users.
If you have a few more high-end email needs, you can go for the Business Edition for $5/month/user.
If you’re prepared to pay for it, you could also shoot for Microsoft Office 365.
Host with Host Like Toast and we’ll setup Google Apps for you! Free.
We prefer our Business WordPress Hosting customers to use a dedicated email service provider.
It reduces our support costs which we pass on to our customers by providing lower managed hosting rates. We’re dedicated to providing high quality managed WordPress Hosting for Businesses, and the last thing we want to do is support time sensitive services such as email at the same time.
There’s no way we’d be as good as Google, so we leave email to the experts.
When you order our Managed WordPress Hosting for Business we’ll setup Google Apps on your new domain for FREE (this does not count for email/domain transfers).
Now YOU can setup Google Apps on your domain!
We have just released our E-Book on setting up Google Apps on your domain to our Developer Channel. Unlike most of the other free downloads, this carries a small fee.
You can pick up the Google Apps How-To e-book for only £5 (previously sold for ~£12) for immediate download by clicking the button below to purchase.
All existing Host Like Toast web hosting customers may obtain a copy of this e-book for free by contacting us here or following normal support channels.
If you would like to join the Host Like Toast Developer Channel for free, you may do so by filling in the form below.