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What are people using these days for to host domain and emails?

Meetul Shah

September 10th, 2013

I know gmail was popular when it allows you to host your domain for free and gave you up to 10 email accounts. I guess google has stopped it. 

What are the good options to host your own domain and get free email accounts that support imap or pop3?


Bani Jay I am a self employed person.

Last updated on May 24th, 2017

For the host domain and email you can check otherwise . They provide best services .

Jack Robbert Entrepreneur

May 23rd, 2017

Peoples are currently using best way of communication for their own business. Primary thing in business is optimal and best communication using awesome medium.

Before people not bother about hosting websites for faster communication now a days hosting is getting common so everyone is know about fastest communication with the email.

If you go with the hosting email communication then you will get the dream domain as well as the email with the dreamed domain extension. So you can create unlimited email accounts on hosting according to the hosting plans.You have Spamming security with the MagicSpam and POP3 and IMAP email communication mediums. You can assign the mail storage spaces depending upon the business. With hosting service the email account you can handle Emails with 3 applications Horde, RounCube and SquirrelMail.

Some web hosting providers having their own webmail application. Web hosting choose with the Email protector, security with the IMAP, POP3, SSL to secure all the data in encrypted format.

I just want to suggest you some best web hosting providers having the best Email service for the communication for the business.

  • BlueHost : HDD hosting with limited server resources
  • DomainRacer : Free SSL,Email spam protected with LiteSpeed 20x faster
  • InmotionHosting : Unlimited Email Hosting but too costly too host

The above web hosting providers I had experienced. Currently I am with DomainRacer. Before this i hosted my website for email hosting on InmotionHosting but the cost is very high so i found same features with DomainRacer.

The above top and best hosting providers having core features which are as follows:

  1. 99.9% Site uptime and reliabilty
  2. Smooth email set up and management
  3. Solid interface and Well-managed platforms
  4. 100% Uptime and Security with Shared online calendars
  5. Unlimited Email Accounts and Unlimited Forwarders

Hope this assist you to choose cheapest cost with Email and Domain hosting provider.


September 10th, 2013

Zoho mail is the only "good" free email hosting I've found.  

In the paid category, FastMail is popular, Rackspace has a $2/person service that has gotten good reviews.  Brad's suggestion of Office365 is great as well.


September 10th, 2013

I use Google Apps for business. Ends up being $5 per user account per month, at this time. -Danny

Brent Goldstein

September 11th, 2013

I really like for domain name registration. They provide a great service, no up-sell, and have quite a few of direct add-ons for integrating. They also provide web forwarding, which makes it easy to redirect to any number of other services directly, like a landing page, blog, etc.

For email I'd second Zoho. It's not exactly gmail, but it's one of the few options that supports custom domains on their free tier.



September 10th, 2013

For dns I use amazon route53. Really reliable and very efficient. For domain registration I like pairnic, good service no ads and private domains come as standard, been with them for years and can't fault them. For hosting ill either build a vm, use amazon s3 for static site hosting or heroku.

Stephen Packer Lead Developer at Lettuce Box LLC

September 10th, 2013 offers free email forwarding when you use their free DNS hosting service.

Using that, you can create up to 100 email forwards to wherever the person wants the emails to go (gmail, aol, etc.).  Gmail makes it easy, and supports adding the external email as an alias so outgoing emails get send as the domain email address:

This is definitely the "bootstrap" phase tech.  Once you get more people, going with a paid solution has too many advantages compared to the "el-cheapo" version.

Daniel Lo

September 10th, 2013

you didn't mention what you want to do with the email.   you may want to consider outside US mail servers as the government has been snooping around...  not saying outside is any more safer.


September 11th, 2013

For domains, I use IWantMyName ( ). I transferred 14 domains of mine from GoDaddy to IWantMyName about 6 months ago due to terrible service. For hosting, I, exclusively, use Media Temple ( ) ... they're awesome. For emails, I use both Google Apps and (the new one), and as much as I tend to dislike Microsoft products, I would actually say that I love more than Gmail. Also, is actually free, but I think it depends on the amount of users.

Oleg Baranovsky CTO at Elluma Discovery, Inc.

September 11th, 2013

Here are some of our recommendations -- used with various clients:

1. Email:
  - There are only two viable options IMHO: Google Apps or Microsoft Office 365. Used a bunch of other tools around, but those were riddled with various issues...
  - Zoho Mail -- if you really need a free option...

2. DNS (nameservers): 
  - Amazon Route 53 is the best option by far, no brainer choice if you are planning to use AWS in any form...
  - could be a good alternative...

3. Registrar:

4. Hosting:
There are tons and tons of hosting companies out there, but shared hosting usually has some inherent performance and reliability issues. Nowadays it is much easier to just open the tiny AWS instance and run your site there. Depending on what you need to run there. If you have a blog or WordPress site, consider, especially if you might expect some peak traffic...