about multisite hosting

hi, i have rackspace hosting for the multisite, and it been …interesting, i love the service but they have no mail service, so i have to configure with SENDGRID (another pain)… how ever i manage to get the wp multisite to send the registration mail via SENDGRID but i wont be able to offer my clients there own top domain email accounts…

so i ask:

1.-i think its possible that if the server can support mapping so the individual sites can use there own domain name, can also support email eg. http://www.mailstore.com —>email@mainstore.com , http://www.clientsdomain.com—>email@clientsdomain.com.?? (hope i did explain clear enough)

2.- what host provider is the best one?

3.- what kind of hosting do you guys recommend for multisite, so it can function fast?

thks all

  • aecnu
    • WP Unicorn

    Greetings pacman,

    Thank you for these great questions and a significant items to bring up.

    1.-i think its possible that if the server can support mapping so the individual sites can use there own domain name, can also support email eg. http://www.mailstore.com —>email@mainstore.com , http://www.clientsdomain.com—>email@clientsdomain.com.?? (hope i did explain clear enough)

    Absolutely but the Domain Mapping would then be configured a little differently then sending just an “A” record to the dedicated IP in which one would use parking instead.

    2.- what host provider is the best one?

    I am of course :stuck_out_tongue: but you can see for yourself what other members are saying:

    https://premium.wpmudev.org/forums/topic/whos-your-favorite-wp-hosting-provider-and-why#post-258269

    And

    https://premium.wpmudev.org/forums/topic/domain-mapping-not-working-9#post-260791

    Are just a couple for example.

    3.- what kind of hosting do you guys recommend for multisite, so it can function fast?

    Answered immediately above.

    Thank you for being a WPMU Dev Community Member!

    Cheers, Joe

  • aecnu
    • WP Unicorn

    Greetings pacman,

    so mapping is different that in rackspace..?…maybe in your hosting company the global cart of a mapped store will work?

    This is really a great question and I really do not know why it would not work.

    But you mentioned that they do not provide email? That is strange in itself.

    I have many folks (174) on my hosting and not one has said anything like this at any time.

    Actually I am aware of only one outstanding issue on my servers that is certainly plugin related and not hosting which is with the Autoblogging importing from an internal site of the members network to another site on the same network giving a Multi DB warning every time an import is done, but external feeds to his network work flawlessly.

    I do know that many folks that had issues and came to my servers suddenly did not have issues anymore. I was telling my Boss we do not see them in support anymore.

    Anyway that is the long of it and thank you for inquiring.

    Cheers, Joe

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