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What’s The Best Email Hosting for Your Project?

Choosing the best email hosting for your project is a tough and often all too confusing process. It’s tough especially because there is no such thing as an absolute “best email hosting” – there is only the email hosting that is right for you considering all the tradeoffs.

Based on my experience working with different hosting providers, there are a few that are a good fit for most people. Here’s a summary of the companies included in the quiz.

Summary – Best Email Hosting Choices if you want…

  • High Performance
  • Independent-owned
  • Focus on Support
  • Business Appeal


InMotion Hosting
  • Great Pricing
  • Simple Setup
  • Focus on Usability
  • Broad Appeal


  • Google-Powered
  • Integrated Tools
  • Focus on Features
  • Everyone Appeal


Focused on specific options?

Bluehost has highly usable web hosting with bundled email (view plans).

HostPapa has small business-focused email hosting (view plans).

Best Email Hosting Quiz

Here’s a quiz that helps you balance all the usual tradeoffs to figure out what is the best email hosting for your website based on your preferences.

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Considerations for the Best Email Hosting for You

First, remember that you probably want more than simply “getting email.” You likely want your email to be fast, secure, reliable and free of spam. Even though most people and businesses assume that – email hosting is not any of that by default.

Technically, you can setup an email server on your home computer (and yes, if you follow US political news, this is what Hillary Clinton did, but with a developer on staff).

Either way, the companies included in the quiz all can host email quickly, securely, reliably and free of spam for an email address setup on a custom domain (like nate@shivarweb.com).

Here’s the considerations included on the quiz –


Everyone wants a good deal. But defining your budget helps narrow down your choices. Email providers usually determine price by user though some bundle email with a packaged product.

Customer Service

Everyone wants great customer service. But providing high-quality customer service across a range of support channels costs money. If you are comfortable Googling and figuring problems out for yourself, it might not be as important as pricing or performance.

Productivity Tools

Some people want more than email. They want a full suite of tools for their business such as calendar, file storage and document creation.

Website Hosting

Instead of productivity tools, some people want the option of hosting a website with the same server as their email. That’s totally normal even though websites are usually the primary use. It’s a great way to save money. And if you are considering buying website hosting, then you can likely just bundle email and website hosting together.

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Larry Ludwig

About Larry Ludwig

Larry Ludwig is an entrepreneur, financial expert, tech & marketing guru with over 25 years of industry experience.

In July 2018, Larry successfully sold Investor Junkie for $6 million.