What is Email
Hosting, and Why Do I need It?
Our world is
growing more and more dependent on email as a dominant form
of communication in both personal and business settings.
And why not? - email is inexpensive, easily accessible and
instantaneous, when you're working with the right company
for your email hosting needs.
are using your own in-house email server, (see here for
a cost-benefit analysis
of outsourcing your hosting) your email is delivered to
your computer / email client (Outlook, etc.)
by an email host, usually the same company that hosts your
website. They own the hardware necessary to
communicate with other email servers on the internet and
retrieve your email for you. For a larger office or
one that requires mobile access, often an Exchange Server is
needed to store messages and keep them accessible from any
Here we present three
scenarios - does one sound familiar to you?
I have a website and email host, but my email
is always going down.
A frustrating situation indeed, and one that
frequently prompts calls to us. Your email host and
web host are most likely the same company, and most likely
hard to get a hold of when you have a support issue.
We provide both email hosting and web hosting
for your business.
You need First Place Web
Host because our service is reliable. With servers
located in the Mid-West, we rarely face the severe weather
that can ravage other areas of the United States, and if
something happens, we have redundant back-up power &
redundant connections to the rest of the Internet.
Email communication is essential for my company's operations, but when we have a
problem our hosting company is nowhere to be found.
You might have 3 employees or 300 employees,
but when even one person's email is down, it can cripple
your operations. You need someone who is as interested
in making your company successful as you are.
You need First Place Web Host because
we're always available, day or night, live via the phone.
The main difference between hosting companies is
customer service. We aren't doing our job unless our
customers are able to do theirs. We understand that
our services are essential to all of our email and web
so we make ourselves available via an
emergency phone number, every day and every night of the
when you have a problem, chances are we're already in the
datacenter working on it when you call. We have
multiple notification systems that let us know when there is a
problem so we can work on it and know when a router, switch,
or your server needs our
- We just opened an office at our third
location, and it's getting complicated trying to access
emails while moving between offices, much less schedule
When businesses grow, they often need to
share calendars and contacts among co-workers. The
ability to access "old" emails when you're on the road is
also essential. Luckily, using a Microsoft Exchange
Server, all of that is possible.
You need First Place Web Host because we can grow with you.
When you're ready to take that next step to
Microsoft Exchange Server, we're ready too. No
hardware or software purchases necessary, no need to call in
an IT firm to help you hook everything up - we're full
service! We can provide the server, software licenses,
help you get everything setup and configured to meet your
needs, provide security so your information is protected, and
most of all be here down the road when you need help.
Ready to hear about our email hosting services?
Give us a call or visit our contact