What are my email hosting options?

This guide will help you choose the best mail hosting option for you. It lists all available options, from a more technical VPS to do-everything-for-you Exchange hosting.

Although we started with just basic IMAP/POP mail hosting, to better meet the needs of our customers, we’ve added a few options in the past few years. We’ve also provided a few additional options that we don’t host so you can be well informed as to the option available to you.

1. Websavers Shared Hosting

Starts at $0 for our Helium hosting plan (requires domain purchase).

2. Websavers VPS Hosting w/ Plesk Panel

Starts at $20 / mo for 10GB *total* storage for the VPS resulting in usually about 8-9GB usable across all mailboxes. Storage can be stepped up to 200GB without any downtime.

 Please note that this is an unmanaged price, meaning it’s up to you to manage the server yourself via Plesk control panel and possibly in some instances via command line interface (Linux Shell). Management options available during your order
  • Host your email on your own Candian VPS
  • Includes basic IMAP/POP/SMTP email service
  • With IMAP your email will sync between devices, but not contacts, calendars or tasks (you can use Apple iCloud or Google Calendar/Contacts for syncing these items).
  • Optional upgrade to Kolab “Premium” mail to get Exchange-like ActiveSync support and full calendar, contact syncing. [ $5 / mo = 1 account, $10 = 5 accounts, $15 = 10 accounts (message us for pricing for more accounts). ]
  • Manual mail app configuration (like shared hosting above), though this becomes automatic with the Kolab Premium upgrade.
  • Email stored entirely on Canadian soil.

3. Websavers Microsoft Exchange Mail

$9.99 / mailbox / month

  • Canadian-soil hosted Microsoft Exchange servers with complete mail, contact, and calendar sync plus the ability to auto-share calendars amongst team members
  • Includes 50GB of storage for each mailbox with option to upgrade to 300GB ($24.99 / mailbox / mo)
  • Dead-simple mail app configuration. Simply enter your email address, and password and it does the rest!
  • Read about our Microsoft Exchange hosted email.

4. Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium

$16 / mailbox / month

  • Includes full Exchange hosted service for complete mail, contacts, and calendar sync
  • 50GB of mail storage for each mailbox
  • Includes licensing for the entire Office suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Dead-simple mail app configuration. Simply enter your email address, and password and it does the rest!
  • Email stored in location decided by Microsoft; most likely US datacentre.
  • More info here.

5. G Suite by Google Cloud

$6 (USD) / mailbox / month

  • Includes complete email, contacts, and calendar sync via Gmail interface, but using your domain for email addresses (not @gmail.com)
  • 30GB of mail storage for each mailbox
  • Email stored in location decided by Google; most likely US datacentre.
  • More info here.

Jordan has been working with computers, security, and network systems since the 90s and is a managing partner at Websavers Inc. As a founder of the company, he's been in the web tech space for over 15 years.

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