• Monday, January 9, 2023

When it comes to email solutions, there are several options available to businesses, including self-hosting, cPanel shared hosting, Microsoft 365, and Google Workspace. Each option has its own set of pros and cons, and the right choice will depend on the specific needs of your business.

Self-hosting is a popular option for businesses that want complete control over their email infrastructure. With self-hosting, you can have full access to the server and can configure it to suit your specific requirements. However, self-hosting can be complex and requires a high level of technical expertise. Additionally, self-hosting can be costly, as you'll need to pay for the server, software, and maintenance which includes electricity as well as IT administrators. 

For this reason, many businesses starting up find it easier to register their domain with a shared hosting plan like that offered by zesha. zesha's shared hosting solution is powered by cPanel, which is a web hosting control panel that provides a user-friendly interface for managing email accounts. With cPanel, you can create and manage email accounts, set up email forwarding, and configure spam filters. cPanel is a good option for businesses that want more control over their email infrastructure but don't want to handle the technical aspects of self-hosting. With cPanel shared hosting offered by zesha, a business can also benefit from website hosting too. 

Sometimes, cPanel may not be the right fit for you. This is usually the case when businesses need more from their email solutions in terms of work on the go or collaboration tools. Here is where solutions such as Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace come in. Both, Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace are cloud-based solutions that provide businesses with email, calendar, and other collaboration tools. Both solutions offer easy setup and management, and can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection. Additionally, both solutions offer a high level of security, including spam filtering, antivirus, and data encryption. However, Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace can be more expensive than self-hosting or cPanel shared hosting, especially for businesses with a large number of users as these are billed on per user per year subscription model.

In conclusion, self-hosting, cPanel shared hosting, Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace are all great email solutions, however, the best option for your business depends on your specific needs and budget. It is important to evaluate your organization's needs, the budget and the level of technical expertise required before making a decision.

If you're unsure, please feel free to reach out to us at hello@zesha.tz with your requirements. We will do our best to recommend you a solution and support you along the way to ensure you're smoothly running on whichever solution you end up choosing.