I am thinking about spinning up a Wordpress instance on Vultr or Linode to use for my ecommerce sites. When someone places an order or fills out my contact form how will I get the email notifications since they block email ports? I am using GMAIL business email accounts for my email. So do I just install a plugin that sends me emails?
I am sure this is a very simple but I can't find anything that covers this.
Thanks for the help.
If you're running an ecommerce store, I'd highly suggest using a third party email provider, like Amazon SES or Postmark to deliver your transactional emails.
That way, you'll be more likely for them to arrive in the customer's inboxes than if you sent the email directly from the server.
WordPress has plugins for both Amazon SES and Postmark to make the configuration easy.
Use SMTP2Go been using them for a while now www.smtp2go.com its a service for relaying mail they actually use both Voltr and Linode but have permission to send mail through them.
What is Linode?
A cloud service provider founded by Christopher Actor in 2003.
What is Vult?
A cloud provider founded by David Aninowski in 2014.
What are the differences between Linode and Vultr?
– Linode has 11 data centers
— Vultr has 17 DCs
— According to LinkedIn, Linode employs 226 employees
— Vultr employs 25 employees according to LinkedIn
— Linode has 8.7 points according to Trustradius
— Vultr has 7.2 points according to Trustradius
— The cost of Linode starts from $5 per month
— The cost on Vultr starts from $2.5 per month