8 Questions to ask yourself before choosing a professional email hosting service

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8 Questions to ask yourself before choosing a professional email hosting service

When it comes to setting up a professional email for your business, the options are endless. Which makes it difficult to know where to start. 

In this blog post, we will help you make the right choice by narrowing down the options that will work for you, now and in the future.

Here are 8 questions to ask yourself – and your team – before choosing an email hosting service. 

Company size

  1. How big is your company? The number of users you have? How much email data is currently stored on your email account? Do you need to archive your data before hosting your email? When switching to the new service provider, are you looking to migrate your data as well?

Features to look for in your email host

  1. What features to look for in a hosting provider? – which depends on the needs of your team. These features include sensitive data security, administration and ease of use, availability and uptime, storage space, and more. 

To learn more about the features to look for in your potential email hosting provider, Read our blog post on ‘How to choose an email hosting provider for your business – Key 5 features’.

And this takes us to the next important question.

Budget

  1. What is your budget? How much are you willing to spend?

Software

  1. Which software is your potential service provider using?

Note: Look for hosting providers that are using up-to-date email software.

Migration services and email account set up

  1. Is it difficult to get started with your hosting provider? Does your hosting provider offer migration services? Are you going to encounter any interruption while migrating and setting up?

Migration and extra fees

  1. Do they charge you for data migration? Are there any extra fees aside from the annual or monthly fee for hosting your email?

Archive services

  1. Are you looking for an automatic archive option for old emails? Does your email host offer archive services?

Last but not least…

Accessibility 

  1. How do you prefer to set up your email? Specifically, will your team access email from an application or a website? In the case of an application, is it located on their computers or mobile devices? Is synchronization of emails, tasks, and calendars required across all devices?

Remember: Think about how you can best support your team.

In Conclusion

As you start your search for the right email host, you will need to assess your business requirements and needs. You need to ask yourself a question: Where do you want to be in the future?

Choose an email service provider that understands your needs and provides you with a winning solution that allows you to communicate, grow and succeed. 

Get started with email hosting today and explore LDC’s email hosting solutions.