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  • jason 14:19 on Thursday, 27 October 2011 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
    Tags: business email service provider   

    I have a client with 500+ employees– we have been providing email services for them, but we have permanent white-listing problems on our server. They probably need at least 500 to 1000 email in-boxes with SMTP capability and maybe at least 100 megs of storage. They need a professional business solution (free google apps or plain old gmail are not options).

    They have been getting mail through us for years, but its not working well. Our mail flows through an Exim server (WHM), and there’s no whitelisting, and I don’t think we even use SPF or DKIM. We can set all that up, but I’m not sure it will help. They might just need a 3rd party email service provider….

    I’m thinking of recommending google apps, but I think it’s far more than they are willing to spend ($2500 per month unless they offer a volume discount). Fusemail and Fastmail seem to have potential, but I don’t know anything about them (it looks like either would cost a few hundred per month or a few thousand per year).

    Can anyone recommend a solution here? Setting up a Zimbra or Postfix server are probably not options because we don’t have a sysadmin, and I’m too busy writing software for clients to spend time on something like that… I’m basically looking for a cheap, but reliable email service provider…

    • jason 14:21 on Thursday, 27 October 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Maybe just adding SPF/ DKIM and/or domain keys would be enough–but I’m not sure it will help. Right now they are on an old server and we plan to migrate them to a newer system soon that will have DKIM or domain key capabilities…

      Once again though, I’m not sure if that is enough, and I am pretty sure a professional 3rd party mail service would do a far better job…..

  • wade 10:43 on Monday, 17 October 2011 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Scale or Fail – Give your App the Speed it Needs in the Cloud! 

    For our October meeting, Grant Shipley, from Redhat, will be flying in from North Carolina to tell us about deploying PHP on ec2 using openshift, and a little about http://www.follw.it which is a site he created using Code Igniter, and why I chose PHP over Java for the follw.it site, despite being a Java developer for over 10 years.

    Whether you have one or a million visitors accessing your web app, they are all going to demand a great user experience regardless of what it takes for you to deliver it. This invariably means quick page loads and fast response times every single time. When things go south, you just throw more hardware at the problem and increase your caches and buffers, right? Wrong. Toss in an infrastructure that resides on the cloud and now you’ve got a really interesting problem on your hands. I’ll leave the marketecure slides at the door, this is a hands-on technical talk in which we’ll deploy an application to the cloud and then turn up the heat by leveraging the right mix of elasticity and auto-sclaing.

    Grant Shipley is an OpenShift PaaS Evangelist at Red Hat focused on cloud technologies. Prior to that, Grant was a Manager of Software Development with responsibilities over the http://www.redhat.com website and supporting infrastructure. Grant has over 10 years of software development experience focusing on Java and PHP. In his free time, he contributes to several open source projects including Media Portal and http://www.follw.it as well as developing iOS applications. Grant has been using Linux on a daily basis since 1994 and is active in the FOSS community.

  • gregminear 12:32 on Friday, 14 October 2011 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    I have been out of programming for about a year now and looking for work. Was using ASP and MSSQL but do have a small server setup and running for over 5 years now that was developed in Apache, PHP 4.3.8 and MySQL 4.0.14. Was wondering if anyone has suggestions on how to learn about the new releases of PHP 5.X.X and any good tutorial websites. You can access my server and website at static IP I am using Xmission as ISP and they have no issues with doing this. THANX!

  • bcurtis 17:00 on Monday, 3 October 2011 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    PHP Web Entrepreneurs 

    I have a web business and I’m looking for some PHP development help. I have cash but am willing to offer ownership interest to the right person. The website and mobile app is golf-related and some experience on the course would help. Contact me at: admin@playerstour.com if you’re interested.

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