I’m evaluating DH as a possible new host. I’ve signed up (love the 97-day moneyback thing!), and it looks like I’ve found a pretty sweet deal here: more capacity than I need for less money than I’d budgeted. I think I’ll be staying… for the website, at least.
My only worry is how much effort it took to get email working: after several days of “relay access denied” and “user unknown in virtual alias table”, I’ve only just started being able to get test messages in and out reliably. Now, browsing through the forums here, I see quite a few threads complaining that DH has a rather unreliable email service. So my question to existing DH users is: is it really all that bad?
Have my problems just been the kind of hiccups that you’d expect because the configuration hadn’t fully taken effect when I was testing it, or have I been experiencing real issues that are likely to happen again?
Since I need reliable email for my business, would I be better advised to use a separate email host if I go with DH for my website? Or am I worried about nothing?
On a related note, I’m planning to transfer my domain name to DH, to take advantage of the free registration deal… are there any reasons why I might NOT want to do that?