As we are finishing out the last two months of standard hosting, Laughing Squid Cloud hosting continues to evolve. We have just partnered with our upstream providder Rackspace to offer Rackspace Email, a new more robust, feature rich email system we have rolled out to all of our cloud hosting customers (no action is required on your part).
Traditionally the hosting plans have been bundled with a fixed amount of resources. Take for example the popular Micro Squid plan, which offers 5 email accounts. If you have previously needed additional email accounts, you would need to upgrade your hosting plan.
Now we are able to add them to an existing plan, a la carte-style, for $1/month for each additional mailbox.
Recently we have also been able to offer additional databases in similar fashion. So rather than having to upgrade your hosting plan to acquire another database, you can also add on another database for $1/mo. Please see our volume pricing for more information.
Cloud email storage is capped at a max of 1GB of storage per mailbox.
The new email offering does require a new control panel login where you can create, delete and admin email accounts for your domain. If you already have your email accounts set up and running, you do not need to obtain any new login information at this time. If you are trying to create new email accounts, you will notice that the ‘Email’ tab in the cloud control panel is missing. You can contact us through our Help Desk and we will forward you your administrative login information for the new cloud email control panel.