This is for documenting the server woes I’ve had. In fact, it started as woes not related to my server, but to the email server that net registry was running for painscience. That just failed on friday.
After two days, being told by tech support that they couldn’t fix the problem with cPanel, I decided to build my own email server.
And it works!
Along the way, its been a voyage of discovery, with SSL certificates (to secure the webmail), and even a lot of pain with getting wordpress generally to work with SSL. But that seems to work now after a lot of experimentation.
So, for better or worse, I have a mail server now running in its own VM… At least the cost per user is pretty low (like, zero other than my time).
I’ll probably need a bigger SSD at some stage, but for now mostly its about backups.