One of my hosting servers has become overwhelmed with processing
inbound mail, and it's affecting the web and POP/IMAP hosting too
much. I feel that it will be easier to move spam/virus scanning off
to another machine than it will be to try splitting my customers
across two servers (I do not want to move web and email hosting for a
bunch of domains).
I'm currently considering a VPS (virtual private server) solution,
and it looks like I'll be fine with a server that provides 512MB of
RAM and a minimal amount of disk space. Can anyone recommend a
hosting company that they've been happy with?
My plan is to do a full Shupp Toaster install, but leave out apache
and SquirrelMail. I'll use rsync from my main server to sync
~vpopmail/domains (minus Maildir directories) so chkuser will work.
I'll sync the appropriate files from /var/qmail/control, and add an
smtproutes file built from the rcpthosts and morercpthosts files (it
will just point to my server's IP).
If, over time, the VPS becomes overloaded, I should be able to pay
for a larger resource allocation with my VPS provider, or just
duplicate the VPS and start another instance with it's own IP and
have equally-weighted MX records point to each. I'd probably even
host the VPS copy with a different provider for redundancy.
Tom Collins - [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Vpopmail - virtual domains for qmail: http://vpopmail.sf.net/
QmailAdmin - web interface for Vpopmail: http://qmailadmin.sf.net/