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What hosting server do you use with Sendy?
  • 201 Comments
  • Vote Up0Vote Down BenBen
    Posts: 3,507Sendy support

    @syanide Try 1GB tier first (I guess should be good enough). If you need better performance then scale up to 2GB tier.

  • Heroku here as well. It's freaking fast.

  • Vote Up0Vote Down blingerblinger
    Posts: 3Sendy user

    KnownHost... unparalleled customer service and support

  • Vote Up0Vote Down SteveSteve
    Posts: 16Sendy user

    It may be helpful if people shared list size and performance, as well as what hosting provider they use?

    I'm using small EC2 with small RDS from Amazon. Seeing consistent 50-60% cpu usage at "idle" with 120k in list.

  • We use the Hostgator dedicated server https://www.hostgator.com.br/servidores/planos-de-servidor-dedicado.php and Mailgun smtp service http://www.mailgun.com/.

  • tmzVPS - a managed VPS - 2GB with solid state drives. Lists as yet too small to gauge performance or resource usage but my experience of comparable application is that they are very fast. Support at the first tier can be patchy - but at higher levels of escalation they are excellent.

    That said Sendy seems a very easy application to host - so long as the amazon services can connect through the firewall it just seems to work. So most hosts, so long as you can either get them to tweak firewall settings (including ModSecurity) or whitelist ip's yourself I can't see the issue.

    It would be interesting to see more posts such as the one above this from youngstudio with resource utilisation requirements for given list sizes.

  • Vote Up0Vote Down ameenoameeno
    Posts: 1Sendy user

    Personally. I Use a Kimsufi Dedicated server (Atom) for £12/month.

    Its: DualCore, 500gb HD, Unlimited Bandwidth on 100Mbp/s Up/Dwn Fibre. Distro is Ubuntu Server. Panel is Webmin/Virtualmin. ->

    Sendy doesn't even touch 1% of its potential.

    PS-7 Atom ™ N2800 2c / 4t 1.86 GHz + 4GB 2x 500GB 100 Mbps / 128 13 , 00 € HT http://www.kimsufi.com/en/

  • Vote Up0Vote Down sonixsonix
    Posts: 2Sendy user

    I'm running it on a Debian LEMP VPS droplet on digitalocean. Its really fast and 5$/month.

  • Vote Up0Vote Down iThomasiThomas
    Posts: 6Sendy user

    Hi Guys ! We are still offering Sendy Hosting on the best infrastructure. Please find our unlimited All-in auto-updated pre-installed dedicated Sendy hosting offer on our new website : http://www.sendyhosting.com

    We have a lot a good references of satisfied customers and are happy to offer you a 14days trial if needed.

    Best Regards Thomas

  • Vote Up0Vote Down vrcvrc
    Posts: 3Sendy user

    We are using linode 1024 with list of 50k+ subscribers, sending e-mails once a week. Works like a charm.

  • Vote Up0Vote Down ckrebsckrebs
    Posts: 0Sendy user

    We are using Server Mania for our hosting, cheap, and no per GB cost for bandwidth.

  • Vote Up0Vote Down sgilsgil
    Posts: 1Sendy user

    For Information: you CANNOT use Sendy on a HostGator Shared Hosting account.

    It took me ages to work out why Sendy wasn't working. Eventually I found that the Sendy cron jobs (which had been configured correctly at the start) were being changed after running for a number of hours. When I asked HostGator support I was referred to their Terms of Service (TOS) clause 7a(8) which states that you cannot run "cron entries with intervals of less than 15 minutes".

    They tell me that they have an automatic bot that will visit your account regularly and enforce the rule on any cron jobs that violate that clause. From my experience, this appears to be true.

    Because Sendy relies on exact timings to trigger the sending of mail, resetting the cron jobs will stop Sendy from accepting new subscribers.

    I guess you could try running 60 cron jobs (one a minute) plus another 20 (one every five minutes) to satisfy Sendy - but I'm guessing this would be spotted too!

  • Vote Up0Vote Down GowthamGowtham
    Posts: 9Sendy user

    I using sendy on Digital Ocean VPS server. Best pricing for VPS solution.

    You can check it out here >> Digital Ocean Best Cheap VPS for Sendy starting at 5$

  • Vote Up0Vote Down knowafestknowafest
    Posts: 2Sendy user

    @sgil, what is the 60 cron jobs for ? I know the 20 are for the autoresponder and scheduler. I'm using HostGator shared hosting. I was able to send 22K emails in 7 hours which is incredibly slow, I have 38K more subs still to be send.. I have already made up my URL like xx.example.com/sendy. So don't know what to do now. Should have considered sendy.example.com/something so that its easy to move between servers if there is a need.

  • Vote Up0Vote Down EmailEmail
    Posts: 5Sendy user

    @sgil, just run the cron every 20 minutes. Why not? Why would you want to run one every minute ---- see the 20 minutes as a pause to go through the mail and make sure you've added everything you wanted or something.

  • Vote Up0Vote Down dkalekydkaleky
    Posts: 13Sendy user

    Whats the real advantage to use http://www.mailgun.com?

  • Vote Up0Vote Down danetidwelldanetidwell
    Posts: 2Sendy user

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk

  • Vote Up0Vote Down ikrusherikrusher
    Posts: 0Sendy user

    this is awesome hosting. check this out http://tinyurl.com/bluehostcheapwebhosting

  • Vote Up0Vote Down dannysanchezdannysanchez
    Posts: 3Sendy user

    Don't bother with GoDaddy shared hosting. They restrict cron jobs to every 30 minutes. They are now filtering for the workaround of setting up multiple crons with the same process. To use GoDaddy, you'd have to upgrade to at least a VPS or better.

  • Vote Up0Vote Down sphamspham
    Posts: 11Sendy user

    why using dedicated server if we can send via amazon ses

  • Vote Up0Vote Down BenBen
    Posts: 3,507Sendy support

    @spham Amazon SES is not a 'hosting server', it's the email sending service Sendy uses to send bulk emails. This thread is about what hosting server users are using to host Sendy.

  • Hi @Ben,

    We are planning to send 3,00,000 mails per day using sendy and ses, which would be the suitable Amazon EC2 Instances.

  • Vote Up0Vote Down BenBen
    Posts: 3,507Sendy support

    @IvistaDigital For 300,000 emails, try the 'Small' instance? If you want better performance in future you can always change it to the next higher tier.

  • @Ben I use Linode 102 for send newsletters to database of 25,000 e-mails from Colombia. I choose a server in Texas (only 5 hours of this country). However, to reach those 25,000 takes me almost 3 hours, using Amazon SES U.S. East (N. Virginia). What problem can I have?

  • Vote Up0Vote Down eduorloffeduorloff
    Posts: 2Sendy user

    I use Amazon Ec2. Installed a Debian instance with 2Gb of memory. I did not install the database on that server. To the database using the RDS which is very interesting.

  • Vote Up0Vote Down simonturveysimonturvey
    Posts: 1Sendy user

    I used Elastic Beanstalk with one of the new T2.micro instances. That could not have been easier. The advantage there is that deployment of new versions is as simple as unzipping the new package into my git repository and executing 'git aws.push'.

  • Vote Up0Vote Down jeromejerome
    Posts: 1Sendy user

    I use SERVINT (http://bit.ly/1tslkPU), they are AMAZING. Location in the us and europe. Very reliable service and most important the BEST support i've never seen in this business (exemple : had a problem with a wordpress plugin, they investigated and fixed the php.ini file for me). Never seen a service like this before (i'm an ex hostgator client). http://bit.ly/1tslkPU

  • I have just got sendy running from a clean ubunti AMI to which I added LAMP server and sendy on EC2.
    I'd be happy to share my AMI once I can make a MI copy suitable for distribution. It will have all the pieces running! Just drop in your license code and set up your ses stuff (a bit involved) and you are ready to go. Not really a no brainer solution so not for novices but for those with a bit of linux command line experience and who have already starting playing around with AWS, a time saver. Works best too if you use route 53 at AWS at least on a subdomain as I did.

  • I just switched from a shared host on Media Temple to a VPS at Digital Ocean (Ubuntu 14.04 LAMP with 2Gig RAM)...and I have to say...Sendy ROCKS on a VPS! Avoid all Shared Hosts for Sendy, VPS is the way to go.

  • Vote Up0Vote Down HectorHector
    Posts: 7Sendy user

    I am using a shared hosting: http://zetahosting.net/

    I'm happy, I recommend, is hosting in Spanish, but it's cheap and quick, would recommend to sendy without problems... regards...

  • I use servint for many years. Most reliable and fast, almost instant, support. Very fast servers, and they are always willing to help with tech issues and installing software. I highly recommend them.

  • Vote Up0Vote Down GowthamGowtham
    Posts: 9Sendy user

    I used Digitalocean VPS again for my new sendy server along with a FREE 10$ credit which will last you for 2 months on a 5$ plan. Check it out here for a 10$ free credit

  • @Gowtham - I agree! DigitalOcean.com is great for Sendy. I'm using it on a 512mb Droplet and thats $5 a month. Thats enough to get you going with Sendy smoothly. They also offer a Free trial for 2 months. Use SHIPITFAST to get $10 on signup. They also have several geographic locations to choose from, you can select a location closer to your SES region for low latency.

    Site https://www.digitalocean.com/

  • Vote Up0Vote Down progereprogere
    Posts: 1Sendy user

    Amazon EC2 on myself and some clients.

  • I've used EC2 in the past but have since moved to Mediatemple. I'm currently on a 16-core Xeon, 4GB RAM. I've got 3.0GB towards PHP. I can't seem to get past ~20k emails/hour (my SES limit is 90/s and I've got Sendy to cap at 10/s, and 20k/hr is <6/s). Monitoring shows CPU <2%, but CPU Load around .4, which is probably due to the 3MB/s outbound traffic, which might be my bottleneck. Going to run some tests to see if a smaller email will go faster (current email size is 43kb just for the HTML portion).

  • Vote Up0Vote Down ronanronan
    Posts: 2Sendy user

    Hi Guys, We are using sendy on an Amazon EC2 m3 large instance sending emails to approx 200k users but sending is very slow. It takes about 4 to 5 hours to send to approximately 70% of the database, but then sending is grinding to a standstill and only sending a few thousand per hour, so is taking about 24 hours to send email completely. It previously was slow taking about 10 hours to send but this delay has been happening in last couple of weeks.

    From the forums, it seems to suggest that slow sending is caused by CPU memory limit being reached. Would anyone know if this would be the cause of the slow down, and have any suggestions? And would I be better using a memory intensive R3 instance type?

    Thanks

  • Ronan- do you know how much memory you have allocated to PHP (and how much total system memory you have)?

  • Vote Up0Vote Down victoorvictoor
    Posts: 1Sendy user

    The best for me is Digital Ocean. The 5$ host is enough. Width these link you can get 10$ discount. https://www.digitalocean.com/?refcode=77e3860a0a2e

  • Vote Up0Vote Down ronanronan
    Posts: 2Sendy user

    Hi TexasJohn,

    We have a xlarge EC2 server with allocated memory of 7000M. Sendy have set up our application and hosting. It is now taking 2 days to send an email, where we should be able to send 90 per second.

    Ronan

  • Vote Up0Vote Down BenBen
    Posts: 3,507Sendy support

    Hi @ronan,

    Your Amazon EC2 server was setup in 'N. Virginia' region, but you're using Amazon SES in 'Ireland' region. The distances between your EC2 server and SES servers are very far apart causing high latency. You should be using Amazon SES in 'N. Virginia' region, so that when emails are transferred from your Amazon EC2 server in 'N. Virginia' to Amazon SES in 'N. Virginia', latency is the lowest.

    Best regards,
    Ben

  • Hi, @Ben

    I'm using a m3.large EC2 with t2.small RDS. Everything on N. Virginia region. I wanna send close to 90/s that is my send rate on SES. But actually, I just can send nearly 150k in 14h of process. I already increased PHP memory limit to 7Gb. Any thoughts? Thanks.

  • I'm currently using KVC Hosting - SSD Unlimited C Package. So far I've had no problems, although I must say my lists are not very big yet (less than 2k emails). My webpages and blogs are also hosted on that account.

    I asked their customer support if their servers supported Sendy before buying and installing it on my account, and this was their response: "Yes our servers are compatible with this application. You can install it." So if any of you is looking for a good, cheap shared hosting for Sendy, give KVC a try (although they do have VPS packages too): http://bit.ly/KVCSendy

  • Vote Up0Vote Down AdrianAdrian
    Posts: 3Sendy user

    Currently I'm using Sendy on a VPS from OVH.us (it is $3/month), just to play with the platform.

  • http://modxcloud.com is better... Working fine!

  • Vote Up0Vote Down mpalokajmpalokaj
    Posts: 8Sendy user

    +1 for Digitalocean. $5/month and you get an SSD server with pre-configured images. Personally I run on Nginx. Sendy next to my websites.

  • I use Hostdime. I tested a lot of hosts during the years, you name it: Hostgator, LiquidWeb, Digital Ocean, Inmotion, Justhost, etc... and by far, HostDime is the best. We use dedicated servers, the price can be a little higher, but if you need consistency and reliability, that´s is a company I recommend. That´s it.

  • Vote Up0Vote Down XyborgXyborg
    Posts: 4Sendy user

    I'm currently using it on http://www.asmallorange.com/?a_aid=hostingbonito and http://www.neolo.com/ for a client. Both working in a great way so far.

  • Vote Up0Vote Down iThomasiThomas
    Posts: 6Sendy user

    We are still offering Sendy Hosting on the best infrastructure. Please find our unlimited All-in auto-updated pre-installed dedicated Sendy hosting offer on our new website : http://www.sendyhosting.com

    We have a lot a good references of satisfied customers and are happy to offer you a 30 day money back guarantee if you're not 100% happy with our service.

    Best Regards

    Thomas

  • Vote Up0Vote Down SteelxSteelx
    Posts: 9Sendy user

    We were using hostgator baby plan with a small list without a problem, but we then started using for the main business (160k subscribers) and hostgator could not handle it. It took 3 days to send the first campaign and it blocked us on the second campaign (2 weeks later) for using too much resource. We are moving over to linode 1GB to start and will let people know if we need to move to 2GB.

  • Vote Up0Vote Down EmailEmail
    Posts: 5Sendy user

    Using a cloud VPS, perfectly happy with it and all restrictions are normally lifted with such an account.