I started a business a few years ago with the intention of being a host reseller. I got a dedicated server with Rapid Switch with Direct Admin installed. Over the years, I don’t really sell any hosting space to people that I haven’t developed web sites for.
I’m now looking at changing my business model to just host a few websites (5) I have built for customers on Amazon EC2 servers. I have tried and liked their working practices.
The only thing I’m struggling with is the Mail Server side. Ideally, I’d like to set each website up on a Micro Instance and their Mail Server on a different Micro Instance, so in total 10 Instances. As time goes by, do the instances expand automatically if more space is required, or do I need to adjust that manually? None of the websites get huge amounts iof hits, so I’m not worried about bandwidth or requests.
I know one of my customers refuses to delete or archive any email, so he already has a few gig of mail server space used up - all of this would need to be transferred to the Amazon servers.
Any advice or pointers would be gratefully appreciated.