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Web server and mail server potential conflicts

Web server and mail server potential conflicts

(OP)
I'm moving a WordPress (WP) development site from my server to another host's server. We designed the site, but the client is retaining their original host for email support reasons, i.e. they have their email with that host. When I move our WP files to that server (public_html folder), am I correct in that the web server will not conflict with the mail server? Obviously, I'm new at this and don't want to crash their emails. Comments would be greatly appreciated.

RE: Web server and mail server potential conflicts

Nope!

Chris.

Indifference will be the downfall of mankind, but who cares?
Time flies like an arrow, however, fruit flies like a banana.
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RE: Web server and mail server potential conflicts

(OP)
Thanks. Can you point me to any additional resources that discuss the issue?

RE: Web server and mail server potential conflicts

i don't see why this is a wordpress question. it seems like basic computing.

you don't explain what you mean by 'conflict'.

server software like mail transfer agents and pop/imap servers and web servers can all happily coexist on the same machine. they remain segmented by listening on different ports and only those ports. web servers typically listen on ports 80 and 443. MTAs typically listen on other ports. So long as all remain in their default configurations there should be no conflict.

the url aspects are regulated by dns entries; and in particular for email, the MX records. there is no reason at all why a domain name such as mydomain.com should point to one IP address for MX (mail exchange) records and to another for any other purpose.

On the server itself, you can specify what requests the mail transfer agent will listen to and process and likewise what you want apache/iis/etc to listen to and process.

If you are referring to something else then please be clearer.

RE: Web server and mail server potential conflicts



By the way I mis-read your use of negative logic, the answer should have been

"Yes you are correct"

OR

"There will be no conflicts"

Chris.

Indifference will be the downfall of mankind, but who cares?
Time flies like an arrow, however, fruit flies like a banana.
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RE: Web server and mail server potential conflicts

(OP)
Thanks for both replies. It helped.

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