So you bought Sendy and are excited to send your first campaign? Not so fast. Installing Sendy is not an easy task.
It requires understanding the technical bits and setting up the database, cron and the application yourself. The learning curve can be steep.
The good news is that the Sendy community is large enough, and you can find all the help you'll need. From service providers which automate everything for you to in-depth setup guides, there are a lot of really helpful resources to get you set up
In this article, we'll talk about the different options that you have, which should help you make the right decision for yourself.
At Sendybay, we provide done-for-you managed Sendy hosting. Our proprietary Sendy control panel takes care of the heavy lifting as soon as you sign up. When you sign up, the following happens
You do not have to do any technical work. Your setup is ready within seconds and you can start configuring and using it.
In addition to removing the technical setup work, we manage the hosting for you. This covers
The team is also working on drag-and-drop email builder support using Bee plugin. This should additionally save the effort in copying over HTML from another tool for each campaign.
Total installation time: less than 1 minute
Your next best alternative is to hire someone to install Sendy.
There are two options for hiring -
You can hire Ben Ho to install Sendy for you. Ben is an indie developer and founder of Sendy. He is very polite and helpful when it comes to offering support. You can expect a quick turn around and rest assured, he will take care of any problems you face with the setup.
Ben charges $79 for this service. One drawback that we have heard about Ben’s service is that he does not install SSL certificates, which is not advisable since all the popular browser and email clients demand links to have SSL/HTTPS support.
As Maynard suggests on his blog here, hiring someone from Fiverr can also be a good idea. You’ve to make sure to test the service once they’re done with the setup.
Total installation time: 7 hours to 3 days
Your final alternative is to install it yourself. It can be terrifying or fun, depending on your knack for all-things-tech. If you want to get your hands dirty, we’ve links to curated how-to guides below.
Total installation time: 7 hours to 3 days (depending on your technical chops)
Setting up Sendy and hosting it can be intimidating. There are various ways to go about it. We recommend taking the non-technical route and using us. We'll take care of all the technical details and you can focus on your marketing campaigns.
If you aren’t convinced, we suggest you explore various tradeoffs before hiring a freelancer or even before setting Sendy yourself. Some of the key things you’ll need to know
If you have any questions about Sendy or hosting it, please get in touch. We'd be happy to help you out. Wish you best in your marketing efforts!