I think this is fairly straightforward but is nevertheless beyond what I can do:
I have my hosting of various websites (5 websites in total) and domain names (er.. the 5 websites mentioned and another 5 domain names I think?) split across a number of providers, mainly 1&1 but I am looking for someone to help me consolidate all these into one host at the best price. My only requirement is that it is a UK based host as one of the websites needs this for enhanced SEO (so I'm told) and that they are secure though no payments are processed on any of the sites so I believe there will be no need for SSL security.
Most of the websites are fairly simple websites though 2 have databases (I think) attached and one of these will need CPanel access to run cron jobs when we move across to a new host.
The other issue I have is with email. For one website/business I'd like to set up email so that a) I can transfer across old emails b) I can send/receive from multiple devices e.g. Outlook, Thunderbird, iPhone, webmail etc c) when I do send from one device I would like it if all devices updated with the received and sent items in relevant folders. I;m told IMAP is hat i want but I've had bad experiences with IMAP before when changing from POP3 as it deleted all emails on my MS Outlook so I probably just need better guidance this time.
By the way, I am a Mac user and use MS Outlook only reluctantly. If you can recommend a better client, I'm open to that suggestion (Thunderbird has been recommended to me already but I don't know it that well).
Last point from me: I realise this is my first job post on [url removed, login to view] and therefore that may be a concern. I have historically always used [url removed, login to view] and can show many projects successfully tendered and completed on that platform. I have moved across in the hope to find someone based in the UK that can help me with these issues on an ongoing basis. I have no idea what this project should cost and have selected the £20-250 option by default but you tell me! I just need to get it done properly and professionally.
Let me know if you need any more info.