Using Elastic Email on Cloudways is a straightforward process that involves a few simple steps. Elastic Email is a popular email delivery service that can be integrated with Cloudways to enhance your email marketing efforts. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to set up and use Elastic Email on Cloudways:
Before you can start using Elastic Email on Cloudways, you need to have an Elastic Email account. If you don't have one already, visit the Elastic Email website and sign up for an account. Once you're registered and logged in, you'll have access to your Elastic Email API key, which you'll need to integrate with Cloudways.
Step 2: Log in to Your Cloudways Account
Log in to your Cloudways account dashboard. If you don't have a Cloudways account, you'll need to sign up for one.
Step 3: Access the Application Management
In your Cloudways dashboard, click on the application for which you want to set up Elastic Email. This will take you to the Application Management page for that specific application.
Step 4: Configure SMTP Settings
In the Application Management page, navigate to the “Application Settings” section on the left-hand menu.
Click on the “SMTP” tab within the Application Settings.
Enable the “SMTP Add-on” if it's not already enabled.
Enter the SMTP settings for Elastic Email:
SMTP Host: smtp.elasticemail.com
SMTP Port: 2525 (or use the secure port 587 if you prefer)
SMTP Username: Your Elastic Email API username
SMTP Password: Your Elastic Email API key
Click the “Save Changes” button to save the SMTP settings.
Step 5: Test the SMTP Connection
After saving the SMTP settings, Cloudways will attempt to test the connection to Elastic Email using the provided settings. If the test is successful, you'll receive a confirmation message. If there are any issues, double-check the accuracy of the SMTP settings.
Step 6: Update Your Application's Email Configuration
Now that you've set up Elastic Email's SMTP settings on Cloudways, you can use them to send emails from your application. Depending on the application you're using, you'll need to update its email configuration settings to use the newly configured SMTP settings.
For example, if you're using a content management system like WordPress, navigate to the email settings within the admin dashboard and update the SMTP server, port, username, and password to match the Elastic Email settings you entered in Cloudways.
Step 7: Start Sending Emails
Once you've updated your application's email configuration, you're ready to start sending emails using Elastic Email's infrastructure through Cloudways. Whether you're sending transactional emails, newsletters, or marketing campaigns, Elastic Email's reliable delivery system can help ensure your messages reach your recipients' inboxes effectively.
Final Thoughts: How do I use elastic email on Cloudways?
Integrating Elastic Email with Cloudways can significantly enhance your email marketing strategy by leveraging Elastic Email's powerful delivery infrastructure and Cloudways' user-friendly platform. By following these steps, you'll be able to seamlessly set up Elastic Email within your Cloudways-managed application and start sending impactful emails to engage your audience and drive your business forward.