I manually transferred my WordPress site from a previous host to MDDHosting and placed it on an add-on domain. Had to set up MX entries again since I use Google Apps to handle e-mail, and disabled everything on the previous host afterward. Anyway, I was trying to get WordPress to send mail via SMTP instead of PHP mail, but I'm getting an error on test:
SMTP -> ERROR: Failed to connect to server: Connection timed out (110)SMTP options are set to use the following values:
SMTP Host: smtp.google.com SMTP Port: 465 Encryption: SSL Authentication: YesOn previous host I had to request port 465 be opened. Is this necessary on MDDHosting?
Oh, and as a side question: Do I need to keep my php.ini file that I transferred? I believe the PHP configuration in cPanel either overrides custom entries or flags are required in .htaccess. Not sure.
Thanks in advance for help.