G Suite vs. Office 365 – it’s a classic debate. G Suite and Office 365 are two of the most popular business email hosting solutions. The powerful features Google and Microsoft provide are critical for teams to collaborate and work efficiently. If you’re a business owner, entrepreneur, or freelancer, which platform is best for you?
The quick breakdown
Choosing G Suite or Office 365 for your email hosting needs ultimately comes down to personal preference. In my video, I go in-depth on the pros and cons of each platform, but here is the quick breakdown.
G Suite by Google is great for those who:
- Want custom email hosting through Gmail, the world’s largest email provider
- Love using Google apps like Docs, Drive, Calendar, etc.
- Don’t mind shelling out the cash for a perfected and polished productivity suite
G Suite is not a cheap option for email hosting, but you get what you pay for. The power and reliability of Gmail is unmatched by any other email provider.
Office 365 by Microsoft is great for those who:
- Prefer the Microsoft Outlook platform for custom email hosting
- Love using the Microsoft Office suite
- Want the best bang for the buck
Office 365 will still cost you a premium, but it’s a better value on paper. You get 1TB of OneDrive space on all plans, and you can also take advantage of a discount by paying annually.
Do you really need G Suite or Office 365?
G Suite and Office 365 are powerful productivity suites that offer top-of-the-line luxury email hosting, but do you really need it? If you are a small business, freelancer, or content creator, you may want to take advantage of a cheaper alternative. Namecheap’s Private Email Hosting is what I personally use and recommend. For $10 per year, you can get an email mailbox with 3GB of space, and additional mailboxes can be purchased for $3 per year. You can watch the video I did on that here.