I am writing a quick note, since I have been silent for so long. Starting in this New Year, I have moved my site to a new host. My Pair Networks VPS was and is great! However, it offered more power than what I really need. So I moved my site to one of their Managed WordPress Hosts, using the WP Enthusiast 1 package.
I added the “Available Custom Email” option and a dedicated IP.
January 17 update: I have been working with the WP Enthusiast 1 package for several days. I am very happy! Everything is working very well. One downside is no ssh access, but you can still use sftp. I am using the macOS command line sftp and the macOS Panic Transmit App. I have had no issues with sftp-only access. I may share more in-depth details later.
If you decide to try out a Pair Networks managed WordPress offering, please contact me through my Contact Form, and I can give you a discount code. Later.