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New Server, Please be Patient



My Digg journey crashed the shared hosting account that Legal Andrew was using. I had been with Total Choice Hosting for years, and they’ve done a fine job. But the $4 account I had just can’t handle a traffic surge.

About an hour ago, I setup an account with (mt) Media Temple. It’s their (gs) Grid-Service hosting, which is designed to automagically scale when traffic surges. For $20 per month (actually, $17 with code “surfstation”), I now have 100 GB of space and up to 100 domains.

Media Temple has received some mixed reviews around the blogosphere. But I decided to take a leap. I’ve talked to people who have nothing but positive things to say and some people who are itching to leave for a better host. But Media Temple has a money back guarantee. And they have 24/7 phone tech support. I figured that I can take a chance. Hopefully their hosting will live up to the hype.

Please notify me of any problems. I’ll keep a close eye on things, but you guys catch things that I miss.

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7 Responses to “New Server, Please be Patient”

  1. BiGAlex
    October 20th, 2007

    Thank you for the plugin “Comment Email Responder” :P

    Cheers!
    Alessio Periloso ;)

  2. Jake
    October 21st, 2007

    Maybe I’m just reading the wrong blogs, but I have yet to hear anything but positive comments about Media Temple. Seems like a great webhost.

  3. Andrew Flusche
    October 21st, 2007

    Jake,

    That’s good to hear. I’ve loved it so far, but I haven’t really put it to the test yet.

    Andrew

  4. investorblogger
    October 24th, 2007

    Yes, do let me know how that goes. I upgraded to VPS myself, at about $40pm so it’s quite a learning curve.

    Kennet

  5. John
    October 28th, 2007

    I’ve been using media temple for about a year and other than some issues they had a few weeks ago things have been great. The people are great and for $20 you cant beat it.

  6. InvestorBlogger
    November 9th, 2007

    How’s the new server going? I looked at MediaTemple myself before using dreamhost vps.

    Kenneth

  7. Andrew Flusche
    November 10th, 2007

    Kenneth,

    I’m loving Media Temple so far. I haven’t really put it to the test with a front page Digg post, but every other indicator is great.

    There are occasional outages, but over 99% uptime. My previous server had an average response of about 11,000 ms. Now the average response time is 2,946 ms. I’m incredibly happy with that!

    Take care,
    Andrew

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