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Media Temple users will soon be GoDaddy customers

 

The controversial domain registrar GoDaddy has acquired Media Temple, a widely used web host. Though GoDaddy already has a web hosting business, its acquisition of Media Temple will expand that in a drastic way. For many happy Media Temple customers though, joining GoDaddy could be bad news: plenty of customers have fled from GoDaddy over its support of a contentious bill to stop online piracy, its often sexist advertising, and anecdotal reports of poor customer service. Now, some of those same people could find themselves once again tied up with the registrar.

 

Media Temple is home to quite a large number of sites too: over 1.5 million. But the 15-year-old web host is also known for specializing in the kind of advanced technical services that GoDaddy hasn't traditionally been a part of, so its customer base

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ewww. godaddy is the scourge of the internet.

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Can't see this going down too well in the creative professional world where (MT) is a favoured host and where GoDaddy is generally avoided. That being said (MT) will still be (MT), i've personally found it slightly over priced, i've used the service and it's not that much different to other hosts except they have some really good marketing techniques to make people think otherwise.

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Well given they will only need one management team and one support team from now on I guess its open to guesswork which cheap,unsupportive and unfriendly ones will survive :cry::D

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I can see another mass migration to another service sometime in the near future, but where will they go now?

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My very first website I did for my design portfolio, wow over 10 years ago now, was actually through Media Temple strictly because I could not help but notice a whole lot of the websites I dug at the time from a design perspective said they were hosted by them. Even though I quickly came to learn they were higher priced then many hosting services, I held on to them as whenever I did have to reach out to support, it was a pleasure to do so. Pleasure and support are not two words you usually hear together. I also always felt their control panel UI was intuitive and well designed. All these factors combined definitely created a "you get what you pay for" approach on my behalf, so I stuck with them even though I actually hosted a few other personal websites through several, cheaper hosts. Sure enough, those cheaper solutions were the only ones I had issue with. Unexpected downtime, etc. Again, you get what you pay for.

About 2 years ago I realized I had not used the website I had hosted on media temple in years, and I no longer had any real email coming to the addresses I had set up, so I made the decision to stop paying for the hosting, however I kept the registration of the domain active as a way of saying thank you to media temple for the years of stellar service. Now I am not so sure I have any reason to remain loyal to them, however the difference in cost if I did switch somewhere else is pretty minimal, so will probably just keep things as is. I am pretty sure they were just using GoDaddy themselves and marking it up some.

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My very first website I did for my design portfolio, wow over 10 years ago now, was actually through Media Temple strictly because I could not help but notice a whole lot of the websites I dug at the time from a design perspective said they were hosted by them. Even though I quickly came to learn they were higher priced then many hosting services, I held on to them as whenever I did have to reach out to support, it was a pleasure to do so. Pleasure and support are not two words you usually hear together. I also always felt their control panel UI was intuitive and well designed. All these factors combined definitely created a "you get what you pay for" approach on my behalf, so I stuck with them even though I actually hosted a few other personal websites through several, cheaper hosts. Sure enough, those cheaper solutions were the only ones I had issue with. Unexpected downtime, etc. Again, you get what you pay for.

About 2 years ago I realized I had not used the website I had hosted on media temple in years, and I no longer had any real email coming to the addresses I had set up, so I made the decision to stop paying for the hosting, however I kept the registration of the domain active as a way of saying thank you to media temple for the years of stellar service. Now I am not so sure I have any reason to remain loyal to them, however the difference in cost if I did switch somewhere else is pretty minimal, so will probably just keep things as is. I am pretty sure they were just using GoDaddy themselves and marking it up some.

 

If they were using godaddy to begin with you would have been able to tell on the who is. I'd say you should transfer it anyway to get away from godaddy. Check out Hover or Gandi

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:) email i got from them is nothing is changing support wise or service wise.

 

 

Greetings,

I am proud to share some momentous news with you today. GoDaddy, the Internet's largest platform for small businesses, has acquired (mt) Media Temple. We will continue operating as an independent and autonomous company and our mission will remain unchanged. However, new investments from GoDaddy will provide us the necessary resources to strengthen our focus on web professionals and will help accelerate our plans to expand internationally.

At Media Temple, we've always been on a mission to provide the highest quality service at the lowest possible price. When I co-founded the company in 1998, I saw an industry that wasn't meeting the needs of web designers all that well. At one extreme, there was expensive and overly-complex dedicated hosting that required customers to over-build their solutions. At the other extreme, there was incredibly cheap "unlimited" hosting that was untrustworthy and lacked class and transparency. At neither end was there a company truly qualified to understand and partner with the creative community.

Thanks to incredible customers like you, our model worked out. We've doubled-down on designers and have created a new platform to help people push the outer limits of the web. Now with 225 employees, Media Temple serves 125,000 customers making up more than 1.5 million websites in over 100 countries. We are proud to be one of Los Angeles' original startups, repeatedly recognized as one of the best places to work in the city

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smile.png email i got from them is nothing is changing support wise or service wise.

 

but godaddy still gets the money.

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Maybe GoDaddy has learned from their mistakes ? Maybe?

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but godaddy still gets the money.

 

And this matters why ?

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I hate GoDaddy when it comes to hosting, I love Media Temple, but not Plesk and not the pricings for such servers and hosting. Hell, I wouldn't even use Cpanel for all I care. Why pay so much for a dedicated server per month that has so much to offer when I can get the same right at home. I mean shoot, Host Gator goes all the way up to $300 per month.

 

The only time I can possibly love GoDaddy is for the fact that I can keep my domains secure and organize them the way I want to.

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It's Go time!

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And this matters why ?

 

because regardless of the pretty face why would you want to spend money to profit an anti-internet company?

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Can't see this going down too well in the creative professional world where (MT) is a favoured host and where GoDaddy is generally avoided. That being said (MT) will still be (MT), i've personally found it slightly over priced, i've used the service and it's not that much different to other hosts except they have some really good marketing techniques to make people think otherwise.

Couldnt of said it better.

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because regardless of the pretty face why would you want to spend money to profit an anti-internet company?

 

You mean the company that changed their stance because their customers said they didn't like it ? you mean you don't want a company that listens to it's clients. got it.

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You mean the company that changed their stance because their customers said they didn't like it ? you mean you don't want a company that listens to it's clients. got it.

 

I still remember when this all happened, the way they acted made it pretty clear that they weren't being sincere and the only reason they changed their stance is the massive amounts of people transferring away. Meanwhile, every real internet company never took such an absurd position to begin with.

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meanwhile during this mass exodus, they still got more clients ever day, not less, quite a bit more each day as well. I'm sure they where real worried about what amounts to a small sub percentage of internet warriors :)

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meanwhile during this mass exodus, they still got more clients ever day, not less, quite a bit more each day as well. I'm sure they where real worried about what amounts to a small sub percentage of internet warriors smile.png

 

they were worried enough to backpeddle

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Or the more likely scenario they listened to customer feedback.

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given their track record for not giving a ###### about customers, that's rather unlikely.

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