Anyone use (mt) Media Temple?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by timmillwood, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. timmillwood macrumors 6502a

    Apr 7, 2006
    I am thinking about getting a (dv) from (mt)

    What do you think of them?
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    Some grad project at Drexel used them. I ended up on their email list, and I'm forever getting the emails detailing down time and server maintenance, and there's no way to remove me. so aggrivating.
  3. shecky Guest


    May 24, 2003
    Obviously you're not a golfer.
    had them. found them to be overrated and extremely unreliable. i no longer deal with oversold hosts and now use for hosting.
  4. brad.c macrumors 68020


    Aug 23, 2004
    50.813669°, -2.474796°
    I did a freelance contract at an agency that used them, with e-commerce, Drupal CMS, and high demand video hosting. Not tremendously good nor bad service from what I heard. But the budget was tight, so they may not have been able to afford to complain.
  5. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ

    I use it now for a variety of small business and personal websites. Great service, decent product.

    Worth the money, but you're not paying all that much.
  6. matperk macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2004
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Same here. I run about 20ish individual sites off of it. The support is pretty good, never really had anything bad nor any major issues though. Reliability is pretty good. For $20/month, I don't know if you get get a better set of stats (100GB storage, 1TB transfer).
  7. Nichod macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2007
    I use them Excellent service. I'm about to switch to a dedicated server account with them. Great communication. I rate them an A+ hosting service.

    @thejadedmonkey I'm sure you can be removed from their list. Just email them. I can't recall if those service announcements have links to remove, but I'm sure they do. I consider this sort of communication as good though if I have service with them.
  8. FoxyKaye macrumors 68000


    Jan 23, 2004
    Livermore, Terre d'Ange, Bas Lag, Gallifrey
    Can't vouch for the dedicated server accounts, but we're on the grid server and it's a nightmare (latency, downtime, easily overwhelmed servers). We're leaving MT at our organization for this and many other reasons - including horrific customer service, and a tech support department that blames you first and then makes half-assed attempts at fixing problems.
  9. timmillwood thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 7, 2006
    I have heard good and bad stories in this thread.

    Lets focus on the bad ones..
    Have you left (mt)?
    Why or why not?
    Who are with now?

    I notice some big names with (mt) (eg Adobe) would be nice to see what they think.
  10. Sherb macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2007
    I can't vouch for a (dv) account, but I'm on the grid service (gs) and I could not be more pleased. They have great documentation, support, uptime and all around good service. They let you know of every little update just so you're not left in the dark.
  11. angelneo macrumors 68000

    Jun 13, 2004
    I was on their grid service about a year ago? At that time they constantly have mysql issues. Not sure have they resolved it.
  12. keehun macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2008
    Its all good now. They acknowledged that it sucked, and its really revamped now.
  13. MegaMan1311 macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2007
    I just switched to them. So far, they are great. (Compared to my old 1 and 1 shared hosting).

    I've had a few problems with the set up, but I called them and had it fixed by the next day. Their customer service is great!

    I highly recommend them.

    Use the following coupon code to get 15% off your server if you use them.:


    Great Service. Worth getting. Good price. Just so you know, their Grid Servers (gs) is COMPLETELY different from their dedicated virtual server (dv).
  14. rogersmj macrumors 68020


    Sep 10, 2006
    Indianapolis, IN
    I'm wondering about capacity on the (gs) plans. Does anyone have a PHP/MySQL site (let's say, Wordpress) that gets around 3k or 4k hits a day on a Media Temple (gs) plan? Does it work OK? I'm tempted but it's weird that I see such huge discrepancies from user reports across the web ("They're great!!!" vs "HORRIBLE!").

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