I remember quite a few years ago I was following TechCrunch regularly. Well, I still do, maybe most of you also do too. And you should, as it’s one of the best blogs in the world, if not the best. I remember I was just starting with Crazyleaf Design Blog and I was struggling to get visitors and make the blog known.
I was amazed by the amount of traffic TechCrunch was pulling every month and I remember thinking “Wow … this website must have some awesome hosting to support all these visitors”. And, I soon came to discover that web hosting provider was Media Temple.
And that was the first time I noticed MediaTemple and the first time I visited their website. And, being as small as I was, looking at shared hosting solutions, the (mt) Grid caught my eye.
Of course, time has passed since then, but we got to use the same web hosting company TechCrunch was using and that was something for us at that time. And they were using it for a reason. It turned out (mt) Media Temple’s service was and still is amazing and the Grid service is a very robust and scalable platform.
The Grid web hosting support offered by MediaTemple is also top notch, in fact one of the best I’ve seen, and I have used quite a few web hosting companies over the years for our many websites, and for our client’s websites. Support is live 24/7 through chat, Twitter and phone. The (mt) Grid service was one of the friendliest hosting services we encountered and it was suitable for most types of normal websites.
In fact (mt) Media Temple is loved by the design community and many designers use it for their clients websites, especially the Grid system. And, this is because it’s scalable, affordable and stable.
Now after years of using it, (mt) Media Temple released the new and improved Grid system. New technologies, such as PHP 5.5, PageSpeed and FastCGI make websites load up to 6 times faster!
The easy to use admin interface makes it easy to manage your websites and integrate new services, such as CloudFlare. You can do that with Railgun, a free service that makes sites faster and more secure. CloudFlare protects your website against hackers, spammers, and other unsavory characters.
This is a better backup plan, for (mt) MediaTemple engineers can now take care of Grid backups and recovery for you, so you know your data is secure.
But what truly differentiates the Grid system from any other shared hosting plan is the fact that you are not competing with thousands of websites for one server’s resources. Multiple servers handle every site, so the Grid has redundancy built in. That means you’ll never have to fight for the resources of a single server.
What does that mean for you? Well, if you are lucky enough to have huge traffic spikes (i.e first page of Reddit), you website will be able to handle it, because the resources and bandwidth scale with your traffic. Most web hosting companies just cut your website’s traffic and inform you that you need to upgrade to a better plan to handle the increasing load. With (mt) Media Temple’s new Grid plan you can grow without worrying about getting shut down.
You can quickly and easily deploy applications like WordPress, Drupal, and ZenCart—just by pointing and clicking. Blogging, selling stuff, and managing your site content has never been easier.
With the grid plan you are getting :
- 100 GBs of premium storage
- 1 TB of short-path bandwidth
- 100 unique sites / alternate domains
- 2,000 GPUs
- 100 databases
- 1,000 email addresses
(mt) Media Temple is one of the best web hosting companies you can have. In terms of shared hosting the Grid plan is in our opinion the best option and we recommend it. You can find out more about the Grid service here at the (mt) Media Temple website.