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How Media Temple Rescued My Blog from GoDaddy

by Deborah Cruz

media temple, blogging, dodaddy,web hostMedia Temple saved my blog.If you are a blogger you know how important it is to have a dependable web host. Well, I used to be with GoDaddy.com. I know, I deserve what I got for ever hosting with them. Bad juju was sure to catch up with me but to be fair, we signed up with them a couple of years ago, before the elephant episode and before the disgusting GoDaddy.com nerd-slobbering kiss of Kate Upton. Both situations worthy of jumping ship but I am ashamed to say that I stayed with them. I had every intention of leaving them but I just never got around to it. I was afraid of change. Better to face the devil you know and all that.

Anyways after 3 weeks of consistent daily outages, I just couldn’t take it anymore. Each day, I would contact GoDaddy and every day they would tell me that they were “working on it”. Still, the site would remain down until they decided to get around to fixing the problem and I finally learned my lesson 1) you get what you pay for 2) never go against your morals and stay with a shady business. Well, hallelujah, I have left GoDaddy and my site has been up every day since with NO outages.

Who did I switch to? I switched to Media Temple. Why did I switch to Media Temple? I switched to Media Temple because someone I know and respect, a fellow blogger and friend, Jessica Gottlieb, hosts her site with them and recommended them to me; word of mouth. I am so thankful for her advice.

I followed that up with inquiries on Twitter about the company. I asked any of my other bloggers if they had hosted with Media Temple. Media Temple’s customer service representative Aaron ( @mt_aaron) reached out to me on Twitter and answered all of my questions and then proceeded to walk me through the process.

It took me another 2 weeks before I got back to Aaron at Media Temple because of holidays and spring break. He remembered me and immediately picked up where we left off. Quoting me the best price available and could even help me get my site migrated over from GoDaddy. I switched to Media Temple’s grid service the next day. There are options available for all sizes of sites. I cannot convey to you how helpful the whole Media Temple team has been. It was the complete opposite of my experience with GoDaddy.com.

A friend of mine was asking about web hosts on Twitter and I shared my experience with her and immediately received an email from Media Temple with a code for a free month of hosting and they said I could even share it with my friends, so I will provide the code below in case you are in need of a new host or want to try them out.

The offer code is “ThankYou”, just use the code and get a free month of service.

Here’s how it works:

1.) You sign up for any new (gs), (dv), or (ve) Server plan (up to Level 2) at mediatemple.net

2.) You enter offer code “ThankYou” at checkout

3.) In the “Referral domain” box at checkout, you can enter my primary domain (motherhoodthetruth.com) if you want.

That’s it. It’s simple and easy. It’s been the best decision I have made for my blog in a long time.

If you are like me and you sell advertising on your site or work with brands doing reviews, giveaways and sponsored posts, it’s hard to be dependable when you site is only up and running occasionally. I had to switch and I highly recommend anyone in the market for a new web host consider Media Temple.

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Disclaimer: I was NOT provided any free service or compensation for this post. This is just me wanting to share a fantastic web hosting experience with my fellow bloggers.

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Drew at (mt) Media Temple 2013/04/24 - 12:21 pm

Wow Deborah! Thanks for the great article! We’re so happy you had a pleasant experience and really appreciate you taking the time to write about it. If you ever need anything from us, you know we’re here 24/7 on Twitter so just let us know 🙂

Drew J
(mt) Media Temple

KalleyC 2013/04/25 - 9:57 am

We heard of GoDaddy but we never tried it. I honestly don’t know what hosting company we use, cause Mr. C been doing this for ages. I will say that I like this one that we are on than the last one, speed is 100x faster. Sucks that they finally corrected the speed when they knew we were leaving.


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