I know they are remaining independent, but I can't help my distaste for all things GoDaddy. Will be moving off of mediatemple shortly.
Same, but I have too many domains and dependancies to move providers. Let's see if we get skantily clad women in our emails...
See, I don't think anyone is worried about the quality of MediaTemple deteriorating or anything of the sort. They have been great and I'm sure they will continue to be. The problem is that they have now been acquired by one of the sleaziest companies on the web. A company that seemingly has done everything in its power to alienate itself from the demographic that MediaTemple managed to attract, and just like that, they now own all of us.
I'll be moving providers shortly. It is a shame. I wish all the best to the people at MediaTemple though, it can't be an easy time heh.
I think that's my problem with it -- I'm not worried at all about their service getting worse. Just the opposite! I just don't want to feel complicit in all the terrible marketing and service that GoDaddy has been responsible for. I know they're trying to be a better company, but I can't help feeling that this makes Media Temple look worse to their audience.
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo no no no Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
I don't know, I love MediaTemple and I am going to give them the benefit of the doubt that they won't ( at least immediately) become as terrible as GoDaddy. Plenty of companies are owned by other companies and it doesn't always affect their operations and policies.
While I tend to agree -- the mass exodus of employees (including senior leadership) makes me less hopeful for MT to remain independent.
Rip in peace, mediatemple.
Rest in peace in peace?
Seems like even more reason to start doing more github + s3 + cdn combinations.
Can you elaborate on this?
Unless you need more complex hosting services (databases, etc) you can put together a site using GitHub pages (markup), and Amazon S3 Bucket (very cheap, storage for all assets), and a CDN like CloudFront (to cache assets and keep costs down for S3)
It's a very simple way to get a site up and running without the need for a big host.
I was holding off on doing this across the board because I had invested so much time into MediaTemple and had quite a few services on there, but this may be the time to make the move.
What about a database?
If you do absolutely require a DB, look into AWS's RDS offering.
Some posts written up about using variations of the github/s3/jekyll/cdn combo:
This is our setup at work and is amazing. Nothing beats unlimited storage with fast asset downloads.
Thank you for taking the time to write this up in detail!
Absolutely! I've been slowly shifting all my websites to pre-compiled HTML files locally, and hosting them off S3. So much easier to manage as well.
Thanks for the links guys, I've never heard of Digital Ocean, and it looks like I'd get more bang for my buck over there. I'll wait until ATP or The Talk Show gets sponsored by Hover again to buy new domain names too.
Although I share the same distaste for GoDaddy as most of you, I think this was a pretty strategic move on GD's new CEO's part to help shed their old reputation. It's going to be interesting to see how MT influences them.
That is some bad news!
Anyone have recommendations for alternative hosting companies? Would really like to move off MT following today's announcement.
Take a look at DigitalOcean - that's where I'll be moving, I think. https://www.digitalocean.com/
Yeah, I might be going with them as well. Also looking at Hover for domain management. https://www.hover.com/
I love Hover for domains - switched over to them last year after more BS from GoDaddy.
Never looked back
Ditto for Hover. Switched domains from GoDaddy to Hover using their transfer service and it was effortless and painless. https://www.hover.com/transfer_in
Have been using Digital Ocean for almost a year... never had a problem.
Rather than give you my opinion, here's the opinion of half of Silicon Valley ;)
I'm yet to make up my mind about whom I move to, but I've narrowed it down to two popular contenders, and will probably base my decision off of what my non-designer colleagues picked. That way, if I need support, I know where to look. Since I'm a designer first and foremost, this is a deal maker.