I often get asked what web hosting provider I use for my sites and today I answer that question, and also the reasons why. I would also love to hear what you consider the best web host provider, whether it be as a designer, developer or any other creative professional.
Since 2009, I have been using Media Temple as my web hosting provider, first on their grid shared hosting service, and now on their managed DV VPS server. Below are a few reasons why I highly recommend Media Temple, as well as an exclusive discount.
Reasons Why I Recommend Media Temple
1) Customer Support
When it comes to technical troubleshooting, MediaTemple have always gone out of their way to help me. Their ticketing system and Twitter support are extremely fast & always helpful. A few things that they helped me with over the past few years.
- They upgraded & moved my account from Grid to DV & helped with that set up.
- They troubleshooted why my sites went down (was a RSS problem from Google’s Feedburner)
- They recovered files root files I accidentally deleted.
- They recently gave me a recurring monthly discount, based from a promo I saw at a conference originally meant for new users.
- I partied with the team in Vegas and can vouch for their awesomeness.
2) Options, Scale & Value For Money
Every site has different needs and traffic, so of course Media Temple have different tiers to chose from and make it easy to upgrade and downgrade as required. I first started on their $20/m grid plan but quickly out grew that and am now on their managed VPS $100/m plan. For the customer service & up-time they provide, they have the best value for money that I’ve come across.
3) Ease Of Use
Back-end programming work is certainly not my forte so their Account Center and intuitive GUIs make it a breeze to manage my sites and email. One click installs and detailed support documents are also a bonus too.
4) MT Support the Web, Design & Creative Industry
Media Temple supports the creative industry and they can often be found at industry events, conferences and sponsoring other companies. Companies such as AIGA, Adobe, Dribbble, jQuery and more use Media Temple so they’re in it for the long run.
5) *Update* Continuing to get Better
Since MediaTemple was acquired by GoDaddy, their service, design and speed has just kept getting better. I know there is some stigma behind GoDaddy, but I assure you that MediaTemple is nothing like GoDaddy – kinda like long lost cousins of cousins.
Exclusive Media Temple Discount Code
Through a special partnership with Media Temple and Just Creative, you can now get 15% off any new accounts with the promo code ‘justcreative’. The 15% off is good for the lifetime of the account, recurring monthly. A damn good deal if you ask me! You can find more info over at Media Temple.
What hosting provider(s) do you use and recommend as a creative professional?