The New, Improved and Faster (mt) Media Temple Grid service

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What really caught my attention is the new Grid plan from (mt) Media Temple, which may just push website reliability and swiftness to a whole new level. They’ve got the Grid-based website pages loading up to 6x faster.

How? First of all, the freshly incorporated PHP 5.5 is 25% faster and employs much less resources than its previous version. FastCGI technology elevates servers’ ability to increase the number of web page requests at a given time, and then Google’s own PageSpeed makes sure that a website will load in the blink of an eye. As you can imagine, taken together, these three technologies are quite a force.

Let’s take a look at some of the other features that make (mt) Media Temple’s Grid the best shared hosting option, through its simplicity, reliability, safety and convenience.

Easy to control and safe

The AccountCenter interface does a great job oversimplifying tasks like managing email and databases or adding new domains and applications to the account. Webmail is run on a distinct cluster of servers, so that an ongoing correspondence doesn’t hinder the website’s performance at all. And the uControl panel is just wonderful because it enables the client to take over some charges, like editing spam settings or email passwords.

(mt) Media Temple figured that you’d want to get personally involved in making sure that your website is optimized, protected from hackers, and that you’re free from spam, so they included CloudFlare with Railgun settings on the control panel, at no additional cost.

Besides, their own team of seasoned engineers keeps a lookout on any novel threats and performs updates time and time again, along with running backups and recoveries for you. Should you be in need of assistance, their awesome hosting support is ready to give you a helping hand anytime, via Facebook, Twitter, chat, or phone.


Rock-solid resources for a decent price

Basically, you’d be paying only $20 per month for 1TB scalable bandwidth, 2,000 GPUs, 100 GB of storage, the chance to add up to 100 websites and databases, and 1,000 email addresses. The new Grid even boasts a 99.99% uptime guarantee, as going down for maintenance happens close to never.

In order to activate the new and improved (mt) Media Temple Grid, you have one of two choices: you either kick off with an existing domain, or register a new one. The top-level domains currently available for registration are .com, .org, .net, .info, .biz, and .name. Hosting of a new domain is just $5 the first year, and $12 from the second year onwards.

Ask almost any web designer or graphic designer about (mt) Media Temple, and he/she’s bound to say that not only do they host and support great ideas, but they come up with superior ideas all the time. The new Grid is no exception. Plus, you get your money back if you should find yourself unhappy with the hosting plan. If this isn’t a good bargain, I don’t know what is.

Catalin is the founder of Mostash - a social marketing boutique - and he's always happy to share his passion for graphic design & social media.