Thank you for bringing MT to my attention Chris.
We chatted here a while back. I had been having numerous issues with Ipower. Last night I purchased a grid here, and I was going to do my Domain at Godaddy and point it to MT, but MT offered the Domain for $5 ( so I grabbed it here).
Thank you again.
GoDaddy is so bad… I use Host Gator, which I LOVE. I think they have like 24/7 chat support and it’s quick… I HATE GoDaddy, not only do they park domain names you search for, but they make you pay for a bunch of little things like adding an email account, even if you have the unlimited plan… not to mention the 3 pages of adds you have to read through because you can never tell which continue or submit button is the right one… And the support? I would call their NON toll-free number and have to sit on hold for 20 minutes, no matter what time I called… that’s ridiculous.
I haven’t tried MT. I see them advertised everywhere, but I heard they aren’t that great.
Tad bit expensive, but the support is right on. Another host you can try is FiveBean. They have, usually, a 50%-60% reoccuring discount on stuff. If the discount is only 30%, or the like, enter the code UBUNTU to get an automatic 50% reoccuring discount. They’re nothing too spectacular, but they get the job done in 90% of the cases.
I always thought Host Gator was the same kind of company Godaddy was. Media Temple seemed to be a little more elite. It’s to the point right now though that I’m almost paying $20 a month anyway for the different services I have.
I will say about Godaddy, the customer support has been awesome. It does lack the chat service, which I really wish they had. But honestly I’ve never waited more than 2 minutes to get helped when I call. It’s not toll-free, but since everyone uses a cell phone it’s not like I care any more. And they’re people just pretty much fix any issue they have the power to fix.
How is the webmail on MT? Frankly, the webmail on Godaddy really is awesome. That may be because I haven’t seen something better, but their spam filter is about as good as Google’s, and if you have an online file folder with them it’s unbelievably convenient. Vincent, it may have simply been what people have described how complex the damn site is, but you get something like 5 gigs of email with however many addresses you want with the middle tier hosting package, and like 2 gigs for the bottom teir. It took me a while to figure out where to enable it, but you should have got it free.
Can anyone with MT grid hosting offer their 2 cents on the downtime problems that seem to be talked about all over the interwebs? I’ve been wanting to upgrade to MT but I’m concerned about paying 3x what I currently pay for a service with serious downtime issues.
Is that the people who have had positive experiences with MT have had the dedicated virtual plan, while all those who had problems with MT have had the grid plan?
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