Treehouse

Review: Media Temple Site Mover

By on  
Media Temple Web Hosting

This blog has changed my life.  I have an incredible job at Mozilla, I've been a member of the MooTools team for years, and I've learned an incredible amount of front-end development techniques, all thanks to this blog.  Needless to say, this blog means everything to me.   Media Temple has been providing sponsored hosting to this blog and many open source projects, like jQuery and MooTools, so they too are important to me.  A few weeks back I was in Brazil and my site started having epic MySQL issues, probably due to a rogue WordPress plugin or some technical villain in their parents basement.  After asking Media Temple to help me figure out what the problem was, they delivered the news that my site's virtual server was damaged and needed to be upgraded.  Initially I was afraid of upgrading because my site had been stable for a long time, and due to my lack of system admin skills, I thought there were any number problems that could pop up for the upgrade, including:

  • Site downtime
  • Missing files or MySQL data
  • Email interruption
  • and whatever else that could pop up

I was dead wrong.  Media Temple's "Otto" Site Mover service was incredible.

"Otto" Site Mover

The first step in the Site Mover service is filling out a very basic form, providing FTP and MySQL information, as well as some other virtual server details.  That was the extent of my part.  What transpired next will make any person who has dealt with several hosting providers weep out of joy:  due to the damage to my virtual server, Media Temple had extra questions, so they called me for clarification.  Let me repeat that.  A hosting provider called me to get clarification about something instead of putting me through a song and dance through tickets.  It was incredible.  After five minutes with Jeff, the Media Temple technician, I was able to get my site move back on track and I actually felt much better about the move.

Two Hours Later...

My site move was complete.  Files were migrated, MySQL tables were in placed, and my email forwarders were ready.  I was provided an IP address to check my site before DNS was migrated, and once I concluded the site was in working order, I was able to quickly change DNS and that was all.  Done.  In two hours, my site went from an old, damaged virtual server to a fresh, lightning fast virtual server.

MediaTemple FTW

Media Temple has sponsored this blog for several years, and no matter what issue I've brought to them, they've bent over backward to accommodate me.  I can also say that as MooTools' liaison to Media Temple, as well as someone who has dealt with hundreds of hosting providers in the past decade, Media Temple are the best hosting provider out there.  I can't thank Media Temple enough for rescuing me from the hell of horrible hosting providers and a damaged virtual server.  If ever you're looking for a hosting provider, for sites small to larger, consider Media Temple -- they support open source and do a damn good job in doing so.

ydkjs-1.png

Recent Features

  • 5 Ways that CSS and JavaScript Interact That You May Not Know About

    CSS and JavaScript:  the lines seemingly get blurred by each browser release.  They have always done a very different job but in the end they are both front-end technologies so they need do need to work closely.  We have our .js files and our .css, but...

  • CSS Gradients

    With CSS border-radius, I showed you how CSS can bridge the gap between design and development by adding rounded corners to elements.  CSS gradients are another step in that direction.  Now that CSS gradients are supported in Internet Explorer 8+, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome,...

Incredible Demos

  • jQuery Wookmark

    The first thing that hits you when you visit Pinterest is "Whoa, the columns are the same width and the photos are cut to fit just the way they should."  Basic web users probably think nothing of it but as a developer, I can appreciate the...

  • Sliding Labels Using MooTools

    A week back I saw a great effect created by CSSKarma: input labels being animated horizontally. The idea is everything positive: elegant, practical, unobtrusive, and requires very little jQuery code. Luckily the effect doesn't require much MooTools code either! The HTML A...

Discussion

  1. It was a pleasure to move your website David. Thank you for being a (mt) Media Temple customer.

Wrap your code in <pre class="{language}"></pre> tags, link to a GitHub gist, JSFiddle fiddle, or CodePen pen to embed!