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    GoDaddy acquires MediaTemple


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    So slow will get slower...
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    Was just about to post this. Not sure if this is a good move or bad one from the customers' perspective. If MT remains a separate entity, I guess then it isn't too bad of a deal for customers.

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    Thanks for the share guys and gals.

    @Mike

    We're sorry if things were slow when you used us, but they're definitely much faster these days. With the extra resources we get, our engineering team is going to be able to make stellar products.

    @jz

    We know it's a good move. They put our faith in our product, and we put faith in them after the big changes they've made in the past year.

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    I usually start reading acquisition FAQs from the bottom up. Notably, "What about your CEO/co-founder Demian Sellfors?" and "What about the other co-founder, John Carey?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by (mt) matt View Post
    Thanks for the share guys and gals.

    @Mike

    We're sorry if things were slow when you used us, but they're definitely much faster these days. With the extra resources we get, our engineering team is going to be able to make stellar products.
    I found both MT and GoDaddy to be slow when I did my own testing. Hopefully increased resources will be a benefit to MT and that MT won't simply be 'merged' into GD's current platform.
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    Sad news, I feel for the MT customers. Best of luck to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDVB View Post
    I found both MT and GoDaddy to be slow when I did my own testing. Hopefully increased resources will be a benefit to MT and that MT won't simply be 'merged' into GD's current platform.

    That is correct. There will be no "merging" in that sense. You'll be seeing the same style of design and much better performance.
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    I am currently with MT, they are a really good host and happy with the services so far.

    Just not sure with MT being quite an expensive host (by my standards lol), how that mixes with Godaddy's very budget end offerings... I don't want to be getting to a point where I feel like I am overpaying that is all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by armada View Post
    godaddy is not good host to go with
    You are correct.. Many people do not like GoDaddy for hosting. This does not however mean that GoDaddy will kill MT's product line, reputation, or support experience. MT is a very well established company .. Only time will show how this plays out

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDVB View Post
    I found both MT and GoDaddy to be slow when I did my own testing. Hopefully increased resources will be a benefit to MT and that MT won't simply be 'merged' into GD's current platform.
    The slowness is a thing of the past at Go Daddy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben_G View Post
    The slowness is a thing of the past at Go Daddy
    Hey Ben .

    I, admittedly, haven't tested GoDaddy recently.
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    Looks like a lot of their customers aren't in favor of the change:
    http://weblog.mediatemple.net/2013/1...y-acquisition/
    (Scroll down to comments) .

    On topic;
    I've seen drastic changes in the way Godaddy has been functioning. Hope it's for the good.
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    Godaddy still have proprietary crap on their servers, custom panel, etc. Very slow, very crappy. Still LOTS of anti-consumer and ethics issues for the domains. NEVER use them for domains; use Namecheap instead.

    If GD leaves MT alone, it should be fine. GD isn't EIG (yet)

    GD is trying to leave their old image behind. This may help. It's can go down in many ways. We'll see what happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post
    Godaddy still have proprietary crap on their servers, custom panel, etc. Very slow, very crappy. Still LOTS of anti-consumer and ethics issues for the domains. NEVER use them for domains; use Namecheap instead.

    If GD leaves MT alone, it should be fine. GD isn't EIG (yet)

    GD is trying to leave their old image behind. This may help. It's can go down in many ways. We'll see what happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post
    If GD leaves MT alone, it should be fine. GD isn't EIG (yet)
    From what I've read I guess the point is to target a different segment all together and they would have to leave them alone to do that.

    Also with the way EIG and GoDaddy are going at it... i think some of the more popular hosts on this forum would be on their lists too.

    I think there will be a lot more buys from APAC though and maybe something in Brazil

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    Well good luck to MediaTemple, hopefully things will get better now GoDaddy has acquired it. I personally have never been on GoDaddy's hosting platform so I really cannot judge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben_G View Post
    the past.
    "the past" was last week.

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    In my experience Godaddy has provided good hosting, had a couple of VPS from them in the past and they always performed well.

    I went to MT early this year thinking that I would pay a bit more for a bit more of a fancy server location, whatever that means!

    I guess it all depends how the acquisition really works in the end, I just have that luck with web hosts, the ones I use keep getting bought out. Is this generally what is happening in this industry?

    I remember EV1Servers (1st lurrrv) to ThePlanet
    Then ThePlanet to Softlayer
    Few other smaller hosts
    Then I sold my own hosting biz too
    Now, MT to Godaddy hehe. (Although they say they will operate separately! But I remember being told similar things in the past)

    All great hosts by the way, and I do love Godaddy for their domains services! (Although I always end up autorenewing 4-5 domains I don't want to renew each year hehe)

    I read the MT blog, I think they were very much the expected answers to those questions to calm the customer base. Other words, exactly what I would probably write in their situation. But I have picked up the following general points from the blog as a customer:

    1: MT cannot rule out what will happen in the long or near future, it very much sounds like "independent for now" - honestly though they haven't got much choice on that, MT hosting is just way too different from Godaddy hosting, without saying one is necessarily better quality or value over one another.

    2: The original founders who created MT are now out of the picture it seems. This is slightly bothersome but this is a business and sometimes people need to move on, I perfectly understand and respect that as a customer, and I am sure the new people in charge are wonderful people.

    3: In the question about our personal information, it is unclear if "third party" includes Godaddy, or if Godaddy is included in "our systems".

    I like Godaddy, but what all these people write being unhappy about this move puts a negative image in my brain, ah screw this! I'll probably end up migrating to a cheaper Godaddy server

    Who knows, tomorrow I will wake up and find out that Godaddy is bought out by Google
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jame$ View Post
    In my experience Godaddy has provided good hosting, had a couple of VPS from them in the past and they always performed well.

    I went to MT early this year thinking that I would pay a bit more for a bit more of a fancy server location, whatever that means!

    I guess it all depends how the acquisition really works in the end, I just have that luck with web hosts, the ones I use keep getting bought out. Is this generally what is happening in this industry?

    I remember EV1Servers (1st lurrrv) to ThePlanet
    Then ThePlanet to Softlayer
    Few other smaller hosts
    Then I sold my own hosting biz too
    Now, MT to Godaddy hehe. (Although they say they will operate separately! But I remember being told similar things in the past)

    All great hosts by the way, and I do love Godaddy for their domains services! (Although I always end up autorenewing 4-5 domains I don't want to renew each year hehe)

    I read the MT blog, I think they were very much the expected answers to those questions to calm the customer base. Other words, exactly what I would probably write in their situation. But I have picked up the following general points from the blog as a customer:

    1: MT cannot rule out what will happen in the long or near future, it very much sounds like "independent for now" - honestly though they haven't got much choice on that, MT hosting is just way too different from Godaddy hosting, without saying one is necessarily better quality or value over one another.

    2: The original founders who created MT are now out of the picture it seems. This is slightly bothersome but this is a business and sometimes people need to move on, I perfectly understand and respect that as a customer, and I am sure the new people in charge are wonderful people.

    3: In the question about our personal information, it is unclear if "third party" includes Godaddy, or if Godaddy is included in "our systems".

    I like Godaddy, but what all these people write being unhappy about this move puts a negative image in my brain, ah screw this! I'll probably end up migrating to a cheaper Godaddy server

    Who knows, tomorrow I will wake up and find out that Godaddy is bought out by Google
    Very true indeed!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElitePixels View Post
    Looks like a lot of their customers aren't in favor of the change:
    http://weblog.mediatemple.net/2013/1...y-acquisition/
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    Not surprised. Guilt by association thing.

    Despite the negative comments, at least MediaTemple is responding to many of them. Then again, that's pretty much all they can really do other than support their customers up to when some of them leave.

    Just a suggestion, MT, although I think you clarified it: you might as well say yes that you'll share some personal and financial information with Go Daddy. Yet, at least explain why, maybe set limits, and hope all that are...well...reasonable enough.

    I haven't used you yet, but...good luck to you guys anyway.

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    Wow. I'd have never seen this this one coming. I'm not surprised if some customers are not happy about this. GoDaddy's reputation is not that good, and I personally can't stand their sleazy advertising.

    On the other hand, promises of more speed do sound intriguing. I'm not a customer, but logging in to a GoDaddy server is "once in couple of years" type of thing. It's always been slower than average. Maybe they're getting better, who knows.

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    i would shift my account from mediatemple
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    Wow, congratulations Media Temple! Loved their VPS service until it made more sense financially to get a dedicated box. Support was incredible.

    Godaddy has gotten a lot better. I've talked to them on the phone a few times lately and their support has gotten better. Personable, even funny in a few cases. Not the biggest fan of their hosting but it has improved. Their email has improved a lot. I think they're really digging in and making sure the customers are happy.

    As long as godaddy keeps mediatemple separate and doesn't try to integrate too much I can only see this being win-win for everyone.

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    Surprising because these Godaddy and MT are historically two vastly different brands.

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    WOW As well. This is something I never expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post
    Godaddy still have proprietary crap on their servers, custom panel, etc. Very slow, very crappy. Still LOTS of anti-consumer and ethics issues for the domains. NEVER use them for domains; use Namecheap instead.

    If GD leaves MT alone, it should be fine. GD isn't EIG (yet)

    GD is trying to leave their old image behind. This may help. It's can go down in many ways. We'll see what happens.
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    As we see, although the EIG team has been acquiring other companies with no stop, they also like to sell out their business if it's a good deal. However, whatever changes with EIG group, they will continue to purchase other hosting brands if it's possible."
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    Rethink what? EIG has been screwing people over for 10 years now. It's trends. I could care less what a press release claims. They're PROFIT focused, and it shows.

    The end, nothing to discuss here. It is what it is.

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    All VC funded companies are not made to help customers but suck money fast (4-5 years standard). The problem is that a lot of IT businesses are pressed to the wall by this $B's companies. It is not easy to operate and HG proven it.
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    I didn't see this coming!

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    I feel bad for all the clients at MT. I personally would not be impressed.

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    You go GoDaddy! Buy, buy buy! Every time that something like this happens (EIG/HostGator)our business has a surge. Because of the HostGator acquisition we ended up adding another server.

    No way I can comment on GoDaddy's hosting service. Never used it. Domain registration service is terrific.

    Look no one knows how this will play out it is just a wait and see thing. But people do get all worked up over these things.
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    I think this is a situation where we will see that one plus one equals more than two. A synergistic effect given their combined resources.

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    Yikes this is bad news especially as we all know Godaddy is a small EIG. Oh well another well known brand will be gone soon.

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    Interesting, lets see how well this turns out

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    This must be why it took so long for them to respond to my email. Took almost 2 weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tristanmk View Post
    This must be why it took so long for them to respond to my email. Took almost 2 weeks.
    It definitely should not take 2 weeks to hear back from Go Daddy or MT.

    Do you happen to have an incident id that was attached to the email? I'll look into this immediately.

    Thank you

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    It definitely should not take 2 weeks to hear back from Go Daddy or MT.

    Do you happen to have an incident id that was attached to the email? I'll look into this immediately.
    I contacted the affiliate program at MT about 2 weeks ago and I had given up but I finally received the welcome email. It's not a big deal to me but did not think it would take this long to respond as most companies get back within a couple days. I already deleted the email but everything is good now.
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