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    Cool MediaLayer - Review

    Hello,

    I just moved from ASmallOrange to MediaLayer. Maybe this review is too premature, but I would like to share what I got so far.

    SUPPORT
    Fantastic. They replied all my tickets fast, and the added value is they not only saying "Yes" or "No", but give brief and detailed information.

    SERVER
    Server is lightning fast. Also, ML use 3 DNS servers in 3 different locations, which is good for DNS reliability.

    CONTROL PANEL
    ML use DirectAdmin. Even I was though it will be hard, but I found I love DirectAdmin over Cpanel (My previous control panel). DirectAdmin is simple, but powerfull.

    MIGRATION
    ML offer free migration, but I prefer to migrate by myself. To make myself familiar with the server and control panel. And the final result: migration is fast and easy. I only need to change path and database details.

    PRICE
    Compared to others, it seem their prices is more expensive. But as far as I got, it worth every single cent.

    MY WEBSITE
    Since it is required, my website: www.midave.com

    MORE UPDATE
    I will update this thread in a month or two.... Or if I ever have any problems, hopefully not.

    Thank you

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    Another positive review, I am sure your experience with them will remain pleasant because I've yet to see a negative review about their service. Be sure to post an update in a few months, thanks for sharing your experience
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    Thanks for the great review! It's awesome to hear that service at ML continues to be superb.

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    Yep, great to hear and another DA convert! Most of my clients who have tried DA have loved it too and stuck with it over cPanel. Most of the pro cPanel camp have never tried anything else so a legit comparison cannot be made.

    And congrats to ML for another great review!
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    Great to hear another positive review of ML.

    It seem like their server is not too heavily loaded (as compared to most of the hosting provider you see in ) so that sounds like a good thing.

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    It's been a while since I've seen a review of MediaLayer but I can't say I'm surprised
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    Great to hear that the start with them is so promising.

    I will update this thread in a month or two.... Or if I ever have any problems, hopefully not.
    I'm looking forward to long term uptime figures as well.

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    Thanks for sharing the good impressions on them. I am awaiting more updates in future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midavecom View Post
    Hello,

    I just moved from ASmallOrange to MediaLayer. Maybe this review is too premature, but I would like to share what I got so far.

    SUPPORT
    Fantastic. They replied all my tickets fast, and the added value is they not only saying "Yes" or "No", but give brief and detailed information.

    SERVER
    Server is lightning fast. Also, ML use 3 DNS servers in 3 different locations, which is good for DNS reliability.

    CONTROL PANEL
    ML use DirectAdmin. Even I was though it will be hard, but I found I love DirectAdmin over Cpanel (My previous control panel). DirectAdmin is simple, but powerfull.

    MIGRATION
    ML offer free migration, but I prefer to migrate by myself. To make myself familiar with the server and control panel. And the final result: migration is fast and easy. I only need to change path and database details.

    PRICE
    Compared to others, it seem their prices is more expensive. But as far as I got, it worth every single cent.

    MY WEBSITE
    Since it is required, my website: www.midave.com

    MORE UPDATE
    I will update this thread in a month or two.... Or if I ever have any problems, hopefully not.

    Thank you
    Could you please tell me where is your website located? Is it in Los Angles datacenter? Thanks.

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    +1 good review for ML, congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pengjiayou View Post
    Could you please tell me where is your website located? Is it in Los Angles datacenter? Thanks.
    Yes it appears to be hosted in Los Angeles.
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    It's very fast here clicking on any items on your site. Great...

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    Data Transfer / Bandwidth

    Based on this review I have been checking out MediaLayer. I was liking what I saw until I read the 10GB Premium Data Transfer spec.

    I don't get it. Good cheap shared hosting like 3essentials.com for $4 a month you can get 40 times that. Even Webfaction (another managed shared host) gives you 60 times that for $9.90 a month.

    I contacted MediaLayer sales and they said:
    What you are looking at is a clear case of overselling.
    I must be missing something. Have Webfaction and 3essentials been lying to me? They both have been good for me for years.

    Help. I am confused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown4 View Post
    Based on this review I have been checking out MediaLayer. I was liking what I saw until I read the 10GB Premium Data Transfer spec.

    I don't get it. Good cheap shared hosting like 3essentials.com for $4 a month you can get 40 times that. Even Webfaction (another managed shared host) gives you 60 times that for $9.90 a month.

    I contacted MediaLayer sales and they said:


    I must be missing something. Have Webfaction and 3essentials been lying to me? They both have been good for me for years.

    Help. I am confused.
    How much BW you used at Webfaction and 3essentials?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crashus View Post
    How much BW you used at Webfaction and 3essentials?
    good question. i guess i should have checked first. i average less than 6GB per month on each.

    so it appears 10GB with medialayer would be fine.

    i still would like to understand how these companies can be so varied in their claims.

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