Tag: Outage Posts

The Day That Media Temple Stood Still


About two years ago I decided I would test out Media Temple’s grid service package, mainly because it was highly recommended by WordPress users, and seemed to perform quite well. In fact, for the first few weeks I was a Grid Service user, I thought things ran actually pretty smoothly. Unfortunately though, over the next few months, things would degrade rather rapidly. My site was plagued by ever increasing latency, and would often go down for 4- 6 hours at a time due to MySQL outages or random, seemingly unannounced maintenance periods. It got so bad at one point that I actually came to the conclusion I could do a better job myself by hosting my website at home, and transitioned this website to a little server in the corner of my living room. With the exception of a blown power supply that took my site down for a few […]