Media Temple's New & Improved Shared Grid Targets Professionals

Sun, 25th October 2015, 10:37

Media Temple has rolled out a new and improved version of its Grid shared hosting platform, targeted at freelance web designers, developers, and small and medium agencies. With added architecture and feature upgrades Media Temple is hoping to turn their state-of-the-art clustered architecture with auto-burst capabilities into an even more powerful (and now managed) hosting solution

The latest versions allow users to easily expand resources as their needs evolve by adding on Media Temple’s new Booster Packs (each Booster Pack provides 10 additional sites, 10GB SSD storage and 1TB bandwidth).

The Grid Pro plan starts at $30 per month and provides the headache-proof, yet highly reliable and scalable, shared hosting that freelance web designers and developers want – adorned with out-of-the box add-ons like CDN (Content Delivery Network), Google Apps for Work productivity tools, a plethora of new security features, and 30 days of backups.

The Grid Agency plan will set you back $150 per month and builds on the Grid Pro features but caters to smaller creative agencies by offering them additional resources and greater protection from security vulnerabilities, including a Web Application Firewall (WAF) that prevents harmful traffic from reaching any site by siphoning out malicious bots, spammers, and website scrappers. Pay annually you will get one domain registration and a SSL certificate for one site!

Finally, the Grid Agency+ combines the power of Grid Agency with white glove setup, security and performance monitoring, as well as consulting services by Media Temple’s award-winning team of engineers, CloudTech, to bring round-the-clock peace of mind to mid-sized agencies. Priced at $350 a month but does include one domain registration and a SSL certificate for one site when paid annually.

The new Booster Packs are priced at $30 and allow for 10 additional sites, 10GB SSD storage, and an extra 1TB bandwidth.

All managed shared hosting plans include:

  • A simpler, more time-efficient user experience that boasts a more intuitive, fully responsive custom control panel; a streamlined onboarding process; a revamped file manager that enables quick upload, edit, and organization of files and folders; a new one-click application installer that provides an easy and quick way to install and manage apps; as well as Google Apps for Work.
  • Higher reliability and scalability: In addition to Grid’s existing clustered architecture and burstable resources (which keep sites and apps up 24/7 regardless of any intense traffic spikes) all plans come with generous compute resources, which reduces the overage risks. Additionally, with the introduction of the new Booster Packs, customers can seamlessly add on additional resources without having to change plans.
  • Speed, speed, and more speed: Grid plans are built to run exclusively on next-generation hardware, featuring Solid State Drive (SSD) storage and SSD database for faster load times. All plans include TrueSpeed CDN, a global Content Delivery Network powered by industry leader in website security, SiteLock, that can increase website speed up to 40%.
  • Managed shared hosting: Plan for peace of mind! All Grid plans meet the definition of software-managed. Media Temple has included: a library of 20 one-click apps that automatically update; SiteLock’s Secure Malware Alert and Removal Tool (SMART), which proactively scans websites for vulnerabilities 24/7 and automatically removes any detected threats; performance monitoring; and 30-days of backups – with the ability to restore files via the new file manager.
  • All new plans are backed by Media Temple’s premium 24/7 customer support.

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