If you’ve been reading Good Morning Geek since 2008, you may remember the times of maxswisher.blogspot.com. I liked that because it was completely free and easy. Then you may remember the times of goodmorninggeek.wordpress.com. Just as easy and free. Then, you may have realized that goodmorninggeek.com worked. That was just a redirect.
I was getting tired of not having much flexibility and storage (I was on Hurricane Electric which gave me 5GB/mo.), and because I was now earning some more money, I decided to get some real hosting of my own.
After asking around at the Teens In Tech conference, I concluded that Media Temple would be right for me.
I signed up for the Grid Server (gs) plan, which is 100GB, $20/mo (or $200/yr), and 1TB of bandwidth.
I had no idea that those $20 gave me SO MUCH.
- Email with built in spam filtering
- 24/7 help
But there were 2 things that really made it for me.
Using this service I installed wordpress on this domain with a FEW (:O) clicks. I then imported the posts from goodmorninggeek.wordpress.com. You can install wordpress, drupal, and zen-cart with 1 click.
Multiple domains to one service
Because it is grid server, I can have different domains linking to different directories on a single hosting. That means that maxswisher.com, goodmorninggeek.com, teentechie.net, and every sub-domain is on a single $20/mo. hosting plan.
Definitely recommend this to everybody who is looking to host their own website. In fact, skribit (they power the suggestions tab on the left) uses (mt). Who knew?!
Patrick has been having lots of trouble with MT, and it’s always painfully slow for teens in tech. I had my sites there for a while, but I moved all of my stuff back to DreamHost, which I find a lot better. Stephen Ou also did the same because MT was so horribly slow.
I had moved my stuff from DH to MT a few years ago when DH had a massive meltdown, but now they seem to have their act together and MT is exactly where DreamHost was at the time I switched.