Cost: Not including the original home-server cost (I had been using a $600 Dell desktop), it was cheaper to use DynDNS.com for my initial 3 or 4 domains. As I add new domains, the cost of DynDNS was about to become more expensive than Media Temple which allows me to host up to 100 domains for $200 a year.
Future Sites Planned: I have several websites planned for the future. I’m hoping one of those will take-off or get Dugg – where I’ll need the surge capacity that media temple can support.
Bandwidth Caps: As of August 2008 Rogers imposed a 95 Gig per month bandwidth cap. Unlike in the U.S. where a typical user accounts have 200+ Gig caps, the 95 Gig Rogers cap was attached to their highest price consumer account. I have bumped up against and surpassed that cap over the last few months (Rogers charges $2.95 per Gig above the cap). Note: Bell’s highest end consumer account cap is 100 Gigs.
If you notice any problems with The Daleisphere flowing from the move, or otherwise, I would appreciate your leaving a comment.
Thanks to Dave Zatz for his constant help and guidance before, during and after the transition. Thanks also to the helpful support folks at media temple for making the transition reasonably painless.
For those interested, here are a few helpful resources I used when making the transition:
- Getting started with your (gs) Grid-Service
- Backing up and Restoring Your MySQL Database
- (mt) Knowledgebase article: Setting up FTP in Filezilla
- (mt) Knowledgebase article: Dreamweaver 8 – Basic FTP Instructions
- Creating Your MX Records & CNAME Records for Google Apps: (mt) Media Temple
- New Hosting For Four Pillars – Media Temple