GoDaddy Acquires Media Temple

I hope you’re not a Media Temple customer, because I have bad news. GoDaddy has just acquired the hosting company, according to the press release they put out today.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Oct. 15, 2013) — GoDaddy, the Web’s largest platform for small businesses, has acquired (mt) Media Temple, a Los Angeles-based Web hosting and cloud services company focused on the creative class of digital designers, developers, entrepreneurs and innovators.

The two companies will continue to operate independently. The strategic acquisition provides GoDaddy with direct access to Media Temple’s hosting gurus, who will share knowledge and insight on how GoDaddy can better serve Web professionals and developers. GoDaddy provides scale and investment for (mt) to accelerate its growth and further expand internationally.

Media Temple is a popular option for Linux-challenged web designers seeking managed hosting with a friendly control panel, though they pay significantly more for the convenience. Though that may change as GoDaddy’s influence permeates their acquisition.

  • http://modernpublishingpodcast.com Blaine Moore

    Correction: Media Temple was a popular option for Linux-challenged web designers seeking managed hosting…

    I replied to the email they sent me about the acquisition letting them know I’d be moving all of my domains and client domains off of their systems now that they are owned by GoDaddy and that I’d be removing all recommendations of their service that I could find as GoDaddy is one of a very small number of companies that I will say bad things about unsolicited. Horribly unethical business practices don’t sit well with me.