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    Question Help me understand Media Temple

    Hi all,

    I currently have a VPS with ServInt and am very happy with it however I'm close to maxing out my VPS it's starting to be a bit sluggish when many users are online. The next VPS plan is another $70 for the total of my currently monthly bill I could go low-end dedicated add in the extra $70 and I could get a pretty decent dedicated setup. However I want this to be the last move that I have to make thus I really don't want to go with a dedicated server that I'll eventually have to upgrade. I frequently do server moves for clients and it's just a headache all around plus the downtime involved cannot bode to well with my advertisers.

    I was poking around Media Temple which has great reviews all around and I like the idea of instant on demand scalability. The Grid Service is what I'm looking at going for. However I just cannot wrap my head around "GPUs" (Grid Performance Unit) which is how they measure processor usage even with their examples listed here: (mt) Media Temple - Web hosting - (gs) Grid-Service - FAQs I'm sill lost.

    Does anyone have any experience with this? Are these GPUs just a way to squeeze more money out of people while appearing to have a lower monthly fee or is it actually worthwhile?


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    I have found a bit off topic if you sign up as a reseller for some of these sever companies say burst then you can grab a decent dedicated for well under $100 a month I used to run two through a reseller until my accident then I lost it all so I use a shared host now. However its a thought if you want a discounted dedicated.

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    Thanks Bill. I've never had much luck running affiliate ads for hosting in general. Most of my forum's members already have their hosting or just aren't interested.

    I did send Media Temple's sales team an email. I got back basically an ad copy and an explanation that there's no way to compute estimated costs. As much as I'd like to jump in feet first I cannot shake the feeling that GPUs are just away for the company to rake in extra cash and without ball park monthly figure I cannot justify making the move and possibly having to move again due to high costs.

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