Migration from shared hosting to MediaTemple(mt) Grid-Server(gs)

As from today, wacdesigns.com will be hosted by Media Temple (mt) with the Grid-Server (gs) technology ๐Ÿ™‚ so a quick explanation about Media Temple offer.


  • 100 GBs of premium storage
  • 1 TB of short-path bandwidth
  • Host up to 100 individual sites
  • 1000 email accounts
  • 64 MB Ruby/Mongrel container
  • and much more…

The (gs) Grid-Server currently features the following versions of software:

  • PHP 4.4.4
  • PHP 5.1.6
  • Perl v5.8.4
  • Python v2.3.5
  • Apache 2.0.54
  • MySQL 4.1.11
  • PostgreSQL 7.4.7

The grid-server compared to the shared hosting packages provided a better handling of what is commonly known as the “bad neighbor effect“… read more here.

The migration from my old hosting plan on another server to Media Temple was quiet tricky, got issues like character encoding and the tool provided by MySQL for data migration is, how can i say, i bit difficult to handle compared to DTS tool provided by SQL Server… Finally i managed to get my data to the new server manually by generating INSERT Scripts…. ๐Ÿ™

But now that’s its done i am pretty good, and i can now begin to get some pretty good things going on the blog, since i have much much more webspace and bandwidth ๐Ÿ˜‰

2 Replies to “Migration from shared hosting to MediaTemple(mt) Grid-Server(gs)”

  1. hi there
    can u help me to do what you said you did in this post? i can pay you throught western union.
    your help would be infinite appreciated.
    im just a basic old school webmaster, now professional graphic designer, but no have idea of php.


  2. You mentioned character encoding problems… I had those, and corrected my blog posts manually (I know, scary!).

    But I just noticed I’m still getting those problems on my feeds… :S What did you do to fix them?

    Can you mail me? I’d appreciate it! (since you don’t have a thread/post “subscription”.. :))


    PS: The above post looked so much like spam, because of mentioning western union, but the site seems… non-spamish! :S Although I don’t trust WU money “promises”… :S

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