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Media Temple is a website hosting and cloud hosting provider, which focuses on web designers, developers and creative agencies. The company was founded in 1998 by former CEO Demian Sellfors and John Carey. It is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
In 2003, Demian Sellfors became Media Temple CEO. Sellfors founded Intergress Technologies, a digital business service provider in 1998. Intergress Technologies merged with one of its customers, Media Temple, in 1999. The new company maintained the Media Temple name.
Media Temple released the Grid, a public cloud service that manages user websites across multiple clustered servers rather than a single server, in 2006. The Grid was updated in August 2013.
Media Temple appointed Russell P. Reeder its president and chief operating officer in March 2012. Reeder was president and CEO of LibreDigital prior to RR Donnelley’s acquisition of the digital publishing company in 2011. He left Media Temple in April 2015 to join iCitizen, a civic engagement app based in Nashville.
In June 2013, Media Temple launched CloudTech, a premium 24/7 support service provided by engineers, and upgraded its managed VPS hosting platform.
In October 2013, the Wall Street Journal asked Media Temple to examine the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ healthcare.gov web portal. Media Temple found website code that served no apparent purpose and that the designers of healthcare.gov “failed to follow basic protocols for high-traffic sites.”
In March 2014, Media Temple unveiled a new managed WordPress hosting product, which the company further expanded in May 2014. In February 2015, Media Temple's managed WordPress offering evolved into a full-featured solution with four new customized plans.
In July 2015, Media Temple joined the AWS Advanced Consulting Partner Program and launched new managed cloud hosting services for AWS. That same month, Rod Stoddard joined the company as its new president.
In January 2019, Media Temple stopped supporting any secure versions of mysql on their Grid Shared Hosting and Managed Wordpress Hosting solutions.
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- Media Temple Launches Managed WordPress Hosting Service, TechCrunch, Frederic Lardinois, March 4, 2014
- Media Temple Expands Its WordPress Hosting Features With Backup Service And Git Integration, TechCrunch, Frederic Lardinois, May 9, 2014
- Media Temple Expands Its WordPress Hosting Service, TechCrunch, Frederic Lardinois, Feb 25, 2015
- Media Temple Launches Google Apps for Work, Web Host Industry Review, Nicole Henderson, Dec 3, 2014
- Media Temple Launches Managed Cloud Hosting Solution For AWS, TechCrunch, Frederic Lardinois, July 7, 2015
- Media Temple Names Tech Veteran Rod Stoddard President, Web Hosting Industry Review, Nicole Henderson, July 27, 2015
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