Media Temple

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Media Temple, Inc.
Founded 1998
Founder Demian Sellfors
John Carey
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, United States
Area served
Key people
Rod Stoddard,President
Services Website hosting
Cloud hosting
Revenue IncreaseUS$ 52.3 million (2012)[1]
Number of employees
225 (2013)[2]
Parent GoDaddy

Media Temple is a website hosting and cloud hosting provider, which focuses on web designers, developers and creative agencies.[3][4][5][6] The company was founded in 1998 by former CEO Demian Sellfors and John Carey.[7][8] It is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Media Temple was acquired by GoDaddy in October 2013,[2][9][10] but it keeps operating as an independent company.[9][10]


In 2003, Demian Sellfors became Media Temple CEO.[11] Sellfors founded Intergress Technologies, a digital business service provider in 1998. Intergress Technologies merged with one of its customers, Media Temple, in 1999.[11] The new company maintained the Media Temple name.[11]

Media Temple released the Grid, a public cloud service that manages user websites across multiple clustered servers rather than a single server, in 2006.[12] The Grid was updated in August 2013.[13][14]

In August 2011, Webtrends acquired Reinvigorate, a portfolio company of Media Temple Ventures, Media Temple’s investment arm.[15] Reinvigorate produces web-based real-time data analytics tools.[15]

Media Temple appointed Russell P. Reeder its president and chief operating officer in March 2012.[6][16] Reeder was president and CEO of LibreDigital prior to RR Donnelley’s acquisition of the digital publishing company in 2011.[6] He left Media Temple in April 2015 to join icitizen, a civic engagement app based in Nashville.[17]

In June 2013, Media Temple launched CloudTech, a premium 24/7 support service provided by engineers, and upgraded its managed VPS hosting platform.[14] At that point it also started providing real-time customer service and sales through LiveChat, minimizing role of previously used phone and email.[18]

In October 2013, the Wall Street Journal asked Media Temple to examine the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ web portal.[4][5][19][20] Media Temple found website code that served no apparent purpose and that the designers of “failed to follow basic protocols for high-traffic sites.”[5][19]

On October 15, 2013, Media Temple was acquired by GoDaddy[2][9][10] but both companies have kept operating separately since then.[21]

In March 2014, Media Temple unveiled a new managed WordPress hosting product,[22] which the company further expanded in May 2014.[23] In February 2015, Media Temple's managed WordPress offering evolved into a full-featured solution with four new customized plans.[24]

In December 2014, the web hosting company joined Google for Work Partner Program to resell and support Google Apps for Work.[25]

In July 2015, Media Temple joined the AWS Advanced Consulting Partner Program and launched new managed cloud hosting services for AWS.[26] That same month, Rod Stoddard joined the company as its new president.[27]

In October 2015, the company refreshed its shared hosting product, Grid, and relaunched it as a software-managed solution with enhanced ease-of-use and speed.[28][29]

In May 2016, Media Temple unveiled a new enterprise-grade WordPress offering powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS).[30][31][32][33][34]


  1. ^ "Media Temple". Inc. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Ingrid Lunden (Oct 15, 2013). "GoDaddy Buys Media Temple To Build Up Its Business With Web Professionals". TechCrunch. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ Hayley Ringle (Oct 15, 2013). "GoDaddy acquires Media Temple to better serve Web developers". Phoenix Business Journal. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Stephanie Condon (Oct 7, 2013). "After rocky start, administration says Obamacare site has improved". CBS News. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c CHRISTOPHER WEAVER; SHIRA OVIDE; LOUISE RADNOFSKY (Oct 6, 2013). "Software, Design Defects Cripple Health-Care Website". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "Media Temple adds new COO, CTO". Los Angeles Business Journal. Jun 13, 2012. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ Natalie Jarvey (Oct 15, 2013). "GoDaddy Scoops Up Culver City's Media Temple". Los Angeles Business Journal. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c Christina Farr (Oct 15, 2013). "GoDaddy CEO: We bought Media Temple to 'win the hearts and minds of developers'". Venture Beat. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c Niko Hoo (Oct 15, 2013). "Web Hosting Service MediaTemple was Acquired by GoDaddy". HostUCan. Retrieved Oct 16, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c "Media Temple Appoints New CEO". Web Hosting Industry Review. Apr 4, 2003. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  11. ^ Michael Arrington (Oct 17, 2006). "Media Temple Crushes Shared Hosting". TechCrunch. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  12. ^ Allison Howen (Aug 14, 2013). "Media Temple Answers Slow Site Prayers". Website Magazine. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b Nicole Henderson (Jun 18, 2013). "HostingCon 2013: Media Temple Updates Managed VPS Hosting, Launches CloudTech Support". Web Host Industry Review. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  14. ^ a b Robin Wauters (Aug 8, 2011). "Webtrends Buys Media Temple-Backed Realtime Analytics Firm Reinvigorate". TechCrunch. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  15. ^ Nicole Henderson (Jun 13, 2013). "Web Host Media Temple Names President and COO, CTO". Web Host Industry Review. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  16. ^ Former Media Temple President Russ Reeder Joins Civic Engagement App iCitizen as CEO, Web Hosting Industry Review, Nicole Henderson, April 24, 2015
  17. ^ "LiveChat overtakes phone as a main customer service tool at Media Temple". LiveChat. Retrieved Aug 26, 2016. 
  18. ^ a b Adam Aigner-Treworgy (Oct 8, 2013). "Obamacare website glitches caused by software shortcomings, official says". CNN. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  19. ^ ANDY MEDICI (Oct 13, 2013). "HHS scrambles to fix glitches in insurance exchange roll out". Federal Times. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  20. ^ GoDaddy CEO: We bought Media Temple to 'win the hearts and minds of developers', VentureBeat, Christina, Oct 15, 2013
  21. ^ Media Temple Launches Managed WordPress Hosting Service, TechCrunch, Frederic Lardinois, March 4, 2014
  22. ^ Media Temple Expands Its WordPress Hosting Features With Backup Service And Git Integration, TechCrunch, Frederic Lardinois, May 9, 2014
  23. ^ Media Temple Expands Its WordPress Hosting Service, TechCrunch, Frederic Lardinois, Feb 25, 2015
  24. ^ Media Temple Launches Google Apps for Work, Web Host Industry Review, Nicole Henderson, Dec 3, 2014
  25. ^ Media Temple Launches Managed Cloud Hosting Solution For AWS, TechCrunch, Frederic Lardinois, July 7, 2015
  26. ^ Media Temple Names Tech Veteran Rod Stoddard President, Web Hosting Industry Review, Nicole Henderson, July 27, 2015
  27. ^ [1], socalTECH, Ben Kuo, October 15, 2015
  28. ^ [2], Web Hosting Industry Review, Chris Burt, October 19, 2015
  29. ^ [3], TechCrunch, Frederic Lardinois, May 17,2016
  30. ^ [4], Web Hosting Industry Review, Chris Burt, April 17, 2016
  31. ^ [5], Website Magazine, Pete Prestipino, April 18, 2016
  32. ^ [6], socalTECH, Ben Kuo, April 18, 2016
  33. ^ [7], Fierce CIO, April 18, 2016