Go Daddy Adds Media Temple, Gains from its ‘Hosting Gurus’

Go Daddy Acquires Web Host Media Temple(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Web host Media Temple has a new home. On Tuesday, top web host Go Daddy announced that it had acquired the company – a move that’ll allow Media Temple to continue to operate as an independent entity.

In a press release, Go Daddy emphasized the benefits of the purchase, noting it would gain “direct access to Media Temple’s hosting gurus, who will share knowledge and insight on how GoDaddy can better serve Web professionals and developers.”

Media Temple’s hosting services include shared, VPS, cloud and enterprise. In addition to hosting, the company also offers a website migration service, a content delivery network and SSL certificates.

“While we gain Media Temple’s insight, we also reach a more technical audience than GoDaddy has served historically. Having done our homework with a deep customer segmentation, we understand there are vastly different needs on the customer continuum between a small business and a developer. We love that (mt) pursues their business their own way and we’re committed to make sure that continues under the (mt) brand,” commented Go Daddy CEO Blake Irving in the press release regarding the matter.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed by the companies.

Go Daddy has been on somewhat of a spending spree as of late, earlier this month purchasing Ronan, a provider of invoicing services. Meanwhile, other recent Go Daddy buyouts have involved companies like Locu, Afternic, M.dot and Outright.

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