Hosting Drupal on MediaTemple's Grid Service
In this, my first screencast, I perform a basic speedtest of a Drupal 7 site on MediaTemple and BlueHost.
Over the years I've been very happy with my hosting provider, MediaTemple. They have some unique product offerings, their documentation is extensive, and their support teams are incredibly helpful. Not only that, but I live just a few short miles from their offices and datacenter, and I love to suppport local businesses.
However, Drupal has some specific needs when it comes to MySQL support, where it appears MediaTemple's Grid Service shared hosting plan is just not up to snuff. This screencast shows the results of my speedtest comparisons as I access the exact same Drupal 7 site installed on both MediaTemple and BlueHost.
Update: This can be improved by changing Drupal MySQL tables from InnoDB to MyISAM on MediaTemple Grid Server installs.