GoDaddy has acquired (mt) Media Temple, a popular Web hosting and cloud services company focused on the creative class of digital designers, developers, entrepreneurs and innovators. Media Temple is rushing to try to insure customers that things won’t change as a result of the acquisition. I’m going to give Media Temple the benefit of the doubt for now because they seem like the ability to remain independent was key to them doing this deal. I won’t rag on GoDaddy, I’ll just say that they aren’t my favorite web host. All eyes will be on Media Temple over the next few months to see if GoDaddy pulls them down or whether they can pull GoDaddy up.
The two companies will continue to operate independently. This should alleviate some fears that the quality of Media Temple’s offerings would suffer as a result of the acquisitions. The strategic acquisition provides GoDaddy with direct access to Media Temple’s hosting gurus, who will share knowledge and insight on how GoDaddy can better serve Web professionals and developers. GoDaddy provides scale and investment for (mt) to accelerate its growth and further expand internationally.
— (mt) Media Temple (@mediatemple) October 15, 2013
GoDaddy has made six acquisitions in 15 months, including (mt), Outright, M.dot, Locu, Afternic and Ronin. Each of these companies was selected because of their expertise in helping small businesses and individuals looking to leverage the power of the Internet. Financial terms of the Media Temple transaction were not disclosed.