I’ve got a bit tired of Media Temple’s GS and it’s latency in the WP admin. You my dear readers that aren’t logged in see a fast site but when I’m writing posts or doing any admin stuff – dang it’s slow. That also goes for me when I’m logged in and am looking at the site.
On top of that I’ve had huge spikes in GPU usage tied somehow to 404 errors on wp-cron.php. I’ve been lucky and haven’t got a bill for $500 but a few of my clients have. Nothing has changed on any site except moving to WP 3.5.
Over the next week I’ll be moving the site to WPEngine. I’ve been thinking about a WP only host for a while and this GPU stuff (and supports inability to track it down with me on client sites) was the final push I needed.
Media Temple has been great for 3 years, but it’s time to move on.
The plan is that you don’t notice and I’m letting you know just in case things don’t go according to plan.