re: SignUpFirst —
How are you planning on scaling SignUpFirst? Sticking with MediaTemple for a long run, or considering alternatives?
To scale SignUpFirst we are doing two things. development and partnerships. We are developing features to reach a stable MVP stage and then also media buying/partnering with key sites related to our audience. Its great to find so many people are writing blog posts about us now.
Media temple was and still is a great host for us. We have had very little downtime and it helped a huge deal with our traffic spike from being featured on Product Hunt. I think if you are confident in your startup and know you will get spikes of traffic, you should definitely be looking for a quality host that can handle it. I would definitely recommend using them if you expect spikes of traffic. Until we see a decrease in speed and performance we will actually stay on their Grid service for some time before moving onto a dedicated host.