This is just a quick note to let my readers know that I am back online.
For the past 24 hours my webhost was having yet another server issue, but they swear they have finally fixed it. (Of course, that's what they told me last night, after which they wasted 13 hours in not believing me when I said the problem persisted.)
If you're looking for a hosting service, may I suggest that you not look at MediaTemple.
I've been with them for 10 months, and in that time they've averaged one major server issue about every other month. The tech support is crippled by poor procedures, and the "certified technicians" , well, I'm not going to complain because in all honesty I have given up on them.
I'm currently paying MediaTemple $30 a month for a "Premium WordPress" service, but aside from not having to worry about resource limitations I don't see how MT is any better than the $5 to $10 a month hosting plans.