This is my first time here.
I am in the process of launching a blog for http://www.links.com. Links.com is currently parked at NameDrive, but I would like to develop the site, using the primary and subdomains.
I have been busy researching possible hosting sites and noticed that several of the more popular blogs are hosted on MediaTemple. The biggest negative I've read about MediaTemple is that it has a cumbersome ticket support process that is slow. Reliabilty and rapid support are the two most important things to me, since I hope to turn links.com into a high revenue paying site. Does anyone have any experience with Mediatemple's reliability and support?
I am also investigating HostGator, which also provides 24x7 phone support, but I have read more negatives about Hostgator than I have about MediaTemple. Any experiences with Hostgator would also be appreciated. I do not think Dreamhost has phone support, which is why I eliminated it. Correct me if I am mistaken.
Also, I am looking for a good Adsense/advertising oriented template. I am looking at the MW template or the Ads Minded template right now, but would appreciate any comments on what is a good template to use for a revenue producing blog.
Thanks for any assistance that you can provide.