iPage vs Media Temple

The following will compare iPage hosting with Media Temple hosting. These hosts are quite different. Media Temple is a premium host, with big-name clients such as Starbucks and Adidas. iPage, on the other hand,  is more or less your run-of-the mill host with affordable plans and basic features. After breaking down their similarities and differences, we’ll let you know which host we’d recommend.

Similarities:

  • 24/7 customer support
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • WordPress plans

Major Differences:

  • Media Temple offers fully-managed WordPress hosting plans
  • Media Temple’s plans are far more expensive
  • Media Temple performs better in speed, uptime reliability, and customer support
  • iPage uses the vDeck control panel, while Media Temple uses the industry-standard cPanel
  • iPage does not have month-to-month payment plans

Plans:

iPage hosting:
  • Shared
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • WordPress
Media Temple hosting:
  • Shared
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • Managed WordPress

Prices:

iPage is significantly cheaper — you can get plans with them for $1.99/month. Media Temple, on the other hand, is more one of the more expensive hosts out there, with shared plans starting at $20.00/month.

Conclusion:

Media Temple is clearly the superior web host in terms of performance and reliability — there’s not question about that. However, in this comparison, prices need to be considered. If you are on a budget, Media Temple might not be an option, since even their cheapest shared plans cost a whopping $20.00/month. Although iPage is relatively mediocre in performance, they do have some very cheap prices, making them a viable option if you’re looking to save money. However, if money isn’t too much of a concern, and you simply want solid hosting, Media Temple is far superior than iPage.

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