Media Temple vs

Below, we’ll list off the major similarities and differences that we found when comparing and Media Temple hosting. It’s an interesting matchup. At the end, we’ll give our best hosting advice.


  • 24/7 customer support
  • cPanel
  • Linux

Major Differences:

  • has no phone support
  • Hosting with is more restrictive
  • has a ‘Starter’ plan for just $.25/month, perfect for basic websites, blogs & email hosting
  • Media Temple has a wider-range of hosting plans
  • Media Temple has the standard 30 day money-back guarantee, while has a short 15 day money-back guarantee
  • Media Temple has managed WordPress and VPS plans
  • Media Temple has superior uptime, support, and plan features, but is significantly more expensive


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

Prices: is one of the cheapest hosts out there. Aside from their practically free Starter plan (mentioned above), their next cheapest plan costs just $2.50/month. Meanwhile, Media Temple is a premium web host, but it will cost you. Shared plans with Media Temple start at $20.00/month.


Media Temple is clearly the superior web host; they are faster, have a wider range of hosting plans, more reliable uptime, and a longer money-back guarantee. However, Media Temple is very expensive. If you’re willing to pay extra for the best web host, go with Media Temple. If you are on a budget, though, you can get extremely cheap plans with, but their performance will be mediocre in comparison.

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