Squarespace vs Media Temple

With so many web hosts out there, it can be difficult to decide which to use for your hosting needs. Reading up on head to head hosting comparisons can help narrow down your search. The following will compare Squarespace hosting with Media Temple hosting. At the end, we’ll let you know which host we’d recommend.

Similarities:

  • 24/7 customer support

Major Differences:

  • Squarespace functions as an all-in-one website builder
  • Squarespace  is ideal for designers, portfolios, photographers, boutique businesses, online shops and bloggers
  • Squarespace is known for their aesthetically pleasing design templates
  • Media Temple has a 30 day money-back guarantee, while Squarespace offers a 14 day free trial
  • Media Temple has managed WordPress and VPS plans
  • Media Temple has superior uptime, support, and plan features, but is significantly more expensive

Plans:

Media Temple hosting:
  • Shared
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • Managed WordPress
Squarespace hosting:
  • Personal
  • Business
  • Basic
  • Advanced

Prices:

Neither of these hosts are known for having low prices. Squarespace’s cheapest hosting plan costs $12.00/month with a yearlong plan. Shared plans with Media Temple start at $20.00/month.

Conclusion:

Despite their high prices, Media Temple is the clear winner, in our opinion. Squarespace is a popular website builder, but when it comes to hosting, their performance is shaky. On the other hand, Media Temple is one the best hosts out their in terms of performance, with extremely reliable uptime and fast page-loading speeds. On top of this, Media Temple’s features are superior to Squarespace’s.

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