The following will compare two of the highest rated web hosts out there: BlueHost and Media Temple. We’ll break down their similarities and differences, and then at the end decide which host we prefer. Let’s get started.


  • Linux-based plans
  • 30 day money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Excellent uptime
  • Fast page-loading speeds

Major Differences:

  • BlueHost does not offer month-to-month plans
  • BlueHost plans include¬†unlimited disk space
  • BlueHost has significantly cheaper hosting options
  • Media Temple does not use the industry-standard cPanel
  • Media Temple is more WordPress oriented


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


BlueHost is the cheaper of the two, especially when it comes to shared hosting. Media Temple’s shared plans start at $20.00/month, while BlueHost’s shared plans can be as low at $2.95/month.


BlueHost and Media Temple are both top-tier web hosts with excellent performance, including impressive uptime, page-loading speeds, and customer service. Media Temple has superior WordPress options, and due to their prices, you can expect premium service and stability. However, the truth is that Media Temple performs similarly to BlueHost. Therefore, since BlueHost has cheaper hosting, we’d give them the advantage in this matchup.

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