DreamHost and Media Temple are quite evenly matched web hosts. If you’re having difficulty deciding, we’ve broken down the similarities and differences below. At the end, we’ll decide which host we believe to be superior.


  • 24/7 support
  • Linux-based plans
  • Wide-range of hosting options
  • Uptime guarantee
  • Solid uptime and customer support

Major Differences:

  • Media Temple is more WordPress-oriented
  • Media Temple is significantly more expensive
  • Media Temple has an easier to use interface
  • DreamHost has slightly faster page-loading speeds
  • DreamHost does not offer phone support
  • DreamHost has a lengthy 97 day money-back guarantee, whereas Media Temple offers the standard 30 day money-back guarantee


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


DreamHost is cheaper. Shared plans with DreamHost start at $7.95/month. Meanwhile, Media Temple’s cheapest shared option costs $20.00/month.


Although there is definitely an argument to be made for Media Temple, we give the advantage to DreamHost. DreamHost is much cheaper, and their performance can still compete with Media Temple. DreamHost has slightly faster page-loading speeds, and an extremely long money-back guarantee. Media Temple is better for WordPress, and has a better interface, but their prices are too high to justify going with them over DreamHost, in our opinion.

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