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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