WP Engine and Media Temple are two of the best web hosts out there. Below, we’ll break down their similarities and differences, and at the end, we’ll give our best hosting advice.


  • 24/7 support
  • Managed WordPress plans
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee

Major Differences:

  • Media Temple has a wider-range of hosting plans to choose from
  • Media Temple has the standard 30 day money-back guarantee, while WP Engine has a lengthy 60 day money-back guarantee
  • WP Engine is only for WordPress hosting and has many WordPress-specific features
  • WP Engine is far more expensive
  • WP Engine has better security features and customer service


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


Shared plans with Media Temple start at $20.00/month. Meanwhile, WP Engine’s cheapest plan, the Personal plan, costs $29.00/month. WP Engine has managed and custom WordPress hosting plans as well, which gets far more expensive.


Media Temple and WP Engine are both premium hosts. They each have top-notch uptime, page-loading speeds, and technical support. You really can’t go wrong with either. The only potential problem with these hosts is that they are definitely on the expensive side, but you get what you pay for. As far as recommendations go, it’s pretty simple — you can’t go wrong with either. If you’re looking for WordPress hosting, WP Engine is the host for you, with many WordPress-specific hosting. While Media Temple has solid WordPress hosting in their own right, they also have more kinds of hosting than WP Engine.

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