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  • Varied packages - 20

Media Temple Server Locations

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VPS
DV Developer Level 4
$250 /Monthly
Full Details
  • Operation System
    Linux
  • RAM
    16GB Memory
  • DISK
    160GB SSD Space
  • DATA
    6TB Bandwidth
  • Panels
    CPanel, CentOS Web Panel
VPS
DV Managed Level 4
$350 /Monthly
Full Details
  • Operation System
    Linux
  • RAM
    16GB Memory
  • DISK
    200GB SSD Space
  • DATA
    6TB Bandwidth
  • Panels
    CPanel, Plesk, CentOS Web Panel, WHM
VPS
DV Developer Level 5
$500 /Monthly
Full Details
  • Operation System
    Linux
  • RAM
    32GB Memory
  • DISK
    250GB SSD Space
  • DATA
    7TB Bandwidth
  • Panels
    CPanel, CentOS Web Panel
VPS
DV Managed Level 5
$750 /Monthly
Full Details
  • Operation System
    Linux
  • RAM
    32GB Memory
  • DISK
    350GB SSD Space
  • DATA
    7TB Bandwidth
  • Panels
    CPanel, Plesk, CentOS Web Panel, WHM
SSL
Domain Validated
$75 /Yearly
Full Details
  • Panels
    [In-house]
VPS
DV Managed Level 6
$1500 /Monthly
Full Details
  • Operation System
    Linux
  • RAM
    64GB Memory
  • DISK
    600GB SSD Space
  • DATA
    8TB Bandwidth
  • Panels
    CPanel, Plesk, CentOS Web Panel, WHM
Domains
.com .org .net
$18 /Yearly
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    VPS
    DV Managed Level 3
    $150 /Monthly
    Full Details
    • Operation System
      Linux
    • RAM
      8GB Memory
    • DISK
      100GB SSD Space
    • DATA
      5TB Bandwidth
    • Panels
      CPanel, Plesk, CentOS Web Panel, WHM
    VPS
    DV Developer Level 6
    $1000 /Monthly
    Full Details
    • Operation System
      Linux
    • RAM
      64GB Memory
    • DISK
      500GB SSD Space
    • DATA
      8TB Bandwidth
    • Panels
      CPanel, CentOS Web Panel
    VPS
    DV Managed Level 2
    $100 /Monthly
    Full Details
    • Operation System
      Linux
    • RAM
      4GB Memory
    • DISK
      50GB SSD Space
    • DATA
      3TB Bandwidth
    • Panels
      CPanel, Plesk, CentOS Web Panel, WHM
    Shared Hosting
    WP Personal
    $20 /Monthly
    Full Details
    • Operation System
      Linux
    • DISK
      50GB SSD Space
    • DATA
      Unmetered Bandwidth
    • Panels
      CPanel
    VPS
    DV Managed Level 1
    $55 /Monthly
    Full Details
    • Operation System
      Linux
    • RAM
      2GB Memory
    • DISK
      30GB SSD Space
    • DATA
      2TB Bandwidth
    • Panels
      CPanel, Plesk, CentOS Web Panel, WHM
    VPS
    DV Developer Level 2
    $50 /Monthly
    Full Details
    • Operation System
      Linux
    • RAM
      4GB Memory
    • DISK
      40GB SSD Space
    • DATA
      3TB Bandwidth
    • Panels
      CPanel, CentOS Web Panel
    VPS
    DV Developer Level 1
    $30 /Monthly
    Full Details
    • Operation System
      Linux
    • RAM
      2GB Memory
    • DISK
      20GB SSD Space
    • DATA
      2TB Bandwidth
    • Panels
      CPanel, CentOS Web Panel
    Dedicated Server
    Managed Dedicated Server
    $2500 /Monthly
    Full Details
    • Operation System
      Linux
    • RAM
      125GB Memory
    • DISK
      1TB SSD Space
    • DATA
      10TB Bandwidth
    • Panels
      CPanel, Plesk, WHM
    Shared Hosting
    WP Pro
    $60 /Monthly
    Full Details
    • Operation System
      Linux
    • DISK
      200GB SSD Space
    • DATA
      Unmetered Bandwidth
    • Panels
      CPanel
    Shared Hosting
    Grid Elite
    $60 /Monthly
    Full Details
    • Operation System
      Linux
    • DISK
      250GB SSD Space
    • DATA
      5TB Bandwidth
    • Panels
      CPanel, [In-house]
    Shared Hosting
    Grid Pro
    $30 /Monthly
    Full Details
    • Operation System
      Linux
    • DISK
      100GB SSD Space
    • DATA
      2TB Bandwidth
    • Panels
      CPanel, [In-house]
    Shared Hosting
    Grid Personal
    $20 /Monthly
    Full Details
    • Operation System
      Linux
    • DISK
      20GB SSD Space
    • DATA
      1TB Bandwidth
    • Panels
      CPanel, [In-house]
    VPS
    DV Developer Level 3
    $100 /Monthly
    Full Details
    • Operation System
      Linux
    • RAM
      8GB Memory
    • DISK
      80GB SSD Space
    • DATA
      5TB Bandwidth
    • Panels
      CPanel, CentOS Web Panel

    Media Temple Hosting Review 2021

    Media Temple Expert Review

    Media Temple, one of the oldest-tenured web hosting companies on the market (over 20 years) is one of most well-known and trusted hosting providers. Media Temple hosts over 1.5 million websites in over 100 countries. We wanted to find out if Media Temple lives up to its claims and actually delivers.

    Our Media Temple Review revealed that the platform is both easy to use for intermediate and advanced users and can be scaled with businesses. While the service does not guarantee its availability or speed of loading, it is consistent in both these areas. Media Temple offers a wide range of pricing options and great features that will help you build and maintain your website.

    Both the pros and cons

    The pros:

    • Media Temple offers a wide range of hosting plans that will work for you.
    • You can get answers at anytime thanks to our 24/7/365 support via chat, phone, Twitter and e-ticket.
    • Media Temple's Grid of clustered servers allows you to speed up website load times and manage larger traffic spikes.
    • Media Temple offers Sidekick Walkthroughs that make it easy to navigate complex configurations.
    • Media Temple's web hosting plans allow you to host up to 100 sites.
    • Optimize the back-end of your website with SSD storage.
    • Easy website launch with one-click staging.

    Cons

    • Windows OS is not an option on the company's servers.
    • A quote is required for managed hosting or AWS pricing.
    • Control panels of the company do not contain standards such as cPanel.

    Prices and payment methods

    Media Temple offers a wide range of hosting plans. We were delighted to see them. The company offers managed WordPress hosting starting at $20 per month. It also provides unlimited support and data transfers, 2 websites, 50GB SSD storage, and unlimited technical assistance. To host up to 10 sites and receive 200GB storage, you can upgrade to Pro. You get 2 domains as well 2 SSL certificates when you sign up annually for PRO.

    Shared web hosting plans start at $20. They include 250GB SSD storage and 500 databases. You also get 5TB of bandwidth and scalable bandwidth. Pro and Elite plans include CDN and WAF, which can be used for as many as 5 websites. They also provide malware detection and prevention. There are several options for private hosting. VPS plans can be either managed ($55 per month), or self-managed (30 USD/month). Advanced users can opt for self-managed plans which offer up to 64GB RAM, 500GB storage and 8TB bandwidth. Media Temple VPS servers have the advantage that they can be paid monthly, which allows you to scale up or avoid paying too much. You can also choose dedicated hosting if you are looking for an enterprise solution. These include fully managed and self-managed versions. Prices start at $2,000 per month. However, these plans are more flexible and can be customized to meet company needs. Media Temple offers quotes for companies who require AWS cloud hosting.

    It's easy to use

    The Media Temple expert review revealed that, despite the fact that there are some issues to be improved upon, their hosting plans were easy to set up and use. Plesk and cPanel are two of the most popular control panels for hosting plans. Media Temple does not offer them, but instead offers its proprietary version. It is easy to use but may be confusing if you are already familiar with cPanel.

    Sidekick Walkthroughs are a tool that allows you to quickly launch your site. Media Temple hosting offers advanced users many perks, including command-line administration, several OS options and 1-click scaling of dedicated plans.

    Load times and reliability

    Media Temple surprised us by not offering any guarantees regarding its uptime for certain plans, unlike some competitors. We found Media Temple to be extremely reliable, fast and able to handle traffic at all times. Over several months we tested companies' uptime, looking for outages and determining the mean performance.

    Media Temple's uptime was near 99.9% according to our tests. It also guarantees 99.9% on managed VPS and dedicated hosting plans. The "Grid" structure of the company, which breaks down servers into clusters means that performance remains consistent, even when there is high traffic. It also affects loading times. Your website will load consistently fast, even during peak hours.

    These are the features

    Media Temple hosting plans offer a wide range of features, regardless of what level you are at. The company offers great resources for beginners such as free WordPress installations, unlimited support and walkthroughs. Media Temple offers automatic updates for PHP, WordPress and MySQL to keep your site secure.

    Media Temple features are available for more experienced users. They include full root access and command-line access to dedicated servers. You can also use Media Temple to manage self-managed plans. Debian, CentOS and Linux are all options. Plans include Git version control and SSH/SFTP access to encrypted transmissions.

    Customer Support

    Media Temple's reputation for customer support is unmatched. Customers can get assistance via phone or chat 24/7/365. It was impressive to find that company support was responsive to all our needs, regardless of the channel used. They were prompt in responding and kept us updated on their progress.

    You can visit the resource center to find out more information about hosting services or if you are looking for ways to resolve problems yourself. You will find many articles, guides and blog posts there. You can also visit Media Temple's forum where you'll find answers to your questions or other solutions to similar problems.

    Media Temple Review by User

    We review companies using a birds-eye view and focus on value rather than personal experience. Check out our Media Temple user reviews to find out what others have to say about the platform.

    Conclusion

    The Media Temple expert review revealed that this hosting company lives up to the 2-decade-old reputation. Its flexibility allows for users of all levels to use it, from shared hosting to dedicated VPS. This makes the company a top choice for both beginners and experts. It is a fantastic tool because of its features that are both reliable and powerful enough to be used by developers.

    The company's pricing is within industry norms. It offers a unique combination of affordability and useful features as well as processing power and functionality that are affordable. Media Temple's unique architecture ensures reliable performance and high uptimes. Media Temple is a great choice for hosting, if you need to quickly launch your site and have a reliable name.

    Media Temple Pricing

    VPS
    PackagePriceDisk spaceRAMBandwidthOperation SystemPanels
    DV Developer Level 1$30 SSD 20GB2GB2TBlinux server planeCPanel, CentOS Web Panel
    DV Developer Level 2$50 SSD 40GB4GB3TBlinux server planeCPanel, CentOS Web Panel
    DV Managed Level 1$55 SSD 30GB2GB2TBlinux server planeCPanel, Plesk, CentOS Web Panel, WHM
    DV Managed Level 2$100 SSD 50GB4GB3TBlinux server planeCPanel, Plesk, CentOS Web Panel, WHM
    DV Developer Level 3$100 SSD 80GB8GB5TBlinux server planeCPanel, CentOS Web Panel
    DV Managed Level 3$150 SSD 100GB8GB5TBlinux server planeCPanel, Plesk, CentOS Web Panel, WHM
    DV Developer Level 4$250 SSD 160GB16GB6TBlinux server planeCPanel, CentOS Web Panel
    DV Managed Level 4$350 SSD 200GB16GB6TBlinux server planeCPanel, Plesk, CentOS Web Panel, WHM
    DV Developer Level 5$500 SSD 250GB32GB7TBlinux server planeCPanel, CentOS Web Panel
    DV Managed Level 5$750 SSD 350GB32GB7TBlinux server planeCPanel, Plesk, CentOS Web Panel, WHM
    DV Developer Level 6$1000 SSD 500GB64GB8TBlinux server planeCPanel, CentOS Web Panel
    DV Managed Level 6$1500 SSD 600GB64GB8TBlinux server planeCPanel, Plesk, CentOS Web Panel, WHM
    SSL
    PackagePriceNumber of sitesPanels
    Domain Validated$75 1[In-house]
    Domains
    PackagePrice
    .com .org .net$18
    Shared Hosting
    PackagePriceDisk spaceBandwidthOperation SystemNumber of sitesPanels
    WP Personal$20 SSD 50GBUnmeteredlinux server plane2CPanel
    Grid Personal$20 SSD 20GB1TBlinux server plane100CPanel, [In-house]
    Grid Pro$30 SSD 100GB2TBlinux server plane500CPanel, [In-house]
    WP Pro$60 SSD 200GBUnmeteredlinux server plane10CPanel
    Grid Elite$60 SSD 250GB5TBlinux server plane500CPanel, [In-house]
    Dedicated Server
    PackagePriceDisk spaceRAMBandwidthOperation SystemPanels
    Managed Dedicated Server$2500 SSD 1TB125GB10TBlinux server planeCPanel, Plesk, WHM

    Multiple Payment Types

    Different customers like to pay in different ways, and Media Temple lets you embrace them all


    Media Temple - credit
    Media Temple - MasterCard
    Media Temple - debit
    Media Temple - prepaid cards
    Media Temple - paypal

    Media Temple Few Words

    Media Temple provides reliable web hosting and cloud hosting at a premium service level. Perfect for developers, web designers and content creators.

    20 Comments

    Charles Hubert

    Dec 18, 200810:06
    I tried MediaTemple.net because I figured they would be a great provider since they host for many large corporations. Boy was I wrong. The setup all went well. Once it was setup, I opened a support ticket and I was suprised that it says Estimated Response Time: 5 hours and 15 minutes. I've never been with a provider that takes that long to reply to tickets. After that, I called them and I had to wait on the line for 30 minutes to speak to someone who really had no idea what they were talking about.

    A week later, my entire website went down and they told me I used too much memory, which was false because I was hosting a site that wasn't stressful on memory. They restarted my machine and then took my DNS servers down. I kept asking them to fix it, but they said it was my name serve...

    Storrs

    Jun 25, 201207:13
    Mediatemple all the way
    I've had nothing but a positive experience in my years of hosting with Media Temple. I run a base DV with a few sites and the overall performance of the machine and network are far greater than other hosts i've used in the past.

    I'm not a super admin tech guy by any means but I am handy with terminal and on occasion I have "bricked" my server BUT this is where Media Temple comes to the rescue with top notch customer support. Don't have time to call the tech crew ? hit them up on twitter ! or log into your account center and fire up the chat. If something on my server goes whacky I need to talk to some one and get it fixed ASAP, never a problem with MT as they are quick...

    Matthew Mascioni

    Jul 11, 201209:50
    Kicks ass!
    Finding good innovation within hosting companies is tricky nowadays. Media Temple nails it all, from the amazing services they provide, to their unparalleled uptime, to their staff pretty much always caring.

    Brendyn Montgomery

    Aug 08, 201210:04
    Great
    You guys are great and I love the support. It makes me feel very secure in my hosting to know that you guys are always available and unfailingly helpful.

    Aug 10, 201209:17
    Up-time is unprecedented
    I moved from another web hosting service a little over a year ago, and I can confidently say I'm never going back! The (mt) up-time is unprecedented, and they set they've set the bar for customer service. Other providers could learn a lot from (mt)!

    Aug 10, 201209:57
    A bit slow
    Being in Australia the servers can be a bit slow sometimes compared to my local hosting. However that said I much prefer your hosting packages, service, support and everything else to any other company in Australia or anywhere... so bring some servers down here :D

    Also would be great to offer .com.au domain purchasing so I could have all my domains in one place.

    I also have a GS server as well, just couldn't select it above.

    Elliot Ali

    Aug 06, 201209:30
    Generally fantastic
    (mt) have helped me quickly resolve numerous problems and provide a professional, secure and easy to use system. The only downsides are the disorganised list of domains (you can have hundreds!) in the account centre and the course pricing on the ve. Digital ocean and linode are more competitive there.

    Naina Redhu

    Aug 29, 201212:50
    Excellent customer service.
    So good that even if you had serious downtime, I would not be bothered. Really. Friendly people.

    I moved from Dreamhost and find your Urchin stats confounding though. DH had a simpler, much easier display system.

    I'm not very technically strong in handling websites' back end but your KnowledgeBase is good and in simple-to-understand language. Also, even though I am in India, your customer support, on Twitter, have taken not more than five minutes to respond to my query.

    I have NEVER experiences service equal or even close to that.

    Nick Stephan

    Aug 29, 201201:55
    Great
    Great hosting company always there to help with any hosting related issues you may have! Each person I have talked with has been extremely knowledgeable as well as professional!

    Nick
    http://offthemap.co

    Mark Chappell

    Sep 07, 201201:08
    Support on the phones is legendary.
    No matter how noobish the question is, right through to discussing ideas on mail migration, Mediatemple's staff are great to talk to.

    Live chat is an added bonus of getting straight to the points AND they save the chat so you have a record of any commands / help / advice to fall back on.

    Konstantin Boyandin

    Sep 07, 201202:13
    Rather positive
    I had a site with you, boyandin.name, from 25.01.2009 till 04.10.2009 (you could check records and correct if I got wrong with dates).

    The GS service was fine, but as DB began to grow, it began to be too slow. Apart from that, every feature was fine with me.

    I recommend your services to other people, since overall impression is rather positive.

    Tim Dehring

    Sep 18, 201202:17
    To say I'm happy with Media Temple is an understatement.
    Ever since joining Media Temple in 2009, I've had nothing but positive things to say about them. Their customer service is beyond anything I've dealt with in the past with other web hosting companies.

    Sep 21, 201903:27
    I have been a loyal customer for over 10 years. A month ago they deleted my account altogether because i wasn't able to pay my hosting bill in time. The reason being i was in the hospital due to a serious health complication.
    After i got home i received an email that my account had been deleted.
    I sent mediatemple 3 emails to ask if there would be a possibility to restore my account, i mean every hosting company holds backups! I received no reply. Then i tried calling and the service agent hung up on me!
    I know i should had paid in time but due to circumstances that was impossible. I kindly asked if they could restore my account with a back up, nothing more.
    How can you treat a loyal customer of 10+ years that way? At least reply to my question and don't hang up on me. ...

    Elise Adams

    Aug 29, 201212:36
    Generally great
    Generally great, it is a very stable service with fantastic support. If only it was a little faster outside of the us.

    Alex

    May 23, 202009:40
    I spend more time on chat than I want to. Most replies are copy paste and full of links for me to follow and find the solution myself. Unless it's a sales pitch, then I have their full attention.

    David

    Sep 21, 201912:41
    I have been a loyal customer for over 10 years. A month ago they deleted my account altogether because i wasn't able to pay my hosting bill in time. The reason being i was in the hospital due to a serious health complication. After i got home i received an email that my account had been deleted. I sent mediatemple 3 emails to ask if there would be a possibility to restore my account, i mean every hosting company holds backups! I received no reply. Then i tried calling and the service agent hung up on me! I know i should had paid in time but due to circumstances that was impossible. I kindly asked if they could restore my account with a back up, nothing more. How can you treat a loyal customer of 10+ years that way? At least reply to my question and don't hang up on me. Worthless ...

    Mrt B.

    Dec 19, 201805:57
    I have been using them for 12 years! Downtime is so so high and there is no customer support at all. The only support that we have is a copy-paste text without listening to users frustrations. They do not provide any good solutions for us. They used to be number 1 in the market. Hard to understand how they end up here?Terrible!

    MTuser

    Feb 20, 201501:38
    Mediatemple’s service appears to be in complete meltdown and has experienced multiple outages over the past few months and at least 4 major outages in February alone, totaling nearly 10 hours. We paid for their Move-a-site service and they refused to refund the fees even though the service is unusable. Details appear below. Major outage Incidents on mediatemple: status dot mediatemple dot net/history 15th Feb – 113 minutes 14th Feb – 94 minutes 11th Feb – 95 minutes 6th Feb – 4 hours 38 27th Jan – 1 hour 16 15th Jan – 24 mins 23rd Oct – 12 mins

    Martin G Fisher

    Aug 24, 201404:27
    Too much down time for our liking Support was very patchy. on a good day you would get great tchnical support however there were many days where we were treated poorly, tickets misread and multiple tickets or calls needed to get things sorted The Railgun cloudflare integration is helpfull and the control penal well thought out but high prices the relentless selling of add on services at $70 a time (no refunds if it doesn't work either!) and patchy service drove us away.

    Bernie Sumption

    Jan 27, 201409:25
    I'm on the MT grid service. I host about 10 websites from one account, and they're always relatively fast (one is a bit slow at times, but I'm pretty sure that's an problem with my 3rd party DNS). The free CouldFlare railgun support is particularly interesting.