Media Temple Web Hosting

ABOUT MEDIA TEMPLE (MT)
Intergress Technologies was founded by Demian Sellfors in 1998. In 2003, Demien Sellfors merged this company with Media Temple (also known by its lower-case abbreviation “mt“), one of his customers at that time. He retained the Media Temple name.

Media Temple headquarters are in Culver City, California. In 2013, Media Temple was bought out by GoDaddy. However, it still runs as an independent company.

The company is a cloud and website hosting provider and its chief focus is on helping innovators, digital entrepreneurs, creative agencies and web developers and designers to give online life to their ideas, providing them with high-performance web hosting using the latest technologies that are optimized for speed and security.

Today Media Temple hosts over 1.5 million sites and has over 125,000 clients in more than 100 different countries. Technologies change all the time but Media Temple’s focus doesn’t waver from the commitment to all customers and their success.

Shared Hosting Plans
Shared hosting is the cheapest form of web hosting. With this hosting tier, your website lives on a server alongside several other websites, thus splitting the cost. Unfortuntely, shared hosting isn’t a very powerful web hosting type. For that, you need to check out cloud, dedicated, or VPS hosting.

Media Temple has three Linux-based shared hosting plans: Personal, Pro, and Elite. Personal ($20 per month) offers 20GB of solid-state storage, 1,000 email accounts, 1TB of monthly data transfers, and the ability to host 100 websites. Pro ($30 per month) ups the storage, monthly data transfers, and number of sites to 100GB, 2TB, and 500, respectively. The plan also comes with a CDN and malware detection and removal for one site. Elite ($60 per month) boasts 250GB of storage, 5TB of monthly data transfers, CDN and malware protection for five sites.

Those are high-quality specs, but HostGator$2.64 at HostGator – Shared, the Editors’ Choice for shared hosting services, tops Media Temple’s offerings with unlimited monthly data transfers, storage, email addresses, and domains. HostGator also offers Windows-based servers, a feature that comes in handy if you need Microsoft’s operating system to serve as the foundation for your website.

VPS Hosting Plans
Next up the ladder from shared hosting is virtual private server hosting. VPS hosting has something in common with shared hosting: multiple sites exist on the same server. The big difference is that there are far less sites on the server, and a web host typically guarantees that your site has a certain amount of dedicated computing power.

Media Temple has you covered, with three Linux-based VPS web hosting packages that range from the $30 per month self-managed plan to the $1,500-per-month full managed plan. The latter option is far more expensive than rival services’ top-tier plans, but you get a feature-packed VPS that can be outfitted with 8TB of monthly data transfers, an incredible 64GB of RAM, and a robust 600GB of storage.

Dedicated Hosting Plans
Dedicated hosting is typically a web host’s most powerful tier. With dedicated hosting, your website lives on a server all by itself, thus leveraging the server’s full power. If your website receives a ridiculous amount of traffic, dedicated hosting is the way to go.

Media Temple’s Linux-based, self-managed dedicated servers start at an expensive $2,000 per month (yes, $2,000!) and include 1TB of storage, 128GB of RAM, and 10TB of monthly data transfers

WordPress Hosting Plans

WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system, so it makes sense that Media Temple offers the CMS. There are two ways to get WordPress up and running on a Media Temple server. First, you can install WordPress on a Linux-based server environment you get through a standard web hosting plan. Your second choice sign up for a managed WordPress service, which automatically updates the content management system, makes daily backups, and provides other essentials.

Media Temple has two managed WordPress packages: Personal ($20 per month) and Pro ($60 per month). Personal gives you 50GB of SSD storage, 250,000 monthly visitors, the ability to host two sites, and four staging sites. Pro boasts 200GB of SSD storage, 500,000 monthly visitors, the ability to host 10 sites, 20 staging sites, and two domain names. Both plans include automatic backups, as well as automatic malware detection and removal.

Media Temple’s starting price for managed WordPress hosting is less than Pagely, Pressable, or WP Engine’s offerings, but nearly three times what A2$3.92 at A2 Hosting – Shared charges for its entry-level plan: $24.64-per-month. In fact, A2, the PCMag Editors’ Choice for WordPress hosting, can be outfitted with 40GB of storage and unlimited website hosting, page views, visitors, and monthly data transfers.

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