Media Temple Hosting Review

When you intend to host your site, you most likely seek a fast hosting company.

 

Yes, a hosting company that’s server is blazingly fast can easily take your website to the next level.

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Today, I’ve come up with a fast hosting company named Media Temple (mt).

 

Media Temple Review

As said before, Media Temple is a web hosting company. The company is also shortly known as mt. You’ll also see the term “mt” everywhere on the site of Media Temple.

 

You may not hear the name of this company the same way you do about some other popular hosting companies like Bluehost, HostGator, iPage, InMotion Hosting, Namecheap etc, but this web hosting company can compete with all the popular ones with seeming ease.

 

Media Temple has started its journey back in 1998. From the last century, Media Temple has been providing powerful and fast web hosting related services to its happy customers.

 

Let’s check it out whether the Los Angeles-based hosting company can be a perfect one for hosting your website. To check this, you’ll need to go through the complete review.

 

Features and benefits

Media Temple feels proud to offer its exciting features and this is the part to introduce you to all its notable features.

 

Here are the features of Media Temple –

Discount. Like many other hosting companies that offer different types of discounts on their hosting plans, Media Temple doesn’t any discount unless you buy their hosting pack (s) in bulk.

 

All the hosting packs of mt usually offers a 2-month free option if you buy any of their hosting plans on an annual basis.

 

Guaranteed uptime. The uptime of Media Temple is guaranteed and it’s 99.999%. We don’t wanna believe their claim blindly. For this, you should check the performance part of this review to know how good the uptime of the hosting company is.

 

Bandwidth. None of the hosting packs come with an unlimited bandwidth, but the bandwidth provided with all the hosting packs are promising enough to be attracted.

 

In fact, nothing in this world is unlimited, so you should be aware of the unlimited myth. The hosting companies that claim that they provide unlimited bandwidth is actually a marketing policy. They can never an unlimited bandwidth.

 

Storage. All the hosting packs have a decent storage capacity. Also, here, you won’t get any term like unlimited.

 

Domain registration. Media Temple is also a domain registrar, thus you can register any of your desired domains if that’s available by following the “DOMAINS” button.

domain search

Control panel. Media Temple doesn’t provide any cPanel facility in its shared hosting plans, though all the other hosting packs are bundled with cPanel control panel.

 

 The number of email accounts. All the shared hosting packs have up to 1000 emails feature.

 

Website builder ($10/mo.). Media Temple comes with a premium website builder that can design your site beautifully within a short period of time.mt website builder

 

SSL certificate ($75/yr.). If you need to use an SSL certificate on your website, then the only way is to buy one by paying $75 only per year.

mt ssl certificate

Website transfer ($150/site). If you need to use the website migration service of Media Temple, then you’ll have to count a decent amount of money. That means you can’t have any free website transferring option in Media Temple.

 

Backups and security. Media Temple has a total security pack that takes care of all sorts of security threats of your site.

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Since this is premium security pack, you don’t expect to get it for free.

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There are two different security packs where there’s a cost difference.

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Here are the security plans –

mt security plans

Support. The support team of Media Temple is very responsive, thus you won’t have to worry about the contact with the support staffs of the hosting company.

 

There are different support options and the right-hand instant chat feature is really awesome –

mt support

TRUESPEED CDN ($30/mo.). Usually, the server speed of Media Temple is too much promising even though if you wanna make your site speedier, you can do so by using the TRUESPEED CDN that costs only $30 per month.

mt truespeed cdn

G SUITE ($5/mo.). Also, G SUITE is there to take care of all of your emails and cloud apps related needs.

mt g suite

Hosting plans and pricing

Media Temple has several types of hosting and each type of hosting is divided into many plans.

 

The shared hosting has three different hosting packs.

shared hosting

See all the exciting hosting features are available in all the shared hosting packs –

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There are also different VPS hosting plans available in mt.

vps hosting

Self-managed VPS starts from $30 per month –

self-managed

Here are different self-managed VPS packs of Media Temple –

self-managed vps packs

Also, the managed VPS plan of mt starts from $55 per month –

managed vps

Here are the different managed VPS packs that you can check –

managed vps packs

And the fully-managed VPS plan starts from $254 –

Some of the notable features of the fully-managed VPS are as follows –

fully managed vps packs

Other than the shared and the VPS hosting plans, there’s also the managed WordPress hosting plan available in Media Temple –

managed wordpress

So, if you wanna supercharge your WordPress website, then choose from any of the 4 packs –

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If you wanna do more with your WordPress site, then you can use the AWS WordPress services –

wordpress hosting on aws

Media Temple also provides the fully managed cloud hosting services using the cloud services of Amazon –

cloud hosting on aws

Here’s the Amazon services’ starting price tag –

mt cloud hosting

Media Temple is a smart web hosting company, thus it has quality dedicated hosting plans too –

mt dedicated hosting plans

 

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Performance

Let’s see the uptime records of Media Temple –

November 2016: 99.9%

December 2016: 100%

January 2017: 99.99%

February 2017: 99.8%

March 2017: 100%

 

So, the uptime of Media Temple is awesome indeed.

 

Now, let’s check the speed of the server of the company.

 

Here’s the speed test tool of PICKUPHOST where I’ve chosen Media Temple as the host –

mt as the host

The server location has been selected as the USA seen above.

 

And here’s the speed test result –

speed of mt

87 ms is a good speed as a server. So, you can see that Media Temple is a nice hosting company that passed both the performance tests with good scores.

 

Pros and cons

Pros

  • Clustered hosting
  • Fast server
  • Great uptime
  • Monthly payment option
  • Very responsive customer service

Cons

  • No Windows-based server available
  • The prices of VPS and dedicated plans are high
  • Lack of cPanel in the shared hosting
  • Very high fee for site transferring

 

Verdict and your decision

So far, you have seen all the notable features, benefits, pros, and cons of Media Temple hosting company. Now is the time to come to the final verdict.

 

So, I’ve to rate the hosting company. From the in-depth analysis of the hosting company, I can rate it with a 4-star rating.

 

What’s your plan now? I hope that you have liked several features of the web hosting company from the review.

 

If so, what are you waiting for? Go and get the suitable hosting pack for your site.

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