Media Temple Hosting Review and User Ratings

Expert Review


Jonathan Smith




Brief Introduction

Media Temple Hosting began its journey in the year 1998 in Los Angeles. Their data centers are located in Ashburn, VA and El Segundo, CA. It is one of the fastest growing companies in North America and is among one of the finest place to work in Los Angeles.

In the present scenario, it is quite necessary to have a website. The kind of website made totally decides a major part of your respective business. So you need to represent your business in the best possible manner. To create an interactive but at the same time decent website, you need some sort of flexibility in the hosting service. Media Temple is one such website hosting service.

The company provides a variety of website hosting plans. It is a capable host which could suit majority people’s needs.

Media Temple aims to help out web developers, innovators, digital entrepreneurs and designers to convert their ideas into online form. They are highly committed to their customers and have the mindset of considering customers success to be their success. They provide support anytime and anywhere.

Media Temple host about 1.5 million websites in 100 different countries with about 1.25 lakh people and businesses. They use tools like domain registration, business applications, cloud services, virtual servers, single-click WordPress installs, web hosting, etc.

They assist in having a pleasant, effective and appealing internet presence. The clientele varies from expert bloggers to beginners, professionals, small to large businesses, etc. It provides all four kinds of service plans namely Shared, VPS, Dedicated and Cloud.

Server Performance

The data is very safe with Media Temple with all the hosting servers in direct control at all times in the East and West Coast data centers which are Tier 3+ certified, hence resulting in 99.9999% guaranteed uptime. The data centers are connected to each other by a fiber connection and the service staff helping you 24 x 7 all round the year with certified technicians and armed security. So hence, it is the safest place for keeping the valuable data.

Support Portal

The stellar, end-to-end support and service support teams are present all the time via twitter, chat and phone. They support request for all the questions to keep the sites up and keep them running. About 90% of the time is spent in supporting the customers. They even help in choosing the best suitable plan.


The customer service representatives are quite knowledgeable and help you out in the best way. It allows you to host a majority of domains like .com, .org, etc. Media Temple provides a wide range of web hosting options. Easy website setup and migration facility are provided. With intrusion and DDoS protection, WP-CLI, PhpMyAdmin access, SSH/sFTP, Git, Site cloning and staging, Automatic WordPress core updates, WP 24 x 7 support and a 30-day backing up & restoring you will be totally satisfied with this hosting service.

Top-notch support, smarter software and faster hardware make it worth the costing. Media Temple offers the best value for your money as compared to its competitors.


The VPS and dedicated hosting server plans are somewhat expensive. Some of the tools which are needed for website building are not provided. On the other hand, some of the features are both unnecessary and quite annoying. No windows based servers are supported.

Flexible Hosting Choices

It provides four very distinctive hosting plans namely Grid, DV, DV Enterprise and Helix.

Media Temple Grid is a Shared Hosting plan as it has been designed for providing quicker, dependable and scalable services for websites. The performance oriented services are provided. All the plans provide customized control panel, a quick setup wizard, DDoS and intrusion protection, 30-day files backup and restoring facility, 24 x 7 expert support, global CDN, etc.

Media Temple DV Managed & DV Developer that is a VPS Hosting provides total control, unbeatable uptime, and instant scaling for all types of projects. It provides a high-performance web hosting. It has SSD servers that are fast and reliable. You can choose between various operating systems like Debian, Fedora, CentOS or Ubuntu. Continuous security and performance scans are done. Automatic backups are taken by them regularly.

DV Enterprise that is a Dedicated Hosting is one of the Linux based VPS hosting. They are designed for applications where power as well as freedom for VPS are needed and prefer controlling the server administration.

The final hosting plan is Helix which is a Cloud hosting plan. It is useful where an auto-scaling platform and high –performance platform is needed. The packs cost you only what you have been using. All the technical part is handled by Media Temple. But the website finally obtained has very less loading time, totally well managed and is nearly indestructible.

Control Panel

Media Temple has its own custom control panel which is quite unique from other control panels. It is professional and well put together which also has an iPhone app. An extra SSD storage is provided whenever a booster pack is added from the WordPress control panel. The WordPress website can be presented in the best possible manner using the control panel which includes GIT integration, SSH access, site cloning, one-click staging, etc.

It is just quite good. It makes the website admin tasks much easier on all the screen sizes. With a streamlined contact management, a re-imagined and modern File Manager with completely responsive design, you shall become a full time fan and mostly looking forward to log into your account.

In the VPS hosting Plesk control panel is provided which is although pre-installed only with the DV plans. Support to technologies like PHP, Perl, Apache, and Python is provided.

All the hostings that are Linux-based, support many ‘one-click’ installs like ZenCart, Drupal, WordPress,etc.

Money back guarantee

Almost all the hosting plans offer a 30-day money back guarantee except dedicated server plans which offers only seven days guarantee. The guarantee doesn’t include domain name registration fees.

Overall Opinion

It is a very highly regarded web hosting service provider which has various good hosting options but with a bit expensive at the same time. The ease of access provided, great customer service team that is knowledgeable, sidekick, voice and video walkthroughs make it a good place to work.

The blazing fast servers ensure the great uptime along with the provision of various exclusive and eye-catching design themes by quite good and trusted designers and developers. So in all, it is a must go for.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the renewal price be higher than the intro price?

How about Dedicated servers or Managed services, do Media Temple have those?

Do their hosting plans come with a free domain?

Does Media Temple provide domain registration services?

Can I have more one domain per account on their service?

Media Temple Plans


10 sites

20GB SSD storage

1TB bandwidth

Shared SSL Certificate

$30 / month


50 sites

100 GB SSD storage

5 TB bandwidth

Shared SSL Certificate

$150/ month


50 sites

100 GB SSD storage

5 TB bandwidth

FREE Toll Free Number

$350 / month