MediaTemple VPS Hosting Review

Last Updated: November 22, 2017

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Summary

With over 15 years of hosting experience, MediaTemple has created a truly respectable VPS web hosting service. You may not receive every add on feature that is offered by top VPS service providers like BlueHost but the majority of webmasters do not end up using most of the features. Also, if you are running a business, MediaTemple may be a great choice for you due to the ease of scalability. More importantly, they offer highly efficient reliability and fast speeds which is what most webmasters look for, specifically when search for the best VPS hosting solution. In addition to that, MediaTemple offers sufficient features, reasonable pricing and stellar customer support, which makes them a great choice for all webmasters.

Features

(4.0/5.0)

Once you get to the VPS page, MediaTemple makes it very clear which VPS plan is good for you (depending on what type of customer you are). For this MediaTemple review, we will start with business, e-commerce, reseller or agency users. These Linux based VPS plans offer the Plesk control panel which is widely regarded as one of the easiest to navigate. It boasts a range of features including 200+ one click app installers, MySQL set up without containers, pre-installed versions of PHP, Perl and Python, etc. This control panel also allows for easy integration of phpMyAdmin. For these types of customers, we have compiled this chart to help break down the information for you:

Features

Plan 1

Plan 2

Plan 3

RAM

1GB

2GB

4GB

Storage

30GB

50GB

100GB

Bandwidth

1TB

1.5TB

2TB

Admin Access

Yes

Yes

Yes

Site Backups

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hosted Domains

Yes

Yes

Yes

CentOS 6

Pre-Installed

Pre-Installed

Pre-Installed

Web Stats Quick View

Yes

Yes

Yes

MySQL 5.5

Pre-Installed

Pre-Installed

Pre-Installed

Price

$50.00/month

$100.00/month

$150.00/month

As for web developers, they will also be extremely pleased to see what is on offer through MediaTemple. These plans use the Parallels Power Panel web interface and you can choose your Linux OS (Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, or CentOS):

Features

Plan 1

Plan 2

Plan 3

RAM

1GB

2GB

4GB

Storage

20GB

40GB

80GB

Bandwidth

350GB

650GB

1.5TB

Root Access

Yes

Yes

Yes

Instant Provisioning

Yes

Yes

Yes

Full SSH

Yes

Yes

Yes

SAS RAID 10 Disks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Site Backups

Yes

Yes

Yes

ProDev API

Yes

Yes

Yes

Price

$30.00/month

$50.00/month

$100.00/month

Additionally, as mentioned above, MediaTemple likely has the best flexibility customers can receive on a VPS package. Scale up or down, and never pay for more than what is necessary.

 

Reliability

(5.0/5.0)

MediaTemple has gone above and beyond the standard of reliability. Many customers assume that reliability simply means uptime. This is categorically false and many times customers have complained about slow speeds and terrible performance through other hosting providers. Fortunately, MediaTemple not only guarantees 99.999% uptime but also uses the latest technology and highest performance hardware (SAS RAID-10 disks – i/o isolation), which ultimately provides VPS users with one of the fastest and most reliable VPS services on the market. They also take it a step further with their developer plans by utilizing the newest Parallels Containers technology, which provides the most effective and resourceful OS virtualization. This in turn allows for higher performance with much less system overhead.

Support

(4.5/5.0)

Go to the MediaTemple website and see what they mention. Many web hosting companies will boasts about their wide array of features, their outstanding reliability or other gimmicks to entice customers. MediaTemple takes another approach. The very first thing they mention when asking the question ‘Why Choose MediaTemple?’ is about their commitment to customers. They do have a Help Center which is standard among large web hosting providers. This Help Center comes with many nice service features such as a knowledgebase, a forum and a blog. However, the difference here is that MediaTemple does not promote their Help Center. Rather, they prefer direct customer contact. The main methods they promote are live chat, twitter, phone (toll free) and e-mail. All of these options are 24/7/365. We understand response times and attitude vary per customer however as with all web hosting reviews, we have tested MediaTemple’s customer support several times. We only had positive experiences with them – fast support and knowledgeable, domestic staff.