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Expert Rating: 8.4

User Rating: 7.3

$20.00/Month

Hightlights:

  • Scalable Web Hosting
  • Robust Server Architecture
  • Custom Control Panel

We had a few issues with speed and tech support when using them, but other users have reported good things.

David Blane

Review by David Blane
Created: April 09, 2012 / Updated: March 01, 2013
 
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Great control panel and pretty good tech support. Speed and response time leave a little to be desired
Overall rating 
 
8.4
Ease of Use 
 
8.0
Speed/Uptime 
 
8.0
Customer Support 
 
8.0
Security/Reliability 
 
10.0
Price 
 
8.0

Lots of custom options

Reviewed by: David Blane
Reviewed on: September 14, 2012

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Great control panel and pretty good tech support. Speed and response time leave a little to be desired

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Average user rating from: 1 user(s)

Overall rating 
 
7.3
Ease of Use 
 
8.5  (1)
Speed/Uptime 
 
9.0  (1)
Customer Support 
 
6.5  (1)
Security/Reliability 
 
8.5  (1)
Price 
 
4.0  (1)
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My client is using MT for their hosting.

Once I finished their site I had nothing but problems with getting it on the server. It would not work with Akeeba Backup and I had to manually transfer everything over.

Once I finally got it setup I found I could not install any extensions. Even with FTP option enabled, nothing can be installed. After a few hours of trouble shooting (Been doing web based tech work since early 2000's) myself, I contacted their support because I could not get the tmp or logs directory writeable.

I was told:
"The (gs) Grid-Service Server operates on a shared server model where individual users have limited access. The "/logs" and "/tmp" directories may not be writable through third-party applications such as Joomla"

Their solution was to upgrade from the $20/mo package to their $50/mo package. Thanks.

Suggested my client get a new host.
Overall rating 
 
7.3
Ease of Use 
 
8.5
Speed/Uptime 
 
9.0
Customer Support 
 
6.5
Security/Reliability 
 
8.5
Price 
 
4.0

Terrible for Joomla

Overall Rating: 7.3 out of 10
Reviewed by: kray
Reviewed on: March 05, 2013

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My client is using MT for their hosting.

Once I finished their site I had nothing but problems with getting it on the server. It would not work with Akeeba Backup and I had to manually transfer everything over.

Once I finally got it setup I found I could not install any extensions. Even with FTP option enabled, nothing can be installed. After a few hours of trouble shooting (Been doing web based tech work since early 2000's) myself, I contacted their support because I could not get the tmp or logs directory writeable.

I was told:
"The (gs) Grid-Service Server operates on a shared server model where individual users have limited access. The "/logs" and "/tmp" directories may not be writable through third-party applications such as Joomla"

Their solution was to upgrade from the $20/mo package to their $50/mo package. Thanks.

Suggested my client get a new host.

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Best Plan

Monthly Transfer
1TB
Disk Space
150GB
Price
$20.00/Month
Money Back
30 Day

Specs and Features

Databases
MySQL
Easy Install CMS
  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • WordPress
Ecommerce
Zen Cart
Email Features
  • Webmail
  • POP3
  • IMAP
  • Email Forwarders
  • Anit-Spam
  • Anit-Virus
Platform
Linux
Server Side Scripts
PHP
Types
  • Shared Hosting
  • Business Hosting
  • VPS Hosting
  • Dedicated Hosting

Support

Support Ticket
Yes
Phone Support
Yes
Availability
24/7
Twitter
Yes
Facebook
Yes

Company Info

Company Name
Media Temple
Headquarters
Culver City, CA
Support Phone Number
877 578 4000
Address
8520 National Blvd, Bldg A Culver City, CA 90232
Number of Employees
100-500

Summary:

Started in 1998 in Los Angeles, California, Media Temple consumers custom web hosting solutions that is maintained by a standard of excellence. They have gained popularity with corporations and small businesses because of their robust server architecture and security. They offer plans that are unique to their industry and provide advanced level tech support.

Media Temple Facts:

  •     Founded in 1998 by Demian Sellfors
  •     1 million websites & 100,000 customers
  •     180+ employees
  •     Customers in 60+ countries

Features and Plans:

  • (gs) Grid-Service
    • $20/mo. 100GB storage, 1TB network transfer, 100 Domains and 1000 emails in a “Clustered” architecture.
  • (dv) Dedicated-Virtual
    • $50/mo. $30GB storage, 1TB network transfer, scalable levels of operation, 64-bit operating system, virtual servers with RAID 10 configuration.
  • (ve) Server
    • $30/mo. 20GB storage, 350GB network transfer, Choose different Linux install options, Premium hardware, Full Root Access, Server Status.
  • (dpv) Nitro
    • $2500/mo. ~2400GB storage, RAID 10, 32GB memory, 3 TB network transfer, Install anything, 16-core processing
  • (cx) Complex-Hosting - Custom projects that need special attention.
    • ProCDN - $20/mo. 200GB transfers a month (Plus $.15/GB up to 10TB and $.10/GB over 10TB).

Tech Support:

  • 24/7 Phone Support: (877) 578-4000
  • Email Response in 24 hours
  • Skype: ‘contact-mt’
  • Knowledgebase: Yes
  • Community Wiki: Yes
  • System Status: Yes

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