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Media Temple vs Bluehost

Comparison
Compared options Visit Media Temple Visit Bluehost
Pricing
21 hosting plans 13 hosting plans
Starting price $20.00 / month $2.95 / month
Free domain No Yes
Coupons No 1 coupon
User Ratings
2.3
2.4
Reliability 2.0
2.5
Pricing 2.0
2.5
User Friendly 2.5
2.5
Support 2.0
2.5
Features 3.0
2.5
User Reviews
16 reviews 255 reviews
Latest positive review
Superb Support, Fast and Reliable
Ben Hale,
9.6
We use MediaTemple for hosting a number of client sites and our own and have found them one of the best providers to work with. Their support staff is diligent and knowledgeable; their products are modern, fast, and flexible.... More I would a lower price, but I guess you get what you pay for. Less
Great Responsive Support with a System that continues to Improve
Henry A Castillo,
10
I was someone who wanted the most affordable option, and with Bluehost I found a solution. I have used Bluehost for years, and one thing that was always of quality was their support.
Their system was not the most user friend... More ly at the beginning, but it has since made huge strides.
Reviewing my server, installing WordPress, accessing my backups; are all easy to do now with little to no struggle.
I'm so impressed with their commitments to improving their services and products that I'm here writing this review.
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Latest negative review
We've tried
Patrick V,
5.6
We've used MT and we've tried to like them. I will say uptime is good and the quality of hosting is top notch (though there is no options for automated backup on the service we chose). I have not received any issues in that d... More omain. However we've always had billing issues which we manually rectify but the worst part of our service is the fact that we were disconnected. Our hosting is no longer available and we cannot log in. Can't reach them as you have to actually "Call" them (since they don't provide much support over twitter and livechat - which is not available where I am). Less
They will steal your money after you cancel... and even try to steal your password!
Jullian Hartford-Smith,
2.0
I cancelled my Bluehost account in 2018, as the platform is unstable and glitchy. But alas, I was charged for the account in 2019... and 2020... and 2021. Each year I have contacted Bluehost to make sure my account is cancell... More ed, and ask for a refund of the unauthorised charges. Each year they have refused to refund.
Finally today I managed to get Bluehost to refund the 2021 charge - after 3 hours talking with their staff. They refused to refund the 2019 and 2020 charges, even though I gave them the reference number showing I cancelled in 2018.
So they still owe me approx. AU$450!
To process the 2021 refund the staff member said she needed the last four characters of my password, sent to her via chat. That is an absolute 'no-no' in IT! How dodgy is this company? Even dodgier than it appears on the surface I suspect.
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Shared Hosting
6 plans from $20.00 to $240.00 4 plans from $2.95 to $12.95
Under $4 No

Basic

$2.95 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Basic plan
Under $8 No

Plus

$5.45 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Plus plan
Over $10

GRID PERSONAL

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1 TB
  • Panel: cpanel
View GRID PERSONAL plan

Pro

$12.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Pro plan
VPS
12 plans from $30.00 to $1,500.00 3 plans from $18.99 to $59.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

DV Developer 1

$30.00 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View DV Developer 1 plan

Standard

$18.99 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
3 plans from $2,000.00 to $2,699.00 3 plans from $79.99 to $119.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

SELF-MANAGED DEDICATED SERVER

$2,000.00 / MO
  • Space: 1000 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View SELF-MANAGED DEDICATED SERVER plan

Standard

$79.99 / MO
  • Space: 5 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Standard plan
Cloud Hosting
No
3 plans from $6.95 to $15.95
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

Starter

$6.95 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Starter plan
Over $10 No

Performance

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Performance plan
Data Centers
1 of 6 1 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe No No
Asia No No
Oceania No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides No Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
5 of 9 6 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes No
Magento Yes Yes
Fantastico No Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No Yes
Zen Cart No No
OS Support
1 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
2 of 7 4 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java No Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No No
Django No No
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No No
Database Support
1 of 3 2 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 2 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card No Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer Yes No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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Winner

Winner

Winner: Bluehost

Bruno Mirchevski Hosting Expert

BlueHost and Media Temple are both great companies, and they both excel at different areas, which made this comparison something of a challenge for our hosting experts. In the overall rankings, Media Temple got higher average scores than BlueHost, and they also have a greater number of higher level hosting options, with more powerful dedicated servers, to choose from. The support from Media Temple is more advanced and seems to have the ability to work on more complicated problems, which can be very important. In the end, we choose Media Temple as the winner for these reasons.