Media Temple poses these two profound questions: Command Line or Control Panel? Do-It-Yourself or full service? These are what you need to consider when choosing a suitable VPS service package from Media Temple.
Media Temple offers a self-managed server plan for the more advanced users. This option lets you build your Linux VPS hosting server from the ground up so you get exactly what you want, when you want it. Fully scalable from a 2GB – 64GB RAM and 20GB – 500GB of SSD Storage with up to 8TH of bandwidth. You get full SSH+root access, your choice of Linux OS and a guaranteed 99.999% uptime starting at $30 a month, up to $1000 a month depending on the package you choose. Media Temple lets you do all this with less system overhead than other VPS platforms as they are powered by the newest Parallels Containers technology.
Another option Media Temple offers is a Managed VPS server where you have access to a control panel of your choice to manage your server. With a choice of either Parallels Plesk or cPanel and the same scalability of a 2GB – 64GB RAM, 30GB – 600GB storage and 2TB – 8TB of bandwidth, you get the same quality service with less hands on responsibilities. Supplemented by 24/7/365 customer support via Twitter, live chat and telephone, managing your server would definitely be made easier. This Option would cost you slightly more than a fully self-managed server at $55 a month up to $1500 a month depending on the package you choose.
For those that would want to focus on running their business and leave managing the servers to those more capable, Media Temple also offers a Fully Managed option. Starting at a much higher price of $249 a month, you get a good range of available features. 2GB – 128GB of RAM and 30GB – 1TB of premium storage to go with 2TB – 10TB of bandwidth is just some of the features you get with a fully managed plan. It also includes managed server set-up and daily backups. This plan lets you focus on taking care of your customers as best you can while Media Temple takes care of theirs.
In all truth, Media Temple runs a very complicated business. As they’re providing more modern and upgraded features and services, customers are also adding additional third-party apps and software. It’s in the best interest of these customers to check if these work well or are supported by Media Temple’s products. It’s also in the best interest of the customers to know that not all products and services that Media Temple sells is not provided in all markets.
It’s a good thing Media Temple can be reached easily at any time of the day for such issues or concerns. They’re available in any communication channel imaginable with Twitter, Live chat, Skype and telephone support. And it’ll be almost redundant to say (but we’ll say it anyway) that, they can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, unless it’s a leap year, in which case is 366 days – and that’s what they exactly say on their website.
What's the Verdict on Media Temple?
Media Temple VPS Hosting Review 2017– Conclusion
Media Temple provides a very high-quality Linux VPS service at different competency levels. They have options for novice users as well as for those who would want to entrust managing the servers to Media Temple. They also have fully customizable plans that let you build your server from the ground up, making sure you only have what you want when you want it. Depending on your preference, you can select the option that works for you and then choose between the many pricing plans to match your needs or your budget. If you do find yourself lacking, then you can easily upgrade your plan to a higher one very easily. The high prices places Media Temple out of reach of smaller businesses but if you can afford the monthly cost and are in need of world-class VPS hosting then Media Temple is indeed the right way to go.