Andrea von Bujdoss, New York City, NY
Customer since 2011
High-performance hosting for your WordPress sites, from personal projects to high-profile clients.
Great For:Businesses of all sizes, designers & developers, personal projects
Better architecture. Better support. Media Temple’s Grid is better shared hosting.
Great For:Freelancers, in-house marketing teams, designer & developer resellers
Professional-grade virtual private servers, with or without your choice of control panel.
Great For:Digital media companies, e‑commerce, resellers, app developers
Get the most out of your Amazon cloud, fully managed by certified SysAdmins & Cloud Architects.
Great For:Agencies, enterprise, content creators, developers
Web hosting is an internet service that provides a secure place to store your website files online, so that other people can search for and find your site. Website hosting comes in several flavors, including Virtual Private Servers (also called VPS hosting), Content Distribution Networks (also called CDN), Shared Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, and much more.
Let’s say that you want to build a website for your new small business to promote your products and/or services to potential customers. One of the first things you’ll need is a web host, like Media Temple, to host your new website once it’s built. Think of it like building a new house. First, you need to buy land, even before building the foundation. Web hosting is like the land your website will be built on.
Or maybe you’re an artist or professional who wants to create an online portfolio to showcase examples of your work. The type of web hosting services that you get for a portfolio may be very different from what you’d need for an e-commerce or small business website. That’s because the volume of traffic and resources needed for an e-commerce website is usually much higher than for a portfolio site.
Whether you’re a seasoned blogger, brand new small business, budding artist, or even an e-commerce mogul, Media Temple has the best web hosting services for you. But before you choose a hosting plan, here are a few questions to help narrow down your search for the right plan.
1. How many people are likely to visit your website? If you’re creating a portfolio, designed for a select audience, then a dedicated server might be overkill for you. Instead, you could save a lot of money by buying a shared hosting server. For low- to medium-trafficked sites, shared web hosting can be just as fast and secure as dedicated alternatives.
2. Will your site need databases or secured areas? Understanding as many of the technical details of your website as possible before selecting web hosting services will help you get the right plan from day one. Of course, at Media Temple we realize that, although while we’re web engineers, you might not be. That’s why we keep a squad of full-time professionals on staff. They’d all be happy to look at your site, talk about your needs, and help you choose a hosting plan that’s a perfect fit.
3. Want apps? Web apps like WordPress, Drupal, and Zen Cart can really help speed up your site’s development process. They offer pre-fabricated, out-of-the-box solutions for common problems that webmasters face. Knowing if apps like these will be useful for your website will also help you find the right web hosting services. At Media Temple, we offer a full range of 1-click apps, as well as G Suite.
Scalable hosting is essential for growing businesses. Traffic slowly trickles in to new websites, but as they age and gain popularity across the web, their web traffic begins to grow. Sometimes this growth can happen at an astounding rate. But traffic costs bandwidth, and most hosting plans only come with a set amount of bandwidth. Media Temple believes that even fixed bandwidth web hosting services should be scalable. That’s why we created the world’s first scalable, shared hosting solution called the Grid.Ready to get started?
You’ve made your plans. You know what you want. Now, let us help you make it happen. Explore our full range of web hosting services, or call us today and we’ll set you up with the perfect plan for your website.
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