Mediatemple vs Westhost

I have been using Westhost for mine and my wife’s blogs. It was a VPS account and was quite cheap. But sometimes it would slow down really bad. I looked around on internet and decided to go with mediatemple.

But before switching I just wanted to check the performance on both servers using LoadImpact online load testing service.

Here are the results.

On Westhost VPS

Loadimpact results on westhost VPS

On mediatemple grid service

Loadimpact results on mediatemple grid service

You can see for yourself, westhost VPS almost stopped working with a load of 20 clients and mediatemple scales without any problems to 50 clients.

Please note this is just a comparison of pure speed and that too of different types of hosting VPS vs Grid-Service and I am not an expert on different hosting providers.

So, would I still recommend Westhost? absolutely!. If you are an open source developer looking to learn or develop in multiple languages such as PHP, Python, Ruby and Java, Westhost VPS is cheap and best. If you are looking to scale your website then mediatemple would be a better option.

Let me know what your experience has been with different hosting providers in comments.

3 thoughts on “Mediatemple vs Westhost”

  1. As you mentioned you weren’t testing apples to apples. I suppose you were testing a WestHost VPS purchased more than a year ago.

    We currently offer a cloud solution that is more comparable to the resource allocation provided by the account you tested. In addition we are preparing for the launch of a new cloud product allowing you to fully customize your resources in a pay-what-you-need model. This will effectively give you the resources to perform like you want but at a more competitive price.

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