The Media Temple (dv) Plan any good?
Even the cheapest Media Temple (dv) plan sucks if you just compare the price with another popular hosting like Godaddy or Hostgator. Media Temple (dv) is bad because it costs $50 for a hosting plan? Here is the truth – MT (dv) is not a plan for everyone.
MT (dv) plan is a virtual private server (VPS) that is designed for business web hosting. A VPS (virtual private server) is a special kind of server that is utilized by a single client. Being a virtual private server, having Media Temple (dv) hosting your site, is a lot like having a physical dedicated server, only a lot cheaper.
Although having your virtual machine involves sharing a server with other people, this number is quite small, really. It is miles away from sharing a server on the cheap, shared hosting plans that cost about $5-10 per month. A virtual machine comes with the real advantage of much lower costs than an actual dedicated server does since the cost is shared between several clients. You can think of this as being similar to a group of friends renting a condo unit together and sharing the cost.