As far as vps hosting goes, (mt) Media Temple is a leading figure. In my opinion, their two Dedicated Virtual options, DV Managed and DV Developer, have a lot to offer.
DV Managed for proficient web designers
What makes DV Managed ideal for reselling purposes is the simplicity attached to assigning distinct resources and control panel access for different clients. Installing applications like WordPress or Joomla on websites from over the AccountCenter is easy as 1-2-3, because there is no need to concern oneself whatsoever with configuration issues.
In addition, Parallels Plesk Panel’s latest version (11.5) has been made available starting with august this year. This means that (mt) Media Temple makes it possible for the user of DV Managed to start using whichever PHP version he/she likes, manage Apache and nginx settings for each and every domain, and upload files in a much more agreeable fashion.
Apart from that, I love the fact that Media Temple provides its 24/7 tech support. In addition to that, (mt) offers premium support via CloudTech. With CloudTech, (mt) certified engineers can help speed up customer sites, setup applications, back up data, etc, giving customers total peace of mind.
DV Developer for brainy web developers
On the other hand, DV Developer for Linux is synonymous with absolute freedom, in the sense that it is tailored for web developers precisely because it offers maximal control from beginning to end. Therefore, (mt) Media Temple makes SSH available, monitors network uptime and, naturally, takes charge of hardware maintenance. In terms of hardware, DV Developer uses the high-speed RAID-10 disks, perfect for data centers, which I haven’t notice to be true of other VPS hosting services. Nonetheless, it leaves all software matters into the Linux buff’s hands, including server administration and backup.
A developer’s account administration experience is enriched with extensive settings and diagnosing tools, a direct result of the effective Parallels Virtuozzo Containers technology. Thus, you may as well watch as system performance skyrockets and the odds of overhead diminish considerably.
Finally, I just love how the DV Developer plans are scalable in nature, attesting the fact that Media Temple is sensitive to its users’ fluctuant needs. Hence, you can go from 1 to 32 GB, and backwards, if you should have a change of heart during the up-scaling process.
PowerPanel efficiency and an uptime guarantee that you can trust
Both DV alternatives come with incorporated PowerPanel, which allows for lightning-fast server backup, reboot, repair, or rebuild out of the AccountCenter, whenever you need it.
If the promise of a virtually infallible uptime falls short of what (mt) Media Temple professed from the start, namely 99.999% (!), they have a service level agreement paying you back for downtime. It works like this: for 20 minutes of being in the dark, 20% of the service period fee is refunded. Well, this is most pleasing to know of a dedicated virtual server. They have my vote.