Product description

Just Host offers shared hosting, VPS, and dedicated server hosting. However, it mainly chooses to advertise its shared hosting services because these usually meet the needs of many of the people on the market for basic hosting. Their shared hosting services are split into 3 inexpensive plans:

  • Starter plan – for a starting price of $ 5.99 per month
    • One year free domain
    • Basic site backup
    • Unlimited bandwidth
    • 1 website with 100 GB
    • 100 e-mail accounts with 500 MB of storage space
  • Plus plan – for a starting price of $9.99 per month
    • Unlimited storage space
    • Unlimited bandwidth
    • Spam prevention expert
    • Unlimited e-mail accounts
    • Unlimited websites
  • Business Pro plan – for a starting price of $19.99 per month
    • Unlimited storage space
    • Unlimited bandwidth
    • Spam prevention expert
    • Unlimited e-mail accounts
    • Unlimited websites
    • Free domain registration for life
    • SSL certificate
    • Pro Site Backup

 

 

Their VPS web hosting plans offer:

  • Enhanced control panel
  • Root access
  • Managed services
  • Guaranteed server resources

Prices vary between $29.99 per month (2 GB of RAM, 300 GB of disk storage, and 1 TB for monthly data transfers) and $ 119 per month (8 GB of RAM, 240 GM of disk storage, and 15 TB monthly data transfers). Their Dedicated Hosting plans only offer Linux servers, unfortunately. If the offer suits you, though, know that it includes 16 GB of RAM, 1 TB of disk storage and 15 TB monthly data transfers. These are typical specs for the category and they go for the price of $119.99 per month.

Accessibility

Just Host offers an accessible and easy to use interface. As soon as you open the page, you can get right to work on your website. The website builder comes with over 250 templates and it is a perfect mix of standardized and customizable content management. It means that first-timers will not feel overwhelmed by how much they need to learn, while seasoned users will not feel like they do not have enough options. There is no setup fee and the drag and drop feature is also free of charge. This really comes in handy, no matter how much experience you have at the computer. According to various reviews, setting up the site is easy, although the process is constantly being interrupted by annoying upselling ads. Also, while exporting a WordPress blog is easy, importing the content requires a bit of knowledge of MySQL databases. On the bright side, if you are just starting out, you will not need to import anything. And if you are a seasoned user, you will manage to do this yourself, with the help of the customer support agents. Speaking of customer support, know that you can talk to an agent via phone, e-mail, chat or social media. Their response time is good and their answers are truly helpful. What is more, there are video tutorials and extensive content in the FAQ you can turn to when you need an answer but you also wish to learn how everything is done.

Tech Profile

This hosting service claims to offer:

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited space
  • Unlimited domains
  • Unlimited FTP accounts
  • Unlimited MySQL databases
  • Unlimited e-mail accounts
  • cPanel
  • 99,99% Uptime
  • Free for life domain names

Marketing Features

This hosting service claims to offer:

  • $100 Google Advertising Offer
  • Compatibility with AwStats, Webalizer, Google Analytics
  • One-click installation of WordPress, OS Commerce, Joomla or phpBB

Costs per Packages

Just Host is perceived as a good web hosting service provider, one that has found a great balance between how much it costs and how much it offers. Compared to other packages on the market, Just Host has included some extra features to make their basic packages more appealing for first timers on the long run. It means that they can keep using the same service even once they have shed their “first-timer” skin. There is a money back guarantee and their refund policy returns the money for the contractual period that was not used up. Also, the service is pretty transparent. You get what you are presented in the package, and you can pay for add-ons for extra specs.

Downsides

  • The main downside of Just Host is that it only offers Linux-based servers. This is something you need to take into account early on. Otherwise, the service is well-rounded and reliable enough.
  • Another issue consists in their guarantee of 99.99% Uptime. This is the market standard, yes, and a requirement nowadays. However, this limit is not always met by the provider, according to some reviewers who did not proceed in presenting the data they registered themselves.
  • Importing WP content requires MySQL database knowledge and it is difficult to do.
  • The lack of managed WP is another minus for people who do not know how to operate the platform just yet.
  • Annoying upsell ads have been mentioned and may bother some users.

Conclusion

Just Host is a good web hosting service, one worth a try if you are just starting out. It is accessible, easy to use, and its shared hosting packages are well thought up.