Just Host Review

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Just Host has been creating an ideal hosting experience since their inception with their primary focus on reliable service. Though they are a relatively new web hosting service, they have been making good on their promise offering a guaranteed quality hosting experience.

If you are looking for a very reliable, secure web hosting environment, then Just Host is for you. Just Host promises 99.9% uptime, custom tailored support, and simplicity throughout your website setup and management.

Price

While Just Host offers a very flexible, affordable pricing scheme. They also offer short-term plans that most other web hosting providers do not. Just Host does offer a premium plan at a higher cost. The only difference in the plans is that the premium plan includes 3 free domains instead of 1.

Just Plan Details:

Term1-Month6-Month12-Month24-Month36-Month48-Month
Cost / mo $8.95 $7.95 $4.95 $4.95 $4.95 $4.45
Setup Fee $20 FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE
Domain Fee $9.95 $9.95 FREE FREE FREE FREE
Billed As $38.90 $57.65 $59.40 $118.80 $178.20 $213.60

Just Premium Plan Details:

Term1-Month6-Month12-Month24-Month36-Month48-Month
Cost / mo $11.95 $10.95 $9.95 $8.95 $8.95 $6.95
Setup Fee $20 FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE
Domain Fee $9.95 $9.95 FREE FREE FREE FREE
Billed As $41.90 $75.65 $119.40 $214.80 $322.20 $333.60

The plan pricing listed is the regular rate. Like many web hosting services, Just Host offers promotional pricing for the first year, which is currently $4.95 / month. Just Host does offer domain privacy ($9.95/yr), daily backups ($19.95/yr), and "SiteLock" protection ($12.95/yr) for added costs.

Because of their guarantee of reliability and support, they offer an "Anytime Money Back Guarantee". You can cancel your service at any time and receive a pro-rated refund for the remainder of your term. Be aware that this excludes setup, domain, and registration fees. This means that after the standard 60 days you are free to move your domain to another registrar or web hosting company without losing your domain.

Features

Just Host has a large array of features included standard in their Just Plan. Just Host uses the standard cPanel control panel giving you a very simple way to setup and manage your website. While Just Host may not offer some features like SSH or Catch-All Emails, we give them high marks for the number of features included at the standard price.

Core Features
Unlimited Disk Space
Unlimited Transfer Bandwidth
Unlimited Hosted Domains
Unlimited Add-on Domains
Unlimited Subdomains
Unlimited MySQL Databases
Unlimited FTP Accounts
 
Web Creation & Design Services
Choice of Site Builders (RV Site Builder)
1-Click Installs (WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, phpBB)
1 Free Domain Name
Bulletin Board Message Forum
Photo Galleries
Integrated PayPal Support
 
Marketing Tools
$50 MySpace Ad Credit
Google Webmaster Tools
$50 Google AdWords Credit
$25 Yahoo!/Bing Search Credit
$50 Facebook Ad Credit
$25 Miva Ad Credit
$20 BidVertiser Clicks
 
Email
Unlimited Domain Email Addresses
Webmail Access
Email Forwarding
Autoresponders
Spam Assassin Protection
Virus Checking
 
Hosting Technology
Industry Leading cPanel Control Panel
24/7 Network Monitoring
Courtesy Site Backups
Quad Processor Servers
Visitor Stats & Site Traffic Reporting
Linux OS Apache Servers
 
Customer Support
Extensive Online Help Center & Knowledge Base
24/7 Phone, Email, & Live Chat Support
Step-by-Step Video Tutorials
 

Ease of Use

Just Host gets high marks for their ease of use. It is very simple to setup your site for the first time with many scripts and addons integrated into the control panel. These can be added to your site with just one click. Just Host has designed their site with the customer in mind and use the cPanel control panel. This control panel is very easy to navigate and popular features are easy to find.

The domain registration and setup process is very simple as well. Just choose a domain name and pick your plan. Be aware that Just Host selects addons like domain privacy by default, so double-check the sign up page and un-select any options you don't want before you complete the signup process.

Just Host offers a vast array of add-on scripts that are very simple to integrate into your site. These include blogs (WordPress), forums (phpBB), content management (Joomla, Drupal), mailing lists, photo galleries, eCommerce (iPayment), and many more. Many of these add-ons offer 1-click installation.

Reliability

Just Host touts their service as the most reliable and very fast. So much so that they offer guarantees of 99.9% uptime and have 24/7 network monitoring, and UPS power backup and generators. Their facilities use biometric security and have a CCTV monitoring system.

Just Host is staffed 24/7 so if a problem does arise, it will be addressed immediately. They use 4 core servers and load balancing systems to ensure those servers stay up and running.

Marketing Tools

Just Host offers a ton of marketing tools and credits for you to advertise your site at no extra charge.

  • Integrated Google Webmaster Tools - optimize your site for top search results
  • $50 Google AdWords Credit
  • $25 MySpace Ad Credit
  • $25 Yahoo!/Bing Sponsored Search Credits
  • $50 Facebook Ad Credit
  • $25 Miva Ad Credit
  • $25 Free BidVertiser Clicks

When used in combination, these features offer great visibility and marketing for your website. Just Host is one of the few web hosting services to offer so many ad credits allowing you to target all different types of customers and marketing venues. You can monitor which tools give you the best results so you can target only the tools and keywords that produce marketing results for your site.

Many eCommerce options are offered through Just Host including integrated PayPal checkout and customizable shopping carts. They also offer a shared SSL secure server for secure checkout options for your visitors.

Just Host collects visitor statistics and site traffic information helping you determine how your visitors are getting to your site and what links they click on while browsing your site. This is an invaluable feature as it helps you target future visitors and adjust the design of your site to make it work better for you.

Customer Support

Just Host has an extensive knowledge base and a step-by-step video tutorials section that are easy to search and understand. Just Host has 24/7 phone, and email support, but does not offer 24/7 live chat. The live chat option is available, but only during limited hours. Just Host is very quick to respond to emails and the average phone wait time is less than 2 minutes. Their staff is also very knowledgeable and friendly.

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I was looking for a hosting service for my construction business and blog. Just Host is great! I don't have a lot of programming experience and it was easy and quick to setup my site with them. Go with Just Host!
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