JustHost Review 2017
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JustHost Web Hosting Review 2017
Welcome to my in-depth JustHost Review for 2017. Above you will find several tabs that review all the different web hosting services provided by JustHost, please click these to learn more about each specific service.
After some initial research online, many websites have stated that JustHost was founded in 2008 by Chris Phillips, although the domain name was registered in 2002, so I’m assuming 2008 would be the correct year (according to their first blog post been published in June 2008), to avoid any confusion if you do further research yourself.
I also loaded up live chat on their website and asked the support staff about their company, their response was simple, “BlueHost is our parent company”, which would mean their registered company name must be the same as BlueHost. Knowing this, it’s no surprise that JustHost was acquired by Endurance International Group, so was BlueHost.
What is also a little strange is that their websites about page does not exist, you will only find a “Why Us” page that simply lists reasons why you should join them, such as 10 reasons why you should use JustHost, where as other leading web hosting providers give you an insight into how the company became to be so popular.
There is not much else I can tell you about the company itself, apart from the Whois data states the organization is based in Phoenix, Arizona & they offer a range of services including domain name registrations, shared hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated hosting.
If you have any further information related to this company that you think would be useful to our readers, please contact us and we shall add this, if we find this appropriate & can verify the info you provide.
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Review The History Of JustHost
There is not much information online about the company itself, so I’m not entirely clear on the history of this provider, which is quite unusual, considering that the most popular providers have some kind of company info page. With this in mind, I had to do a little more digging than usual to find something useful.
After reading through their blog posts from June 2008 to April 2014 (when the last post was made), here are some notable points in their history, according to their updates:
- July 2008: Affiliate program is launched
- May 2009: JustHost hosts over 50,000 customers
- June 2009: Support team doubles in size to cope with demand
- August 2009: JustHost reaches 100,000 hosting customers
- November 2009: Company welcomes 150,000th web hosting customer
- December 2009: Launched professional reseller web hosting
- February 2010: Named 4th largest UK web hosting provider
- March 2010 Now hosting websites for over 200,000 customers.
No further notable information was found after March 2010, although if you are aware of something we missed, please contact us and we shall add this, if we can verify it and it’s appropriate to do so.
JustHost Shared Web Hosting Review 2017
JustHost offer a selection of shared web hosting packages that are ideal for hosting small business websites that don’t require many server resources to function (almost all new business websites won’t require much to start with).
On their website you will find 3 shared hosting packages including basic, plus and pro, with prices ranging from $2.95/month for basic, up to $9.95/month for their pro package. See website for current pricing, as this can change from time to time, especially with hosting promotions throughout the year.
The prices displayed on their website are for the first term only, so when it comes round to renewal, you should expect to pay more than double to continue hosting with this provider. You must also be aware that you are required to pay 3 years in advance to get the best prices.
If you pay on a yearly basis, which is their minimum term requirement, then the prices range from $4.95/month for basic, up to $14.95/month for pro. If you intend on running your website for several years, then commit to the longer packages, as you will save a fortune, which is similar with almost every other large web hosting provider.
According to JustHost, their most popular package is the Plus plan, which starts from $4.95/month, if paid 3 years in advance. This enables you to host up to 50 websites and comes with un-metered bandwidth, 150GB web space, free domain registration, global CDN, 100x 500MB email storage, 50 sub-domains, 20 parked domains & 1 SpamExpert.
Although there is a 30 day money back guarantee, this does not extend to domain names, so even if you are provided a free domain and you decide to cancel, the domain costs will be deducted from any refund.
JustHost VPS Web Hosting Review 2017
The next logical step for the life of your website, if it becomes increasingly popular (congrats if it does!) and starts to lack in performance, would be to boost the power of the server your website is hosted on, which means moving your website from a shared server, over to a VPS (Virtual Private Server).
JustHost offer a range of VPS web hosting services, that offer powerful resources you need to scale your website quickly & easily, especially if you notice your website slowing down when still on the shared hosting environment.
On their website you will find 4 pre-configured VPS hosting packages, standard, enhanced, premium and ultimate. Prices range from $14.99/month for the standard package, all the way up to $59.99/month for the ultimate package.
Again, the prices you see initially are the prices you will pay for your first month only. For example, if you decide to sign up to the enhanced package, your first month will be charged at the introductory rate of $29.99, then you will be re-billed on the second month at the regular rate of $59.99/month, which is a big jump if you ask me.
On the enhanced package, you will receive a dual core processor, 60GB diskspace, 2TB monthly bandwidth, 4GB RAM, 2 IP’s, a free domain name & CentOS 6.5 (64-bit). So it’s quite similar to other packages offered by similar VPS web hosting providers.
Along with the standard features already discussed, as with many other similar hosts run by Endurance International Group, you will also get multi account management, root access, instant provisioning, guaranteed server resources, enhanced cPanel with VPS configuration, all built on advanced cloud technology such as KVM & OpenStack.
JustHost Dedicated Web Hosting Review 2017
If you are searching for affordable, managed dedicated web hosting with instant provisioning, built from the ground up on cloud technology, then the dedicated hosting packages offered by JustHost are certainly worth taking a closer look at.
JustHost offer 3 pre-configured packages called standard, enhanced and premium, with prices starting from just $74.99/month for standard, up to $124.99/month for premium, which is a discount of around 50% off their regular pricing.
The 50% discount is offered for the first month, if you decide to join a monthly plan. If you want to pay 3, 6 or 12 months in advance, then the 50% off will not apply, although with any plan you purchase, a discount of $75 will be automatically applied when purchasing the standard package, $100 discount for the enhanced plan and $125 discount for the premium plan when paid in advance from 3 to 12 months.
This means that if you purchase any plan on a monthly basis, your second month renewal will be around double that of the pricing shown on their website (which is quite excessive), which currently displays all prices at an introductory rate, as with all other types of hosting on offer with this particular provider.
Let’s take a closer look at the enhanced plan. At $99.99 for the first month and an ongoing monthly renewal fee of $199.99/month, you will get a Quad core, 2.5 GHz Intel® Xeon Processor, 8GB RAM, 8MB cache, 10TB monthly bandwidth, 1000GB Raid 1 storage, 4 IP’s, CentOS 6.5 (64-bit) and 1 free domain name registration.
All dedicated web hosting packages include advanced caching with write-back & it’s own RAM, dedicated support staff trained in this specific server type, complete control over your server and operating system with root access, RAID 1 mirrored storge for automated protection, access to high performance SAN storage upgrades from $50/month per 500GB & an enhanced cPanel.
JustHost Add-ons Review 2017
As with the majority of other similar providers such as JustHost, before you check out, you will be presented with a selection of optional extras or add-ons that will enhance your web hosting experience. Below is an explanation of what extras are currently offered to you for this particular provider.
Constant Contact: JustHost has partnered with this email marketing software provider to offer you quite a large discount on their services that will enable you to build newsletters or customized emails. By adding this to your order, your first 6 months is only $10 per month, which would usually be charged at $20/month. Building an email list is very important and can double or even triple the amount of revenue you generate for your business.
Domain Privacy Protection: In my opinion, $0.99 per month to protect your privacy is quite an excessive fee, especially when other popular domain providers cost around double that for the whole year. You do however, want to protect your information, as this data can be harvested by companies who will then spam you on a consistent basis with unwanted spam email or even sell your information to other spammers.
Site Backup Pro: If anything goes wrong, or you accidentally delete your website (I have done this in the past when first starting out) or your website is targeted by hackers, then you need the very latest backup of your files and databases to fix any issues you face. With this add-on, billed at $1.99/month, you can automatically backup everything on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, restore lost files automatically & restore databases and tables.
Search Engine Jumpstart (SoloSEO): This particular add-on will help you improve the search engine presence of your website in major search engines such as Google, Yahoo & Bing. At just $1.25/month (billed yearly at $14.99/year) it’s a useful add-on to purchase and offers faster search engine indexing of your websites content, SEO analysis reporting, a DIY SEO program so you can learn how to implement SEO yourself, as well as a useful eBook that explains the fundamentals of SEO too.
SiteLock Security: By verifying your address, phone and email, you are demonstrating to your customers that your business can be trusted. With automatic scanning for malware, you ensure your customers are not spammed or blocked. You can also boost the trust & credibility of your business by displaying a SiteLock certificate, which has proven to increase conversions. At just $1.99/month (billed yearly at $23.88/year) it can quickly pay for itself.
Although there is no obligation to purchase any of the above add-ons, I would recommend Site Backup Pro, Domain Privacy Protection & Search Engine Jumpstart (SoloSEO) at least, as these will ensure the on-going safety of your personal information & files, plus, also help you grow your business quicker online. After all, if you cannot be found in the search engines, then your website will not perform as you would initially expect.
Review Of The Support Provided By JustHost 2017
Whether you are having trouble accessing FTP on shared hosting, or need help from staff specifically trained to help with VPS or dedicated server issues, JustHost have a support method to suit you. Below is the many different ways you can request support for your account:
- Phone – Call support or billing: 888-755-7585
- Live Chat – Response wait time tested: 43 seconds (Outstanding)
- Helpdesk – Submit your own ticket to the correct department
- Help Center – Quick start guides, knowledgebase & video tutorials
Best JustHost Coupon Codes 2017
Want to save some cash on your purchase of JustHost’s shared, VPS & dedicated web hosting?
Below you will find a selection of available JustHost Coupon codes that are currently active for 2017. To activate the coupon, simply enter the correct code in the coupon section before you checkout & send your payment on their website.
- FREEDOMAIN: Get a free 1 year domain name registration.
- JHSL20: 20% off their 12 and 24 month web hosting plans.