Just Host Review

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Just Host is among one of the most affordable web hosting services in our lineup, offering comprehensive hosting packages at competitive monthly prices. The service provides many of the basic hosting components we looked for without restrictions. For instance, Just Host provides unlimited disk space, bandwidth and domains, meaning you can register as many domains as you want under your account and your websites won’t have any space or data transfer limitations. The service is subsequently a good option if you plan to start more websites or want a site that can expand with the anticipated growth of your business. All of the service’s hosting packages also provide one free domain name, or if you have an existing site, free domain transfer.

While many web hosting providers offer either Linux or Windows hosting, Just Host has only Linux servers. The difference between the two operating systems and the functionality of their servers was once substantial, but that’s not so much the case anymore. The only reason you might have a preference for one over the other is if you work with a programmer or designer who requires a specific programming language not supported by one of the server types. If your website doesn’t necessitate such specific technical details, you don’t need to worry about something as complicated as the type of servers the provider offers.

Just Host provides all the features we were looking for in web hosting services. For starters, there are site creation tools that allow you to build a completely new site or add new site components such as blogs, image galleries or message boards to an existing site. Furthermore, the service boasts one-click app installation, meaning you can install those site components on your website in a single click. For eCommerce websites, shopping carts and shared SSL certificates are available.

Just Host also includes every email option you could possibly want, including webmail, unlimited storage, and an unlimited number of POP3 or IMAP email addresses. Additionally, you’ll have access to SMTP email, aliases, forwarding, mailing lists, autoresponders, spam protection and the ability to form mail scripts.

The hosting provider also has an administrative control panel so you can manage all of your websites from one centralized and intuitive interface. The cPanel control panel also provides access to site statistics so you can see how your site is performing and track your advertising credits. The credits allow you to place ads for your site on popular search engines such as Google and Yahoo.

The good

Excellent customer support:

Just Host makes it easy to contact them with questions or problems by offering several different support channels to choose from, including email, phone, live chat, and social media support through Twitter and Facebook. Support is prompt and available 24/7. On their website, they inform you of the average wait time for each of the different support options to help you make your selection. Having access to quality customer support like this is important when choosing a web hosting service, as minutes or even seconds of website issues can impact a business.

Multiple website hosting from one account:

With Just Host, there is no limit on how many domains you can host from your account, and each domain can also have an unlimited amount of subdomains as well as parked and add-on domains. All of these features combined with Just Host’s unlimited bandwidth and disk space help make sure you can continue to grow your website as much as you need to without worrying about running into any limitations.

99.9% Uptime guarantee:

With Just Host, you can rest easy knowing they’re going to do everything they can to ensure your website is always up and running. The company guarantees a 99.9% uptime for all of their websites, which is great news because you know you’re paying for a product that works. Just Host’s guarantee helps give you that much-needed peace of mind.

Great business tools:

Those looking to create a business website will appreciate the additional tools that Just Host provides to help you market your company and even sell products online. All new and transferred domains receive $100 for Google AdWords and $25 in Yahoo! ad credits. Anyone looking to sell products online will appreciate the free ecommerce and shopping cart software available for you to install on your website. Tools like these can be a great way to jumpstart your business and increase your sales.

No setup fee:

When searching for a web hosting provider, it’s important to consider any additional fees, like setup fees, in addition to the monthly fee. While some web hosting companies charge quite a lot for setup on top of their monthly fee, Just Host waives the setup fee for you which is one less cost you need to worry about as you delve into building your new website.