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Just Host

Just Host
Developed by: Nativespace
Ranked: 6th
Overall rating:
Best price: $4.45
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Stephen
Qualtrough

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Technology should make our lives easier

 
Review

Review summary

Good points Just Host review good points

• Complete package at good price

• Extensive scripting support

• Add applications

• Easy to use

Bad points Just Host review bad points

• Lots of technical features

Our verdict

Just Host is another simple, easy to use, efficient web hosting service that gets your business or personal website onto the web and read by web users. While there may not be any “standout” unique tools or features, the combined package adds up to a value-for-money service that meets your hosting needs.




Full review

You’ve got all you need in a hosting package with Just Host. We investigated the features and tools Just Host brings to the table and found out what you can expect when you sign up for a Just Host plan.

Hosting

As with a majority of web hosting services Just Host provides one plan at a flat monthly fee (currently $3.25 a month.) As with other providers, all features and tools are provided within this monthly package plan. The plan comes with a money back guarantee. The Just Host offering is similar to many other host providers and offers unlimited storage space, unlimited transfer space and unlimited domains. Additionally, use the free website builder tool to fix up a website prior to publishing.

Just Host provides unlimited MySQL databases. You get full FTP access and support for a good number of scripts and programming languages (including support for custom PHP.INI files, Ruby on Rails, Perl 5, Python, and support for JavaScript, Flash and Shockwave), making it easy to customize your page and have it working to your requirements. There is a decent amount of options for customization, giving you control over your websites – Spam Assassin protection is included, along with Secure Shell Access.

Host an ecommerce website with an SSL secure server and support for a choice of shopping carts. There are also password-protected directories and a free generated certificate. In addition to the general storage and scripting features, you can add streamed video and audio with supported multimedia features, as well as other custom multimedia additions. Just Host lets you add site components such as message boards or image galleries with just one click – helpful when creating an individual-looking site.

The Just Host system is handled by dual quad processor performance servers that are backed-up by UPS power and diesel generator. The Apache web server is monitored 24/7 and we didn’t encounter any problems with excessive downtime.

Domains

Just Host gives you unlimited domain hosting under your account, meaning you can manage all your websites from one control panel. This feature is also useful for people who see their websites expanding as you don’t need to find a new host in order to open more sites. You can also register a domain name for free (for one year), a welcome feature that is not always provided by website hosts, or transfer domain names. If you have international domain names you can bring them to the Just Host plan. Add-on domains and parked domains are also provided for, and sub-domains are similarly unlimited with your Just Host plan.

Email

Sign up with Just Host and you can take advantage of unlimited email accounts in order to communicate with customers and clients. POP3 secure email support is included and unlimited, as is secure IMAP email support. The email system is set up using three different web-based email solution choices and in addition you can have unlimited email forwarding – practically everything you could ever want in emailing features all under one roof.

Marketing & reporting

When using the control panel you’ll see everything connected with hosting your website in one place, including tools and features for promoting your site and seeing how well the site is doing. Most of the applications for marketing and reporting you need to add yourself by integrating apps into your website design. You can also add social networking scripts and polls. The Just Host package comes with free advertising credits for placing ads on search engines like Google and Yahoo.

Ease of use

While there are a lot of technical features in the Just Host package the actual experience of managing your sites is surprisingly simple. Control and management takes place via the integrated control panel which brings all the tools and features together in one place. This makes it simple to navigate your way around the system without too much trouble. Here you can configure your email accounts, manage multiple domains, administer the database, add applications and check statistics.

Help & support

We like the customer support offered by Just Host, which goes a long way to providing a service you can actually make the most of. There is a telephone option for getting in touch, and you can also make use of the live chat option 24 hours a day. In addition, the email ticket system allows you to submit a ticket and wait for a response (which doesn’t normally take longer than one day.) Being able to access immediate help is useful in case of a technical problem with your website that you want to fix asap. In addition, look through the information and articles on the Helpdesk. These documents assist in answering any technical queries you may have. Just Host also provides a user forum and video tutorials.

Overall

Whether or not you are familiar with web hosting you will be satisfied with the offering from Just Host, with its easy to navigate features and range of benefits included in one plan. Experienced website designers will appreciate the range of customization tools available and the ability to add applications with one click.



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Ratings breakdown

Overall
 received a rating of 4 for Overall
Hosting
 received a rating of 5 for Hosting
Domains
 received a rating of 4 for Domains
Email
 received a rating of 4 for Email
Marketing & reporting
 received a rating of 4 for Marketing & reporting
Ease of use
 received a rating of 4 for Ease of use
Help & support
 received a rating of 4 for Help & support