JustHost is a recently launched subsidiary of BlueHost. Before its acquisition by Endurance International Groups (parent company of some top hosting companies like BlueHost, Hostgator and iPage), it was owned and operated by JustDevelopIt, a UK based software development company. After its acquisition, JustHost is directly managed by Bluehost, which is already a widely appreciated and well established organization in the hosting industry. The brands also share a common datacentre while BlueHost provides inhouse support to the newy acquired company. Moreover, both the companies provide very similar plans except that JustHost provides is a bit cheaper, therefore increasing its value for price. Read on to explore more about the product and how it may suit your requirements.
Plans and Features
Everyone looks for a common set of features along with decent performance at a cheaper price in their preferred hosting service. We focus on the shared hosting plan offered by Justhost and explore the various plans and features provided by the company.
JustHost offers 3 types of shared hosting plans namely: started, plus and Business pro. Each of these plans are targeted at a type of small business and offers all necessary features and specifications to host powerful websites that can handle a decent amount of visitors. All the plans include a free website builder that can come in handy for non-technical users.
Starter: The starter plan is ideal for newbies and not so technical users. It provides 100 GB of storage space along with 1 free domain name and 100 email accounts. Each email account has 500 MB storage which is enough for any new user. Moreover, users can create up to 25 subdomains to better structure their websites.
Plus: The plus plan is aimed at users who expect around 500-800 visitors to their website every day. It is a relatively powerful plan with unlimited web space and bandwidth. Users also get unlimited email accounts and each of these email accounts have unlimited storage. Moreover, users can deploy their site through a GlobalCDN to improve speed and performance while reducing server load.
Business Pro: The business pro plan is aimed at high end users who expect around 2000 daily visitors to their website. Along with all the features included in the plus plan, the business Pro plan offers a dedicated IP address and SSL protection. Therefore it is ideal for hosting high volume security oriented sites like ecommerce applications and marketing websites.
Support for Content Management Systems
Each of the shared hosting plans come with a unified CPanel that provides 1-Click installs to major content management systems. Apart from that, the servers are optimized to suit the requirements of major CMS’s like wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, etc. Benchmarks tests have displayed excellent I/O read and write therefore proving the high volume transactions possible through JustHost servers. As these content management systems are resource intensive and often require higher processing power, all available resources are distributed among installed content management system with load balancing nodes to further optimize resource availability.
Presently the 1-Click installs support the following scripts while more are being added every day:
- Forums (PhpBB, vBulletin, Simple Machines, bbPress, etc.)
- Blogs (WordPress, b2evolution, GeekLog, etc.)
- Content Management (Joomla, Drupal, mambo, Xoops, etc.)
- ECommerce (Magento, PrestaShop, OsCommerce, OpenCart, etc.)
- And Photo Galleries, Live Chat, Wiki and thousands of web templates for quick deployment.
Each hosting account has inbuilt industry standard features like: UNLIMITED Disk Storage and Domain Hosting, Free Drag and Drop Site Builder, Free Domain Name Registration for one Year, Support for International Domain Names, POP3/POP3 and IMAP/Secure IMAP E-mail, 3 Different Webmail Solutions, E-mail Forwarding, Site Transfer, Add-on Domains, Parked Domains, Subdomains, cPanel, FTP Access, Web File Manager, Secure Shell (SSH) Access, Server Side Includes, Hotlink Protection, Override .htaccess Support, Log Files, Site Statistics, Customizable Error Pages, Custom Cronjobs, Spam Assassin Protection, E-mail Auto responder and a lot more.
Performance and Reliability
Due to its excellent server performance, JustHost has garnered a significant number of customers who rely on its services on a daily basis. It got a 77% positive user sentiment from SiteGeekwhile its server uptime has always remained above 99%.
Each of the websites hosted on their servers are backed up automatically to reduce risks for server failure and data loss. Along with the BlueHost servers, Just host shares the technology to deploy its customers applications at periods of incoming traffic bursts. The hosting panel provides in-depth stats about all resources consumed and therefore makes it easier for the users to manage their website. The latest pho and apache configurations also improve the server’s performance thus leading to higher uptime.
JustHost is ideal for
justHost is ideal for new users who want an easy site builder to deploy their static websites. The starter plan is ideal for people who just want to deploy a web template for their small business. It costs only $2.95 and comes with a free domain name for the first year.
If you know something about web hosting or you are a blogger starting out to build your next big website, the Plus plan would seem ideal for your requirements. You can install all kinds of blogs or forums and deploy them within minutes. It provides core control of the content management system while you can also modify or code and test your own scripts on the server. It costs around $4.50 per month and comes with all necessary features to aid you in deployment and testing.
The business Pro plan is ideal for users who are starting out with an ecommerce website or any other website that accepts financial transactions. The SSL certificate provided for free would significantly improve security every time a user shops on your website. You can also develop resource intensive applications like web crawlers and financials engines to serve your clients.
Along with the shared hosting plans, JustHost also provides virtual private servers and dedicated servers. Still the company focuses primarily on their shared hosting plans as the servers are optimized to handle multiple users at any given time. You can try any of the plans for a limited period and if you don’t like their services, you can apply for their No Questions Asked Money Back Guarantee scheme. You will receive all refunds excluding costs incurred for setting up and domain registration. Unless you are aiming to deploy a huge resource intensive website that quickly grows up to 5000 visitors per day, you won’t have any problems with JustHost.