JustHost Dedicated Hosting Review

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Cosmo

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Sep 20 - 2014

JustHost

Dedicated Server Hosting Review

JustHostwas launched in 2008 by Just Develop It, a group of internet-focused companies based in the U.K. that provide web design, server monitoring and other internet-related solutions based in the U.K. It’s CEO, Chris Phillips, is incidentally also the CEO of Just Develop It.

As Just Develop It is predominantly involved in the provision of Internet-related services, the establishment of JustHost was seen as a natural extension to its businesses. Within 24 months of its inception, JustHost managed to achieved an impressive figure of more than 250,000 customers.


JustHost was however acquired in 2010 by Endurance International Group (EIG) which also owns numerous other prominent web hosts including Bluehost, HostMonster and HostMonster.


Dedicated Hosting Plans

JustHost offers 3 dedicated server hosting plans for demanding high-traffic sites -Standard, Enhanced & Premium- with the following specifications :

Plans Standard Enhanced Premium

Good For

Smaller businesses

that are expanding quickly & need extra power to continuing growing over time. Ideal for ecommerce sites that may outgrow shared servers & don't want to be affected by others on their server.

Established businesses

that are ready to take their online presence to the next level by taking advantage of the flexibility that comes with dedicated resources & using that to expand their website capabilities.

Thriving businesses

with high-volume traffic, frequent data transactions and/or extensive website functionalities. Ideal for businesses whose performance and response time are critical for online success.

CPU

Dual Core

2.3 Ghz Intel® Xeon Processor

3 MB Cache

Quad Core

2.5 Ghz Intel® Xeon Processor

8 MB Cache

Quad Core

3.3 Ghz Intel® Xeon Processor

8 MB Cache

RAM

4 GB

8 GB

16 GB

Disk Space

500 GB

RAID 1

1 TB

RAID 1

1 TB

RAID 1

Bandwidth

5 TB

monthly

10 TB

monthly

15 TB

monthly

IP Addresses

3

4

5

Operating System

CentOS 6.4 (64-bit)

CentOS 6.4 (64-bit)

CentOS 6.4 (64-bit)

Pricing

Plans Standard Enhanced Premium

Price

For first month

$74.99

$75 off

$99.99

$100 off

$124.99

$125 off

12 Month Term

1 year plan

$124.99

monthly

$169.99

monthly

$209.99

monthly

6 Month Term

Half year plan

$134.99

monthly

$179.99

monthly

$224.99

monthly

3 Month Term

Quarterly plan

$144.99

monthly

$189.99

monthly

$239.99

monthly

1 Month Term

1 month plan

$149.99

monthly

$199.99

monthly

$249.99

monthly

Automatic Renewal of Plans

Be sure to keep in mind that once your initial registered hosting term expires, your subcscribed plan will be automatically renewed as a courtesy at the followingregular rates.


This discretion is stated in itsUser Agreement. Automatic renewals are a standard web hosting industry practice but one that potential customers may sometimes be unaware of. JustHost will send customers a notification of this renewal a month before it performs an automatic renewal.


We have reproduced the relevant parts of JustHost's User Agreement below :


4.   Automatic Renewal of Hosting Account

As a courtesy and not as an obligation (contractual or otherwise), fifteen (15) days prior to the expiration of Subscriber's Hosting Account or Domain(s) JustHost will automatically renew Subscriber's Hosting Account by charging the applicable fee for the non-promotional rate to Subscriber's current method of payment on file.


6.   Notification of Automatic Renewals

Subscriber will be notified of pricing for EACH successive period (or renewal period) no later than thirty (30) days prior to the payment date of SUCH successive period (or renewal period) for all products and services with a successive or renewal period of twelve (12) months or greater. This notification will be sent to the contact email address on file for the Account.


To disable the automatic renewal of your account, simply notify JustHost at least 15 days before the account expiration date by writing to [email protected].


Cancellation / Refund Policy

JustHost's plans are backed by ananytime money-back guaranteethat entitles subscribers to a full refund of the remainder of the a subscriber's current hosting term. This refund excludes the standard nonrefundable fees like setup fees, domain name registrations and non web hosting services. JustHost's refund scheme is as follows :


  • Cancellation within 30 days of registration :full refund.

  • Cancelling anytime after 30 days of registration : prorated refund for the remainder of the current hosting term.

Uptime

JustHost does not provide an uptime or network guarantee with its plans. The only mention of an uptime statistic is a helpdesk article in relation to aserver uptime agreementthat states :


We at JustHost strive to offer the best in the industry for Network and Server uptime. Like all shared hosting companies from time to time, we experience downtime.


Server and Network uptime are dependent on a variety of issues, ranging from the activity by our clients, traffic to other sites, hardware failure, to issues like hard-drive failure and file corruption. Most issues are resolved in approximately 15 minutes.


However, on extreme issues, it may take more than 15 minutes to resolve. In these extremely rare circumstances, the server may require additional time to resolve the issue. This can take several hours and in very rare cases as much as a day to get your server back up and running.


Dedicated servers offer the best uptime of all web hosting solutions and are generally unaffected by server downtime arising from excessive consumption of shared server resources by other users on the same server (e.g in shared hosting or even VPS environments).


However, customers may still experience downtime in cases such as unexpected hardware failure or power blackouts that neither can be foreseen nor is under the control of the web hosting company.


For example, in 2013, EIG-controlled companies such as JustHost experienced anextended service outagewhen its Utah data center suffered an unexpected networking outage.


Plan Features & Add-Ons

JustHost offers a number of value-added services in addition to its hosting plans including important backup tools, enhanced website security and others which we have listed below.

Green hosting

JustHost does not presently have any green hosting initiatives but has a sister company acquired in 2011 which caters exclusively to green hosting calledSuper Green Hosting.


When we visited Super Green Hosting’s site, we could not find any information regarding its green hosting efforts and clicking on any of the links simply redirects a visitor to JustHost’s site.


Special offers

JustHost periodically offers discounts on itsweb hosting plans. Do check out ourJustHost Promotionspage for the latest available promotions.


Conclusion

JustHostis a decent hosting choice with a complete range of affordable web hosting solutions and comes with a nice anytime money back guarantee.



In a

nutshell

* For web hosting company in general and not to specific plans.

Pros

1.

Anytime Refund Policy

JustHost offers a full refund if canceled within 30 days and a prorated refund anytime after that.

2.

Affordable Plans

JustHost offers a complete range of plans from shared to dedicated server hosting at affordable prices.

Cons

1.

No Uptime Guarantee

JustHost does not offer any uptime guarantees or any refunds for downtime experienced.

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