JustHost VPS Hosting Review 2017 Update
Just Host is a leading VPS hosting provider established in the year of 1996. It has already started offering VPS plans from the very beginning. The advantage of the Just Host VPS plan is that you will receive guaranteed server resources. Webmasters with websites that outgrow their shared hosting resources can conveniently upgrade to VPS plans.
Types of VPS Hosting Plans
Just Host offers four types of VPS hosting plans including standard, enhanced, premium and ultimate. It only offers managed VPS hosting plans. The fully managed hosting plan is suitable for beginners who don’t have expertise in maintaining a server. Webmasters will get full root access to the server. The VPS hosting plan is compatible with PHP and Apache.
The Standard plan features 2 GB RAM, 30 GB of hard disk, and 1 TB bandwidth per month. The Enhanced plan offers 4 GB RAM, 60 GB of hard disk, and 2 TB bandwidth per month. Both Standard and Enhanced VPS plans are hosted on servers with dual core processors. The Premium plan offers 6 GB RAM, 120 GB of hard disk and 3 TB bandwidth per month. The Premium VPS plan is hosted on server with triple core CPU. The Ultimate plan offers 8GB RAM, 240 GB of hard disk and 4TB bandwidth per month. The Ultimate plan is hosted on servers with quad core processors. You can host any number of domain n your VPS hosting.
You only get 1 unique IP address with the Standard plans. The other three plans offer 2 unique IP addresses. All the VPS hosting plans use CentOS 6.5 (64-bit) operating system. Free domain name is included when you sign up for a VPS hosting plan for a term of at least 36 months. The free domain registration is valid for 1 year. You can also choose to use your own domain and have it transferred to the hosting for free of charge. The Standard plan is great for webmasters with websites that have grown slightly larger for a shared hosting to handle.
Pricing of the Hosting Plans
Just Host offers customers a few billing terms to choose from including 1 month, 3 month, 6 months and 1 year. The cost of the VPS hosting plans range from $29.99/month to $119.99/month. You can get 50% discount when you subscribe for VPS hosting monthly. You can get more discounts if you choose a longer billing term. Just Host does not charge any hidden fees for customers. The exact cost you will be charged for the web hosting package is listed on the product page. The customer support will quickly set up a hosting account for you after you sign up with them so that you can get your website up as soon as possible.
Your account will be automatically renewed at the regular rate when the hosting term comes to an end. They will charge the hosting fee on your card about 15 days in advance of the expiration of your hosting account. You will be notified about the automatic renewals so that you have time to can cancel your hosting if you don’t want to renew it. You can disable the automatic renewal by contacting the customer support 15 days before your hosting expire.
Just Host offers customer support for customers for 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The customer support is available through email, telephone, and live chat. They provide a toll free telephone number for customers so that you won’t get charged when calling the customer support.
The toll free customer support is available for 4 countries including USA, UK, Australia and Canada. The customer support representatives are well trained in various aspects of VPS hosting. The customer support can offer an accurate solution whenever you ask them for help.
You can get connected to a customer support representative almost immediately if you choose live chat. They offer native customer support representatives that can speak English fluently. The customer support representatives are patient and friendly. There is a knowledgebase center that provide tutorials on basics of setting up a website on the hosting. There are a number of video tutorials that teach you how to perform basic tasks such as installing WordPress.
Just Host offers 99.9% uptime guarantee for the VPS hosting. The high uptime percentage ensures that your webpages will load quickly. It takes less than 1 minute for a webpage to load. Statistic shows that Just Host server consistently provides fast response time within a period of 6 months.
Just Host operate their own data centers. They have data centers in Illinois, Michigan and Texas. Their data centers are equipped with several hundreds of Dell servers powered with quad core processors. They have a UPS back up generator in place in case there is a power failure. The technical team is responsible for overseeing the network for 24/7 so that they can quickly fix any arising issue if the servers encounter a problem. Just Host uses advanced cloud technologies such as KVM and OpenStack to upgrade the server.
Just Host offers an enhanced cPanel for the VPS packages. The enhanced cPanel for the VPS hosting offers many additional features that allows you to have an optimal experience. With cPanel, you can easily manage all aspects of your web hosting including check your emails, add domains, check awstats, install scripts, upload files, MySQL and etc.
There is a free script library that allows you to install various types of CMS with just a few mouse clicks including WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. It offers a large collection of building tools and templates that you can use for free. It also provides free e-commerce and shopping carts for people who want to run an online store. The multi-account management feature enables webmasters to manage all your VPS accounts under a single account. You will be able to manage multiple accounts with just one cPanel login.
You will find three web building tools at the cPanel including WordPress, Mojo Marketplace and Weebly. Weebly is a free site builder tool that allows you to setup your website with drag and drop feature. You can add various types of features into your website through Weebly site builder tool including slideshow,buttons and YouTube video. You can easily customize the appearance of your website by changing the the theme or color palette with just a few clicks.
Value Added Services
Just Host offers a number of value added services for VPS customers including SiteLock Security and SiteBackup. SiteLock Security will carry out proactive scanning on your website regularly to make sure it is not attacked by malware or spammed. SiteLock Security will constantly monitor your server for spam blacklists. You can display the SiteLock security certificate to increase your ROI.
By default, Just Host will automatically backup the data on your server. You can decide whether you want the data backup to be carried out daily, weekly or monthly. The backup service enables you to easily restore your MySQL database. The backup files can be downloaded in zip file format so that you can access it offline. The SiteBackup Pro allows you to download Postgre SQL database at a small fee. Just Host is not able to offer the automatic backup services if the file size is larger than 30GB. It also cannot offer automatic backup services if you have over 50,000 files on the server. The automatic backups will be stored on the server for at least 30 days.
Money Back Guarantee
Just Host is offering a 30 days money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied, you can contact their customer support to get a refund. They can refund you the hosting fee for the remaining hosting term which you did not use. The setup fee will be minus from the hosting fee when you request for a refund. You can request for a money back guarantee if you are disappointed with the uptime.
One disadvantage of Just Host is that it is difficult to import WordPress blogs onto the VPS hosing. It involves a complicated process to import content from a WordPress blog. However, there is no problem to export a WordPress blog. Their cPanel for VPS has too many customizations. This causes the interface to look messy and difficult to use. It is not easy to find the link to the VPS hosting product page on the site as the link is buried somewhere deep inside the website. Another disadvantage is that Just Host only offer Linux based VPS hosting for customers.
In conclusions, Just Host is a reputable web hosting company that provide affordable VPS hosting solutions for customers. Small online businesses that are looking to save money will find Just Host VPS is their best option. Just Host offers discount on its VPS plans from time to time. Just Host may not be offering the best features for their VPS plans compared to other web hosting companies. However, they are a good web hosting provider that offer fairly priced VPS plans with all the basic features you need.