Hosting Review: Just Host

Posted by Jordan on 07/01/2011 in JustHost.

At Railshosting.org our goal is to bring you the most up to date information in the world of Rails hosting. Whether that's uncovering news stories, bringing you great lists of tutorials, top hosts, or giving you the information you need to make the best choice possible to host your app. In an effort to bring you the most up to date information we've decided to crowd-source some of our information and bring you hosting reviews of some of our top hosts. These posts give you pros and cons to weigh your decision against. The reviews contained in these articles are not the opinions of Railshosting.org. Instead they are opinions of customers that have gone before you, people who like you, value opinions and feedback. We hope that their experiences, whether for good or ill, will aid you in your journey to build and deploy your Ruby on Rails application.

Just Host is one of those companies that shines when it comes to offering really cheap plans. From their website, "Just Host are dedicated to providing their customers with the most reliable web hosting service possible. Fast, reliable, web hosting at an affordable price with secure servers, and 24/7 technical support make hosting your website with Just Host the obvious choice." They have gone out of their way to bring you the absolute cheapest hosting with the most bang for your buck. As a start they offer unlimited gigabytes of space, unlimited gigabytes of transfer bandwidth, unlimited domains, unlimited email accounts, and unlimited MySQL databases. That's a lot of unlimited. Especially to someone just getting started in web hosting. Next they offer a bunch of stuff that, while probably not particularly important to Rails developers is worth noting. They offer: a free site builder, a free domain name (worth probably in the range of $8-10), and it's all backed up with an anytime money back guarantee. So, they have a pretty sweet deal. However, as we've been doing with all the other sites, let's take a look at some reviews, comments and tweets to see if they are living up to their promises.

Just Host site reviews

Our first review comes from Hostings that suck , where they conclude, "In short, Justhost is highly recommended for beginners who require the most affordable and quick website using their popular and user-friendly Site Builder. If you want to use cPanel, Justhost is one of the cheapest cPanel hosting around. Justhost is also suitable for new to experienced bloggers who need a blog platform such as WordPress. The one-click installer comes in handy when installing web applications including WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, phpBB and many more. Justhost is also recommended for small to medium businesses websites. Therefore, know your requirements. Justhost may not be suitable for everyone.".

Our second review comes from Web Hosting Secrets Revealed where they say, ""Fact: JustHost went from nothing to a well-known brand in less than two years. Frankly I have not seen any hosting company can grow this fast in such a short time! In fact, if you check accross different hosting review sites, you’ll notice they are topping almost every hosting review sites. WebHostingGeeks, WebHostingSearch, HostingSeeq, WebHostingStuffs, FindMyHost – all these review sites list JustHost at the top of the chart. There are certainly plenty of good things to talk about them!.

Our third review comes from Web Hosting Top where they report the pros , "Just Host provides quality hosting service at an affordable price, only $3.45 per month with a 3 years subscription plan. Each hosting account is allowed to use as many space and data transfer needs. MySQL databases and the number of created email addresses are also unlimited. If you may need a domain, you can get one for free on signup, or if you are coming from another host, they will transfer your domain and website for free to their hosting server. Have your site reached a high number of daily visitors? At Just Host you can upgrade to dedicated hosting when time comes." and cons "Just Host does not offer windows hosting, so they do not support ASP.net and other windows based software on their servers. Another miss is that they don't offer dedicated IP addresses if you may need one for an ecommerce website." of Just Host.

Comments about Just Host

  • User Tom says, "I opened a JustHost account a couple of months ago as it was one of the cheapest options I could find for a not for profit/community organisation. I have to admit that I DID have a few “teething problems” when first trying to set up the site, namely the site builder links kept disappearing from the control panel and the “contact forms” facility wouldn’t deliver to my “home” email address. However, the people at JustHost were excellent in sorting out the problems for me, even down to contacting AOL who were in fact responsible for blocking mail from the IP address and asking them to lift the block. I am certainly no expert when it comes to setting up websites, but JustHost is certainly a lot more “User Friendly” than some of the others I have tried!" at Hostings that suck .

  • User Xing says, "JustHost clearly states that it does not keep backups of your content or materials, and that you're responsible for keeping copies safely offline. http://www.justhost.com/terms-and-conditions So when I accidentally deleted an entire folder from my file manager panel, I thought I'd lost it for good. I sent in a support ticket (not a priority booking, just a regular queued one), and 3 hours later, a technician had restored the folder from the backup server and everything was running as normal. It's been a lesson to myself. But I'm very grateful indeed for their prompt and able service. Have been with JustHost for about a year (hosting very simple personal websites) and have only had good experiences with them." at Web Hosting Geeks.

  • User Hugh Kelii says, " was looking for professional web hosting company which can host wordpress sites. I have tried out Just host and I'm very satisfied with the performance of my wordpress blogs. Now I have 6 websites hosted with them and are up and running 24/7, generating good revenue. Highly recommend this hosting provider!" at Web Hosting Top.

Tweets about Just Host

  • @thisisnotariot says, "Oh come on! justhost have suspended my website because it's being used for phishing. First I've heard of this.".

  • @Wrightsite says, "JustHost.com FAIL. Will a web hosting company with decent customer support AND decent features ever exist?".

  • @scollindesigns says, "@tffny I use justhost. Its fairly cheap, seems reliable.. At work we use Media Temple..".

  • @pauliecee says, "Having theeeeee most protracted conversation with #justhost imaginable.".

  • @katkerber says, "JustHost: Your renewal cost has gone up. Me: That's too much, I'll cancel. JH: Okay then, we'll keep it as it was. #badbusinesspractice".

  • @FreshGrind says, "JustHost are messing with my site so please be patient. It'll be running again soon.".