JustHost brings a lot to the table in terms of features – though, of course, what you actually get would depend on the subscription plan that you go with. Still, it can’t be denied that there is a lot on offer compared to what some of the other shared hosting providers give out. For starters, you can get unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited domain hosting, unlimited add-on domains, unlimited parked domains, unlimited subdomains, unlimited email forwarding, unlimited POP3/POP3 secure email support, and unlimited IMAP/Secure IMAP email support. You also get the industry standard cPanel control panel, FTP access, SSH access, MySQL databases, a host of eCommerce features, and even multimedia features that let you stream video and audio.
They also throw in a bunch of extras and freebies that can truly make hosting with them a worthwhile endeavor. Their 1-click installers, for example, are definitely a great addition, especially if you are looking to utilize WordPress, Concrete5, Drupal, Joomla, Magento, and the like. And that’s not all. JustHost also provides a free website script library. Through this you get community forums, social networking scripts, mailing lists, help center scripts, survey software, and a lot more. Overall, this is one of the most feature-packed shared hosting services around, and is certainly one of the more generous when it comes to extras and freebies.
JustHost allows you to choose from 3 different plans, each offering features that are fit for various needs. If you are an individual or a small business, and you really don’t have demanding needs, then the Basic plan should do just fine. In terms of features, you get 1 website, 50GB of space, unmetered bandwidth, 1 free domain, 5 parked domains, 25 subdomains, 5 email accounts, and 100MB of email storage per account. It has an introductory price of $3.95 per month, but reverts to its original pricing once the initial term is over. Regularly, it goes for $11.99 for the month-to-month term; $10.99/month for the 12-month term; $9.99/month for the 24-month term; and $9.49/month for the 36-month term. Setup is free for all terms, while you would have to pay for the domain registration if you go for the month-to-month term.
If you need more, then their most popular plan, the Plus, might be right up your alley. You get 10 websites, 150GB of storage, unmetered bandwidth, 1 free domain, 20 parked domains, 50 subdomains, 100 email accounts with 500MB storage each, plus freebies like $150 of marketing credits, and SpamExperts, which normally goes for around $24/year, for 1 domain. You can get this plan now for only $6.95 per month, but expect to pay the regular rate once your term is up. This normally goes for $16.99 for the month-to-month term; $14.99/month for the 12-month term; $13.49/month for the 24-month term; and $12.49/month for the 12-month term.
Finally, if you need all the possible features they have or simply need high performance hosting, then JustHost’s Pro plan is a must. For an introductory price of $14.95 per month, you get unlimited websites, unmetered storage and bandwidth, 1 free domain, unlimited parked domains, unlimited subdomains, unlimited email accounts with unlimited storage, plus $300 of marketing credits, SpamExperts for 2 domains, a free SSL certificate, 1 dedicated IP, domain privacy for 1, and SiteBackup Pro. The regular rates for this plan will cost you $29.99 for the month-to-month term; $27.99/month for the 12-month term; $26.49/month for the 24-month term; and $25.49/month for the 36-month term.
JustHost offers three ways of getting in touch with their support team, either via phone, email, or live chat. Their support channels are also, thankfully, open 24/7. In terms of their response times, they are pretty decent – though there were times where live chat sessions took a bit to start. Beyond that, they also provide a comprehensive knowledge base that provides various good-to-know information about their services. All in all, this shared hosting provider offers a solid range of customer support options and generally good response times.
What's the Verdict on JustHost?
JustHost Shared Hosting Review 2020 – Conclusion
Overall, JustHost’s service feels like a mixed bag. On one hand, you get really low introductory prices, tons of extras and freebies, and great features. On the other hand, their uptime isn’t the best and actually lags behind some of the competition (though, admittedly, it isn’t the worst either). Plus, due to the price of the add-ons and their regular rates, it might not be most cost-effective solution out there. That said, if you are willing to try JustHost out, then the wealth of features that await you might just be worth it. They also provide a rather flexible money back guarantee so there is little to no risk at all if you want to take a shot at it.