Why am I writing a review on the actual use of Justhost? If you have read my posts you will know that I am in the progress of setting up new sources of income. On one side I am building working sites for the purpose of selling. The last site I sold last week had me setting up a site on Justhost, even though I had urged the buyer to avoid doing so. I did not tell him about this site. But I did tell him about what I had found while researching Justhost. The biggest problem that comes to mind is speed, and we did encounter this problem. As well as a problem with using the ftp program filezilla. Because of the problems we had in the first 24 hours, the client changed his mind and went to Rackspace. Not to mention the point where it was taking me hours to upload a few megs of data on to his account through a third party ftp program that they recommended that I find a bit shaddy. I had talked my client out of migrating to Mediatemple (a post about that is in the works as to why). But he left me with a working Justhost account to play with for 24 hours so I could see if the problems were true.
The rumor floating around is that Justhost is now part of the Endurance Group International. Inc. Its not hard to beleive because Justhost is very similar to many of the sites in Endurance Group International, such as fatcow, ipage, and powweb to name a few.
Justhost loves to nickel and dime you
The first thing I found when logging into cPanel was a long screen of one time offers before letting me into the control panel. Even after the special offers that launch before the start up screen you find even more offers within cPanel. I imagine this is what every control panel that Endurance International Group customers look like. What other choice is a webhost to have when they enter into the unlimited market then to figure out how to weasel out funds from a customer in another way. The unlimited alone leaves the company in peril, but the advertising adds a whole new source of income.
1. Justhost – Pipedns
I am a little confused by this service. As it seems a service “Manage your existing domains”. They seem to have a partnership with Justhost as well as two other companies (super green hosting and hostclear) I tend to think the manging of your domains involves transferring from your existing domain register. I strongly suggest not transferring to them if thats the case. I suspect that his is nothing more then a domain register.
Pipedns has me wondering much like I did when I had discovered Endurance International group. I have to wonder with pipedns, supergreenhosting, hostclear, and justhost if they do not belong to Endurance International Group, if they are not part of another organization very similar to what the Endurance International group is.
2. Justhost – Go green
Just another of those add ins, that I see nothing about from the main page. Perhaps much like Goddady, they subject you to one of the worst shopping carts where you have multiple items to try and pick through before you ultimately get to the last page to purchase your original intention. Its such a thing that I can say has detoured me from buying from a company. Here is the problem with Justhost’s green service, the details and facts behind you paying $0.97 are non-existent. I am sure that their facility is not wind powered, after all that would be one hell of advertisement to have on the main site. There is no clear information for where they purchase their ‘wind’ credits. Any green “partnerships”, are not listed. With what little information they have, I almost have to wonder if there is even a real green incentive program.
3. Justhost – designfusions.com
Dreamfusions is in my opinion apart of the same group that Pipedns.com is. All you have to see why I think that is to do a whois lookup. I could be wrong, but there are a lot of coincidences. But I have to wonder since most of the sites are located with in the UK.
4. Justhost- Paid priority support or what ever happen to “no hidden fees”
“Best Support in the industry”, words used in their featured section. But there is nothing stating that in order to get the best support that they offer you have to pay an extra $19.95 a year.