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Please DON'T! JustHost "MONEY BACK" is a scam! Read the below.
I JUST cancelled my JustHost after a couple of days. Just didn't like the cluttered interface, and pushy all along with ads and offerings. etc.
I had signed with Dreamhost, and reading good things about JustHost, and seeing their Moneyback Guarantee (yes I read ALL that was offered me to read AT THAT POINT as "fine print"!), I decided to check the interface and features, maybe I'd like better than Dreamhost.
I didn't. And I cancelled after two days. And that is what happened just now (I'm still furious with myself for falling for this scam!!!!!)
First, NOTICE HOW, after you sign in, you have to go through SEVERAL PAGES where they offer many upgrades and extra services, until you finally get to the completion of your sign in. And then, they will bill you IMMEDIATELY and for EVERYTHING.
>>>>> NONE, I REPEAT, NONE OF THOSE SERVICES ARE REFUNDABLE <<<<<<
And some of them advertise (23.99 only now, for instance), when they all can be added later.
And the domain registration fee, which is correctly non-refundable, as you retain your domain, is a whooping US20.00, instead of the regular price of around US 12.00 practiced in the Internet.
So, this is the summary of the ripoff:
For just trying JustHost for a couple of days, not even uploading anything, I paid, or more appropriately, was stolen, in about US$ 32.00.
US$20 for the domain registration when it should be around US$12, plus US$ 23.00 for an "upgrade for faster server" which I was stupid enough to pick up on my way to the signed in screen.
SO. a company that does that as regular business procedure (capture > rip off > release), betrays all its business philosophy, and shows after all what this British company is doing in the pliable USA market!
I'm writing this now, trying to get myself some consolation for the US$ 32 lost, in telling other people how it works.
If I manage to avoid at least one other person to be ripped off by JustHost, I'll feel a little better already.
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Biggest Con: in less than 48 hours, they fooled me and stole my money. What can I say?
Always a good experience
I'm not an expert in back-end functionalities so I can't analyse it so far. However, with my usage of my humble CSS and HTML pages I've always had an amazing experience with them.
There wasn't one time that I enter and my page and it was off the air. Even though experiencing any major problem, I found that chat of them incredibly helpfull.
They provide this opportunity of you chatting with a real person, and in real time you can solve all your problems. so instead of waiting in a phone for hours or sending emails that will only be answer in the other day, they solve the problem straight away.
I have nothing to complain. Cheap, unlimited domains and space. An easy to use cPanel. Efficient support. Everything I need.
Biggest Pro: Live Chat
Do not recommend Just Host for Reseller Accounts
Funny but when I was looking for a web hosting company to go with in December 2009 Just Host pretty much came out on top.
They seem to have great features, the price was comparable with the rest and most importantly the reviews were mainly all positive. Whereas when you now look at reviews they tell a completely different story.
My biggest gripe with them is with the following:
1. Monitoring - my server was down from approx 1am and there was no notification or anything. I had to call them in the morning.
2. Miscommunication - On the phone they were in the middle of a maintenance routine, by e-mail the situation was "temporary" and was going to be up soon, by the portal - the server had crashed. They also informed me that they were doing a restore. What they didn't tell me was that they had no back-up for me to restore from - I had to figure that out on my own - i.e. no restoration of service or phoning up.
3. Telephone Support - it's crap...can't say anything else. Their website states "real people"...they seemed far from real or interested.
If I knew then what I knew now...I pretty much wouldn't have signed up.
Biggest Con: Bad communication
Server down for TWO DAYS. They are clueless
The server has been down for two days!!!!
and it is still down. Feb. 28 and Mar. 1. Today is the third day server down 3/2/2010.
I mean what can I say, the server has been down for 2 days, I have a reseller account, many customers depending on my service.
I contacted CS 3 times, waited on hold for 30 minutes and eventually gave up. I contacted Live Chat 3 times, of course they don't help, they just say "sorry" and "it will be up soon".
Again, server down for 2 full days so far. Enough Said.
If you depend on uptime, these guys are DEFINITELY not for you.
Just Host is a good host for the right kind of sites
I read a lot of reviews on here and can't help but think a few of them are fake. I've been using Just Host for almost 2 years and have never had anywhere near any major dramas that I'm reading. I will say that every host is not 100% perfect, including Just Host, but for what you pay for their features are second to none.
A lot of the people choose the wrong web hosting for their site, and when it doesn't suit them they go to town. People, read the the fine print and make sure the host is 100% right for you. Just is great for sites that have small to medium levels of traffic, don't host too many streaming videos, or have any crazy automated scripts that chew up CPU resources.
If you need to have any of these features, get a VPS or Dedicated plan, don't go for shared hosting.
I'm sick of readng reviews about people's stupidity. Just Host is a good host for the right kind of sites. Eg. Wordpress, Drupal or simple html/flash sites.
You wouldn't buy a small car if you wanted to seat 10 people. So why do the same for hosting?
Biggest Pro: Anytime money back.
Biggest Con: None, because they suit my site's needs fine.
Total Rip Off
Signed up to Just Host 25/01/10.
Got a good deal NOT, never sent an email regarding login details or acknowlegment of payment. Have tried on numerous occassions to retreive these details.
OPPS, sorry never heard of you, don`t recongise your email address, despite recieving emails from billing and forwarding them on. Telephoning support a joke. No reply after hanging on for 15 minutes, again numerous occasions, charged at £0.10 per minute.
Have now issued a claim through Paypal to get money back.
Before purchasing read reviews with great feedback. They must be paying someone to write these.
Disappointed to say the least!
After numerous times of calls, email and online chats, we have still not received the help and support that was promised. Our site is dormant and unfinished, we have lost the confidence in Just Host that we have really never had. Promises of assistance never came. Very disappointed to say the least! We should have done the homework on researching hosts and satisfied customers better.
ONE PROBLEM AFTER THE OTHER (and the other & the other.......)
Where do I begin...okay for starters my website is "up" for roughly 70% of the time causing my customers to e-mail asking me what's wrong with the site. Many times my website is "having server trouble and I should contact the administrator" and alot of times my cPanel is all switched around missing some things and the file manager doesn't work right. This morning I woke up to find vacation and travel ads on a "parked" page where my website was only a few hours earlier. After 6 hours of e-mailing [email protected] I got a reply that my domain expired. Why wouldn't they notify you first instead of just removing the site? I do alot of business through my site and this makes my customers go elsewhere with their money. There are only a handful of websites like mine so the competition is tough...I don't want my loyal customers thinking I'm a flake who can't run their business. The only reason I am still using them is because all my products have the domain name on the labels. I am changing them and transferring everything to a new host...if I can find a decent one. The price is great but you get what you pay for. If I could change everything over to a new host right this minute I'd do it. Bottom line is if you want aggravation,problems,trouble and more aggravation (that you are paying good money for) then go with justhost.com. I'm getting as far away from these bastards as I can really soon. I just wish I had found the reviews over a year ago.
Biggest Pro: Price
Biggest Con: everything but the price
They confused the 5 nines with the 5 ones.
I switched from hostmonster because of horrible billing issues and thought I would give JustHost a try. My god was this a mistake. The email is down half the time, when I say this I am not exaggerating. When I contact their tech support, I get the generic, "our admins are aware of the problem and will resolve the issue in a timely manner". Their English is simply pathetic. I thought about staying until the end of my contract, but simply can't. If you are looking for a web host, I implore you, DO NOT use this company.
Biggest Pro: It was cheap but still not worth it.
Biggest Con: The whole thing.
Just Host is the biggest con! be careful
I have been with JustHost for one month now hosting www.fastcashforex.com, this morning i tried to open my site and work on it since it is still new site and only few pages i have! I was surprised to find my account is suspended! i had no idea why and how!
I tried to contact justhost on the phone but without any luck.
after couple of hours i found an email from them telling me the following:"
As you probably aware, here at Just Host we proactively monitor all our servers to ensure that our clients websites are loading as fast as possible at all times. During this routine monitoring we
have found that your account is utilizing an excessive amount of system resources, and we have been forced to suspend your site as per our terms and conditions '10% CPU/MEM/MySQL Policy'
For your reference, here is a copy of your usage report:
Top Process %CPU 45.0 /usr/bin/php /home/fastcas4/public_html/index.php
Just Host offer unlimited hosting space and unlimited bandwidth, but as per our terms we will suspend any website which exceeds our 10% CPU/MEM/MySQL policy. We hope that you understand our position in
ensuring that we provide the best possible service. In order to continue to provide this high quality service, you will need to upgrade to a dedicated server, which will give you an abundance of
additional resources and speed up your website.
As a loyal Just Host customer we have arranged for you to receive a special deal on a dedicated server with SingleHop, (our trusted dedicated partner) who will assist you with everything you need
to make your switch a smooth transaction.
Please visit this link to upgrade to a dedicated server: http://www.justhost.com/godedicated
Sorry for any inconvenience, and we hope you understand our decision. Once you have made the switch to dedicated, feel free to contact us at [email protected] for a refund of your current Just
Host account. On behalf of everyone here at Just Host, we wish you all the best with your online ventures.
PS: We strongly recommend you consider making the switch to dedicated, as you will experience a vastly improved service, and avoid being suspended again in the future -
It took me the whole day just to get a response from seniors to answer me to have access to files (i was not allowed to have access to cpanel but i was given a link to download (i am not sure if it has all my files yet!!!!! will see tomorrow when my new host download all files.
My site is only few pages and it is a new site! i don't understand how the CPU was high (one thing i was trying to do is download SiteBuilder Elite software and it didn't work! will this cause the problem? this what they also claim.
Please beware of this company they are unreliable company.
Biggest Con: biggest con out there