With a wide variety of available hosting plans, overall inexpensive service and solid uptime, you can easily excuse anyone who thinks A Small Orange web hosting service is the best. However, such pardon should never extend to people who have experienced the wholesome goodness of Justhost. Granted, this oddly named web hosting service provider has a host of modestly priced dedicated, shared as well as virtual private server plans that individual users and small business should find very appealing. However, Justhost gets a whole 5 out of five stars in a Justhost vs A Small Orange bout because it offers all the essential features that A Small Orange users cannot access.
Comparing shared hosting plans
Justhost has three shared hosting plans, which are Basic, Plus and Pro. These cover a wide range of features that serve website hosting needs of everyone. A Small Orange on the other hand, has four hosting plans that all seem geared towards meeting hosting needs of the individual user, and by some small stretch, small businesses.
Justhost’s basic plan comes with 50 GB website space, 1 domain with unmetered bandwidth and up to 25 sub domains that can host more than 5 email accounts each. The email accounts each has storage space of up to 100 MB. A Small Orange has four plans, which are Tiny, Small, Medium and Large. The largest of these Linux-based plans offers a dismal 30 GB website space and 500 GB bandwidth.
A Small Orange’s plans are very solid especially websites that do not demand elaborate shared hosting demands. They however are very different from Justhost’s largest plan, the obvious favorite for a shared hosting plan that offers unlimited website space across all tiers and with a choice of both windows and Linux-based servers. This plan offers hosting for unlimited number of websites, unmetered website space and bandwidth, high performance experience with an outstanding 99.98% uptime, unlimited sub domains, email accounts and email storage as well as website backup protection. Justhost throws in extras worth $180 and promotional offers amounting to $300. A Small Orange however makes up for this huge dissimilarity, with unlimited email in all of its plans.
VPS and dedicated hosting
Both service providers have dedicated hosting for clients who think shared hosting is not robust enough to meet their demands. While A Small Orange’s offer in this regard is as modest as its other services, Justhost’s dedicated hosting comes with root access, guaranteed server resources and an improved control panel. Their servers have up to a TB of storage space, monthly data transfers of up to 15 TB and 16 GB of RAM. These actually are industry standards except data transfer numbers, which are the best in the industry.
Website building and e-Commerce
Both hosting service providers offer several website building tools. Justhost’s combination of WordPress, Weebly and Mojo Marketplace offer certain functions that make the process adding and editing website elements easy. Both Justhost and A Small Orange have great e-commerce add-ons.
While A Small Orange has comparatively impressive customer service, it is Justhost’s money back guarantee that is a real winner. They let you cancel any chosen web hosting option at any time and receive a full refund in the process. This is the industry’s best. On a scale of 1 to 5, Justhost gets 5 stars.