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JustHost VS Dotster

JustHost VS Dotster

As a website owner you have numerous choices for your webhost. And not all of them are dependable. We strive to bring you the most dependable hosting choices and pit them head-to-head to help you determine which one is right for you.

In this comparison we look at Dotster, a hosting company with over 10 years of industry experience and millions of domains hosted during that time. Their mission is “to provide their clients with the online tools they need to compete successfully in their chosen marketplace.” They are a company also aware of sustainability issues and make efforts to purchase wind energy and develop recycling programs to offset their carbon footprint.

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JustHost is a newer hosting company but in a few short years has made huge wave on the industry with their well-developed single hosting plan. They aim to serve almost any website, whether personal or business, and provide many of the tools necessary for a successful hosting experience for a very low price.

Which of these star hosts is right for you? Take a look at our head-to-head comparison and consider our recommendation below.


With JustHost pricing is a cinch with one low cost of $4.45 per month.

Dotster offers two sets of plan for either Linux or Windows platforms. The Linux plans are “Basic” for $5.75/mo, “Deluxe” for $8.75/mo, and “Ultra” for $15.99/mo. For Windows the plans are $6.75/mo for “Basic, $9.45/mo for “Deluxe”, and $17.95/mo for the “Ultra”.

Products and Services

JustHost offers a free marketing credit package valued at over $200 that includes credits for Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, and more. JustHost also offers a free basic sitebuilder with all accounts, and they backup their service with an anytime money back guarantee.

Dotster offers business solutions that includes a professional website builder, domain registration, SEO marketing services, email marketing, local site promotion, and a full VPS business hosting package that runs $39.95/mo.

Web Hosting Features

The JustHost plan comes packed full of features that includes unlimited disk space, bandwidth, email accounts, hosted domains, and MySQL databases. They offer full support for popular scripting languages, and also offer bonus plugin widgets and 3rd party software. They support multi-media files, and offer free eCommerce solutions to all clients.

Only the Dotster “Ultra” plan offers the same unlimited features, except a limit of 50 MySQL databases. All other plans have limited but ample disk space, bandwidth, and email accounts. Their Windows plans provide a Windows operating system and platform for those web developers using MS Microsoft applications and languages.

Customer Service

JustHost is available 24 hours a day via phone, chat, or email. They also offer an online help center filled with helpful articles and tutorials.

Dotster also offers 24 hour support via email. Phone support is also available. Dotster also provides an online knowledgebase that is not as user-friendly as JustHost, but does contain a sufficient amount of articles.


While Dotster certainly has a great hosting plan for small to medium business, we feel that JustHost offers a much better overall plan at a much better price for the average website owner and small business website. Our recommendation goes to JustHost.

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