Today, we’ll be examining iPower and JustHost, and comparing their shared, VPS, and dedicated hosting plans.
We will be comparing the plans based on comparable feature sets, and thus we will not be delving into too deeply into the feature sets of each plan. You can also see our full reviews for each host:
JustHost offers a basic plan at $11.99 per month, with discounts available for term-commitments ranging from 3 months to 4 years while iPower offers a Starter plan billed at $4.95 per month with 1 year commitment. iPower does not have a monthly option.
JustHost does not have a plan that matches the iPower Starter plan in features or price, and thus a direct comparison is impossible.
When we look at the iPower Pro plan, the comparison becomes possible. At $8.99 per month, the Pro plan offers the same features as JustHost’s $11.99 plan. The only advantages in the JustHost plan is unlimited SQL databases and unlimited email, whereas iPower’s Pro plan only allows for 25 of the popular relational databases, no matter if it’s the Pro plan or the Pro Plus plan. However, with an upgrade to the Pro plan, you essentially have the exact same plan as JustHost’s basic plan, albeit at the same cost, and still lacking the database capacity.
In the VPS space, JustHost offers plans from $29.99 to $119.99 per month, whereas iPower offers 3 plans from $24.99 to $99.99 per month.
Across the board, iPower tends to offer more storage space in similarly priced plans, and their bandwidth is unmatched by JustHost at each price tier. At the low end, JustHost offers much more processing power, with CPU and RAM almost double that of a comparable iPower plan. However, in the mid and high ranges, iPower takes the lead, simply offering more processing power, bandwidth, and storage, at a lower cost.
In the dedicated space, the 3 plans offered by both companies are practically identical, except in pricing. Across the board, iPower offers lower pricing for the same performance and features.
Both hosts guarantee 99.9% up time on their servers, and JustHost even goes as far as offering a free month of service for any downtime.
Both hosts offer 24/7 US-based support. Both sites also offer various types of FAQS and tutorials, and community forums for free.
iPower offers an average 30-day money-back guarantee, whereas JustHost offers an anytime money-back guarantee, in which terms are prorated.
For shared hosting, while iPower offers some flexibility in the pricing, their Starter plan is useless for anything but the most basic websites, and the 250 GB / 5GB storage will cripple many websites from the get-go. Additionally, their Pro and Pro Plus plans have SQL database caps of 25 databases, whereas JustHost offers unlimited databases for the same cost, and still has an option for upgrades. JustHost is most likely the better choice for you between these two shared hosts.
For VPS hosting, JustHost offers the better low-end plan, but iPower offers the better mid-range and high-end plans.
For dedicated hosting, iPower takes the cake easily, offering the exact same performance at considerably lower prices.