OJS Hosting

  1. Choose a Hosting Plan:The first step is to place your order. To ensure you choose the right OJS hosting plan, consider the goals of your online publishing. The biggest differences between various OJS hosting plans are the size of disk space, the monthly data transfer, and the initial training involved. Once you choose a suitable plan, you will be directed to our Client Portal to create your account and make your payment. We offer 3 hosting packages: The Basic Plan, The Professional Plan, and The Institutional Plan:
  2. Basic Plan: The Basic Plan is our entry-level journal hosting plan and is geared towards providing you with the quickest and most affordable way to help you start online publishing using Open Journal Systems. It includes 10 GB of disc space suitable for approximately 300 articles.See Basic Plan Pricing

    Professional Plan: The Professional Plan includes all of the features in the basic plan, plus more storage capacity and bandwidth. It will give you the technology to host a medium-to-large sized publishing enterprise. it includes 15 GB of disc space suitable for approximately 500 articles.See Professional Plan Pricing

    Institutional Plan: The Institutional Plan is designed to give you an enterprise-class hosting platform to suitable for a university press, a research institution, or a larger publisher using Open Journal Systems. It includes 25GB of disc space suitable for approximately 1000 articles.See Institutional Plan Pricing

  3. New Domain Name Registration or Changing Your Current Domain DNS Records: To enable us to setup your account we need your domain name. During your account registration process at our Client Portal, you will have an option to register for a new domain name, use an existing domain name, or transfer an existing domain name to OpenJournalSystems.com. To use an existing domain name, you will need to update your current domain DNS records to the following:
  4. NS1.openjournalsystems.com
    NS2.openjournalsystems.com
    If you are using a subdomain (e.g., journal.abc.edu), you will need to contact your domain registrar or the IT department in your institution to create “A-record,” using our Internet Protocol(IP). Please email us at info@openjournalsystems.com for more information.

  5. Help With Migrating Your OJS to OpenJournalSystems.com: If you are migrating your current OJS to the OpenJournalSystems.com server, we will need a full system backup (OJS system files; MySQL database [SQL dump]; and submission files directory). You can compress (tar gzip) all the files and then upload them to our server using FTP. We will provide the FTP login credentials once the account setup is complete.
  6. Your OJS Hosting account will be created within 24 hours following your domain name confirmation.
  7. Please see our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, which govern your access to and use of our services and contact us if you have any questions.
  • Phone/Skype Support: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (MST | GMT+7 time zone);
  • Email or Ticket Support: 24/7. We normally reply to any queries within 8 hours.
  1. Proven Track Record: OpenJournalSystems.com currently hosts more than 200 open access journals using Open Journal Systems, and have served over 1000 OJS clients worldwide. We have the proven track record of providing comprehensive solutions for Open Journal Systems and helping scholarly publishers make the most of their online publishing projects. We invite you to visit our Testimonials Page to find out what our current clients have to say about us and our Projects Page to find out more about our portfolio and clients.
  2. Awesome Customer Service: What sets our product, service and company apart from our competitor is the quality of our service. We take great pride in offering the best customer service available. Whether it’s walking you through the account setup, or troubleshooting your OJS, we’ll do what it takes to keep you happy. We invite you to visit our Testimonials Page to find out what our current clients have to say about us and our Projects Page to find out more about our portfolio and clients.
  3. The Best Value: We provide our journal-hosting support at the lowest cost possible to help academic professionals, research institutions, and universities around the world to create and share global knowledge.
  4. Professional Support: We provide professional OJS support and maintenance services, including regular OJS upgrades, backups, security monitoring, and a dedicated OJS support desk to ensure that OJS run smoothly, effectively, and securely.
  5. Best OJS Security Practices: OpenJournalSystems.com place the utmost emphasis on security and we’re always looking for ways to improve. We use many different layers of security to help protect your OJS site from being hacked. Each layer by itself is capable of stopping an attack. When all of the layers are combined, the overall security level goes up geometrically, creating a stronger OJS security system. We have implemented cutting-edge security policies and protocols that includes OJS as well as server security hardening.
  6. Regular Upgrades: We deliver what we advertise – We provide regular OJS software upgrades to keep Open Journal Systems secure, functioning, and up-to-date with the latest developments and new plug-ins.
  7. Reliability and Uptime: We use cutting-edge servers for increased up-time and to promote sustainability. We realize that server up-time is a priority in scholarly publishing and we monitor our servers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  8. Innovative Solutions: We’re constantly thinking of ways to improve our service in every possible way and work collaboratively with our clients each step of the way to create innovative customization solutions.
  • You will find many advantages to using managed OJS hosting by OpenJournalSystems.com. Managed OJS hosting ensures a high level of customized support and management. This also entitles you to specialized services for OJS such as a designed server setup and support structure around the app. Additionally, you will be given active support for your installed OJS, top of the line security monitoring, automated backups, regular software upgrades, and important server configuration tweaks.
  • Service CriteriaManaged OJS Hosting Regular Hosting Service
    Troubleshoot and fixing OJS bugs or malfunctionsYesNo
    Professionally run dedicated server environment optimized specifically for OJS hostingYesNo
    High level of customized support and managementYesNo
    Active support for your installed OJSYesNo
    Top of the line security monitoringYesNo
    Regular OJS upgradesYesNo
    OJS ThemesYesNo
    OJS TrainingYesNo
  • OpenJournalSystems.com was founded in 2013. Since that time, our company has provided world-class hosting platforms and journal hosting services to academic professionals, research institutions, universities, and independent publishers. We host over 200 high-impact scholarly publications, and assist them in the dissemination of their open access, peer reviewed journals.
  • In order to choose an OJS hosting plan that will best fit your needs, you need to begin by thinking about the goals of your online publishing. The biggest differences between OJS hosting plans are the size of disk space, the monthly data transfer, and the initial training. After you determine how you plan to use your OJS journal publishing site and the amount of traffic you expect to generate, you’ll be able to easily identify which of the following packages is best for your business.
    • Basic Plan: The Basic Plan is our entry-level journal hosting plan and is geared towards providing you with the quickest and most affordable way to help you start online publishing using Open Journal Systems. See Basic Plan Pricing
    • Professional Plan: The Professional Plan includes all of the features in the basic plan, plus more storage capacity and bandwidth. It will give you the technology to host a medium-to-large sized publishing enterprise. See Professional Plan Pricing
    • Institutional Plan: The Institutional Plan is designed to give you an enterprise-class hosting platform to suitable for a university press, a research institution, or a larger publisher using Open Journal Systems. See Institutional Plan Pricing

Have Questions?
Send us an email info@OpenJournalSystems.com
or call us at +1-(602)-527-7080

  • Your account will be setup immediately after sign-up and you will receive an account information email within 24 hours.
  • If you are migrating your current OJS to the OpenJournalSystems.com server, we will need a full system backup (OJS system files; MySQL database [SQL dump]; and submission files directory). You can compress (tar gzip) all the files and then upload them to our server using FTP. We will provide the FTP login credentials once the account setup is complete.
  • You don’t have to. If you don’t already have a domain registered, we can register a new one when we set up your OJS hosting account for additional $15/year. To register for a new domain or transfer an existing domain, go to the domains section of our Client Portal.
  • To enable us to setup your account we need your domain name. During your account registration process at our Client Portal, you will have an option to register for a new domain name, use an existing domain name, or transfer an existing domain name to OpenJournalSystems.com.To use an existing domain name, you will need to update your current domain DNS records to the following:
    • NS1.openjournalsystems.net
    • NS2.openjournalsystems.net

Have Questions?
Send us an email info@OpenJournalSystems.com
or call us at +1-(602)-527-7080

Yes. Backup is a crucial part of any hosting solution. We offer the three backup solutions:

  • Onsite Backup: Our onsite full server backups provide disaster recovery options to help protect against data loss or corruption. Onsite backups are run weekly and retained for 7 days by default.
  • Remote Backup: We also store daily backup of your OJS database, and weekly backup of your cPanel at Amazon S3 for disaster recovery. All backups are retained for 7 days by default.
  • Optional Backup: Optional backup is available using JetBackup, with multiple restore points and quick restore helps you to recover large file systems or entire servers very fast.
  • Main Server #1:Houston, Texas, USA
  • Main Server #2: Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Offsite Backup Server #1: Montreal, Canada
  • Offsite Backup Server #2: Amazon S3
  • OpenJournalSystems.com place the utmost emphasis on security and we’re always looking for ways to improve. We use many different layers of security to help protect your OJS site from being hacked. Each layer by itself is capable of stopping an attack. When all of the layers are combined, the overall security level goes up geometrically, creating a stronger OJS security system. We have implemented cutting-edge security policies and protocols that includes OJS as well as server security hardening.
  • We accept Credit Card, PayPal, and Bank Transfer.
  • OpenJournalSystems.com guarantees that your website and the services that directly affect its display to the Internet (such as HTTP or MySQL) will be accessible 99.9% of the time in any given calendar month. If OpenJournalSystems.com fails to meet its uptime guarantee, you will be issued a credit equivalent to 1 day of service per forty five 45 minutes downtime. The first 45 minutes (or 0.1%) of downtime per month are not counted towards any credit and the maximum credit available is one 1 month of service.
  • You are allowed an unrestricted number of email accounts, limited only by the amount of space you have purchased on the server.
  • You can access your e-mail accounts either via the POP3 or IMAP protocol. Typically, most people either use an email client on their computer like Outlook or Mail to access their emails via POP, or they check their email using Webmail.
  • Yes, you will be able to access your email from the web from any remote location that has a connection to the Internet. We offer a pre-installed webmail facility, which can be accessed at https:// yourdomain.com/webmail. Alternatively, your OJS hosting plan will allow you to install a variety of customizable webmail applications.
  • We do not tolerate the sending of unsolicited commercial emails or “SPAM” at all. We reserve the right to immediately terminate any domain, without warning or, refund, that sends out unsolicited commercial email. NOW… if you wish to send email to people in OPT-IN lists, this is allowed as those individuals “ASK” to receive advertisements, newsletters, or posts to services like Free For All Pages.