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Yahoo Web Hosting Review

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Yahoo Web Hosting Review

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Finding the right web hosting company for your small business can be a bit of a task. Fortunately, Yahoo has you covered with its Yahoo Small Business Hosting package. With a team of IT experts and a company that is well-known and experienced in the latest in technologies, you can be assured that your small business hosting account will receive the reliability and quality it deserves.

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Main Features Language Compatibility Email Features
Disk Storage
Bandwidth
Free Domain Name
Add-On Domains
Sub Domains
Parked Domains
Unlimited
Unlimited
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No
PHP
PHP5
ASP
Perl
CGI-BIN
Python
Ruby/Ruby On Rails
SSI
Shell Access
Cold Fusion
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
POP3
SMTP
IMAP
Webmail
Email Forwards
Mailbox Aliases
Auto-Responders
Mailing List
Spam Protection
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Database e-Commerce Features Multimedia Features
MYSQL
Microsoft SQL
PostgreSQL
MS Access
ODBC/DSN
phpMyAdmin
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
SSL Secure Server
OS Commerce Shopping Cart
Cube Shopping Cart
Zen Cart Shopping Cart
Password Protected
OpenPGP Encryption
Shared SSL Certificate
Agora Shopping Cart
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
MS Silverlight
Flash Support
Streaming Video
Streaming Audio
Shockwave
MIDI File Support
Add own MIME Types
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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No
Scripting Features Highlight Features Overall Rating
Fantastico
Blogs/Wordpress
b2evolution
Moodle
Mambo/Joomla
Forum
Wiki
PHPAdsNew
PHPAuction
PHP Form
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
  • Free $150 Advertisement Credits
  • 24-hour toll-free phone support
  • 30% off Yahoo! Local Enhanced Listings
Uptime
Service
Bonus
Editor Rating
User Rating

Reliability (5/5)

★★★★★

When it comes to reliability, Yahoo has put several measures in place to ensure your web site is always online and running smoothly. To ensure no downtime, the company has implemented backup power sources and has redundancy running throughout its server system. Security isn’t an issue either with highly advanced security systems in place ensuring your data is always safe. All of these factors are what allows Yahoo Small Business Hosting the ability to proudly proclaim a 99.9% uptime guarantee.

Price Value (4/5)

★★★★☆

Accounts with Yahoo Small Business Hosting all include unlimited data transfer, disk space and email storage. An impressive gallery of designs to choose from, photo gallery, audio/video capabilities, and customizable forms are also included in each package. You will also have access to some of the best traffic analyzing tools on the market allowing you to track your web site statistics with ease. If your business web site needs a bit of advanced scripting, Yahoo Small Business Hosting is completely set to handle your PHP and MySQL needs with support and databases available. All this for $7.99 a month – slightly higher than its competitors but still a great price for a great hosting package.

Control Panel (4/5)

★★★★☆

To control your new business web site, Yahoo has the Web Hosting Control Panel in place that was specifically created to make administering your site a breeze. All of the web site building tools, emails, and domain adding capabilities are combined into one easily navigated program. The control panel is designed for extreme ease of use and requires very little in the way of advanced learning. Yahoo specifically designed its control panel with both the novice and the slightly advanced user in mind.

Customer Support (4/5)

★★★★☆

If you find you need technical assistance, Yahoo has a great support system in place. You can choose between 24 hour toll-free phone support, 24 hour email support or you can opt to “do it yourself” by accessing one of several online video tutorials, reading a few of the online getting started guides or even perusing their extensive help center. Customer support is important to Yahoo and they have made it easy by offering several avenues for receiving quick assistance.

Overall Value (4/5)

★★★★☆

While the Yahoo Small Business Hosting service isn’t the cheapest in town, you do get quite a lot for your money with a great hosting product and fantastic reliability. Between its state of the art and secure data center and the unlimited web space and bandwidth, Yahoo strives to help you make your online business site successful.

Start your successful online business by hosting with Yahoo Small Business. Starting at just $7.99 per month, you’ll receive unlimited web space, unlimited bandwidth, fantastic statistical analyzing tools and $100 towards a Yahoo advertising campaign.

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22nd December 2008
Posted by Web Hosting Consultant in Web Hosting Reviews

13 Responses to “Yahoo Web Hosting Review”

  1. Dave says:

    Obviously Yahoo Rated themselves. This definitely didn’t come from a user. “…premiere choice for new clients starting out with their first website….” Is that something you would write?

    Until today, we hosted 15 sites with Yahoo. Out of nowhere Yahoo’s Abuse department decided to down one of our sites for TOS violation. We had done nothing and we alone manage the site. Hack? Yahoo support has no phone access to the Abuse department. You can either email or fill out a form on the abuse site. 24 hours later the reply to my email said the ‘TOS was violated – that’s why we took down your site’. No kidding. No reason how or why. So I filled out the form. There is a field in the form which is labeled “Who are you reporting?”. I wasn’t reporting anyone – just my problem – but, after trying 3 times, I was not able to submit the form without filling in that field. I didn’t want to put anyone else’s Yahoo ID in so – unfortunately – I put in mine. Now all sites associated with that Yahoo ID are down. No email. No site. Nothing. We may not even be able to retrieve our files. It is very scary to realize that anyone can enter any ID and down multiple businesses. Goodbye Yahoo.

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  2. Aries Wren says:

    Nope, you couldn’t pay me to write a good review if you’re company is crap. I’d say “It’s worth a try, just for the experience.”.

    Companies that abuse their powers and don’t explain what rule in the 2398 page TOS bible simply don’t deserve my business. Mine was pulled for copyright infringement once, even though the only thing hosted was music that -I- had composed. Heaven Forbid that an average joe is good on a keyboard!

    On what I said in the first paragraph, I mean “A try”, nothing more.

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  3. LiZboNia says:

    Yahoo should just stick with being a Google competitor than trying to do every service. It is decent, but a specialist is much better than a jack of all trades every time.

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  4. Miles says:

    Nothing but disappointment, more disappointment, another dose of disappointment, and leftover disappointment. I would’ve expected far better from such a wealthy company, especially in their hardware quality!

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  5. Sally says:

    Having a worldwide known brand name is not all. Or should I say, you have to prove that you are good in business. That your company is a company the users can count on and that the services you offer are really worth the price they pay for it.

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  6. Jessyca says:

    I started with them and I was surprised how good they worked for me and my small business site. But I think there are cheaper companies around to host my site and the customer support is sometimes freaking me up with their answers.

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  7. Jase says:

    Yahoo can still do a better job in web hosting services. I don’t stamp them bad. However I feel that their valuable customers should not be disappointed who blindly associate with them just for their world wide recognition. I personally don’t have any complaints about them in this regard.

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  8. Yapple says:

    This was really not worth it in my opinion. With all the different web hosts that I’ve used I don’t think that Yahoo does a great job in any area. I guess they’re okay if you’re desperate or you have to use them.

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  9. Diana Rosso says:

    I know there are a lot of people out there, for one reason or another, just don’t like Yahoo’s web hosting. I really haven’t had any problems with them yet so I think the negatives are a bit overrated.

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  10. Andrea Smith says:

    Yahoo is probably better for email than for web hosting but it’s not really too bad. I would have to say that they would be average as I’ve seen some pretty crappy hosts out there. So I would say they’re worth the price.

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  11. Ranee Screwwala says:

    Just as the name suggest, one of the best webhosting service provider with few glitches and still providing very good service. If yahoo increase customer service, then none can compete with it.

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  12. Akira says:

    Yahoo is suck and should be removed from top 10 list!! I read a lot of web hosting review site and many of them praised toward Yahoo. So I gave it a try and turned out horrible story. Yahoo hositng support was really bad and uptime was even worse! Yahoo hosting is overpriced and I must warn newbies to stay away from them like a plaque. Most expensive hositng companies would worth for the money but yahoo is an exception.

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  13. Migel says:

    I had to cancelled a one year hosting plan with Yahoo for reasons

    1. Reliability and speed issue – how the hell of this performance with such a high price tag

    2. Customer never make in time with a response. 99% of that fast reponded came from automate copy and paste answer. Useless.

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