Yahoo! Small Business Hosting Review $4.99/m

Yahoo! Small Business Hosting Review

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  • Features
  • Price
  • Speed
  • Reliability
  • Help & Support

Yahoo! Small Business is a part of Yahoo! Inc. that was launched in 1995. It is a digital media company with its great and tremendous website development, designing and hosting services As time progressed, it managed to secure stable position in the world of online hosting industry. Due to the fact that Yahoo! Small business is managed by the big brand Yahoo, it is reliable, safe and secure. Have a look at the detailed review herein.

Editor’s Review

Website: smallbusiness.yahoo.com

Established: 1995

Services: Web hosting, domain registration, ecommerce, marketing and advertising, business mail

Price, hosting packages and plans: Yahoo small business has three hosting plans; namely, Basic, Advanced & Premier.

Basic plan costs $2.50/month for the first 3 months then $4.99/month; Advanced costs $5.99/month for the first 3 months then $7.99/month; Premier Plan costs $8.99/month for the first 3 months then $11.99/month.

Although the Basic plan is quite cheap, their unlimited plan (premier plan) is a bit expensive compared to competition.
Control Panel: Yahoo has its own control panel. The control panel is much faster and reliable than other hosting companies. Log-in process is much easier. You can access all the services through one account.

Features: There is no option for a dedicated ip, but other than that their hosting packages are feature rich.

Plans Basic Advanced Premier
Disk Space 100 GB 500 GB Unlimited
Data Transfer 1000 GB/mo 5000 GB/mo Unlimited
Site Pages 10 Unlimited Unlimited
Domains  1  1  1
Email addresses 250 500 1000
Unlimited Databases No Yes Yes

Other features include:

  • Monitoring site traffic, search engine rankings and keywords and other factors leading to visitors on your website
  • A step-by-step Web site design
  • Unlimited data transfer
  • Uptime of at least 99.99 percent
  • Support for 3rd party site development tools
  • Support for Adobe Flash, Macromedia Shockwave
  • Easy-to-add support for maps, driving directions, photo and video galleries
  • Easy inter-operation with Yahoo! Web Analytics and Google Analytics
  • Automatic site submission to Ask.com, Bing, Google and Yahoo!
  • Integrated WordPress blogging tools
  • Toll-free telephone support 24/7
  • $75 MicrosoftTM Advertising adCenter credit

 

Customer Support: Customer support is fully accessible in with live chat. You can also use their ticketing system, the company promises to respond within 24 hours. Their customer support was easily accessible and quick to respond. Our customer support phone call was answered within 15 seconds.

Speed: Yahoo Small Business speed was above average. Below are pingdom tool’s speed result for their own website hosted on the same servers:

This speed of 1MB in 2.43 seconds is quite impressive. Yahoo small business’s historic speed statistics shows that their speed is consistently same most of the time.

 

Reliability:  Yahoo! Small Business is owned by Yahoo! Inc, probably one of the world’s most well known Information Technology company. With that Yahoo! name you can be rest assured that people who are taking care of your hosting are one of the best in the market. Their montools uptime statistics are:

Today Yesterday This Week Last Week This Month Last Month This Year Last Year
Uptime % 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Downtime % 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Downtime - - - - - - - -
#Checks 3 5 3 38 129 180 1218 2656

That is an amazing 100% uptime. You cannot get better uptime than Yahoo! Small Business.

Pros:

  • Toll-free telephone support available 24/7.
  • Easy-to-use tools and options for basic Web site construction and appearance,
  • Big brand! in other words more reliable.
  • Norton SecureSeal offered
  • Norton Antivirus available

Cons:

  • No dedicated ip option
  • No free Domain registration included in hosting plans

Conclusion – Should you but it?

If you need dedicated ip then Which Hosting wouldn’t recommend you Yahoo Small business, but otherwise they are best for people who are more interested in easy web site built, hosted and publicized quickly. You would get a number of other alternates in the market that are cheap and affordable. However, the quality offered by Yahoo! Small Business is truly unmatched. Which Hosting highly recommends Yahoo! Small business for all of your hosting needs.

Head Office:

Yahoo! Inc
701 1st Ave,
Sunnyvale, CA 94089,
United States of America
Contact:
Tel: +1 (408) 349-3300
Tel : 1 (408) 349-1572 (Customer Care)
Yahoo Tech help line : +1 (866) 492-4664

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