Yahoo Web Hosting Bio:

  • Established: 2001
  • Sites Hosted: 1,000,000+
  • Location: Sunnyvale, CA
  • Host Award: "Good Starter"
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  • Featured Package Price:$3.24
  • Storage Space:100GB
  • Transfer/Bandwidth:1,000GB
  • Setup Fee:Free
  • Domain Name:1 Free
  • Money-Back Guarantee:30-Day
  • Uptime Guarantee:99.9%
  • Multiple Domains:No
  • E-mail Accounts:200
  • MySQL Databases:Unlimited
  • Control Panel:Custom
  • Operating System:Linux
  • Server Backups:Daily
  • 24/7 Monitoring:Yes
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Our Review of: Yahoo Web Hosting

 

Overview:

Yahoo! = small business services you can trust. As you're probably aware, Yahoo! is a large company with many resources on hand to make it a top provider in web hosting. Because of their size, Yahoo! has great connectivity to the Internet and a world-class data center, with the utmost technology and latest hosting equipment. This makes for a great uptime record and blazingly fast servers, which ensure your site will always be ready and able to meet the demands of your business.

Yahoo! is located in Sunnyvale California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, with many web hosting experts on hand to help you along the way and ensure your site is up and running at all times. If you're pretty new to web hosting and don't need a very advanced web site, Yahoo! web hosting might be your best answer.

Pros:

  • A pioneer in the Internet and web hosting.
  • Very reliable and fast servers.
  • Adequate tech support on hand to answer most any service issues.

Cons:

  • Short on scripts and applications available.
  • Higher prices than comparable plans.
 

Features & Specials:

You might expect Yahoo! prices to be alot higher because of their size, but this is not the case. Their web hosting plans are among the best in the business, along with their prices. Their plans include a free domain name, free setup, free web site builder, free toll-free support, super control panel and many more great, easy-to-use features. Although they don't offer as many advanced scripts as some hosts, they do offer enough for most sites. However, we recommend checking to make sure your site's scripting programs are offered and available before signing up.

As noted above, the Yahoo! Site Builder makes building your web site an absolute breeze! With 100s of pre-made templates available, 1000s of royalty free images to use and a step-by-step wizard to guide the process, Yahoo! Site Builder is sure to take the pain out of web site design. This, along with knowing you're in good hands with Yahoo!, one of the World's largest Internet companies, makes them a top choice in the web hosting arena.

 
  • Free Yahoo! Site Builder with each account.
  • Very reliable server network.
 

Reliability & Speed:

Yahoo! Small Business utilizes multiple datacenters for their huge customer base. Consistent 99.9% uptime allows you to rest assured your site will always be available. 24/7 physical and electronic security measures, along with power backup and redundant high speed links to leading Internet backbones help make this claim a reality.

Yahoo! Small Business also stores your data in multiple datacenters to ensure nearly a 0% chance of data loss. They also route your web site to datacenters closest to your visitors geographic location, to speed up page delivery speeds. With all these extra precautions in place, we feel Yahoo! is a very safe place for your web site data.

Reliability & Speed Factors:

Uptime Guarantee
99.9%
Server File Backups
Load-Balancing
Connections
OC-192
24/7 Monitoring
Redundant Power
Summary: Utilizes Yahoo!'s expansive geographically targeted datacenters and advanced server equipment, storing your site files on at multiple locations to ensure your data is never lost.
 

Support:

Yahoo! Small Business customer support employees are among the most friendly and knowledgeable in the industry. The quickest way to contact them is by their 24/7 toll-free phone support. They also offer a comprehensive hosting guide and FAQs that answer many basic hosting questions.

Rest assured, that even though Yahoo! Small Business is large, they still know how to take care of their customers and will do so with good courtesy and respect to those who aren't the most advanced web hosting clients.

Average Support Wait Times:

Chat Wait Time
N/A
Phone Wait Time
3 minutes
 

Control Panel:

Yahoo! Small Business utilizes a custom control panel, that is among the most easy-to-use in the web hosting industry. The control panel makes it easy to oversee site building, editing, e-mail and much more. It also provides web site statistics in easy-to-read reports, on number of visits to your site, where the visitor came from and what search engines were used to find your site.

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What sets them apart?

"Yahoo! Web Hosting can support your growing business - now and in the future." - Yahoo!
"You get the same trusted back-end technology that supports the Yahoo! network." - Yahoo!
Yahoo! Site Builder, web site design software.
Reliability and ease-of-use.
 

Summary:

We picked Yahoo! Small Business as the #9 rated web host, because of their great data center and fast server connections. They also have a very easy-to-use control panel and great tech support if it is needed. If you're looking for a super fast web hosting company, with a world renowned presence, Yahoo! is the host for you! Everyone knows about Yahoo! Search capabilites, now it's time to check out their web hosting presence...

 

Yahoo Web Hosting Ratings ChartScore: 87%

Value for Money
3 / 5
Reliability & Uptime
5 / 5
Customer Courtesy
4 / 5
Technical Support
5 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Storage Space
4 / 5
Bandwidth
4 / 5
Tech Response Time
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Server Speed
5 / 5
 
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Yahoo Web Hosting User Reviews

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Not good for users outside the USA

Review by: Les from Australia, November, 2012
     I don’t recommend this host

Support is a problem outside the US. 1-800 numbers don't work and it can be very expensive, often with no resolution. Email responses from support are slow (days) or not at all.

My bank contacted me when someone tried to pass a $1 international transaction on my credit card a typical fraud. I said I had no knowledge of the transaction so they blocked my account and issued me a new card. It was Yahoo processing a fake transaction to satisfy themselves that my cards new expiry date was correct! By doing so they caused my credit card account to be blocked!


 
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Moderately ok for the $$$

Review by: Mark from Arlington, May, 2012
     I recommend this host

Since I've used Yahoo for years I figured why not give them a try with web hosting for my web shop. Relatively easy sign up with your Yahoo ID and after that everything was rolling.

The shopping cart system they provide is simple to add products to and manage. They are however light with other addons.

The site has been stable and pages load up faily quickly. My 2 cents...


 
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Yahoo...

Review by: Elan from South Carolina, March, 2012
     I recommend this host

Lacking for us in a few departments. Not that many features, the price is a little more than most places and support wasn't that quick responding. They are reliable however and all in all I recommend them. Just don't go there if you need a complex site.


 
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Middle of the road type hosting

Review by: Gab from Long Island, February, 2012
     I recommend this host

Sure, they have a fast redundant network, but they should offer more scripting options. Support can also take a little while. However, for a new site that doesn't require much extra options, they are pretty decent.


 
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Great Host for Basic Sites

Review by: http://www.ealtbay.com from Texas, January, 2012
     I don’t recommend this host

Yahoo is fast, their control panels are good, up time is great, service is friendly are all the positive traits of this host. On the downside, you do not have access to critical files like .htaccess, their version of php was not the most current, and other scripts were non-existent. We used them for 2 years, and as our site became more advanced this host proved inadequate. Great host for basic site, for more -you will need more.


 
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Review by: Zane from Sunshine State, December, 2011
     I recommend this host

Site rarely goes down and loads quick. Where are the features though other hosts provide? For a simply site I recommend, but if you need a lot extra, look elsewhere...


 
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Pretty simple hosting with them

Review by: Steve from Kalamazoo, October, 2011
     I recommend this host

As you might guess, yahoo offers not so advanced hosting, which for some is a good thing. The control panel is easy to use and you don't have to worry about getting to mixed up with things. I've used more advanced hosts before so I know what I'm talking about. For novices and small simple sites, they aren't too bad.


 
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Leaving Yahoo Small Business

Review by: http://blog.thesmithlife.com from Texas, September, 2011
     I don’t recommend this host

I have used Yahoo Small Business for years and they have done a fine job of serving static content. I also have a Wordpress blog and they are running PHP version 4.3.11 and MySQL version 4.1.14 which is too old, and a security issue, to keep up with the current version and current plugins. They also do not give you full access to the file system to create hard or soft links. Additionally you do not have access to advanced web server functionality for URL redirection, etc. Unless you will be serving static content I recommend a different host.


 
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A good review for Yahoo...

Review by: Teresa from Boise, ID, September, 2011
     I recommend this host

Let me start by saying that I'm by no means a web hosting expert. I have used a few in the past however and can say that if you are new at the web hosting thing, Yahoo hosting deserves a second look. The control panel is easy to use and they have a very reliable (fast) network.


 
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Our experience with them.

Review by: Jennifer from Baltimore, August, 2011
     I recommend this host

First off, I was a little reluctant to go with them, since obviously their main focus is no a search engine and not web hosting. To my surprise they have been a good host so far, with very little in the way of problems. Not too many account addons though for those who need a complex site, but other than they so far so good.


 
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