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Yahoo! Web Hosting Review

  May 12, 2010 • Category: Reviews

General

Yahoo! is a large corporation headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Yahoo is mainly known for its search engine as well as email services along with web hosting. As of 2010, the corporation laid claim to the largest share of online advertising in the world.

  • Year Founded: 1994
  • Incorporated: March 1, 1995
  • Founder: Jerry Yang and David Filo - Electrical Engineering Graduates, Stanford
  • CEO: Carol Bartz
  • Office Location: Sunnyvale, CA
  • Sister Companies: del.ico.us, Flickr, Fire Eagle, FoxyTunes, Upcoming, Wretch

Features

Yahoo web hosting offers unlimited email storage, disk space and data transfer. Yahoo offers everything a user could need from insightful web tools, simple management and performance reports to 24 hour customer service support.

  • Free domain name
  • 24-hour toll-free customer support
  • Unlimited Disk space
  • Unlimited Data transfer
  • Email addresses
  • 1,000 Easy-to-use site design tools
  • Support for third-party design tools
  • Photo, audio, and video galleries
  • Advanced scripting and database tools
  • User-friendly control panel
  • Exclusive online marketing discounts Included
  • $100 Yahoo Credit
  • $50 Google Adwords Credit

Site Builder

Online site builder provided by Yahoo provides a checklist for building the site.  Simple entry for text and photos is also included.

Technical Specs

  • PHP 4.3.11
  • Perl 5.8.7 and support for the standard library plus 12 additional modules
  • MySQL 4.1, with unlimited databases
  • Support for most FTP software
  • Support for Flash, Shockwave, videos, and more
  • Blogging options include b2evolution, WordPress and Movable Type
  • Web site enhancements, like guestbooks, PayPal payment, Yahoo! Maps, and site searchOnly include this if the information is available to you.

Performance

Performance tests on Yahoo! Web Hosting returned average results.

Customer Support

Yahoo offers several varieties of customer support.  For starters, online guides for getting started, video tutorials and a comprehensive help center are available.  If further assistance is needed, Yahoo offers 24-hour toll-free phone support.

Customer Satisfaction & Guarantees

Yahoo does offer a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee for new signups or for those who upgrade their existing services from other web hosting products. A complete refund of the fee is guaranteed if a user is not satisfied.

However, domain names that are registered through Yahoo may be assessed a $7.00 yearly registration fee. Unfortunately this fee is not refundable and cannot be cancelled.  To make up for this however; the domain name can be transferred to another provider after 60 days.

Guarantees

  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee

Conclusion

Deciding on a web hosting service can seem daunting and overwhelming.  Yahoo Web Hosting offer the advantage of a highly reputable brand you can trust. Beyond this, Yahoo offers all the tools required for successful hosting of personal and small business web sites. Check out their offer today!

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Comment from: Phil [Visitor]
Phil

Terrible company to buy a product from.

Paid $6.99 for a service for hosting basic. Did not get FTP access like the support rep told me I would.

Then upgraded for $9.99/mo for Advanced hosting. FTP access was slow, buggy and had no ability for .htaccess which screwed up my permanlinks and domain URL.

NO customer support even though I’d phoned them numerous times. They told me it was my own fault for buying through them! WHAT?

Also a list here -

- NO support
- NO refund
- No ability to upload files larger than 10mb at once
- No Control Panel
- No MySQL support
- No Database control
- FTP isn’t fully native
- Expensive renewal rates

Terrible quality of service - product being sold in the UK without following Sales of Goods Act. ILLEGAL!

01/01/14 @ 21:31
Comment from: Rick [Visitor]
1 stars
Rick

Outdated PHP and MySQL, no control panel, limited customer service, not allowed to use .htaccess. This is the type of service for a customer who doesn’t know any better.

08/27/12 @ 16:03
Comment from: Alex [Visitor]
1 stars
Alex

My experience with Yahoo! has been as follows:

- Easy to use.
- Tech support does NOT answer anything or solve problems.
- Several e-mail accounts did not work on several of our mobile devices.
- Yahoo!’s registry was hacked and one week later our site had malware on it. I was informed by Google, NOT Yahoo!.

My conclusion: this used to be a decent service, but no longer. Good riddens.

08/01/12 @ 00:52
Comment from: web hosting companies reviews [Visitor]
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it’s a great service by yahoo to provide domain name and hosting offers and also provide the lots of features.

06/21/12 @ 08:30
Comment from: Tara H. [Visitor]
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Tara H.

Easy to use and super cheap. After years of using them though, I am leaving. Too many file error problems, frequently when I update my website a different page on my site will completely disappear and I have to reinstall the software. Support is little to non existant and doesnt solve the problems I’ve had. GOOD but not great.

05/14/12 @ 02:42