Yahoo! Hosting: Our Review

Over the years, Yahoo! has evolved from being simply a search engine (although no search engine is “simple”) to offering numerous Internet-based services such as email, social networking, and yes, even hosting.

While they do have a few options available, it’s important to remember that Yahoo! isn’t truly a hosting company; hosting is just one of the many, many services the Internet giant provides. This means their hosting plans are pretty basic, but they’re also very cost-effective.

Features

Shared Hosting Features

This is the only kind of hosting Yahoo! offers. You won’t find virtual private server (VPS) hosting, managed hosting, dedicated server hosting, or any other feature-rich, advanced type of service. They do offer three tiers to choose from, though: Basic, Advanced, and Premier.

  • Basic Hosting
    • 100 GB disk space
    • 1000 GB per month data transfer
    • 10 site pages
    • 250 email addresses
    • Unlimited* email storage
    • 1 domain
    • 100 subdomains
    • 99.9% uptime
    • Redundant geographically distributed data centers
    • Unix operating system
    • 30-day money-back guarantee
    • and more
  • Advanced Hosting
    • 500 GB disk space
    • 5000 GB per month data transfer
    • Unlimited* site pages
    • 500 email addresses
    • Unlimited* email storage
    • 1 domain
    • 500 subdomains
    • Private registration (available at extra cost)
    • Yahoo! SiteBuilder
    • FTP access
    • WordPress support
    • PHP 5.3.6, Perl 5.8.7,and MySQL 5.1
    • Password protection
    • 99.9% uptime
    • Redundant geographically distributed data centers
    • Unix operating system
    • Snapshot backups
    • 30-day money-back guarantee
    • and more
  • Premier Hosting
    • Unlimited* disk space
    • Unlimited* data transfer
    • Unlimited* site pages
    • 1,000 email addresses
    • Unlimited* email storage
    • 1 domain
    • 500 subdomains
    • Private registration included
    • Yahoo! SiteBuilder
    • FTP access
    • WordPress support
    • PHP 5.3.6, Perl 5.8.7,and MySQL 5.1
    • Password protection
    • 99.9% uptime
    • Redundant geographically distributed data centers
    • Unix operating system
    • Snapshot backups
    • 30-day money-back guarantee
    • and more

*As a rule, “unlimited” in the context of shared hosting generally denotes “limitless until you negatively impact server performance, at which point you may be billed or transferred to a more costly service tier.”

Yahoo! hosting may not be fancy, but if all you’re looking for is a fast and easy way to get a website up quickly, and get your blog or business running, it’s an option worth exploring.

Benefits Breakdown

The Good

  • Basic and easy to use, even for the less tech-savvy publishers
  • Budget-friendly prices

The Not-So-Good

  • Lack of advanced features
  • The lack of WordPress support in the Basic plan
  • Not the best choice for developers or more advanced users

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