Yahoo Web Hosting Reviews for Small Business Owners
As you can see from the title of this article is all about hosting your business with Yahoo’s web hosting solution. I have been using Yahoo’s solution for the last one month and I have figured out a few things that I think that you should know before you consider buying their solution. First of all, Yahoo web hosting is part of their small business solution. Apart from basic hosting plan suitable for first time user, they also have solution for ecommerce.
Why I choose Yahoo host?
First of all, I did not have any plan to buy hosting solution from Yahoo as I have found much negative feedback available online form its customers-though I am not sure about the authenticity of those customers. Let me tell you my story of choosing Yahoo as my website’s host. Last month I bought a domain name from namecheap and I was looking for to host it with a quality host. But I’ve found that most of the branded host wants you to transfer the domain name with them. As I always prefer to keep domain registrar separate from the web host provider, I found that Yahoo is offering to host web site without transferring domain name with them at a very reasonable price. Moreover, they are offering a 30-day customer satisfaction guarantee. Within the first 30 days you can cancel your account with them without paying anything. Keeping faith in Yahoo’s brand name, I bought their hosting package- the basic plan- and easily transfer my domain name with them. When you sign up with them, you will need to select the “use your domain” if you want to host your already registered domain. Otherwise, you can sue the search button to buy a domain name for you and then follow the normal procedures to complete your sign up..
What you cannot do with Yahoo web host?
Yahoo host has its own control panel. If you are a fan of ubiquitous cPanel, then you may not like it. But I found that their simple customized control panel is very easy to the beginners and small business owners who do not want to do many fancy things with their host. The bottom line is that you cannot do many fancy things of cPanel with Yahoo control panel because it has been specially designed for small business owners so as they can easily manage their business site without knowing anything about coding or something like that.
You can go for Yahoo hosting if and only if you think that you do not want to waste your time installing and configuring your blog with CMS software such as Drupal or Wordpress. Though they allow wordpress to be installed in their system.
Who should consider Yahoo small business web hosting solution?
- Great email solution. You can use the same email solution like yahoo mail as your own email system with your own domain name.
- They has easy site builder to set up basic sites within a minutes
- Free Yahoo local listing for your site.
- Free search engine submission.
- Bulk Emailing to your contact with your Yahoo Email address powered by your business domain.
- Customized web traffic monitoring tool
- Good server speed and less crowed server. With a reverse IP lookup I found only a five websites sharing the server with me.
- You can upgrade you plan anytime you want and even convert your site to an ecommerce site.
All types of web hosting do not suit every kind or type of business. The way everything in this world serve special purpose, the same way Yahoo hosting can give you some boost in your small business such as giving you their robust email system, free search engine submission, automatic SEO advice and less crowded server. But you cannot expect to find all the functionality of cPanel with them, for that you have to go for the other hosting services. I guess I have covered what I have already experienced with Yahoo’s small business solution. Finally, for the starter who wants to keep their website small and want to use the power for Yahoo’s advertising capacity that comes as a free bundle, Yahoo web hosting is one of the safest bet you can image from a web host provider.