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Yahoo! has been a trusted internet brand since 1995 with their search engine, mail, groups, news, and web hosting services. Today they continue to offer web hosting for small businesses through a simple shared hosting plan that has a variety of payment options for customers. Continue reading to learn more about Yahoo’s shared hosting packages.
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Yahoo utilizes UNIX servers housed in their various data centers around the country. Shared SSL certificates and encryption are offered for each account for secure browsing and shopping, in addition to which Yahoo suggests that account holders consider purchasing a VeriSign Trust Seal, which you can easily add to your pages for a small fee. The company promises 99.9% uptime for all accounts hosted and a 30 day satisfaction guarantee. If you cancel your account within 30 days you’ll receive a refund for the full cost minus a $7 fee for registering your domain so you won’t lose your domain in the event of cancelling your hosting plan.
Yahoo offers both 24 hour email support and toll-free phone support, however their sales team is available to answer questions less frequently, from Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m. They also have video tutorials and a help guide to help you answer FAQs about billing, ordering, your account, email, domain, security, and e-commerce options.
Yahoo is certainly not the cheapest shared hosting option with prices that range from $7.46/month- $12.95/month, but the benefit of Yahoo hosting is that you can choose to pay a one month plan, month, 3 months, or one year. If you pay month to month you’ll be paying $12.95/month, but if you sign up for 3 months you’ll pay $8.96 for the first three months and $11.95/month afterwards. The lowest price they offer is $7.46 available upon signing up for a whole year. At this point Yahoo doesn’t offer aren’t any coupons or coupon codes.
Customers can either use one of Yahoo’s pre-existing professional design templates, a third party’s templates like WordPress or Adobe Dreamweaver, or they can customize their own with their simple to use design tools. Their design tools allow you to select a site design, choose a page layout, personalize your pages with text, photos, audio &video, and then assist you in publishing and launching your site. You can see a demo of their tools on their website.
Support for WordPress, Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Dreamweaver, and Adobe GoLive.
Discounted search advertising campaign costs. $50 Google AdWords, and $75 Microsoft Advertising adCenter.
Support for POP and SMTP email and unlimited email storage. Plans include 1000 email addresses, SpamGuard Plus, Norton AntiVirus, and compatibility with email applications (Microsoft Outlook…)
Shared SSL certificate included, as well as PayPal support.
Support for PHP version 5.3.6, Perl version 5.8.7, and Microsoft Publisher
MySQL 4.1 with unlimited databases included.
All accounts on Unix OS and Apache servers
Hundreds of templates, Yahoo professional design tools and 3rd party tools included.
Automatic domain renewal, private domain registration, domain transfer, domain locking, and 500 subdomains included.