Get your website online in just 30 minutes with Yahoo Small Business web hosting.
About Yahoo Small Business
Yahoo is one of the most recognisable websites on the Internet, and the company has been hosting web pages since the World Wide Web first became commercialised. Yahoo Small Business became the successor to one of the earliest hosting services, GeoCities, after it was acquired by Yahoo in 1999. Since 2017 the renowned web portal has been owned by Verizon.
Yahoo prides itself on the ease of use of its tools, and provides everything you need to get your web presence happening quickly, including business mail accounts. Yahoo runs your website and email on a Unix operating system that it claims has a 99.9% uptime. All plans come with SpamGuard Plus and Norton AntiVirus, to protect you from online threats.
As would be expected of the web service’s giant, the marketing perks are better than average, with free automatic site submission to Yahoo, Google and Bing. If you need any help along the way, 24/7 phone and email support is available, plus a repository of online getting-started guides and video tutorials.
Yahoo web hosting plans and pricing
|Web hosting plan||Basic||Advanced||Premier|
|Price (USD)||From $4.49/month (billed annually)||From $5.89/month (billed annually)||From $6.79/month (billed annually)|
|Designed for||Small personal sites up to 10 pages||Business sites||Personal and small business sites|
|Bandwidth (Traffic capacity||1TB||5TB||Unlimited|
|Space (storage capacity)||100GB||500GB||Unlimited|
Prices last checked: July 2018
What types of web hosting plans does Yahoo provide?
Yahoo offers three different levels of shared web hosting plans: Basic, Advanced and Premier.
Shared hosting plans are useful for small to medium businesses, personal blogs and websites with relatively low traffic. All Yahoo hosting plans come with a free domain name, over 10 site pages, more than 250 email addresses and over 100 subdomains.
Additional features such as unlimited site pages, WordPress and backups are available with the Advanced plan.
The Premier plan includes everything in the Basic and Advanced plan and also offers unlimited storage and unlimited traffic, within the boundaries of what Yahoo considers reasonable for small websites. Read Yahoo’s terms and conditions for full details.
To simplify things further, Yahoo can host and manage your website for you for an additional cost. If you want to build an online store Yahoo has three e-commerce plans, all of which allow you to list unlimited products. Additional add-ons include: Localworks local marketing, Yahoo Mail for business, and tools that help with engagement and retention, conversion, advertising, customer contact and financing.
What hosting types are not offered by Yahoo?
Pros and cons of Yahoo web hosting
- Free domain name
- Lots of easy-to-use tools and free templates
- 24/7 customer support
- Free marketing credit and perks
- Payable monthly or yearly
- 30-day satisfaction guarantee
- No VPS, cloud, dedicated or reseller hosting plans are available
- Limited number of pages, traffic, storage and email accounts
- No access to WordPress in the Basic plan
- No free site builder in the Basic plan; only a selection of templates
How to sign up for a Yahoo website
- Choose a domain name. Yahoo will provide a free domain name or domain transfer. You can also shield your name and contact information with private domain registration for an additional fee.
- Select your plan. Unlike a number of other web hosting services, Yahoo’s advertised price doesn’t require a multi-year commitment. You can pay as little as one month or one year at a time, or get cheaper rates per month by choosing to commit to five years upfront.
- Set up a profile. Yahoo requires every user to set up a Yahoo Small Business account and profile, which is different from an account for Yahoo Mail or any other service from the company.
- Design your website. You can have your website online in as little as 30 minutes. Remember, every Yahoo website comes with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.
What content management systems (CMS) are supported by Yahoo?
- WordPress is available with Advanced and Premier hosting plans.
- Joomla is not supported by Yahoo Small Business web hosting but it is still possible to install Joomla on your website.