yahoo web hosting

Yahoo is opening up an “all-you-can-eat” buffet and on the menu is web hosting.  There’s unlimited disk space, unlimited data transfer, unlimited email storage, and 1,000 email accounts available. And it’s cheaper than many buffets out there at $11.95 per month! What a deal, huh?

Of course just like Yahoo’s unlimited email service which they started to roll out back in May last year, there is no such thing as truly “unlimited” because there’s no such thing as unlimited hard drive space. If you read their disclaimer, you’ll find what the unlimited web hosting really means:

  • Constraints will be placed on how fast you can grow (add as much content as you’d like but not at once)
  • In regards to data transfer: “in certain circumstances, our server processing power, server memory, or anti-abuse controls could limit downloads from your site”
  • When it comes to the unlimited mail storage for your web hosting account: “the purpose of unlimited storage isn’t to provide an online storage warehouse.  Usage that suggests this approach gets flagged by Yahoo! Business Email’s anti-abuse controls.”

The other really big constraint is that you cannot use an account “primarily as an online storage space for archiving electronic files.” In all reality, users should have no issues with the constraints that they put on the unlimited web hosting accounts. For small business owners, the unlimited account will be convenient because they won’t have to worry about how many times their site is visited and whether or not an increase in traffic will cause them to hit their limits.

If you’d like to sign up for Yahoo! Small Business web hosting, click here.

Source: Yodel Anecdotal

There Are 6 Comments

  1. Sounds cool for a small-time site looking to grow, but in the end you get what you pay for – especially with oversold web hosting.

  2. We’ve actually used Yahoo! hosting before, and do recommend them to others. Their administration screen is nice and simple, which is what a lot of basic web users need. I think this just became a great solution for people who want to share photos and videos with family and friends.

  3. Thanks for the tip, I already use Yahoo! webhosting at 11.95 a month, I didn’t know that by paying 3 months at a time, I could get such a better deal.

  4. Actually, you can now get Yahoo Web Hosting for $7.46 per month.

  5. yahoo will kill yr online bussiness and you will lose your domain,theyre webservers are cheap and not equiped with current php capabilities etc,they will also raise proicing without consent as they do with domains 34.95 year after they have your credit card number first year is cheap they will copntinue raising each year after without notification and block transfer of domain holding it hostage unles u agree to pay even after accounts are cancled they still auto bill yr card very dishonest,no contact for customer sefvice if u doubt me just google yahoo domain horror stories and see all results from custromers theyve screwed theyre curently losing 5,000 domain customers everymonth since 2008 no surporise why

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