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