Yahoo Hosting Review
Yahoo web hosting services clearly stands out from the rest of the host in terms of its costs. Yahoo hosting is not preferred by those who have the experience in the hosting spectrum for a long period. The hosting is found opted by people who are just new and would like to host their website somewhere. How ever yahoo being using the same infra structure as that of their search engines the stability and uptime is unmatched. Also the email feature which is clubbed to the yahoo email services provides more flexibility over email usage and delivery.
Reliability and Performance
Yahoo can be most reliable performer in the internet space. Thanks to their massive back bone servers powered with cutting edge technology which they update regularly. One does not have to be worried much about the uptime as there remains a redundancy factor associated with their network. So if one server goes down for some reasons your site still performs from a different location. Their hosting network is closely associated to the well acclaimed search engine. So a complete outage is near to impossible. Yahoo has very efficient technical staff monitoring the usages at their data centre 24 hours. So a fear of the network going down is un called for.
Value for Money
Going by the value yahoo is always found at the higher end of the spectrum. The service offered by them is yet to be competitive to the other players in the shared hosting spectrum. What adds value to the package is their highly secure infrastructure which unlike other providers Yahoo won’t reveal. This provides for the high security by stopping possible intrusion attempts. Another important feature is the email. One could vouch on their email services blindly as this is supported by the yahoo mail system. Other features available are unlimited bandwidth and disk space, free domain name, one add- on domain, PHP, Cgi-bin, Perl, email features like POP3, SMTP, IMAP, Webmail, Email forwards, mail box aliases, auto responders, mailing list and spam protection, My SQL. PHP Myadmin, SSL secure server, shared SSL certificate, flash support, streaming video and audio, word press blogs, shockwave support and forum. The other highlighted features include $ 150 worth advertisement credits from Yahoo, Google and overture combined, 24-hour toll free support and 30% off Yahoo! Local Enhanced Listings
Yahoo has it own customized control panel application. Though this could not be rated as good as the popular ones like cpanel and plesk it simply does the job well. The main categories in the interface include “Email”, “Create & Update”, “Manage”, “Promote”, “Help” and “Index” and are very straightforward. A comprehensive report of the visitor stats is displayed in the control panel through which you can evaluate your site performance with comparative ease. The design is very simple and has user friendly navigation pattern.
Customer service is excellent. We contacted through every modes possible to verify the prompt of the service. To our satisfaction we always had someone attending to our queries within seconds. Most importantly the approach we found very professional and were able to execute the queries within few minutes which we found really appreciable. Yahoo provides 24 hours toll free support which is some what a unique offer.