|Features||4.5 / 5.0|
|Ease of Use||4.8 / 5.0|
|Pricing||4.8 / 5.0|
|Reliability & Support||4.6 / 5.0|
Yahoo! welcomes first-time site owners with an intuitive management console, easy-to-use email tools, and WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) website builder options. The customization and virtually nonexistent learning curve make Yahoo! hosting solutions ideal for first-timers.
The low pricing is probably what will first catch your eye when reviewing Yahoo!'s hosting services. The company offers ultra-affordable solutions for web hosting, business email, marketing, and website building. Unfortunately, the eCommerce offering isn't ideal for the budget-conscious small business owner, but the tools themselves are not too shabby.
Yahoo! provides a few of the staple reliability factors we look for in the top hosts. The 99.9% uptime guarantee is pretty much an industry-wide standard, and the company offers a 30-day satisfaction guarantee for all web hosting plans. The main support feature(s) missing is/are around-the-clock network monitoring or other peace-of-mind services such as automatic backups and restore functionality. The team is available 24/7, however, to address any support issues that may come up.
Yahoo! brings a competitive, flexible offering to the table, providing low-barrier entry to web and email hosting for small business owners. The well-known online brand offers everything you need to establish a lasting web presence, starting with a mobile-friendly website builder and eCommerce platform and ending with local advertising and online search optimization. Unfortunately, the tools for creating online storefronts aren't as cost-effective as those of other hosts we've covered, but the email and basic site-building solutions are a great value.
Overall Rating4.8 / 5.0