If you own, or dream of owning a website, what’s your primary concern after getting a domain? The server right? So let me take the liberty of explaining to you why Yahoo Small Business Hosting is one of the best for you even if you aren’t some multi-millionaire.
Now, with so many different companies up in the market, I do understand that it’s extremely hard to zero in on one of them, and then there’s the budget you’ve to think about, the speed, uptime and a lot of other factors before clicking that “buy” button.
The point is, most of those other servers are created with a general goal, and audience in mind. Meaning, if someone has any website requirement, they can go for them. But well that’s where Yahoo’s Small business servers are different, they have a focused audience and goal, and they’re specifically created for the Small Business owners.
They recently re-named themselves to AaBaCo Small Business, but well does it matter? It’s the same team, same people, and the same quality, and with companies such as Yahoo, I don’t think anyone would have the guts to doubt the “quality”!
It doesn’t have a lot of features, but it has exactly those which you’re going to need..the point is, it’s Basic, it’s Simple, and it’s hassle Free.
Features At a Glance:-
- Control Panel
- WordPress Installation.
- Online Store.
- It’s Secure- SSL & Norton Protection.
- Unlimited Space
- Unlimited Bandwidth
- 99% uptime.
- Awesome 24/7 Phone Customer care.
Once you’ve got the servers, you’d be taken to a control panel, like any other hosting. What’s special is, it’s specially crafted Drag&Drop site builder, see I told you, if you’re just starting out and haven’t grown much, chances are you aren’t into codes, but with Yahoo’s small Biz servers, you don’t need to.
All you have to do is, install the site builder with one click, and you’re good to go. Most other companies like Godaddy charge for the Drag & drop builder, but well Yahoo isn’t just “most companies” right?
It does what most site builders do, ease your task of creating a website. With Yahoo’s site builder, you can create pages, layouts or add your custom HTML code, without the need to be a coder, that’s pretty cool, right?
Cons: – Yahoo’s site builder has just one specific negative aspect, which isn’t negative when on a second thought, it’s that it lets you create 10 website pages. But well, you can just install a CMS like WordPress and create as many pages you want, so technically it’s not a very hard and tough rule, to be honest.
There’s a special Blog Manager option out there with Yahoo’s site builder, and inside the blog manager you can find CMS’s like WordPress, and you can install them with a single click.
Now, WordPress is world’s most famous CMS powering more than 25% of the total of world’s site, ( and trust me that’s like, a big number)! And if you’re a business owner, I don’t suppose you can do without WordPress, be it setting up a simple blog with a bit of description about you, or an e-commerce shop, doesn’t matter with WordPress you can set each and everything up.
The only downside to this is that you don’t get the WordPress installer with the Basic plan, but instead you’ve to upgrade to the Advanced plan for it, no one knows why Yahoo did that, but they must have a pretty solid reason.
I was talking about small business owners, right? If you’re one of them, what can be better for you than getting an online store?
You can receive, process and sell products online; that’s like an entirely new market and not a lot of competition might be over there, and this is Yahoo’s prime target if you’re going with their hosting plans.
You can set up the E-commerce store even with the Basic plan, and along with that, you get a lot of Free Marketing tools and resources. The prime focus being 100$ of Free Bing Ads Credit.
It’s super efficient store builder lets you create your site in less than a couple of minutes; that’s like super awesome right? Just imagine, signing up, clicking the store option and setting up your site in minutes, couple minutes ago you were wondering where your business is going, and now you have an e-commerce store ready to ship products, I’d say that’s a pretty good advancement.
If you’re more of an advanced business guy, then they have another Standard package for you, you need to pay a fee of only 1% for the transactions, that’s not a lot right? And they aren’t taking it up for free either, this plan has the features to let you setup a “gift coupon code” option on your store ( it’s an extremely helpful option, just the right kind of marketing strategy you’d need ), and you can even integrate your shop with UPS international shipping, so probably it’s time to go Global !
It also has an extremely costly and high-end package, that’s $299/month, but I don’t suppose you’d need to go for it at this stage if you’re reading this article. Because any business making enough money to spend $300/month on servers alone isn’t small business as far as my definitions go.
Don’t worry Yahoo does know your security is important to you, and thus, all the servers in the company are protected with Norton Antivirus and Spam Guards plus.
Now that guarantees that you won’t be having any problem with E-mail spams, meaning there is almost no chance of you loosing your time and energy filtering those E-mails manually, or clicking or downloading something that you shouldn’t, cause the server security won’t just let you, so you can be at total peace.
Additionally, if you’re on the advanced plan you get a neatly woven password encryption on pages, and also a high encryption SSL certificate, so that pretty much takes care of your blog security.
SSL is a direct ranking factor now, and yes they are expensive. But with their advanced plan, you’re getting an SSL totally free along with a bunch of other benefits, so why not go for it?
Uptime, Space & Bandwidth:-
Yahoo knows how to compete, so of course it has taken the “Unlimited Space and Bandwidth” trend into consideration. With Yahoo small business solution you get Unlimited Space, and Bandwidth, as long as you use them legally.
What’s legal? Good question.
Legally is, being in the limits. For e.g.,. getting the servers and starting a file-upload system like Mediafire won’t be allowed, you can, however, use the site for your personal causes, or for general traffic audience without a problem.
Also, of course you get a 99% Uptime, which is just as good as it can get. There’s no company, yes none which can provide you 100% guarantee ( unless of course you’re on some 10-12000$/month dedicated servers), so I’d say 99% is almost 100%, they just keep the 1% as backup so that you don’t sue them if there ever is a problem for a millisecond.
Along with the space, also your bandwidth is unmetered, meaning no matter how many hits you get, and how much of resource is consumed, the server won’t crash. It’s unlimited so of course you don’t have to be like: – What will happen if I go viral thing.
Awesome Customer Care
This is probably the best thing about Yahoo servers, I mean the best. They have an excellent quality of customer support, meaning they do care about their customers, and they don’t just let you vanish into oblivion once you’ve bought the product.
They definitely have a 24/7 Phone and Email service. Additionally, it also has a very active, and dedicated forum, so it’s unlikely that you’ll ever run into a problem that you can’t solve yourself from the forum itself!
Also, their team comprises of “”yahoo guys” right? I don’t think I need to speak more.
Overall, if you’re a guy who’s not making a lot of money, but have enough bucks and dares to get into the online thing, and then this is just one of the best options for you.
Yahoo, or Aabaco as now it’s called has specialized attention to you if you’re a small biz owner, meaning it knows and understands your needs, so technically it’s like having a friend on-board, I don’t know why anybody would go against it if you’re serious about where you want your business in next couple years.
Apart from servers, even their customer support is awesome, if you get stuck somewhere, you can always call them anytime, and they pickup, answer and solve your problem. That’s a big “go” point as far as I’m concerned because buying a server only to know that they don’t have phone support sucks, so Aabaco took special care of that.
Overall, you should go for Aabaco, give a try to the basic plan if you have a business that makes atleast some money for you, consider this an investment, and I along with the Yahoo team can promise you a good and strong ROI, because as the saying goes, if you business is not on the internet, it’s soon going to be out of business!