Yahoo! Web hosting has just upgraded their plan.
Yahoo! will no longer offer three web hosting plans, and instead will offer one plan, called Yahoo! Web Hosting, to all new customers. The new plan includes:
- Unlimited disk space **, which allows users to build as many web pages as they want
- Unlimited data transfer **, which allows users to support as many visitors as they want
- Unlimited email storage
- 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee, which allows customers to cancel their service within 30 days of sign-up.
- 1,000 email addresses
Yahoo! Web Hosting is priced at $11.95 per month, and requires a minimum 3-month term, which is paid in full upfront and which is automatically renewed each period. As the time this page is being compose, visitors can get low intro price at $7.77 for the first 3 months via this link.
Appropriate use of Unlimited space & transfer is required. Read below for what does Yahoo! means of Unlimited.
What do “unlimited disk space, data transfer, and email storage” mean?
It’s pretty straightforward: Customers who use Yahoo! Web Hosting appropriately have access to unlimited disk space, data transfer, and email storage.
What is appropriate usage?
Yahoo! Web Hosting is designed to serve the web hosting needs of small, independently owned and operated businesses in the United States. It is not intended to support the greater web hosting needs of large enterprises or internationally based businesses.
Yahoo! Web Hosting is also a shared web hosting service, which means a number of customers’ web sites are hosted from the same server. To ensure that Yahoo! Web Hosting is reliable and available for the greatest number of users, a customer’s web site usage cannot adversely affect the performance of other customers’ sites.
Additionally, the purpose of Yahoo! Web Hosting is to host web sites, not store data. Using an account primarily as an online storage space for archiving electronic files is prohibited.
So what does “unlimited” mean, really?
You can now create as large a site as you like (you won’t face an upper limit, or “ceiling”), but we will place some constraints on how fast you can grow. In other words, you can add as much content as you want, but maybe not all at once. The vast majority of our customers’ sites grow at rates well within our rules, however, and will not be impacted by this constraint.
In most cases, if you use our service appropriately, visitors to your web site will be able to download and view as much content from your site as they like. However, in certain circumstances, our server processing power, server memory, or anti-abuse controls could limit downloads from your site.
You can also upload as much as content as you like each month, subject only to the rules that control how fast your site can grow (see above).
Unlimited email storage gives normal email account users like yourself an opportunity to not have to worry about hitting a storage limit. You can save your correspondence and never worry about having to delete older messages to make room for more.
However, 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.