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Score 6.2 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • A2 Hosting and Yahoo Small Business are tied in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

1.0

A2 Hosting

10%
2 Ratings
1.0

Yahoo Small Business

10%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

1.0

A2 Hosting

10%
1 Rating

Yahoo Small Business

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

1.0

A2 Hosting

10%
1 Rating

Yahoo Small Business

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

1.0

A2 Hosting

10%
1 Rating

Yahoo Small Business

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

1.0

A2 Hosting

10%
1 Rating

Yahoo Small Business

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

1.0

A2 Hosting

10%
2 Ratings
1.0

Yahoo Small Business

10%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

1.0

A2 Hosting

10%
1 Rating

Yahoo Small Business

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

1.0

A2 Hosting

10%
1 Rating

Yahoo Small Business

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

A2 Hosting

Never would I recommend this company to anyone. [In my experience] they are total nightmares to deal with and depend on. You can't depend on them at all. Plus, [I feel that] they lie and manipulate the search queries based on lies (they do NOT have radio hosting yet they have ads saying that they do).
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Yahoo (Verizon Media)

I would tell a colleague to stay clear of Yahoo Web Hosting/Yahoo Small Business. Our business has been with Yahoo due to the fact that there was nothing else around at the time of our signing up with them. Since then there are much better alternatives as the fact that Yahoo has virtually no third party support really hurts it, and the fact that it is so barebones and hard to customize and work in the back end makes it so that you have to find one of the few expensive developers that specialize in Yahoo. This is another huge hurdle if you plan to build a good website.
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Pros

A2 Hosting

  • the hosting hardware they provide is decent when you consider the price
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Yahoo (Verizon Media)

  • Yahoo Web Hosting/Small Business is above else, cheap in pricing at the very least in terms of monthly costs.
  • The backend of Yahoo Web Hosting/ Small Business is customizable, assuming you can find one of the few developers that can code for it.
  • We were given a dedicated account manager though I believe it was because of how long we were with yahoo and how many complaints we had.
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Cons

A2 Hosting

  • [In my experience] customer service is awful.
  • [From what I've seen] they don't care about clients.
  • [In my situation their] first reaction is always to blame it on the unmanaged factor.
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Yahoo (Verizon Media)

  • Extremely old and outdated back end.
  • Yahoo Web Hosting is at the very least customizable but everything beyond just running a simple store requires custom work that you will have to pay an expensive developer to fix for you.
  • Yahoo Web Hosting is a complete mess in terms of branding and policies. In the span of our last year with them, they went from Yahoo to Yahoo small business to Aabaco and then back to Yahoo and each time were assigned a different account manager.
  • Abysmal customer service, every time we had to open a ticket we had a customer service agent in India that could not fix our issue and we were eventually assigned an account manager after numerous complaints.
  • Barely any apps or app eco system on Yahoo.
  • Frequent down times caused by Yahoo Web Hosting cost our business lots of lost revenue.
  • So antiquated and backwards, they were one of the last companies that I know of to switch over to https, we reached out to them several times to switch our website to https and it took an agonizing amount of time for Yahoo to implement it for all their customers.
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Pricing Details

A2 Hosting

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

A2 Hosting editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Yahoo Small Business

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Yahoo Small Business editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      A2 Hosting

      Never would I use this service. I canceled 7 accounts I believe so far. [In my opinion] it's a waste.
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      Yahoo (Verizon Media)

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      A2 Hosting

      [In my opinion] it barely works.
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      Yahoo (Verizon Media)

      No answers on this topic

      Reliability and Availability

      A2 Hosting

      they are only technically available but having someone say hello, i'm here to help, immediately is not real responsive if they actually never address the issue being reported. we don't contact support for the bland greeting, we are actually trying to solve a business process interruption
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      Yahoo (Verizon Media)

      No answers on this topic

      Performance

      A2 Hosting

      They are only good if you never update your website and i mean never. Otherwise their main performance diffrentiator is turbo web hosting, their highest shared hosting plan. When caching is working it performs well reducing load times by half, but as soon as you add a new page to the site, the updates don't show up until you clear the cache manually from multiple locations (wordpress a2optimized plugin, cpanel etc..). As they make updates to the turbo hosting A2optimized plugin, they do not test them properly and do not handle customer feedback about them, instead they are in denial and try to immediately convince the customer there is no issue at all! the old developer joke when they don't want to fix feedback: it works on my machine!
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      Yahoo (Verizon Media)

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      A2 Hosting

      In my opinion they are unresponsive, rude, incompetent, and untrustworthy to boot.
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      Yahoo (Verizon Media)

      The customer support for Yahoo Web hosting is a complete disaster. Every call is transferred to a technical support department that is in India which usually isn't an issue as that is the norm for a lot of businesses, however, this technical support team in Yahoo does not know how to diagnose issues or offer support. Every issue we had some, some critical like why is our website down were met with clueless customer support agents that would get back to us in 48 hours minimum. Eventually, we were given an account manager that actually did his best and was able to get to the right people at times for critical issues but it still was a complete hassle and waste of time every time we had any issue with Yahoo Web hosting.
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      Implementation Rating

      A2 Hosting

      [In my experience] it was a mess from the start and created problems ever since day one.
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      Yahoo (Verizon Media)

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      A2 Hosting

      No answers on this topic

      Yahoo (Verizon Media)

      After we departed Yahoo Web hosting we found out that there are numerous much better web hosting platforms, the main we focused on were Shopify, GoDaddy, BigCommerce, and WordPress. Between either is a much better alternative than Yahoo Web hosting as they all have much better third party support, more familiarity in the platforms which means more developers that are familiar with the platforms. Above all else, all three of these companies have stood the test of time and haven't rebranded themselves into different company names like Yahoo did with Aabaco and back and are much better for any small business.
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      Scalability

      A2 Hosting

      I believe they do not care about addressing failures when they occur. Starting out with a working service counts for nothing if you can't maintain it, fix issues when reported, and actually take the extra step to prevent them from happening again. You have to care about quality and customer service, and A2 couldn't care less
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      Yahoo (Verizon Media)

      No answers on this topic

      Return on Investment

      A2 Hosting

      • [In my experience] they have upheaved my entire business many times by not having working servers.
      • [I feel like] they have inconvenienced us many hours with tech calls over stupid things.
      • [In my opinion] they have wasted so much time and man hours.
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      Yahoo (Verizon Media)

      • Yahoo Web Hosting impacted our business in a very negative way with all the time we wasted and revenue we lost.
      • Our biggest loss of revenue was deciding to stay longer than we had to with Yahoo Web Hosting as the cost of moving to another platform was high but we had no choice.
      • Yahoo Web Hosting constantly interfered with our workflow with its lack of third party support and poor customer service and constant downtimes.
      • For instance when we wanted to find an inventory system for our business virtually NO ONE supported Yahoo.
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