Yahoo! Web Hosting vs Yahoo! Merchant Solutions

Yahoo! Web Hosting vs Yahoo! Merchant Solutions

January 8th, 2009

Yahoo! Small Business The Yahoo! Web Hosting Promo and Yahoo! Merchant Solutions Promo has been some of our most popular offers lately. Since Yahoo! introduced unlimited disk space and data transfer in December, customers have flocked to the two web hosting offers.

Lately we have received a few emails with questions about the main differences between the two services, and we will therefore try to outline the differences here.

Yahoo! Merchant Solutions

If you want to establish and grow your ecommerce business and want help with everything from setup to online marketing.

Yahoo! Merchant Solution is an all-in-one ecommerce solution. You get an easy to manage product catalog, a professional-looking online store with shopping card, credit card payments, shipping calculator, inventory management, etc.

The solutions is customizable and it’s possible to integrate it with other applications to meet your special needs. And if you need help with the setup, Yahoo! offers 60 days free assistance from their ecommerce consultants.

Yahoo! Web Hosting

If you want to swift and easily create a great-looking web site that is just right for your business – without having any technical experience.

Yahoo! Web Hosting is more a traditional web host. You get PHP, Perl and MySQL support and support for third-party tools like FrontPage and Dreamweaver.

What sets Yahoo! Web Hosting apart is the online site builder, that makes it possible for you to set up your own web site without any technical experience. You simply enter and format text and photos in an online tool. No downloads or special software needed.

You can also include a one-click guestbook, a WordPress or Movable Type blog, phpBB bulletin boards or a content management system with any programming experience.

You can still build an online shop if you want, but you will need to install a shopping card yourself and use a third-party payment processor like PayPal.

Features Included In Both Plans

Both plans includes a free domain name, unlimited disk space, unlimited data transfer and unlimited email storage, 24-hour customer service (toll-free phone and email support), $100 Yahoo! Search Marketing credit and $50 Google AdWords credit to advertise your business and attract new customers.

More questions? Please ask them in the comments, and we will try to get you an answer as soon as possible.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 George Sachs // Jan 12, 2009 at 4:01 am

    I was wondering about the reliability of Yahoo!’s service?

    I’ve been burned before from by another web host which crashed almost weekly and suddenly lost several customer’s data.

  • 2 Web Hosting Promo Codes // Jan 12, 2009 at 5:06 am

    George – Yahoo! have an average uptime of 99.9% according to their feature list (that’s less than 1 hour per month).

    They also keep backups of your website in different geographic locations in case of emergency, so your data should be safe with Yahoo!.

  • 3 Tracey Mott // Jul 15, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Question – Request for Help: I am using Yahoo web hosting and have been building a simple store with Yahoo’s Site Solutions. I need to add shopping cart buttons to my website, but have only been able to add Buynow. I searched help but could not find an answer. Is there a way to add shopping cart to a Site Solutions’ created website? If not, do you suggest that I download SiteBuilder? What is required to upload it to the net? Do I have to modify my web hosting plan with Yahoo to upload? Thank you very much for your time.