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Do not use Yahoo Webhosting

09 Oct 2003

The world of Internet publishing should be a simple one. I code a page, I look for a place to upload the page, and the world stops by to read the page. Then later I check the logfiles to see how people found my page and what page kept them on the site the longest. Sweet.

Yahoo Webhosting screws all this up. I do not use their services myself, but I have been at their mercy when I have helped friends with their websites. And let me tell you, if you are at the initial stages of starting a website, avoid Yahoo Webhosting.

Two months ago, was having no problems in its cyberexistence on the Yahoo servers. But the woman who holds the account inadvertently cancelled the credit card that Yahoo was using to pay for the site's bandwidth. Without warning, they shut the site down, and after a month of trying, the woman and I could not get Yahoo to change the billing info and bring the site back up.

So we have moved the site over to a new host, and life will soon be tiramisu. Note: If you can't get to right this second, just try again in a few days because we are still getting the transfer finalized, with the domain registrar and the DNS servers and all that.

But anyway, here's what I don't like about Yahoo Webhosting:
  • All the work is tied to a Yahoo ID. If the webmaster's Yahoo ID ("jbmason") does not match the ID of the person who opened the account, the webmaster has to log out of his own friendly Yahoo services and then sign in again as that person. Big steaming pile of crap, that is.
  • Yahoo claims to offer statistics, but for the entire time I worked on the pianoman site, I never saw any change in the stats or referrer lists. Pathetic.
  • Any screw-ups in billing result in sudden cancellation, and heaven forbid you should try to call them and get it worked out. They send you back online to edit your Yahoo Wallet and do other things that have no impact on the site. Reactivation of an inactive account seems impossible.

All hail LFC Hosting.

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