Aabaco (Yahoo!) Small Business Reviews and Expert Opinion

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2.8
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Customer score for Aabaco (Yahoo!) Small Business

  • Reliability
    2.8 / 10
  • Pricing
    3.4 / 10
  • User Friendly
    2.6 / 10
  • Support
    2.7 / 10
  • Features
    2.7 / 10

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it's ok

I liekd them a lot. they do good job in customer service
Mike Wallace

Published on Mar. 7, 2017
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 8.0

Terrible service

For buying a service you can so online no problem. For cancellation you have to go through a tedious process online and they requi... Read More
Ziko Fab

Published on May 26, 2018
  • Reliability 2.0
  • Pricing 2.0
  • User Friendly 2.0
  • Support 2.0
  • Features 2.0

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Ziko Fab
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  • Reliability 2.0
  • Pricing 2.0
  • User Friendly 2.0
  • Support 2.0
  • Features 2.0
2.0
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Terrible service

Service used: Shared
For buying a service you can so online no problem. For cancellation you have to go through a tedious process online and they require you to make a long distance call, wait very long for someone to answer who would just try to keep you paying. Is this 2018? Very bad Yahoo.
Kelly Waltrip
United States
  • Reliability 2.0
  • Pricing 2.0
  • User Friendly 2.0
  • Support 2.0
  • Features 2.0
2.0

Worst company I have ever interacted with!

Service used: Shared - Basic plan
My company had an account with Yahoo Small Business for over 10 years. When it came time to renew my domain, I wanted to switch it to a different company so they would all be in the same place. Because I was not at the company ove...Read More
Edwin S
United States
  • Reliability 2.0
  • Pricing 2.0
  • User Friendly 2.0
  • Support 2.0
  • Features 2.0
2.0

Corrupt and Unscrupulous Business Practices

Service used: Shared - Basic plan
They sold me a web sight domain name that is owned and used by someone else. Then when I tried to cancel and get a refund they gave me nothing but excuses and impossible hoops to jump through. Very unethical and corrupt business practices. If you use Yahoo Small Business expect to get screwed.
Derek D
United States
  • Reliability 2.0
  • Pricing 2.0
  • User Friendly 2.0
  • Support 2.0
  • Features 2.0
2.0

Impossibly Terrible

Service used: Shared - Advanced plan
When I signed up for Yahoo small business 7 years ago it was great. Easy, streamlined, cheap and good for my needs. I don't have a huge web presence or do any sales through my site. It's just for information. So you would think ev...Read More
Paul Johnson
United States
  • Reliability 2.0
  • Pricing 2.0
  • User Friendly 2.0
  • Support 2.0
  • Features 2.0
2.0

The worst hosting and email company ever!

Service used: Shared - Advanced plan
If you like spending hours on hold, and then hours talking to customer service telling you that they cannot help you, this is the service for you.

It seems one of the central problems with the service is that upper management t...Read More
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mike h hewitt
I would agree. The transition has been terrible and customer support even worse.

I am definitely finally going to change email services. I waste too much time on figuring this stuff out.
mark anders
United States
  • Reliability 2.0
  • Pricing 2.0
  • User Friendly 2.0
  • Support 2.0
  • Features 2.0
2.0

worst service ever

Service used: Shared
Dont waste your money or time with Aabaco!!! This is possible the worst site I have ever used; couldn't even change info on my website and their customer service is useless. If you can find a phone number, expect to talk to people...Read More
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mike h hewitt
I Agree!! Overall score "0" Everyone needs to move on to a better service.
Andres Lazzari
United States
  • Reliability 2.0
  • Pricing 2.0
  • User Friendly 2.0
  • Support 2.0
  • Features 2.0
2.0

Liars Thieves

Service used: Shared - Basic plan
they don't even deserve 1 star
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David Bowes
I was with Yahoo web hosting for quite a few years with no issues and very straight forward that is until they merged or turned it over to Aabaco. What nightmare in every aspect...if there was a rating for negative -10 they would ...Read More
Jana Pierce
United States
  • Reliability 2.0
  • Pricing 2.0
  • User Friendly 2.0
  • Support 2.0
  • Features 2.0
2.0

They are corrupt!

Service used: Shared - Basic plan
I changed my domain to another company three years ago and they continue to charge me! We have disputed the charges the last two years and they said it was because I never cancelled their service. The service is impossible to canc...Read More
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David Bowes
...2 ways to cancel and discontinue Aabaco charging you (for no service) 1 cancel your credit card which they have your numbers inbedded in their system and re-apply for a new card with different numbers. The other is to sign up f...Read More

Typical Aabaco (Yahoo!) Small Business Prices

Service Monthly Price Range
Shared Hosting $3.75 - $299.00 6 plans
The Services & Prices are taken from smallbusiness.yahoo.com

Aabaco (Yahoo!) Small Business Expert Review 2018

Written by: Michael Lavnduski

Aabaco (Yahoo!) Small Business Rating

  • Reliability
    7 / 10
  • Pricing
    6 / 10
  • User Friendly
    7 / 10
  • Support
    8 / 10
  • Features
    9 / 10
7.4
Rated by Michael Lavnduski

A once great service seems to be going down hill

Yahoo! is one of the biggest internet companies in the world so one might expect that they would make sure all their lines of business are operating properly.  Sadly, while the web hosting service was actually quite good back in 1999 when they bought it, it has been allowed to go down hill since then.

They are focused just on providing their services to small businesses, and they only offer shared hosting services.  Their e-commerce platforms, which was once what attracted many people to the services, has now become unstable and outdated.  In fact, Yahoo! made a lot of headlines back in 2007 because their hosting and e-commerce platforms experienced lots of outages on 'Cyber Monday' costing their customers a lot of money.

If you are just looking for a simple web hosting company and you like the idea of being associated with a major internet company like Yahoo!, you may be ok with this option.  For most individuals and businesses, however, you can find a much better service for a lower price.

Uptime & Reliability

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Overall a stable hosting service but vulnerable to traffic spikes

Sites hosted on Yahoo! Small Business web hosting are generally going to be stable without any major problems.  One issue, however, is that since they are focused on small businesses, the entire hosting operation is vulnerable to traffic spikes.

Holiday shopping spikes, for example, will hit many of the sites they host, which can end up slowing everyone down or even causing outages.  This type of thing tends to happen at the worst times, since the businesses need their site up during busy times more than ever.

Features

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9

Some nice little Yahoo extras

This is one area where this hosting platform actually has some nice things to say about it.  Since it is owned by Yahoo!, you actually get access to some of the great services that they provide.  Sadly, most of them are limited only to the middle and higher end hosting packages.

You'll get their site builder program, and a lot of free templates to choose from.  You'll also get access to forms, maps, a photo gallery, a variety of free PayPal buttons, assistance with social media, integrated video and/or audio players and more.  You can even use the Yahoo! SEO tracker and reporting system.

All of these combined can be quite attractive for someone who wants all their hosting and site management to be combined into one place.

Support

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Great self-help but little live support

Yahoo! has an extensive library of different guides, manuals and other resources that you can use to learn more about hosting and fix some problems you'll have.  When you search for just about any error or question you have, you'll likely get dozens or even hundreds of results.  Unfortunately, this can sometimes make it confusing to figure out which one you actually need.

They do offer 24/7 live telephone and email support, but many report long hold times and the support doesn't always fix the problem right away.

Pricing

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Prices are higher than they should be for the services you get

Yahoo! web hosting really only offers three differnet options, all of which are a form of shared hosting.  Despite this, their prices are still higher than most other dedicated hosting companies.  You can save money (or add to your bill) based on some of the features or special deals they offer, but this seems to just be confusing more than any type of actual price improvement.

 

Summary

Some nice features but overall not the best hosting option

Yahoo! web hosting does offer some nice features that will be attractive to many people.  In addition, since they have one of the most recognizable names in the industry, it will likely be around for a very long time (though they could sell this line of business at some point).  Despite some nice perks, this is not really a great hosting option for most people or businesses.

Pros:

  • Backed by Yahoo!
  • Access to many Yahoo! services
  • Generally reliable
  • Great self-help systems

Cons:

  • Services have been going down hill for years
  • Little live support
  • Prone to outages during high traffic days
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Aabaco (Yahoo!) Small Business Prices, Plans & Features - 2018

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Number of Sites Price
100 GB 1 TB Unlimited $3.75
500 GB 5 TB Unlimited $5.99
Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited $8.99
Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited $29.00
Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited $79.00
Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited $299.00
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