A few weeks ago I put up an article about the end of Yahoo supporting small business listings which show up in their own search engine and the outcry began of people who used to have Yahoo Small Business Web Hosting and now have Aabaco Small Business Web Hosting.
Business owners who had Yahoo Web Hosting are finding their websites down and access to their email lost.
They are pissed.
Dozens of people have called and emailed me to inform me that they are leaving. I have told many of them that I would put together an article for them with solutions and alternatives for them to host their site elsewhere.
This is it.
I wish no harm on Yahoo, they have just been dropping the ball lately. And, most people were very happy with Yahoo hosting.
4 alternative web hosting platforms
For a living I create content for people’s businesses and help them with true, white hat SEO. I help people get found in search just as you found me in search. I generate millions of dollars for some people. I am telling you this because my tool of choice for the last decade is WordPress. This is a WordPress website that you are on now. WordPress does require some maintenance. This is information you need for this list:
- Squarespace.com – If you just need a web site and occasionally want to blog to it Squarespace may be for you. It runs about $8/mo and you can slap together a website with not a ton of experience. This is a good option for the DIY crowd and if you could handle the Yahoo web builder you will probably like this option.
- WIX.com – If you need a very basic website check out Wix. It’s free.
- Bluehost – If you can handle changing your registrar over to Namecheap or GoDaddy (or Bluehost) and changing your nameserver and playing in a control panel a little, you can install WordPress with 1 click here at Bluehost. This is $3.95/mo. FYI that is an affiliate link.
- Custom WordPress site – I sell custom WordPress websites. They start at $1,000. This is a prerequisite to our hosting or SEO or Content packages. My goal here is not to push this on anyone but of course I’d be silly to at least not make people aware of this.
Obtaining your Domain Name
I don’t want to speculate but transferring your domain name away from Aabaco may be a hassle.
Recovering your old data
If your website is down or inaccessible you may be able to see a previous version of it at the Wayback machine. The Wayback machine is the Internet’s archive. Very cool.
Have you found other alternatives?
If you found something else that you are pleased or solved your problems with Aabaco please let us know below.