Yahoo Small Business Web Hosting is known for their simple site design tools make it easy to create your own website.
Here's the plan information I chose:
|Money-Back Guarantee||30 days|
|Notes||Their setup process was the most frustrating. They forced me to create a YahooID, tried to transfer my domain from my registrar to them, and my admin panel was disabled for an hour due to an error that magically went away. Also you have to manually install phpMyAdmin, and look up FTP instructions on your own. This was after upgrading from their Basic plan because it didn't support FTP (what plan doesn't have FTP?!)|
This test measures the total time it takes to load a standard web page. Lower is better.
If you're really interested, I use the 'Load Time' measurement that's returned from WebPageTest for ranking page speed. I still collect other metrics such as TTFB (time to first byte), fully loaded time, and the speed index, in addition to server setting scores which are translated to grades. You can see these detailed values in the "Raw Results."
This test is important if your site resembles a typical website and you're concerned about speed (which you should be!)
Yahoo Small Business (full benchmark) performs under par in the Page Speed test, with an average result of 4.33 seconds. Its best run was 2.82 s, but has been as bad as 60.95 s. Yahoo Small Business's most recent result on Apr 27 was 2.92 seconds. Yahoo is not someone I'd expect to do well, but they're nothing to laugh at when it comes to speed. Their performance headers could be optimized a bit, but overall they're not going to leave you waiting for your site to load.
Let's see if Yahoo Small Business is consistent in its page speed stats:
|Date||Location||Load time||TTFB||Fully loaded||Speed index||Keep-alive Score||Compress Score||Caching Score|
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