May 12, 2005 - (HOSTSEARCH.COM) - Web hosting providers will want to take note of Yahoos entry into the web hosting arena. Yahoo! has entered the web hosting industry with Yahoo! Web Hosting.
Under their plan for small businesses they provide 24-hour toll-free customer support, online help resources and web design tools, like Yahoo! SiteBuilder.
For $11.95 a month Yahoo! is offering a domain name, 25 email addresses, web design tools, PayPal buttons, 2 GB of disk space, 25 GB/month of data transfer and 24-hour toll-free phone support.
Yahoo! is an unsavory competitor for smaller web hosts and resellers who must be feeling the pressure from the plummeting hosting plan prices in the industry. The market is large and diverse but beginning to consolidate. It will be interesting to see how Yahoo! fares and if they are successful if they will take on more high-end clients.
For more information on Yahoo small business web hosting see: http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/webhosting/