Yahoo Small Business
is offering free web hosting for an entire year. The organization, a division of the world-renowned Yahoo internet company, is based in Sunnyvale, California, United States. Established in 1997 and one of the internet’s originals, Yahoo was formerly the go-to search engine but now focuses on providing a variety of websites and a range of hosting-related services including award-winning email. Like the name suggests, Yahoo Small Business focuses on the needs of companies that need an effective web presence. “Making small business easier” for over 20 years, the organization’s services enable smaller companies to “get online, sell online, and grow online”. Its latest offer is a response to what it calls “the most unprecedented time of our lives”.
The Covid-19 pandemic has decimated small businesses around the world. The global lockdown has forced countless organizations to close and those that survived have had to adapt top a ‘new normal’ where staff often operate from home and business is more than ever before done online. Businesses cannot survive in such an environment without a viable web presence, and Yahoo Small Business “stands alongside entrepreneurs and small business owners” by offering a free 'Get Online' package of services. This includes a “website, multiple emails, and expert advice to help SMBs stay in contact with their customers” during the pandemic.
The full package includes domain name registration (yourbusiness.com), custom business branded email with 5 email addresses, and a website builder package that allows businesses to establish a web presence quickly and without hiring a developer. The package is supported by 10 GB of storage and unlimited bandwidth. Beyond this, a business plan creator is available to help businesses establish their next steps. According to the company, the Get Online package is worth more than $120. Normally, Yahoo's hosting packages start at $4.99 per month. Do you know of any other companies offering free hosting? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.