What Gives With Yahoo??

by fred67 9 replies
Has anyone else recently had problems with Yahoo Hosting?
I've been getting problems with edits not publishing for a while now.
I Contact Yahoo, = no responses.

Several days ago, one of my sites that has been up for 4 or 5 years, suddenly 'temporarily disabled. Contact Customer Care' comes up instead of my website. It's just an innocent Plastering services website. Nothing dodgy. Hardly gets touched.

I've contacted 'Customer care' 3 times now with absolutely NO response. (Frustrating or what?).

Yesterday I read that they're 'pleading' with Microsoft to buy them out.
Could this be a tactic to get everyone to cancel their hosting accounts so that Microsoft won't have to take on the hassle??

Any thoughts or experiences on this anyone??

Pete.
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  • Profile picture of the author sparrow
    Good luck with them, I had a client that was hosted with them and nothing but dead ends lately

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  • Profile picture of the author Fabian Tan
    I don't think they would do that. It would be a pretty stupid thing to do for a corporate company like Yahoo.

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  • Profile picture of the author David
    Originally Posted by fred67 View Post

    Has anyone else recently had problems with Yahoo Hosting?
    I've been getting problems with edits not publishing for a while now.
    I Contact Yahoo, = no responses.

    Several days ago, one of my sites that has been up for 4 or 5 years, suddenly 'temporarily disabled. Contact Customer Care' comes up instead of my website. It's just an innocent Plastering services website. Nothing dodgy. Hardly gets touched.

    I've contacted 'Customer care' 3 times now with absolutely NO response. (Frustrating or what?).

    Yesterday I read that they're 'pleading' with Microsoft to buy them out.
    Could this be a tactic to get everyone to cancel their hosting accounts so that Microsoft won't have to take on the hassle??

    Any thoughts or experiences on this anyone??

    Pete.
    I sure hope nothing bad happens to flickr...

    that's part of my bread n butter
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    • Profile picture of the author fred67
      Originally Posted by David View Post

      I sure hope nothing bad happens to flickr...

      that's part of my bread n butter

      I think it's probably only the 'hosting' that Microsoft aren't happy about. But AOL have jacked in their photo-hosting last week, so maybe you ought to duplicate onto another platform just incase. :-(

      One minute everythings 'Hunky-Dory', the next it's all 'gone to pot'.
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  • Profile picture of the author crystalq
    You should go with a proper host like hostgator
    or bluehost. Hostgator has been awesome and their
    support is great.
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    • Profile picture of the author fred67
      Originally Posted by crystalq View Post

      You should go with a proper host like hostgator
      or bluehost. Hostgator has been awesome and their
      support is great.
      I intend to. But still need to resolve the 'where's & whyfores' first for original disablement.

      Hostgator support is great, but they've still not been able to confirm if they can translate Yahoo's strange sitebuilder language.
      I have five websites with 1,000's of pages written over several years. Can't even begin to imagine re-editing them all.

      (Still waiting for support from Yahoo) :-(
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      • Profile picture of the author Eric Lorence
        Yahoo hosting, as well as Google's, and others- who's primary business IS NOT hosting.

        Stay away from those.

        Hosting for these companies is more of an amenity for them, and the options they provide are usually poor in general.

        However some specialty services are very good, such as Amazon S3

        All hosting services will have some problems, but using a company that specializes in one thing is a better choice.

        Time to pack up your site and move on.

        Good luck!
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        • Profile picture of the author fred67
          I think I've got that now Eric. But at the time it seemed (the easy option).
          Lesson well learned here I think :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author geomat
    Cut-backs are the order of the day as Yahoo et al struggle with falling revenues. Hosting and other loss-leader services will be the first to be pruned. Better look elsewhere for hosting if you are serious about your IM.
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