Yahoo! Small Business Hosting

Yahoo! Small Business Hosting is a real disappointment. Maybe I should have done some more research, but I didn’t. I was looking for a host that was MovableType friendly, and when I saw that Yahoo! allowed you to enable an MT “module,” I figured I had found my hosting provider. Six Apart was even advertising Yahoo! on their site for built in MT functionality.

The part I missed…MT 3.x release. Of course I noticed this once I had already spit out $26 and did all that was required to transfer my domain over. As you can see, I am running MT 4.x now, but that was not done very easily, and the full functionality isn’t here (meaning, many of the optional items aren’t available. Primarily Image Magick).

I’ll give the 30 day guarantee a try, but it doesn’t look like I will have any better feelings about it. With Image Magick (and thus CAPTCHA), I would be happier. If I had better control of my DNS entries, I would be happier. If they didn’t try forcing their email on me, I would be happier. Lastly, if their CGI support never failed, I would be happier.

We’ll see how it goes.

Now, all I need is to get all my old posts imported into this install, but seeing how the box that has them is in another state, and no longer running, it will be awhile till I can do that.

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