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  1. Bigwas
    Bigwas September 3, 2015 at 07:28 | | Reply

    Oh, how about namecheap, the best reseller host if you ask me, for just $14.95 a month.

  2. Mr. K
    Mr. K July 16, 2016 at 21:22 | | Reply

    SiteGround:
    “The 5 credits can be used in any way you want, so you could say create 10 reseller accounts with those 5 credits. The 50 GB space would thus be divided among those 10 accounts, giving you 5 GB per account. It’s your choice how to divide the accounts up.”

    I’m fairly certain this is not accurate. With Siteground reselling, one credit = one domain. If you want to host multiple sites on a single plan, you must upgrade from Reseller (which is essentially their StartUp hosting option) to GrowBig, which allows for multiple domains:
    https://www.siteground.com/web-hosting.htm

    Their credit system is honestly kind of pointless, which I hate to saay. I’ve attempted to use it in the past and if a client wants multiple sites and/or hits their Inod usage limit, I’ve simply had to upgrade them from a Reseller account to a standard hosting account, which invalidates the credit system.

    On that same point, their Reseller page doesn’t mention Inod usage at all. It’s misleading for them to say that a site can have unlimited visitors. That may technically be true, but it’s not true in practice because once you start getting about 4000+ visitors per month who actually browse your content (even if you have a smaller WP site) you hit your Inod limit for the month and have to upgrade in order to keep your client’s site from flat-lining.

  3. SiteGround
    SiteGround July 22, 2016 at 05:21 | | Reply

    Hello Mr. K,

    Thank you for pointing this out – the article indeed has some inaccuracies. We are sure that the author of the review will make sure to correct this.
    We want to clarify the benefits of the reseller program and straighten things out on the usage tracking questions you have raised.

    The main benefit of the reseller program is that it allows you flexibility to activate accounts on behalf of your clients whenever you need them. It is a great fit for a business model where you have clients with smaller websites and you need access to them since you also perform additional services for them. The option to buy credits in bulk and the fact that the price per credit stays the same for the entire period you host with SiteGround, make it possible to generate substantial profit in the long run.

    The main reseller page does not go into technical data such as Inods, yet we have a more detailed feature description for the reseller credits https://www.siteground.com/reseller/features.htm and there under server details we provide technical specifications for the reseller hosting account including Inods.
    We also want to point out that the each site is different and the amount of traffic it can accommodate depends on the resources each visitor is using. When the code for the website is well optimized, fewer resources per visitor are used, which makes it possible to handle a large number of visitors. When the site is not coded efficiently, the number of users it can handle smoothly will be less.

    We acknowledge that we had launched the reseller program a while ago when we offered only a single plan. Back in those days its features provided a lot of value. We know there is a big interest in upgrading the program to add benefits for using the higher plans we offer, yet this process takes time, and we will be working on that.

    1. mark.zahra
      mark.zahra July 28, 2016 at 04:58 | | Reply

      HI there, we’ve updated the post above with the correct information.

      Can you please confirm that it’s as stated on your site?

  4. Liz
    Liz February 15, 2017 at 09:35 | | Reply

    I’ve honestly had a ton of success with Flywheel’s Agency Partner program — in addition to hosting your actual agency site for free, they give you first access to new features (which is pretty sweet) and I’ve got an account manager that I can ping whenever I need help. Highly recommended: https://getflywheel.com/partners/

  5. Ariel
    Ariel May 3, 2017 at 12:45 | | Reply

    Hello!

    What about inmotion hosting or greengeeks?

  6. Richard Chambers
    Richard Chambers April 24, 2018 at 05:35 | | Reply

    This could do with an update to include some of the new kids on the block, such as ourselves – 20i.com – who have dedicated WP servers. Sorry for the self promotion! 🙂

  7. Madeline
    Madeline July 27, 2018 at 03:57 | | Reply

    Thanks for comparison and information. How about Itabix Inc?

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