If you run a small WordPress agency or you are a freelancer with many small clients, it makes sense to think about offering hosting to those clients. It can be a great way for generating an almost 100% passive income stream and give a more comprehensive service to your customers. I’ve done this successfully for many years, and in this post I’ll be sharing some of the best WordPress hosting reseller plans that I’ve used.
SiteGround’s reseller hosting program is created for web designers and developers that maintain their customers’ websites on a long term basis. It’s designed to make it easy to include a highly reliable web hosting as part of your service and increase your revenue at the same time.
Reselling with SiteGround works differently than other hosts. They have a credit system in place, which I will explain below. For a full list of features of their reseller hosting accounts, you can refer to this page.
The first thing you do is sign up and buy a minimum of 5 credits, where each credit is equal to one year of hosting (note that reseller credits never expire). The more credits you buy, the cheaper things get.
- 1 to 4 credits : €40 per credit
- 5 to 10 credits : €36 per credit
- 11+ credits : €33 per credit
That means that to start off you will need €180 (5X36). That includes 5 StartUp shared plans for a total of 50 GB hard drive space. Each plan can take up to around 10,000 monthly visitors and includes free domain names, free setups & transfers, free CloudFlare CDN, daily backups, cPanel & SSH Access, and more.
Another alternative with SiteGround is to use their cloud hosting and reseller accounts from that platform. This is ideal if you have many clients, say more than 20.
HostNine is another host I’ve relied on for a long time. They respond to questions quickly and professionally. Although they don’t offer specific WordPress hosting, the reseller hosting they offer is really awesome, especially for those who have international clients, as you can easily migrate server locations at the click of a button.
They have 5 dedicated reselling plans which shows that reseller hosting is a big part of their business. You can easily scale your reseller hosting business with HostNine, so if you’re really going for it, this is a very good choice.
NameCheap provides cPanel / WebHostManager reseller hosting powered by high performance SSD reseller servers. You can host multiple websites or become your own hosting reseller today with Namecheap’s reseller hosting. All the NameCheap reseller hosting plans cost just $1.00 for the first month then renew at regular rates. In the long term, this works out to $14.95 per month.
A2 Hosting are a reliable host you can trust with your clients’ websites. They use a high-performance platform called SwiftServer and provide many features in each of their three reseller hosting plans.
Although not specifically for WordPress, they do mention that their reseller accounts are recommended for WordPress.
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