Best Deal for Reseller Web Hosting Windows Central 2019

A hosting company's reseller plan lets you sell web hosting accounts to other customers, who put their websites on that company's servers. You may want to do this if your business sells niche services, such as marketing, and your clients pay you to host their websites. Or, you're a web developer who could earn extra money selling hosting to your clients for their websites that you've designed. Among the major U.S. hosting companies, InMotion offers plans with the most features and tools to get your new online business up and running right away.

Best Deal Overall: InMotion

InMotion sells three plans: R-1000S includes 80 GB with a monthly bandwidth limit of 800 GB. R-2000S has 120 GB with a monthly bandwidth limit of 1,200 GB, and R-3000S has 160 GB with monthly bandwidth limit of 1,600 GB. The storage on all plans is on SSD. There doesn't appear to be a limit on how many accounts you can sell for these plans.

All plans allow an unlimited number of domains/websites, email, and databases (MySQL and PostgreSQL). They also include WHMCS, 24/7 live-chat, phone technical support, and domain registration. You can sell domain registrations and SSL certificates.

Price Specifics: R-1000S is $15.39 monthly. R-2000S is $22 monthly, and R-3000S is $30.24 monthly. Plans come with a money-back guarantee within 90 days.

Pros:

  • No limit on the number of resold accounts
  • SSD storage
  • Unlimited email
  • Free domain registration
  • Earn money selling domains and SSL

Cons:

  • Bandwidth limits
  • SSL extra charge

Best Deal Overall

InMotion

The most features to start reselling

Commissions from domain and SSL sales and no limits on resold accounts help you to make money reselling right away.

Best with No Resell Limits: HostGator

HostGator sells three plans: Aluminum includes 60 GB with a monthly bandwidth limit of 600 GB. Copper has 90 GB with a monthly bandwidth limit of 900 GB, and Silver has 140 GB with a monthly bandwidth limit of 1,400 GB. There doesn't appear to be a limit on how many accounts you can sell for these plans.

All plans allow an unlimited number of domains/websites, email, and databases (MySQL). They also include 24/7 live-chat and phone technical support, and WHMCS. (WHMCS is a web front-end tool for managing your web hosting business, such as sending out billing and collecting payments.) You can sell domain registrations and SSL certificates to earn commissions.

Price Specifics: Aluminum starts at $20 monthly. Copper is $25 monthly, and Silver is also $25 under a promotional price that's current as of this writing. Plans come with a money-back guarantee within 45 days.

Pros:

  • No limit on the number of resold accounts
  • Unlimited email
  • Free SSL certificate
  • Earn money selling domains and SSL

Cons:

  • Bandwidth limits

Best with No Resell Limits

HostGator

Sell as much as you want

Resell accounts as much as your storage and bandwidth can handle.

Best with Most Storage, Bandwidth: A2 Hosting

A2 Hosting sells four plans: Bronze includes 30 GB with a monthly bandwidth limit of 400 GB; it lets you sell 40 accounts for it. Silver is 75 GB, 600 GB bandwidth, 60 accounts maximum. Gold is 150 GB; 1,000 GB bandwidth; 80 accounts. And Platinum is 200 GB; 2,000 GB; 100 accounts. The storage on all plans is on SSD.

All plans allow an unlimited number of domains/websites, emails, and databases (MySQL and PostgreSQL). They also include 24/7 live-chat and phone technical support, and SSL certificate. WHMCS is provided but not for the Bronze plan. You can sell domain registrations and SSL certificates.

Price Specifics: Bronze is $13.19 monthly. Silver is $18.47 monthly. Gold is $24.41 monthly, and Platinum is $40.91 monthly. Plans come with an anytime money-back guarantee.

Pros:

  • 2,000 GB bandwidth (for Platinum)
  • SSD storage
  • Free SSL certificate
  • Earn money selling domains and SSL

Cons:

  • Bandwidth limits
  • Limits on number of resold accounts
  • No WHMCS (for Bronze)

Best with Most Storage, Bandwidth

A2 Hosting

Lots of space, bandwidth to resell

A2 offers a plan with lots of space and bandwidth that you can divvy up to resell.

Best with Unlimited Bandwidth: Namecheap

Namecheap sells three plans: Nebula includes 30 GB, which you are limited to selling up to 25 accounts for. Galaxy Expert has 90 GB, and Universe Pro has 150 GB; both of these plans let you sell an unlimited number of accounts.

All plans allow an unlimited number of domains/websites and databases (MySQL and PostgreSQL). Galaxy Expert and Universe Pro allow for unlimited email accounts, but Nebula is restricted to 30 email accounts. WHMCS is included with Universe Pro, but this tool costs extra under the first two plans. All plans include 24/7 live-chat technical support. You can sell SSL certificates, but there's no mention if you can sell domain registrations.

Price Specifics: Nebula is $16.88 monthly. Galaxy Expert is $26.88 monthly, and Universe Pro is $36.88. Plans come with a money-back guarantee within 14 days.

Pros:

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • No limit on number of resold accounts (for 2 of the plans)
  • Unlimited email (for 2 of the plans)
  • Earn money selling SSL certificates

Cons:

  • Limit on number of resold accounts (for Nebula)
  • 30 email accounts limit (for Nebula)
  • Domain extra charge
  • SSL extra charge
  • WHMCS extra charge (for 2 of the plans)
  • No mention about selling domains

Best with Unlimited Bandwidth

Namecheap

Unlimited bandwidth

Namecheap lets you resell hosting with no bandwidth limit on your customers' use.

Best with Unlimited Storage, Bandwidth: GreenGeeks

GreenGeeks sells five plans: Reseller 10, Reseller 20, etc.. Each plan name represents the maximum number of accounts you're allowed to sell under it. (So Reseller 50 represents 50 accounts.) All five plans feature no limit on space and bandwidth. The storage on all plans is on SSD.

All plans allow an unlimited number of domains/websites, emails, and databases (MySQL). They also include WHMCS, 24/7 live chat, and phone technical support, and SSL certificate. You can sell domain registrations, but there's no mention if you can sell SSL certificates.

Price Specifics: Reseller 10 is $20 monthly. Reseller 20 is $35 monthly. Reseller 30 is $45 monthly. Reseller 40 is $55 monthly, and Reseller 50 is $60 monthly. Plans come with a money-back guarantee within 30 days.

Pros:

  • Unlimited storage
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • SSD storage
  • Unlimited email
  • Free SSL certificate
  • Earn money selling domains

Cons:

  • Limits on number of resold accounts
  • No mention about selling SSL

Best with Unlimited Storage, Bandwidth

GreenGeeks

Unlimited storage, bandwidth

GreenGeeks lets you resell hosting with no online storage or bandwidth limit for your customers.

Best Price: WebHostingBuzz

WebHostingBuzz sells four plans: Freelancer includes 50 GB with a monthly bandwidth limit of 500 GB. Soho includes 75 GB with a monthly bandwidth limit of 750 GB. Agency has 100 GB with a monthly bandwidth limit of 1,000 GB, and Enterprise has 150 GB with monthly bandwidth limit of 1,500 GB. Under Freelancer, you are limited to selling up to 50 accounts. There are no limits on how many accounts you can sell for the other three plans. The storage on all plans is on SSD.

All plans allow an unlimited number of domains/websites and databases (PostgreSQL). All plans impose a limit of 300 outgoing emails per hour. They also include WHMCS, 24/7 live-chat technical support, domain registration, and SSL certificate.

Price Specifics: Freelancer is $11 monthly. Soho is $21 monthly. Agency is $31 monthly, and Enterprise is $41 monthly. Plans come with a money-back guarantee within 45 days.

Pros:

  • No limit on number of resold accounts (for 3 of the plans)
  • SSD storage
  • Free domain registration
  • Free SSL certificate

Cons:

  • Bandwidth limits
  • Limit on number of resold accounts (for Freelancer)
  • Emails limited to 300 outgoing per hour
  • No mention about selling domains or SSL

Best Price

WebHostingBuzz

Cheapest reseller plan

Even the lowest-priced plan includes domain registration, SLL certificate, and SSD storage.

Bottom line

If you're new to the concept of reseller hosting, InMotion's plans include features and tools to help you sell and make money. They don't restrict how many accounts you can sell, and you can earn more money from selling domain registrations and SSL certificates. Furthermore, they include free registration of your own domain to use for your hosting business and SSD storage for faster performance for your customers' websites.

Credits — Who worked on this guide

Howard Wen is the Web Hosting Researcher for Windows Central. Throughout his career, he's written about technology for several publications that include Computerworld, MAKE, Popular Science, Salon, and Wired.

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