Best Reseller Plans by Top Web Hosters Windows Central 2019

Some hosting companies have what are called reseller plans, which let you resell the company's web hosting but under your own business name to other customers. Your customers, in turn, have their websites on the original hosting company's servers. If you're a marketing company or website designer, you could use a reseller plan to sell hosting for a client's website, for example. We looked at reseller plans offered by four of the most popular web hosting companies in the U.S. (in terms of market share). If you're looking to offer hosting to your own customers, Bluehost offers the best value in terms of price and features. (All prices listed below are based on you prepaying for one year of reseller hosting service.)

Best Deal Overall: Bluehost

Bluehost sells four reseller plans for its servers through a partnership with ResellerClub. R1 includes 40GB with a bandwidth limit of 800GB per month. R2 has 50GB with a bandwidth limit of 1TB per month. R3 has 100GB with a bandwidth limit of 2TB per month. R4 has 20 GB with a bandwidth limit of 4 B per month. It's unclear if any of this storage is on SSD, but there aren't any listed limits on how many accounts you can sell for these plans.

All plans allow an unlimited number of domains/websites and email accounts, and support for databases (MySQL). They come with an SSL certificate and 24/7 on-call technical support. WHMCS is also included, but not with the R1 plan. (WHMCS is a web front-end tool for managing your web hosting business, such as sending out billing and collecting payments.)

Price Specifics: R1 is $9.49 per month. R2 is $12.49 per month. R3 is $13.99 per month. R4 is $20.99 per month. Plans come with a money-back guarantee within 30 days.

Pros:

  • No limit on # of resold accounts
  • Unlimited domains/websites
  • Unlimited email
  • Database support
  • SSL certificate

Cons:

  • Bandwidth limits
  • SSD storage not listed
  • WHMCS not included with cheapest plan

Best Deal Overall

Bluehost

Low prices with features

Bluehost offers reseller plans at low prices that come with SSL certificate and unlimited domain/website hosting.

Best with Domain Registration: 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. It's not listed if this storage is on SSD, but 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, emails, and databases (MySQL). They also include domain registration, 24/7 live-chat and phone technical support, and WHMCS. You can sell domain registrations to earn commissions.

Price Specifics: Aluminum starts at $24.95 per month. Copper is $29.95 per month, and Silver is also $29.95 per month 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 # of accounts resold
  • Unlimited email
  • Domain registration
  • SSL certificate
  • Earn money selling domain registrations

Cons:

  • Bandwidth limits
  • SSD storage not listed

Best with Domain Registration

HostGator

Register a new domain

If you're starting a new hosting business, HostGator's reseller plans include registration for your company's domain.

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. The storage for these plans is not listed as being on SSD.

All plans allow an unlimited number of domains/websites and databases (MySQL). Galaxy Expert and Universe Pro allow for unlimited email accounts, but Nebula is restricted to 30 email accounts. All plans include WHMCS and 24/7 live-chat technical support. You can sell domain registrations.

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

Pros:

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • No limit on # of resold accounts (for 2 of the plans)
  • Unlimited email (for 2 of the plans)
  • Earn money selling domain registrations

Cons:

  • Limit on # of resold accounts (for Nebula)
  • SSD storage not listed
  • 30 email accounts limit (for Nebula)
  • SSL extra charge

Best with Unlimited Bandwidth

Namecheap

Unlimited bandwidth

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

Best with SSD: 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 a 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, emails, and databases (MySQL and PostgreSQL). They also include WHMCS, 24/7 live chat, and phone technical support, and domain registration. You can sell domain registrations.

Price Specifics: R-1000S is $21.39 per month. R-2000S is $29.99 per month, and R-3000S is $41.24 per month. Plans come with a money-back guarantee within 90 days.

Pros:

  • No limit on no. of resold accounts
  • SSD storage
  • Unlimited email
  • Domain registration
  • Earn money selling domain registrations

Cons:

  • Bandwidth limits
  • SSL extra charge

Best with SSD

InMotion

Faster storage speed

If your customers want fast performance from their websites, InMotion has the SSD servers to meet this.

Bottom line

If you run a kind of business where it would make sense to sell web hosting to your customers, it may be worth considering signing up for a reseller plan. Only some of the most popular hosting companies in the U.S. offer reseller plans. Among them, Bluehost sells four plans with the lowest prices.

Despite being cheap, ranging from only $9.50 to $20.99 per month, Bluehost's reseller plans don't have restrictions on how many customers you can resell to. And they have no set limit on the number of domains, websites, and email accounts that you can resell. An SSL certificate is also included to assure your customers that the hosting you're providing them is secure. These features and low prices help to make Bluehost's reseller plans suitable if you're running a small business and want to provide hosting for your customers.

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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