Reseller packages from webhosters give you the opportunity to offer your customers their own webhosting packages. Here are nine reseller hosters.
The most popular reseller hoster
With reseller packages or programs, web hosts provide their infrastructure to offer web hosting themselves. This might not only be interesting if you want to get fully involved in the web hosting business, but if you might want to offer the customer “one-stop shop” – besides hosting the website also hosting. The latter scenario, however, may entail a considerable additional time expenditure.
For this review, we rely on the results of a community survey. Only those providers who explicitly list reseller packages or a reseller program on their website will be listed. If not mentioned separately, the server location is Germany and the contract period is one month.
Hostnet is the winner of our community survey and offers its reseller packages under the heading “Agency Server”. The cheapest package is available for 29.99 euros per month. The more expensive package will provide more memory, vCPUs and RAM, otherwise all features are included in all packages. The smallest package offers you 200 gigabyte SSD disk for files and emails, six vCPUs and four gigabytes of RAM. You can host an unlimited number of domains and receive free SSL certificates from Let’s Encrypt – for resellers Hostnet offers individual domain prices upon request.
Apache is used as the web server by default, but Nginx can be installed if necessary – HTTP / 2 is active and you can use a Varnish cache, there are PHP 7 and MySQL 5.6. FTPs, SSH and SFTP are available, as well as e-mail servers. Five system snapshots are included, and you have root access due to the mix of managed and root servers (with limitations such as lack of access to the kernel et cetera).
The Auto-Installer allows you to easily install over 300 applications and perform updates, backups and restores. Existing applications can also be integrated into the auto-installer.
At All-Incl * the prices of the reseller packages are exclusive of VAT. The cheapest package costs 20 euros per month, with all a setup fee of 20 euros added. This includes 200 gigabytes of storage for web space, emails and databases, 250 gigabytes of traffic and 25 accounts for customers. You can unlock 100 domains and use 500 subdomains – the domain prices for resellers are discounted. SSL certificates from Let’s Encrypt are supported.
The hoster allows the creation of 500 e-mail accounts and redirects. With the server you can connect via SSH or create FTP users (FTP over SSL / TLS). The package offers ten MySQL databases, a software installer allows software to be installed in one click – HTTP / 2 can be activated via a support request. By default, there are FTP and MySQL backups, with FTP data backed up approximately every 14 days and two backups kept. The databases have a backup of the previous day, one five to eight days and one nine to twelve days old.
In addition to these reseller packages, a reseller contract can also be combined with All-Inkl’s server packages. The customer administration system is neutral.
The offers of Mittwald * are exclusive of VAT and are only aimed at traders. For resellers, the hosting company offers vServer and server packages. The cheapest vServer package costs 29.99 euros per month at one-year term (39.99 euros per month for a month term) and holds 150 gigabytes of SSD storage for all accumulating data, four CPU cores and six gigabytes of RAM ready for you. You get a domain included and can add as many additional domains and subdomains as you like.
Equally unlimited is the number of e-mail addresses. For the connection to the server there is an SSH access, it can create 50 databases, create 20 recovery points and use any number of cronjobs. SSL certificates must be purchased in the cheapest package, the larger ones include an “SSL Starter” certificate. The daily backup is kept for 14 days.
Mittwald also offers a so-called agency toolbox with which, for example, own hosting tariffs can be created or the customer center can be adapted to its own design. For ten customers, basic functionality is already integrated into the MCC by default, such as a version manager and a recovery manager. There are also two fee-based packages with the other functions.