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Reseller Hosting FAQ

by: Hostwinds Team  /  August 8, 2020

Are you the individual who makes a quick buck here and there selling the items you no longer want? Believe it or not, you qualify to be a Hostwinds Reseller! Believe it or not, even if you weren't that type of person, you would still be eligible! Believe it or not, anyone and everyone qualify to join this rewarding program.

Suppose you are unfamiliar with precisely what a reseller hosting program entails. In that case, it is essentially selling a hosting company's services and making money doing so. We highly recommend this program for those entrepreneurs who have the grit and motivation to be their bosses. On a minor note, we also highly recommend this program because you can sell both award-winning and hassle-free hosting if you do so.

If you are on the fence about whether joining a reseller hosting program is the right move for you, this blog post might be worth checking out. We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about Reseller Hosting programs in general and Hostwinds Reseller Hosting specifically.

If you are on the fence about when joining a reseller hosting program is the right move for you, these Mark Twain quotes might be worth checking out:

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started." -Mark Twain

"Don't wait. The time will never be just right." -Mark Twain.

Reseller Hosting Program FAQ #s 1 & 2

The first two Reseller Hosting questions are pretty basic. Without further adieu, we'll follow Twain's advice and get started.

1. What is Reseller Hosting?

Reseller Hosting is a means to make money by selling the services provided by a hosting company. You receive a payment from Hostwinds as a Reseller for every Hostwinds service you sell. The best part? You have the power to decide what your pricing will be for each service.

To put it differently, Hostwinds' Reseller Hosting program "entails accruing income by selling Hostwinds services. It is good to become a Hostwinds Reseller because it doesn't cost much to get started. You can easily make money selling hosting services without having any prior web hosting knowledge. Hostwinds stores, maintains, monitors, and manages the servers, so all you have to do is sell!"

If you were intrigued by what you just read and would like to delve deeper into the world of Hostwinds Reseller Hosting, click the link below to view our 'Clarifying Hostwinds Reseller Hosting' blog post.

Clarifying Hostwinds Reseller Web Hosting

Are you more inclined to metaphorically take the wheel with your endeavors? If 'yes,' we might suggest upgrading to our White Label Reseller Hosting Program, whereby your logo will appear on the Hostwinds services you sell. This brings us to FAQ #2.

2. What is White Label Reseller Hosting?

Hostwinds White Label Reseller Hosting involves selling Hostwinds' services using your logo and branding. In other words, you become the hosting provider, and Hostwinds' logo doesn't appear on a single hosting service you sell. Your very own logo can go in its place.

FAQs 3 through 18 are a bit more complicated. We'll walk you through them.

Reseller Hosting Program FAQ #s 3 – 18

Why not begin this section with a question about money-making?

1. Can I make money by joining a Reseller Hosting Program?

Yes, you most certainly can. You can make a lot of money as a Hostwinds Reseller!

2. Do I have to be a Reseller for a certain amount of time?

No, you do not. You can be a Hostwinds Reseller for as long as you like.

3. What is the difference between an affiliate program and a reseller program?

An affiliate program entails marketing and promoting a product or service in exchange for a commission payment from the affiliate company. A Reseller hosting program empowers you to act as the hosting provider by selling the hosting company's services yourself.

4. Can I be a Hostwinds Reseller and a member of the Hostwinds Affiliate Program?

You sure can! There are no restrictions on being both a Reseller Hosting Program and Affiliate Program member simultaneously. Good on you for capitalizing on both advantageous programs!

P.S. This blog post will give you a better understanding of what our Affiliate Program entails, just in case you may be interested in looking into it:

A Condensed View of the Hostwinds Affiliate Program

5. Is there a limit to how much I can sell as a Reseller?

In short, no! There is no limit to how many hosting services you can sell as a Hostwinds Reseller!

6. Does Hostwinds support my clients?

While we do not support your clients, we offer 24/7/365 support to you as you sell our services. That means you don't need to have any prior technical or hosting experience to become a Reseller!

7. What is included for Hostwinds' Reseller Hosting Plans?

There are a large number of complimentary features and tools included for each Hostwinds Reseller Hosting plan. That said, our 'Reseller Hosting Overview' guide has distilled some of the many items included for Reseller plans down into this concise bullet point list:


  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases/Users
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Unlimited FTP Accounts
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Subdomains
  • CGI Access
  • Maximum Hourly Email by Domain: 25
  • Parked Domains disabled
  • inode limits: 250,000


8. What Hostwinds' services can I sell as a Reseller?

As a Reseller, you can sell Hostwinds' Basic, Advanced, and Ultimate Shared Hosting plans.

9. What Hostwinds' services can I sell as a White Label Reseller?

The White Label Reseller Program gives you more options here, one incentive to upgrade to White Label Reseller Hosting. As a White Label Reseller, you can sell any of Hostwinds' Shared, Business, and VPS Hosting plans as well as any licenses and associated add-on services we offer.

10. How many cPanel accounts do I get as a Reseller?

We'll refer back to the trusty 'Clarifying Hostwinds Reseller Web Hosting' blog post we mentioned above for this answer:

"When you become a Hostwinds Reseller, only one cPanel account comes with each Shared Web Hosting account you purchase. Additionally, Hostwinds Reseller Plans do not include WHM access, so members of the Reseller Program do not have the option to create additional cPanel accounts using WHM."

11. How fast is Reseller Hosting?

In a word, fast! In two words, exceedingly fast. In a sentence, Hostwinds' Reseller Hosting is very fast and very reliable due to our redundant network and 99.9999% uptime guarantee.

12. What is WHMCS?

WHMCS stands for 'Web Hosting Billing & Automation Platform,' and it is a web hosting billing and automation platform ?. We will elaborate on that a bit: WHMCS is a fantastic software that automatically assists you in billing your hosting clients and offers a very user-friendly interface to help you keep everything organized in one place.

13. Does WHMCS come with Hostwinds Reseller Hosting?

No, WHMCS does not come with Hostwinds Reseller Hosting. However, it does come with our White Label Reseller Hosting plans.

14. Does WHMCS come with Hostwinds White Label Reseller Hosting?

Yes, it most certainly does. Our 'Clarifying Hostwinds Reseller Hosting' blog post touches on this topic too: "That's where WHMCS comes in handy for the White Label Reseller Program. This program enables you to use Hostwinds' framework to sell services under your branding. You can add to the hosting services Hostwinds offers by creating your custom hosting service. Moreover, you can opt not to offer some of Hostwinds services if you so choose."

16. Why is it a good idea to sell Hostwinds' hosting services?

The answer to this question is four-fold: 1. Hostwinds' services are both incredibly dependable and secure 2. They are award-winning 3. They are very affordable 4. They are backed by a team of experts that will support you as you sell

17. What's in it for me?

In a nutshell: You make fast and easy money and never have to worry about storing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and monitoring any servers to do so!

Last Question:

18. What's the catch?


Final Question & Final Quote

One more FAQ does seem appropriate before we sum up:

How do I join?

It's easy! Click either of the links below to join the Hostwinds Reseller or White Label Reseller Program in mere minutes!

Become a Hostwinds Reseller Now!

Become a Hostwinds White Label Reseller Now!

You also have the option of reaching out to our dedicated support team anytime 24/7/365 via Live Chat ( if you need help joining either of these programs.

Who knows? Maybe you'll love being your boss as a Hostwinds Reseller, so it might be worth a shot to join! After all, you know what Mark Twain would say:

"If you love what you do, you'll never work another day in your life." -Mark Twain.

Until next time, folks. Thank you for tuning in!

Written by Hostwinds Team  /  August 8, 2020