Author: Tom D. S.
Last Updated: 17 November 2018

Because the majority of people landing on this page are web designers in the process of scaling their business through reseller hosting, we’ll come at it from that angle.

As we’re a web agency ourselves with a LOT of hosting accounts (we have a lot of side-projects and like to experiment), we’ve already done the research and chose our own top 5 of the best reseller hosting companies for the UK.

We mainly focused on web hosts offering reseller accounts that include both cPanel and WHM (but more on that later).

Side-note: Our #1 has a pretty big temporary discount running, grab it while it lasts!

A few of the better-known brands/sites that link to our content:

We know our stuff, a small sample of our many testimonials:

Tom is passionate and quickly understands his clients' needs. I've really appreciated his willingness to share knowledge and skill me up in how to use my brand new website. Thanks Tom!
Sally Mac
Tables of Content
MangoMatter made it so easy to design our current website. Tom was personally involved from first consultation to completion, and he is still readily available for any tweaks that may be necessary!
Demitrios Lecatsas
Fresh Hair
We chose Tom to design our website because we liked the style of other websites he had designed. The entire process was stress-free. Tom was so helpful and none of our multiple requests were too much trouble. Tom is a pleasure to work with. We love the website he’s made for us, it’s so easy to use and looks fantastic.
Carl Olive
Spring!
Our experience with Mango Matter was fantastic! Tom is very easy to work with, positive, efficient and obviously brilliant at what he does. Highly recommended.
Lucy Reeves
Means Whereby
We engaged Tom to develop our new company web site and were delighted with the outcome. He was able not only to deliver our brief but to provide some excellent ideas that we would never have thought of. Best of all, Tom is generous with his time and continues to be available to provide advice and support.
Neil Mackenzie
Enventive
What an easy and smooth experience it has been working with MangoMatter! Tom understood exactly what we were after, and we are extremely impressed with the final product. I would not hesitate to choose MangoMatter again in the future.
Tyson King
Director / Plumbrite Solutions
Tom from MangoMatter has been extremely helpful, professional and great support for establishing my Website, he is a wealth of knowledge and very efficient. I have no hesitation in recommending MangoMatter and have already done so.
Michelle Watson
iFix

We’ve done the analysis, reseller hosting reviews & comparisons so you don’t have to, resulting in a list of the best reseller hosting providers for the UK.  The table below gives you a handy overview of – in our opinion – the top 5 reseller hosts, sorted by rating, detailing the cost/mo, & their best features.

Web Hosting CompanyOverall RatingPrice/mo.FeaturesDisk Space# of accountsServers world-wideOptimised for WordPressWebsite
A2HostingLogoGrab Your Discount£10.16 (was £15.40)Anytime Money Back Guarantee, Free SSL + servers in Amsterdam (Great speed for UK sites) = no-brainer!30GB40Grab Your Discount
siteground logoView Their Plans£11.25 for 5 credits/accountsGreat performance, free 1-click SSL installation, global reach - credit based system, which some don't like.10GB per credit5View Their Plans
Greengeeks logoView Their Plans$19.95Super green, Unlimited disk space, Amsterdam data centreUnlimited10View Their Plans
TSOhost logoView Their Plans£33.98Local company, Unlimited disk spaceUnlimited100View Their Plans
WP Engine logoView Their Plans$290 (N/A on-site for the Agency program)Expert WP support, super high-end, very fast servers.Unlimited15View Their Plans

“With so many hosting companies to choose from, finding a decent one that fits your needs can be very time-consuming, especially as they all seem to offer the same features at slightly different price points, leaving most people wondering where the difference lies…

So aside from our table overview above, we’ve also created a slightly more detailed top 5 below. We’ve used the following criteria to sort the top web hosts: Support, Affordability, and Performance / Power. Enjoy!”

Tom D. S. – Director

Best UK Reseller Hosting – Reviews November 2018

 

1. A2 Hosting

Website: www.a2hosting.com
Price:
£10.16
Disk Space: 30GB
Support: Phone, Live Chat, Tickets

A2 Hosting logo

A2 Hosting is definitely the king here. They’re a US based company but have a variety of blazing fast servers world-wide, including in Amsterdam, which makes speed a non-issue for UK sites (even blows a lot of the UK based competition out of the water)!

Add to that an anytime money back guarantee, 24/7/365 support, and free site migrations… it’s truly a no-brainer!

Their plans start at only £10.16/mo (was £15.40) for 40 accounts and 30GB of storage!

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2. SiteGround

Website: www.siteground.com
Price:
£11.25
Disk Space: 10 GB per account
Support: Phone, Live Chat, Tickets

SiteGround logo

SiteGround is an all-star when it comes to WordPress, they’re even officially recommended by WordPress themselves. Their hosting setup offers very fast and reliable hosting, and we absolutely love them for hosting individual sites.

Their plans also come with a host of cool features like an incredibly efficient security system, automated back-ups, and free SSL (very important for e-commerce sites).

Re costs, this is where A2 Hosting is better, SiteGround works with a credit system instead of the more straight forward cash for # of accounts/disk space. Their plans start at minimum 5 credits required = 5x£27/yr – that’s £11.25/mo

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3. GreenGeeks

Website: www.greengeeks.com
Price:
$19.95/mo
Disk Space: Unlimited
Support: Phone, Live Chat, Tickets

GreenGeeks logo

GreenGeeks is one of the companies you just know is doing everything right, they’ve seen a massive growth since they went live in 2008. What we really like about them is that they’re putting their energy consumption back 3 times into the grid through wind energy, pretty impressive!

As far as reseller hosting goes, they’re very reliable, have a fast data centre in Amsterdam, and offer unlimited disk space on their reseller plans (though keep in mind that your # of accounts is still limited).

Their cheapest reseller plan starts at $19.95/mo for 10 accounts.

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4. TSOhost

Website: www.tsohost.com
Price:
£33.98 (+20% VAT)
Disk Space: Unlimited Disk Space
Support: Phone, Live Chat, Tickets

TSOhost logo

With over a decade in hosting experience, they’re one of the go-to web hosting providers in the UK.

They’ve got everything you need… massive data centres in Slough, 24/7/365 around the clock support, and high-performance cloud hosting & “hybrid” solutions… if you want to go local, these are the guys to go with!

Their basic reseller plan can host up to 100 domains and has unlimited disk space, which is quite impressive.

Their best plan starts at £33.98 (+20% VAT)

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5. WP Engine

Website: wpengine.com
Price:
 N/A
Disk space: N/A
Support: Phone, Live Chat, Tickets

WP Engine logo

WP Engine has been the standard for high-end quality managed WP hosting for quite some time now, hence why we’re mentioning them on the list. I’m not oging to start listing all the features that come with their services as we’ll be here a while… but it pretty much includes everything you can think of, from SSLs to blazing fast server setups, CDN, expert WP support, to great security, automated updates, and much more.

That being said, what definitely holds them back for resellers is their pricing… there isn’t one. You have to apply for their Agency program to get the info.

If you check their regular pricing outside of the agency program, it’s $290/mo for 15 sites, which is very pricey, but then again, they are very very very good at what they do.

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Reseller hosting researchers

UK Reseller Hosting: Digging Deeper

What is Reseller Hosting?

When one company, the hosting provider, decides to rent their bandwidth and hard drive space to another smaller business who then goes on to rent that space to a third-party smaller business, this is reseller web hosting. Essentially, it is providing your own clients with hosting as if you are the website hosting company yourself.

This is a very common practice in the UK for designers and website developers who are looking to brand themselves with additional services, like UK web hosting,  as well as with entrepreneurs who are aspiring to create their own business web hosting.

ps: we also created a top 3 reseller hosting for Australia and USA reseller hosting comparison.

Things to Look Out for when Researching Reseller Hosting:

Cost

One of the more slippery aspects of getting your plan up and running is figuring out how much you can spend on it (and no, there’s no free web hosting available for resellers). When you are first starting out, it might seem like the best course of action to simply look for the cheapest plan – this isn’t necessarily your ideal option. Everyone has their own individual needs, so the best plan for you will depend on several different factors such as how much server space you want to sell and how much you are planning on charging starting clients.

When working this out, it is generally recommended to give larger clients around 10Gb of space, medium clients around 3Gb, and the smaller ones only really need around 1Gb. Fortunately, space tends to be a bigger hassle than bandwidth limitations.

Bandwidth/Disk Space

Proper amounts of bandwidth are fairly common to find in UK hosting companies, which is why disk space is what you should be watching for. This will be a major deciding factor when you determine the number of clients that your reseller hosting plan can handle (definitely if you’re hosting a lot of e-commerce sites), although the number of accounts allowed is also important.

cPanel/WHM Available

cPanel is a control panel that is the basic industry standard, and with Web Host Manager (WHM), users are able to manage cPanel accounts and create new ones when they need to. This is why it is important for UK reseller hosts to have WHM – with this, they are able to set limitations, set up packages, view usage statistics, downgrade or upgrade accounts, and much more. The easier the account management system being used, the simpler the overall job will be. Even the basic plans should include this.

Server Locations

Every bit of information on the internet is being physically hosted at a location somewhere. Generally, it is best to keep your server location in the same country as the clients you cater to – if they are in the UK, look for a server within the country. There are cheaper plans available overseas, and these can sometimes be very viable options; however, something to keep in mind with these value plans is that the quality of customer support may be much lower than you’d hope for.

Uptime

The amount of time that a server remains online and running is the uptime. If the uptime is too spotty, whoever is visiting the website will immediately leave the page and find a competitor whose site works more efficiently. When shopping for a plan and finding ones that offer 99.9% uptime, just do some additional research to make sure that their reports are accurate as this is not a category that you want to skimp on.

Customer Support

High-quality customer support is very important in this industry because, without fail, something will always go wrong when you least expect it. Whether it is a surprise episode of down-time or a bandwidth issue, the last thing you want to do is not be able to access customer support because they don’t offer 24/7 assistance or, possibly worse, deal with customer support that actually isn’t helpful at all.

One of the areas that you want to check off for a good level of customer service is 24/7 live chat and phone support. If you decide on the cheapest hosting company out there, obviously the support level will be lacking quite a bit.

Number of Allowed Accounts

The number of clients that you are able to get set up is another important factor in selecting a hosting plan. A lot of the time, this is partially dependent on the amount of space you have as you have to split it up amongst your clients and make sure that they have enough space to run their respective sites. For example, you could invest in a plan that offers more clients but less space for each client, such as one with a maximum of 25 accounts with 50Gb total, which would give each client 2Gb.

Finding a nice balance between the number of accounts and allotment of space can be tricky, but once you figure out what your goal is it is simple to proceed to the next step.

Other Features

A few other features to keep an eye out for include:

  • RAM – at least 500mb, but 1Gb is recommended
  • Disk IO – a good number to look for is 2mb per second
  • CPU – how many cores do you need and how many does it have?
  • Server Speed – how fast is it, SSD or LiteSpeed?
  • Daily Backups – crucial for security purposes

Being able to easily install WordPress and Joomla is also very helpful, although these should already come with the Cpanel package. If budget limitations aren’t an issue for you, a powerful VPS can be incredibly helpful for the security of your server. Another expensive feature that is worth it if you have the money to spend is investing in a dedicated server.

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MangoMatter Reviews

Personally, I have very limited knowledge in regards to creating a website, however I am very particular about how I envisaged the page to be. Tom has been so accomodating and patient throughout the entire process, and the page turned out exactly how I had pictured. I have had countless comments from patients and colleagues alike about how impressive the page is, thanks Tom!
Dr Alex Bornsztejn
As a new start-up company we were first drawn to Mango Matter through their website. With limited understanding of web design, Tom navigated us through the entire development of setting up the website to final completion with ease. The process was always transparent and seemless and Tom’s approach was always positive to change and new ideas. We are extremely proud our website and have no hesitation in recommending or referring Mango Matter as a web designer.
Kylie Timms
Location One
I'm so grateful to have found and chosen Tom from Mango Matter to develop our new website. The process has been smooth sailing and easy! Who'd have thought! Tom was great to work with... hassle free, relaxed, professional, flexible and responsive. We are very happy with the end result and recommend Tom's services to anyone wanting their website development to be a dream ride.
Jennifer West
Humans Being At Work
Tom from MangoMatter has been extremely helpful, professional and great support for establishing my Website, he is a wealth of knowledge and very efficient. I have no hesitation in recommending MangoMatter and have already done so.
Michelle Watson
iFix
I recently started my own company and of course, knew I needed to have a website that was different to my competitors. I had no hesitation in hiring Tom from MangoMatter for the job as I had seen the quality of his previous work. Additionally, he had been recommended to me by people who had used, and continue to use, his service. Tom works collaboratively with you in bringing together your ideas to create your own individualised website. He provides high quality work in a friendly and approachable manner. I value working with a company like MangoMatter who are experts in what they do and above all else value the individual needs of their clients.
Allira Rogers
Fine Tuning Consultancy
MangoMatter's website designs are excellent. That's why I chose this website designer above lots of others I looked at. The designs are simple yet elegant in their layout. Unlike so many other sites that are cluttered and hard to navigate around. MangoMatter designs are easy to use with content very accessible. I highly recommend this service for both its conceptual sophistication and logical usability.
Geoff Dean
Violence Prevention Consulting
MangoMatter created a book review site for The Children's Book Council, a not for profit that promotes Australian children's books. Tom was helpful and engaged from the initial idea to the finished product. He gave us some very good suggestions and helped us along the way. He provided excellent training so we could manage the site ourselves and his ongoing tech assistance has been invaluable. We would highly recommend MangoMatter.
Tina Cavanough
CBCA Reading Time
What an easy and smooth experience it has been working with MangoMatter! Tom understood exactly what we were after, and we are extremely impressed with the final product. I would not hesitate to choose MangoMatter again in the future.
Tyson King
Director / Plumbrite Solutions
MangoMatter has been very helpful in growing my business. I have asked him to take the role on for my small electrical business as my 'Media Manager'. He has been realistic with times and expectations. He has gone above and beyond with what I have asked him to do. He offers ideas which I (being computer illiterate) have had no insight into so that he can market and give my company the edge that it needs with the competition. Business life is always bound to throw a curve ball every once in a while but what I appreciate about Toms work ethic is that he has his finger on the pulse and lets me know what's happening (before I even do sometimes) and how to rectify if there are ever any hiccups. Its rare to find an honest businessman these days, and one that values his service above making a quick buck. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mango Matter and have already done so to a number of other businesses.
Joshua Fleming
Director / Powered Projects
I've been using the services of Tom at MangoMatter since early 2013. Tom is an absolute gentleman to work with, friendly and helpful. Whether it be web design, seo, or general technical advice, he knows all the tricks. In fact I called him just last week with an emergency website issue (no fault of his) and he had my website up and running again within minutes, he knew exactly where to pinpoint the problem and fixed it right away. I just don't know where I could find that kind of service anywhere else! With Tom continually researching the latest methods of any web services, his knowledge in this field is always up to date. I highly recommend Tom at MangoMatter and frequently tell my clients and suppliers if you want it done right, hire the services of Tom.
Paul Wallace
BTG Entertainment
We engaged Tom to develop our new company web site and were delighted with the outcome. He was able not only to deliver our brief but to provide some excellent ideas that we would never have thought of. Best of all, Tom is generous with his time and continues to be available to provide advice and support.
Neil Mackenzie
Enventive
Our experience with Mango Matter was fantastic! Tom is very easy to work with, positive, efficient and obviously brilliant at what he does. Highly recommended.
Lucy Reeves
Means Whereby
We chose Tom to design our website because we liked the style of other websites he had designed. The entire process was stress-free. Tom was so helpful and none of our multiple requests were too much trouble. Tom is a pleasure to work with. We love the website he’s made for us, it’s so easy to use and looks fantastic.
Carl Olive
Spring!
Tom has been fantastic to work with in developing my website. I had ideas of what I wanted to include but Tom was able to transform those ideas and create a website that exceeded my own expectations. His design was crisp, simple, and clear. Tom’s professional guidance, experience, knowledge and flare for detail is why I would recommend him to anyone looking at developing their own website.
Aaron Dick
Carpentology Group
We recently employed Tom after being referred by a satisfied customer. Quickly and efficiently he redesigned our website which now looks professional and is extremely user friendly. Tom is a pleasure to work with and we would highly recommend him to others. We look forward to working with Tom in the future.
Madonna
Ordanga Properties
As a band we wanted our website to look simple, stylish, functional and artistic all the while maintaining a strong focus on our music. Not only has Tom achieved all of these, he has taken our vague desires and produced an amazing site that quite frankly took our breath away. Tom's ability to work back and forth with new ideas and changes has made the process of making our site easy and stress free. I would highly recommend Tom to anybody looking to work with a professional in every sense of the word.
Shannon Rogers
Teapots
When I approached Tom to help with the upgrade of our website he was only too happy to help me with it. He transformed my ideas into reality and has designed a website that is very smart, and truly says everything about us. Tom also trained me to manage the content myself so that I can update the information when required. I love our new website!
Kate Davis
Singer / Two R More
MangoMatter made it so easy to design our current website. Tom was personally involved from first consultation to completion, and he is still readily available for any tweaks that may be necessary!
Demitrios Lecatsas
Fresh Hair
We have now used MangoMatter to create two websites for us. As investment managers, we have tried many different website development firms over the years. Without a doubt, MangoMatter is the best by far and we will continue to use their services for many years to come.
Glenn Rushton
Rushton Capital Management
Tom at MangoMatter is a true professional. I couldn't be happier with my website and the service he provided me. He understood my needs and made it so simple for me to understand and operate the site. I would strongly recommend MangoMatter!
Alli Keirnan
allikeirnan.com
MangoMatter made the process of putting together a wonderfully personal website a no-fuss scenario. Friendly and flexible, nothing seemed to faze them. We are delighted to have found MangoMatter and are very happy with the finished product.
Nathan Stella
ACUS Clinic
Tom is passionate and quickly understands his clients' needs. I've really appreciated his willingness to share knowledge and skill me up in how to use my brand new website. Thanks Tom!
Sally Mac
Tables of Content
I have used Tom from Mango Matter on numerous occasions to develop web pages both internally and for clients. I have never been disappointed with the quality of work and the functionality of the sites. The best thing about using Tom, is that he responds so quickly to any questions and is able to efficiently fix any issues that arise. Tom is a delight to work with and his web knowledge is second to none.
Kate Size
Verve Group Marketing
Tom did a great job on my website. He was willing to work within my budget and had my website finished within days from our start date. Tom was easy to communicate with and if he said he was going to do something, he did it on time, which was certainly a refreshing quality after my past experiences with other website businesses. If you aren't using this guy, you need to!
David Epp
David Epp Licensed to Kill Pests
I was extremely impressed with Tom’s efficiency and professional demeanour while developing my latest website. The entire process was completed as quickly as I could provide the content. Tom was able to edit the site with me in one sitting and activate it immediately. I’m happy to recommend Tom as a person of high skill, integrity and professionalism.
Paul J. Stevenson
Traumatologist
My website is my only form of advertising so I was truly thrilled when I discovered Tom who is a perfectionist in the best sense of the word. He combines the eye of an artist with the precision of a technician and has been infinitely patient with my string of requests. For the first time in many years I’m truly proud that my site is there for the world to see.
Julie Vear
Brisbane Qi Gong
Very impressed with MangoMatter! Having gone through several clunky website designs in the past, I have been nothing but impressed with the quality of work and efficiency of service offered by Tom & MangoMatter. The overall look of the site was exactly what we were after and nothing was ever too much trouble. By far the best web design team we’ve ever used, MangoMatter are genuine experts in the field of web design and I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone looking for a quality website.
Lauren Brown
Verve Group
Tom has taken a blog idea I had been toying with for many years and turned it into a reality, and a darn good looking reality! What I could have achieved alone would have been functional, but what I have achieved with Tom’s guidance is a product that is professional, works like clockwork and sells itself.
Megan Daley
Children's Books Daily

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Phone: 07 3106 3330

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