Matthew RogersAuthor: Matthew Rogers
Last Updated: 2 September 2019
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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!

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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
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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
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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
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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!”

Matthew Rogers
Hosting Editor

Best UK Reseller Hosting – Reviews September 2019

 

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.

Get Started With GreenGeeks
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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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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.
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iFix

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