Matthew RogersAuthor: Matthew Rogers
Last Updated: 02 December 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 USA (and beyond).

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
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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.
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 USA.  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 accountsWebsite
InMotion logoView Their Plans$13.99 (50% Discount)Unlimited accounts, 80GB Disk Space, Dedicated IP, Free billing software!80GBUnlimitedView Their Plans
A2HostingLogoGrab Your Discount$13.19Anytime Money Back Guarantee, Free SSL + servers world-wide.30GB40View Their Plans
siteground logoView Their Plans$17.5 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
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 Reseller Hosting USA – Reviews December 2019

 

1. InMotion Hosting

Website: www.inmotionhosting.com
Price:
$13.99
Disk Space: 80GB
Support: Phone, Live Chat, Tickets

Sporting a 90-day money-back guarantee, more disk space than most other reseller hosts, AND unlimited accounts for even the most basic reseller plan… InMotion knows how to market their reseller services. They’re usually known for their higher-end business focused hosting plans, but behind the high costs of the normal web hosting packages, we find a surprisingly affordable offering of reseller services.

All of the plans include a free domain, unlimited accounts, malware & DDoS protection for max security, free billing software, backups, and much more. Combine all that with a 50% discount they’re running at the moment, and they really deserve the #1 spot!

Their cheapest reseller plan starts at only $13.99 (50% discount) 

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2. A2 Hosting

Website: www.a2hosting.com
Price:
$13.19
Disk Space: 30GB
Support: Phone, Live Chat, Tickets

A2 Hosting logo

A2 Hosting is another host that knows what they’re doing when it comes to reseller hosting. While they offer less for a similar price, they also offer super fast servers in other countries around the world, giving your customers a global reach if needed. What we really like about A2 compared to InMotion is their dedication to making the platform as WordPress optimized as possible. WP runs super smooth on their servers.

Combine that with an anytime money-back guarantee, and they easily get our #2 spot.

Their plans start at only $13.19 for 40 accounts and 30GB of storage.

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3. SiteGround

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

SiteGround logo

While SiteGround is known for their epic performance with WordPress (they are, after all, recommended by WordPress themselves, which is very impressive), for reseller plans we prefer InMotion or A2. It’s not that their performance isn’t awesome, because it is. Same with the support and everything else you expect from an awesome web host like SG.

It’s how they price their reseller hosting packages, SiteGround works with a credit system instead of the more straight forward cash for # of accounts/disk space (which can get a bit confusing, we definitely prefer the other system). Their plans start at minimum 5 credits required = 5x$42/yr – that’s $17.5/mo

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4. GreenGeeks

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

GreenGeeks logo

GreenGeeks is definitely not the cheapest, but they come with amazing performance, global data centers, and they’re putting 300% of the energy they consume back into the grid! They’re also very scalable, give you a WHMCS license for billing management, have some great security features, AND offer free migrations if you need it.

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

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5. WP Engine

Website: wpengine.com
Price:
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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 going 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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US Reseller hosting researchers

USA Reseller Hosting: Digging Deeper

What to Look for When Researching Reseller Hosting in the U.S.

Now more than ever, it’s a fantastic idea to launch online businesses. American businesses can specifically benefit from the 95% of Americans who have made online purchases in their lifetime, half of which prefer to shop on the Internet.

A new and popular method to profit from e-commerce and new webmasters, in general, is becoming a reseller host. When you become a reseller host, you resell hosting space to businesses, web agencies, new webmasters, etc. It’s subscription-based so could get you some really good profits.

Choosing the best American reseller-hosting plan for your business will either be a smooth process that leads to income, or a massive headache and loss of profits due to technical difficulties and bad support.

It’s important to research several options for web hosts that offer affordable plans so that you choose a plan that’s reliable. If you go with the first option you find, you might be settling for a service that’s not best for your business.

To know what makes a great reseller host, you should know what characteristic make for excellent service. These are several things to look out for when researching reseller hosts in the United States, and tips on how to know if you are receiving the best service. Btw, we also created comparisons for Australia reseller hosting and UK reseller hosting.

What is Reseller Hosting?

For those that are still unsure about exactly what reseller hosting is, it can be a bit confusing if you aren’t clear on the exact business relationship. This is a service provided by US web hosts, to individuals, businesses and organizations.

It begins by purchasing web space from a larger server and selling that space to businesses that want a website designed (by themselves, or a web agency), and managed by the reseller host. Reseller hosts will often design the business’s webpage or site for them, provide up to date information to the pages and handling customer service. However, these details are all based on what the primary host service offers to reseller hosts they work with.

Reseller hosting is a perfect way for website developers to extend their practice, expand their network, and increase their income.

Be warned that businesses expect professional service from hosts: they put a lot of trust into the management and functionality of their sites, so it’s up to you to ensure that the primary host you choose is quality. Otherwise, you will lose a lot of money due to unreliability. It’s important to assess what several potential hosts offer based on a few important components.

Cost

It will be difficult to calculate how much you can financially afford to spend on a reseller hosting service. You don’t know who your future clients are or how much space they will request to pay for, as well as how many clients you will have. Regardless, you’ll want an affordable plan that will still function properly and professionally. You will need to calculate a rough budget and estimate of how much space you want to allocate for each client and choose a plan that allows you to adjust accordingly.

Depending on each client, you should also be able to set up different plans according to their needs. One client could have 1gb of space, another 3gb, or even 10gb. While it can be tricky to prepare space for clients, remember that you can always adjust or offer several plans.

Even in America, never expect to find a free web hosting service. You should even avoid incredibly cheap plans, since they are probably too good to be true and are most likely prone to crashing.

Bandwidth/Disc Space

Always double-check both bandwidth and disk space limits, as they’ll determine how big your clients sites can get, AND how much data they’re allowed to use on a monthly basis.

cPanel/WHM Available

In the United States, cPanel is the industry standard for website hosting. It provides graphic interfaces and automation tools in the form of a control panel that make it possible for hosts and their clients to manage their sites easily. Because of cPanel, you don’t need to understand complicated computer software and coding to be a reseller host.

WHM (Web Host Manager) is a system that allows users to easily manage their cPanel accounts for all clients. They go hand in hand, and you will provide a much easier and discernible service to clients if your plan is maintained by WHM and cPanel. You’ll be able to set up packages and plans, view statistics, and host multiple upgrade/downgrade accounts. It is rare that even the cheaper reseller hosting companies would not have WHM, but it never hurts to double check.

Server Locations

This is one of the most important and overlooked items on this list! Always make sure that your server is actually in the United States. It’s easy to assume that because we can access web pages globally that we can host from anywhere. If you decide to expand your market overseas, CloudFlare will reduce delays.

Uptime

Make sure any claim a server sells to you, such as 99% uptime, that they can back up their selling point. Read reviews if possible to see if others experienced delays before investing.

Customer Support

It’s critical that your server allows for complete communication between clients with 24/7 support and or live chat. Customers will discontinue their plans if they think they can get a better support system elsewhere and that any problems with the site will be adjusted promptly.

Number of Allowed Accounts

This is an important remember when looking at a server’s bandwidth and space options. It determines how much business you can take and your potential income. You want to make sure that you don’t have too many accounts available, otherwise, that will compromise everyone’s size capacity and bandwidth. Try to maintain balance in your business so nobody feels shorthanded.

Other Features/Tech Specs

Other things to consider are speed optimization (Do they offer SSD, or LiteSpeed?), RAM (Random Access Memory of 1gb is enough), Disk IO (At around 2mb), and CPU (How many cores are available?).

It will also benefit you to install 1-click install script apps such as WordPress or Joomla, which are standard with cPanel.

If you’re overwhelmed with everything to consider, remember your research will pay off when you are able to make an additional income as a reseller host!

OR

Pick a host from our top 5

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