Affiliate program is playing an important role in almost every online business. Because of such program we got to know many competitor brands for the service we're looking for. In this post I would like to discuss about the affiliate contest in web hosting industry and reveal who is actually doing the honest business.
Recently I received multiple email letters about hosting affiliate invitation. Their programs announced to offer pretty attractive commission for each verified orders(monthly or yearly order). In order to get their name ranked, they even willed to offer a life time free hosting account. Many brands are newly setup so it's not surprise to see such marketing tricks, but some popular names are also doing the same thing which surprised me a lot. Because of this, I did lots of research to see how their names being promoted on affiliate sites. Here I would like to introduce several of the most active hosting brands with high commission rate.
Hostgator – The most active hosting who cares about affiliate business. Their CEO revealed in long time ago that their success is because of the affiliates and resellers. The hostgator people designed a pretty nice affiliate program where their affiliates be able to create coupon codes by their own(25% discount). In order to courage people to advertise more about HG hosting, they launch affiliate contests every few months. During the contest periods if you can make the amount of orders, there's extra $300 rewards beside up to $125 per sale commission.
Is hostgator any good? The answer is yes because it's verified by lots of people. What I would like to say is, because of their successful affiliate marketing, the hostgator service is almost advertised everywhere on the web, this reduced the group lots of Ads fees. So don't you think the HG is a smart group? HG official site: www.hostgator.com
iPage – Another big name in hosting industry, no much to say about their service. Cheap and honest are probably the two words for short conclusion. iPage is also running a successful affiliate program. Unlike many hosts who set a high price for their hosting plan and give out some percentage for affiliate commission, the ipage affiliate is almost unprofitable to the group. Just about $3/mo service and you can earn $105 per sale! They're even planning to increase the commission to $120.
iPage is one of the very few quality brands under www.ipage.com. No matter if you want to be their hosting user or affiliate, you'll be satisfied. iPage official site:
Siteground – One of the olddest web hosting companies who provide cheap and reliable hosting solutions. Siteground also has the mostly SEO designed website. Their page rank and overall search ranking is the best one among all competitors' websites. Because of their very cheap hosting plan, their affiliate commission is only paid via part of the sales.
But just few days ago, everything changed with their grogram. The upgraded their hosting plan fees as well as the affiliate commission. Affiliates now get $80 – $150 per sale if they can introduce the amount of orders. But we might not be able to claim their old promotional price any more(As cheap as $9.95/yr). Siteground official site: www.siteground.com
Ixwebhosting – The first one who can give affiliates up to $150 per sale commission. It's well known for it's cheap hosting plan and dedicated IP bonus. Almost every advertisement on the web will mention this. Because of the cheap service and attractive affiliate commission, ix is rated in top 10 list among the most famous brands.
I can't say ix service is the best but definitely the most suitable one for those who like to host multiple websites especially ecommerce websites, you won't pay extra for ssl installation while other companies will charge the static ip fees(about $2/mo per ip). Ix official site: www.ixwebhosting.com
For page limtis, I just list out the above popular names with recent updates. Feel free to post the names in comment section if you found great with this topic.