Denver web hosting — we're making the switch to reselling

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A win-win solution: we’ll resell great hosting, you’ll pay less

Katz Web Design will resell hosting to our clients for a discounted price; $2.99 rather than $4.99, for example. The great part? Our clients will pay less for better services, and we get a monthly payment, rather than a one-time commission. Win-win.

There are many web professionals that resell hosting and charge them the “going rate.”  KWD is reselling hosting for good — not for evil! Our clients are going get a great deal on web hosting — a cheaper package with more features than any other host I would normally refer them to.

If you’re interested in cheap, high-quality hosting, call: 970-882-1477.

My web hosting background

As a web designer, I have many clients who need advice on the best host. I used to refer them to 1&1 Internet — it’s cheap and good feature set, but I found A2 Hosting to be better; much nicer administration interface, faster and friendlier service, and only $1.00 more per month.  These are both great options if you are hosting a single website.

KWD is an affiliate for both 1&1 and A2 Hosting, and gets a one-time commission for referring clients to host with them. This works for me: it costs my clients the same amount, and I would have referred clients there even if KWD wasn’t an affiliate. The problem is this: a one-time commission is bitter-sweet, and I want to increase residual income while providing superior services for my clients.

Finding a good web hosting reseller

In looking for a reseller, I wanted unlimited domains, unlimited accounts, and an integrated billing system. After looking around, I narrowed it down to WebHostingBuzz and HostGator based on features and price. Next came the feature comparison.

Comparing WebHostingBuzz and HostGator:

  • WebHostingBuzz
    • Pros: Amazing deal…seriously.  Very cheap packages. Every service I could want. Online chat available 24/7. Nicely designed website. Unlimited domains, databases, subdomains, users.
    • Cons: only the more expensive packages include billing management. Phone support only 9-5, didn’t pick up after two calls. Very negative and mixed reviews – mixed enough that it made me quite uneasy. I was | | ← that close to signing up with them, but the bad reviews were rampant. Medium ping times (~55ms), no free website transfers.
  • HostGator
    • Pros: Same services as WebHostingBuzz (which is a lot!), billing management, 24/7 phone support, free transfer of 30 websites (!), fast ping times (~24ms). Glowing reviews made a huge difference in confidence. Free eNom domain reseller account.
    • Cons: More expensive ($5.00/month) than WebHostingBuzz with coupons. Less storage space included in base package. Less techy/modern web design.

It was a close race, but it came down to good reviews for HostGator and bad reviews for WebHostingBuzz. Reputation really does matter…even more than price and a slick website.

Author: Zack Katz

Zack Katz is the President of Katz Web Services and the developer of WordPress plugins with over 700,000 downloads. He lives in Southwest Colorado with his wife and two cats.

4 thoughts on “Denver web hosting — we're making the switch to reselling”

  1. Note: KWD’s not made the switch yet, but going to soon — it’s going to be a full day process getting everything moved over, even if HostGator does help!

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