SiteGround Reseller Hosting Reviews

SiteGround Reseller Hosting Reviews

Read our expert opinion of SiteGround, along with unbiased reviews from 4 real users

SiteGround have a fairly unique approach to reseller hosting that is more targeted at web developers than hosting resellers. Instead of providing a set number of cPanel accounts that can be generated, they use a token system where a fully operational hosting account is created. The only issue, that it only provides for their StartUp plan, which does not have all the great features we love.

One of the things that make SiteGround so great is the full SuperCacher, with dynamic RAM based Varnish & Memcached caching. Furthermore, their Cloud offering now comes with HHVM, which could be a massive selling point to your clients. However, with the more restricted environment of their Cloud over other providers, this may not be the best option. Certainly, we would just recommend your clients utilizing the GrowBig plan.

Editor's note: SiteGround are known for "Premium" hosting with specialists in WordPress and Joomla. Their support is excellent, and for that reason they are our Editor's choice for hosting. Because their reseller plans simply provide credits for their shared hosting, you may want to read our main Shared Hosting Review.

SiteGround key points

Editor's picks

Editors choice award, Recommended

Top considerations

Not EIG Owned, SSD Hosting

Platform

Linux

Control Panel

cPanel

Server Location

Asia, Europe, US

Reseller Features

For Web designers

Expert Opinion

SiteGround Reseller Hosting Review

SiteGround Reseller Hosting Plans are suitable for developers and designers

Essentials Business Unlimited Premium
SPACE 10 GB 100 GB Unlimited Unlimited
TRANSFER Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
WEBSITES 1 5 10 Unlimited
FREEDOMAIN 1 free 2 free 3 free Yes
FREE SSL No No Yes Yes
PRICE $3.86 $4.64 $10.85 $23.26

Reseller Hosting Plans

siteground reseller hosting credits The Reseller Programs works off a credit system. The minimum initial order is just 5 credits, but you can then top up by just 1 credit after that as required.

The credits never expire, so once you have a credit you don't have to activate it until you need it.

Whilst we initially were raving about their Cloud, the reseller hosting is a much more cost effective way to purchase standard (although with static supercacher and great support) hosting.

Highlighted Features

The Reseller Plan has the same features as their StartUp Plan and as such is more limited in resources (suitable for roughly 10,000 visitors monthly) and does not have any of the developer or advanced SuperCacher Dynamic Cache that makes their hosting so great. A summary of the highlighted features is as follows:

  • WordPress & Joomla Toolkits — Automate simple tasks such as resetting admin. passwords, fixing file permission issues, changing the domain address, or just deleting the installation. These tools arose as a result of SiteGround support repeatedly being asked to solve the same issues faced by their customers. By having access to these tools you too can help your customers easily and quickly. You can read more about the Toolkits here.
  • SuperCacher — The reseller plan comes with Static NGINX Caching as standard, with PHP 7 and Opcache.
  • CloudFlare Railgun — This is one of our favorite things right now, and is particularly effective for caching the uncacheable. What we mean is that certain websites are not cached very well, such as HTTPS, or Ecommerce websites. What CloudFlare Railgun does is cache the page in its edge servers, and then only retrieve changes. This means that pages that would not normally be cached, now are. We use Railgun on this website with great results.

Account Management

The one major criticism that we have in our SiteGround Reseller Review is that the account management aspects of their plans are quite limited. Indeed, it is worth checking out their Resellers Guide in the knowledgebase before proceeding to ensure their is sufficient management functionality for your needs.

siteground reseller suspend There is no integration with automated billing systems like WHMCS, and no real inbuilt system either.

Management of the accounts is by manually searching for the account in a list of all accounts you have purchased and limited to Purchase, Renew, Suspend, Unsuspend. Other than that, there is the ability to set up a custom email with all the account details to be sent to the end user, but that is it.

In addition, there is no way to automatically restore cPanel backups, and thus if this was needed you would have to pay SiteGround an additional fee to do this for you.

Indeed, this would be the case even with their Cloud Hosting, as that functionality is disabled in WHM.

SiteGround Reseller Hosting Review

Editor's Expert Opinion

To be restricted to the basic plans, and have so few management functions, and indeed be forced to transfer or restore accounts manually or pay an additional fee will soon make things complicated and frustrating to manage, especially if you have many clients \ end user accounts. We guess you could manually input the cPanel login details into a billing system such as WHMCS so there is some hope, but certainly much of the automation would have to be done manually.

The Cloud Hosting we feel would offer a more premium service, but again, the restricted WHM might not make it the most suitable either but at the end of the day you get the Support and Backup of SiteGround which is worth making a few compromises for.

That being said, if you are happy with the restrictions, then your clients will be extremely happy you signed them up with SiteGround. Check out our SiteGround Shared Hosting review, to see just how great their technology and support really is.

What people are saying

Find out what people are saying about SiteGround below, or alternatively, if you have experience with them yourself, feel free to leave your review.

Review type: Reseller Hosting

Overall review score

Recommended: Yes

10.0
Support
10
Features
10
Speed
10
Uptime
10
Value
10

Site Ground is supporting all of my clients, and I don’t think I could be much happier. Their support is snappy and they go above and beyond the call of duty. Thanks SiteGround!

Review type: Reseller Hosting

Overall review score

Recommended: Yes

10.0
Support
10
Features
10
Speed
10
Uptime
10
Value
10

Customer Service is very important to me, and when it comes to Support, SiteGround is amazing compared to the other hosting providers’ support. I have only had to contact support a few times, but have never had to wait more than a minute or two, either via chat or phone. Just yesterday, when I had to call my OTHER hosting provider, not only did I wait 55 minutes on hold, but got disconnected after the tech picked up the call! SITEGROUND IS AWESOME! Not only is their support great, their people are, too! And, you can’t beat the price, and easy to use cpanel!
+ PROS: I cam to SiteGround because of great service, great features on hosting, like free SSL and CDN.
- CONS: None that I can come up with

Review type: Reseller Hosting

Overall review score

Recommended: Yes

10.0
Support
10
Features
10
Speed
10
Uptime
10
Value
10

This is an excellent support host. The sites load fast, they actually help me on support calls and often just make it happen. I do WordPress sites and can’t rave enough about their support. I have been moving my customers all to Siteground and the experience is wonderful.
+ PROS: Easy to work with, always helpful.
- CONS: None.

Review type: Reseller Hosting

Overall review score

Recommended: Yes

10.0
Support
10
Features
10
Speed
10
Uptime
10
Value
10

I am a web developer and have experienced many web hosting companies, HANDS down Siteground is the best! Support is very fast and reliable with expert advice and knowledge. The value is amazing as well. That is why I have stuck around for five years now!! And host all my clients sites at siteground.

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