Best Reseller Hosting for Australia

From a web agency’s perspective

Matthew Rogers

Author: Matthew Rogers

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Last Updated on April 8, 2021

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 reviewed the best reseller hosting companies for Australia.

We mainly focused on Australian web hosts offering reseller accounts that include both cPanel and WHM (but more on that later).

PS: Our #1 has a pretty big discount running, grab it while it lasts!


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We know our stuff, a small sample of our many testimonials:

Personally, I have very limited knowledge in regards to creating a website, however I am very particular about how I envisaged the page to be. Tom has been so accomodating and patient throughout the entire process, and the page turned out exactly how I had pictured. I have had countless comments from patients and colleagues alike about how impressive the page is, thanks Tom!
Dr Alex Bornsztejn
As a new start-up company we were first drawn to Mango Matter through their website. With limited understanding of web design, Tom navigated us through the entire development of setting up the website to final completion with ease. The process was always transparent and seemless and Tom’s approach was always positive to change and new ideas. We are extremely proud our website and have no hesitation in recommending or referring Mango Matter as a web designer.
Kylie Timms
Location One
I'm so grateful to have found and chosen Tom from Mango Matter to develop our new website. The process has been smooth sailing and easy! Who'd have thought! Tom was great to work with... hassle free, relaxed, professional, flexible and responsive. We are very happy with the end result and recommend Tom's services to anyone wanting their website development to be a dream ride.
Jennifer West
Humans Being At Work
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
I recently started my own company and of course, knew I needed to have a website that was different to my competitors. I had no hesitation in hiring Tom from MangoMatter for the job as I had seen the quality of his previous work. Additionally, he had been recommended to me by people who had used, and continue to use, his service. Tom works collaboratively with you in bringing together your ideas to create your own individualised website. He provides high quality work in a friendly and approachable manner. I value working with a company like MangoMatter who are experts in what they do and above all else value the individual needs of their clients.
Allira Rogers
Fine Tuning Consultancy
MangoMatter's website designs are excellent. That's why I chose this website designer above lots of others I looked at. The designs are simple yet elegant in their layout. Unlike so many other sites that are cluttered and hard to navigate around. MangoMatter designs are easy to use with content very accessible. I highly recommend this service for both its conceptual sophistication and logical usability.
Geoff Dean
Violence Prevention Consulting
MangoMatter created a book review site for The Children's Book Council, a not for profit that promotes Australian children's books. Tom was helpful and engaged from the initial idea to the finished product. He gave us some very good suggestions and helped us along the way. He provided excellent training so we could manage the site ourselves and his ongoing tech assistance has been invaluable. We would highly recommend MangoMatter.
Tina Cavanough
CBCA Reading Time
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
MangoMatter has been very helpful in growing my business. I have asked him to take the role on for my small electrical business as my 'Media Manager'. He has been realistic with times and expectations. He has gone above and beyond with what I have asked him to do. He offers ideas which I (being computer illiterate) have had no insight into so that he can market and give my company the edge that it needs with the competition. Business life is always bound to throw a curve ball every once in a while but what I appreciate about Toms work ethic is that he has his finger on the pulse and lets me know what's happening (before I even do sometimes) and how to rectify if there are ever any hiccups. Its rare to find an honest businessman these days, and one that values his service above making a quick buck. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mango Matter and have already done so to a number of other businesses.
Joshua Fleming
Director / Powered Projects
I've been using the services of Tom at MangoMatter since early 2013. Tom is an absolute gentleman to work with, friendly and helpful. Whether it be web design, seo, or general technical advice, he knows all the tricks. In fact I called him just last week with an emergency website issue (no fault of his) and he had my website up and running again within minutes, he knew exactly where to pinpoint the problem and fixed it right away. I just don't know where I could find that kind of service anywhere else! With Tom continually researching the latest methods of any web services, his knowledge in this field is always up to date. I highly recommend Tom at MangoMatter and frequently tell my clients and suppliers if you want it done right, hire the services of Tom.
Paul Wallace
BTG Entertainment
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
Enventive
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 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
Spring!
Tom has been fantastic to work with in developing my website. I had ideas of what I wanted to include but Tom was able to transform those ideas and create a website that exceeded my own expectations. His design was crisp, simple, and clear. Tom’s professional guidance, experience, knowledge and flare for detail is why I would recommend him to anyone looking at developing their own website.
Aaron Dick
Carpentology Group
We recently employed Tom after being referred by a satisfied customer. Quickly and efficiently he redesigned our website which now looks professional and is extremely user friendly. Tom is a pleasure to work with and we would highly recommend him to others. We look forward to working with Tom in the future.
Madonna
Ordanga Properties
As a band we wanted our website to look simple, stylish, functional and artistic all the while maintaining a strong focus on our music. Not only has Tom achieved all of these, he has taken our vague desires and produced an amazing site that quite frankly took our breath away. Tom's ability to work back and forth with new ideas and changes has made the process of making our site easy and stress free. I would highly recommend Tom to anybody looking to work with a professional in every sense of the word.
Shannon Rogers
Teapots
When I approached Tom to help with the upgrade of our website he was only too happy to help me with it. He transformed my ideas into reality and has designed a website that is very smart, and truly says everything about us. Tom also trained me to manage the content myself so that I can update the information when required. I love our new website!
Kate Davis
Singer / Two R More
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 have now used MangoMatter to create two websites for us. As investment managers, we have tried many different website development firms over the years. Without a doubt, MangoMatter is the best by far and we will continue to use their services for many years to come.
Glenn Rushton
Rushton Capital Management
Tom at MangoMatter is a true professional. I couldn't be happier with my website and the service he provided me. He understood my needs and made it so simple for me to understand and operate the site. I would strongly recommend MangoMatter!
Alli Keirnan
allikeirnan.com
MangoMatter made the process of putting together a wonderfully personal website a no-fuss scenario. Friendly and flexible, nothing seemed to faze them. We are delighted to have found MangoMatter and are very happy with the finished product.
Nathan Stella
ACUS Clinic
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
Tables of Content
I have used Tom from Mango Matter on numerous occasions to develop web pages both internally and for clients. I have never been disappointed with the quality of work and the functionality of the sites. The best thing about using Tom, is that he responds so quickly to any questions and is able to efficiently fix any issues that arise. Tom is a delight to work with and his web knowledge is second to none.
Kate Size
Verve Group Marketing
Tom did a great job on my website. He was willing to work within my budget and had my website finished within days from our start date. Tom was easy to communicate with and if he said he was going to do something, he did it on time, which was certainly a refreshing quality after my past experiences with other website businesses. If you aren't using this guy, you need to!
David Epp
David Epp Licensed to Kill Pests
I was extremely impressed with Tom’s efficiency and professional demeanour while developing my latest website. The entire process was completed as quickly as I could provide the content. Tom was able to edit the site with me in one sitting and activate it immediately. I’m happy to recommend Tom as a person of high skill, integrity and professionalism.
Paul J. Stevenson
Traumatologist
My website is my only form of advertising so I was truly thrilled when I discovered Tom who is a perfectionist in the best sense of the word. He combines the eye of an artist with the precision of a technician and has been infinitely patient with my string of requests. For the first time in many years I’m truly proud that my site is there for the world to see.
Julie Vear
Brisbane Qi Gong
Very impressed with MangoMatter! Having gone through several clunky website designs in the past, I have been nothing but impressed with the quality of work and efficiency of service offered by Tom & MangoMatter. The overall look of the site was exactly what we were after and nothing was ever too much trouble. By far the best web design team we’ve ever used, MangoMatter are genuine experts in the field of web design and I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone looking for a quality website.
Lauren Brown
Verve Group
Tom has taken a blog idea I had been toying with for many years and turned it into a reality, and a darn good looking reality! What I could have achieved alone would have been functional, but what I have achieved with Tom’s guidance is a product that is professional, works like clockwork and sells itself.
Megan Daley
Children's Books Daily

Web Hosting CompanyOverall RatingPrice/mo.FeaturesDisk Space# of accountsServers world-wideOptimised for WordPressWebsite
siteground2AUD $9.99 (down from $29.99)
  • Great performance
  • Free 1-click SSL installation
  • Servers in Sydney
  • Global reach
  • Unlimited accounts
20 GBUnlimitedView Their Plans
A2HostingLogoUSD $13.19 (was $19.99)
  • Free SSL
  • Servers in Singapore (Great speed for Aussie sites)
  • Affordable
30GB40Grab Your Discount
PanthurAUD $30
  • Local company
  • Local servers
  • though no global data centers.
20GB10View Their Plans

Best Reseller Hosting Australia 2021: Reviews

1. SiteGround

SiteGround logo

Website

www.siteground.com

Price

AUD $9.99 for unlimited accounts

Disk space

20 GB

Support

Phone, Live Chat, Tickets

Speed

9/10

Global reach

Yes

SiteGround is mainly known for its fantastic WordPress hosting services, but even with other CMSs like Joomla and Drupal, the performance is impressive. SiteGround is also the only official WordPress recommended host for Australia on the list, meaning that they’re recommended for WordPress, by WordPress (pretty neat!).

SiteGround reseller features

What we really like about SiteGround is the fact that they support unlimited accounts on every plan! Almost all of the competition has limits on the number of accounts you can add.

For only AUD $9.99/mo, you get 20 GB, unlimited sites, free SSL certificates, easy CDN integration, and custom caching.

Their free WP migrator plugin makes transferring your clients’ sites a breeze, and there’s even support for staging in case you need to do some big updates to a few sites but don’t want to impact the live site.

When it comes to speed and general performance, it’s sort of a specialty for SiteGround. They have custom caching plugins (called SuperCacher), a great server stack, and even have servers here in Australia (Sydney).

Every plan also comes with free daily and on-demand backups in case something goes wrong.

More expensive plans allow for custom tailoring of server resources, white labelling functionalities, and even a custom PHP implementation to max out performance.

They’ve honestly nailed it, a huge thumbs up from us!

Pros:

  • Solid security
  • Sydney data centre
  • Recommended by WordPress
  • In-house caching system

Cons:

  • High renewal costs

2. A2 Hosting

A2 Hosting logo

Website

www.a2hosting.com

Price

USD $13.19/mo for 40 accounts

Disk space

30 GB

Support

Phone, Live Chat, Tickets

Speed

8.5/10

Global reach

Yes

A2 Hosting is another great choice. They’re a US-based company but have blazing fast servers in Singapore, which makes speed a non-issue for Aussie sites (even blows a lot of the Aussie based competition out of the water)!

As a reseller, you also get great security, priority support, DDOS protection, and easy Cloudflare integration.

Their plans also include billing systems and a WHM control panel to manage your cPanel accounts, as well as free migrations to transfer clients from their old hosts to your servers.

When it comes to performance, A2 hosting knows how to optimise their systems! They offer a 99.9% uptime guarantee and the option to be hosted on their turbo servers, which (according to them) offer 20x the speed of normal servers.

Add to that an anytime money-back guarantee, and free site migrations… it’s not a bad deal!

Their plans start at only USD $13.19/mo (was $19.99) for 40 accounts and 30GB of storage!

Pros

  • 4 servers around the world
  • Responsive support
  • 40 accounts
  • Anytime money-back guarantee

Cons

  • N/A

3. Panthur

Website

www.panthur.com.au

Price

AUD $30/mo for 10 accounts

Disk space

20 GB

Support

Phone, Tickets

Speed

8/10

Global reach

No

Panthur is a local company (-ish, as their parent company is US based) which is great for Aussie clients, but they’re definitely a bit more pricey than A2 for example. That being said, the performance is spot-on and support is pretty responsive.

They offer 4 packages to choose from.

Their plans start at $30/mo for 20gb of space.

Pros

  • Local web host
  • Good performance
  • 3 data centres in Australia

Cons

  • No overseas servers
  • Bit pricey

5. Cloudways

cloudways logo

Website

www.cloudways.com

Price

USD $10

Disk space

25 GB

Support

Phone, Live Chat, Tickets

Speed

9/10

Global reach

Yes

Cloudways, like the name suggests, is all about cloud hosting, using other providers’ servers and allow you to deploy, manage, and monitor apps and websites on those servers, cutting out the usual web hosting middle-man. With providers like Digital Ocean, Vultr, Amazon AWS, and more… performance is definitely never an issue. And because it’s cloud hosting, the scalability is the core strength here. Cloudways can be used to manage massive sites, with forums, and huge e-commerce stores.

The setup and UI is different and has a bit of steeper learning curve compared to your usual hosting providers, but if you’re willing to learn, it’s worth it! They even have their own CDN to maximise loading times around the world.

Pricing is tricky to explain, check their site ?

Pros

  • Powerful servers
  • Extremely scalable

Cons

  • More for techies

How to choose the best reseller hosting for your needs?

Picking the right Australian reseller hosting plan for your business will either give you smooth sailing and passive income through excellent servers & support, or… headaches & lost profits because of bad support, frequent downtime, hacked servers, etc. You can pick a company from our top 5 for instant peace of mind, or you can start researching the different web hosts that offer the cheapest reseller plans in Australia (we also made a UK reseller hosting comparison, and Global reseller hosting list, in case you need it). In case you go this route, these are the specs to look out for when choosing a host, enjoy! This is the same process we used on our SiteGround review for example.

Cost: Web hosting reseller plans

Determining how much you can spend on reseller hosting is usually the most tricky part, most of you are probably looking for a pretty cheap reseller hosting plan if you’re just starting out (never ever get a cheap Australian website hosting plan of the shared hosting variety to host your clients, you’ll have to move those later on when you get a decent reseller account anyway – and no, you definitely won’t find decent free web hosting for Australia to host your clients). It depends on a variety of factors from the amount of starting clients, to how much you’re planning to charge/client, and how much space you want to allocate/client. You’ll need to work this out first! It’s handy to set up different plans for different clients, with small ones having 1gb of space, medium ones 3gb, and big clients maybe even 10gb. Luckily bandwidth limitations are usually a smaller issue than space, which leads us into the next point.

Bandwidth / Space limitations

While most hosting companies offer a lot of bandwidth to play with, space is usually the one to look out for, as aside from the # of accounts allowed, this will be the one that will decide how many clients you can put on your reseller hosting plan.

Cpanel / WHM hosting in Australia

I always make sure my Australian reseller hosts have WHM. As you’re probably aware, Cpanel is pretty much the industry standard in control panels. WHM (Web Host Manager) is an account management system that enables you to create & manage individual Cpanel accounts for your clients. You can setup packages, set limitations, view usage stats, bulk upgrade/downgrade accounts, and sooooo much more. Make sure whoever you chose uses WHM, it makes managing client accounts super easy. (Even the cheap reseller hosting companies should have WHM).

Server Location

If your clients are Australia based, make sure the server is actually near, or in Australia, don’t overthink this (same goes for other target audiences of course, we actually did a web hosting top 3 for the following countries: New ZealandUnited KingdomCanadaIreland, & Singapore). If you happen to get a client overseas, you can use CloudFlare to reduce any potential delays.

Uptime

Pretty straight forward, if they claim 99.9% uptime, make sure they can back it up, every web host in our top 5 does a great job.

Customer Support

Inevitably, you’ll have issues, so having decent support at your end is a must! You really don’t want to keep clients waiting just because the reseller you chose has no 24/7 support. So look at their options and make sure they have phone support, live chat & 24/7 support. Obviously, if you’re going with the cheapest reseller hosting company you can find, support will be lacking.

Number of Accounts

Pretty important point to keep in mind, how many clients can you set up? If you add up the numbers, how much space would each client get? Would it be better if the reseller plan allowed for more clients because you can get away with offering less space/client? For example, if the plan allows for 50Gb space, and max 25 accounts, each client gets 2gb. We made sure every web host in our top 3 has a nice balance of allowed space vs number of accounts.

Other features/tech specs

Other points to have a look at are RAM (1gb is pretty good, at minimum 500mb), Disk IO (2mb/s is good), server speed (SSD? LiteSpeed?), CPU (how many cores), daily backups, etc. What’s also handy is the ability to install WordPress, Joomla, etc. with 1-click install scripts, but these should come standard with Cpanel. And if you have a LOT of money, look into a powerful Australian VPS, or an even more powerful Australian dedicated server!

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