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HostDime has increased commissions for affiliate partners
Web hosting provider HostDime announced on Thursday that it has increased affiliate payouts for referrals.
Both shared hosting and reseller hosting referral pricing has increased by $50. Shared hosting is $75, while reseller is $100, respectively. VPS is now $125, up from $80, and dedicated is at $150, up from $100.
Launched in July 2011 , HostDime’s Affiliate Referral Program is free to join, and once an individual signs up they are given a unique URL to help track sales sent to HostDime.
Once a visitor on the affiliate’s site clicks on the affiliate banner or link, a cookie is set for 60 days on their computer. If a purchase is completed within the timeframe, affiliates receive commission.
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In a blog post , HostDime says it increased payouts due to the competitive nature of the affiliate marketing category.
On Wednesday, FireHost launched a new referral partner program that offers monthly commissions that last for the full contract length of each referred customers. It says partners commissions grow as referrals upgrade hosting requirements, although it is unclear without filling out a form on its website the exact commissions.
Recently, cloud hosting provider eApps refreshed its affiliate program which pays 10 percent for all purchases and renewals made by a referred customer . Its new program also added the availability of an affiliate account manager.
HostDime says a unique feature of its affiliate partner program is the ability for clients to use credits to pay invoices or be paid out through PayPal. According to HostDime, most programs will not allow clients to put credits towards future invoices.
Earlier this week, Parallels announced that HostDime was one of the web hosts offering the latest version of its control panel, Parallels Plesk Panel 11.
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