Affiliate Agreement


  1. How It Works
  2. Commissions and Referrals
  3. Self-Referrals
  4. Web Developers and Designers
  5. Advertising Restrictions
  6. PPC Restrictions
  7. Payout Methods
  8. Promotions, Specials, and Coupons
  9. Affiliate Status and Disclaimers
  10. Last Modified

How It Works

Upon completion and acceptance of your affiliate program sign-up form, WebHostingPad will provide you with unique tracking codes (URLs). These URLs must be placed on your website. When clicked, the URL will place a tracking cookie on the visitor’s browser, and direct the visitor to If the visitor places an order in the next 365 days from that computer or internet connection, WebHostingPad’s automated system will track the sale and automatically attribute the sale to your affiliate account for commission.

Commissions and Referrals

Commissions will only be paid to affiliates based on successful referrals. A successful referral is defined as a WebHostingPad client who meets all the following criteria:

  • Non-fraudulent;
  • Active for a period of 30 days or longer;
  • Not currently cancelled, terminated, or suspended;
  • Currently in accordance with WebHostingPad’s terms of service;
  • Has not previously been a WebHostingPad client;
  • Has provided accurate, complete, and valid contact information, including, but not limited to, name, mailing address, phone number, and billing information;
  • Has paid for hosting services in full using a valid and processed payment method;
  • Was directed to WebHostingPad through your affiliate tracking link.
  • In the event your referral has been declined, WebHostingPad will, only upon request and at its sole discretion, provide you with any and all non-private information showing sufficient reason for declination of your referral.

    All referrals are pending for the first 30 days of account activation. At the end of this pending period, all referrals are reviewed by WebHostingPad for accuracy and legitimacy and approved or declined accordingly, on an individual basis, at WebHostingPad’s sole discretion.

    Due to the high frequency of credit card fraud and cancellation rates, WebHostingPad reserves the right to hold commissions for up to 60 days for verification. WebHostingPad also reserves the right to cancel commissions in the event WebHostingPad is unable to collect funds, the order is fraudulent, the customer cancels and is refunded, or if the commission was earned improperly.

    There is a minimum order value of $45.00 for all affiliates operating on a flat-rate commission basis. Commissions with an order value at or below a $45.00 may be (a) eligible for and offered a 50% sale price commission instead, or (b) voided entirely, at WebHostingPad's sole discretion.

    Each valid sale will result in a flat-rate base commission of $50.00. Future purchases made by the same referral will not result in commission; only new hosting account purchases are valid for payment. Custom flat-rate commissions and percentage-based commissions are offered to affiliates on an individual basis.

    The minimum balance for payout is $200. In the event a commission does not total $200 or more, it will have 6 months to do so, or the entire commission will be considered forfeit.

    WebHostingPad reserves the right to hold a reserve on payments in the event that it identifies financial risk, chargeback risk, or inability to reimburse WebHostingPad for future chargeback costs. The reserve amount will be determined based on previous commissions, sign-up rates, risk analysis, and other factors. WebHostingPad may hold the reserve for a period of up to 12 months and no longer.

    Approved commissions will be paid out on the first business day of the month, with a leniency period of 2-5 days for processing issues, holidays, weekends, and human error.


    Self-referrals are not allowed. All self-referral commissions will be removed from your account. Any hosting account with information similar to or matching your account will be considered a self-referral, and removed, at WebHostingPad’s sole discretion. This includes, but is not limited to, first and last names, email address, IP address, phone number, street address, name on credit card, PayPal information, or any other self-identifying account information. Signing up on behalf of another individual is also considered a self-referral and commissions will not be earned on such referrals.

    Web Developers and Designers

    We welcome web developers and designers to sign up for our affiliate program, with a few minor stipulations:

  • All referrals must input their own personal contact information and use their own form of payment when signing up for an account. We understand the need for designers to obtain hosting account information, however due to the frequency of fraud on the internet, for your own sake, we cannot honor any account that has contact information other than that of the individual who made the hosting purchase. Designers may access the hosting account through use of a sub-account on the client's profile.
  • Web developers and designers may not offer discounts or incentives to customers for signing up with WebHostingPad. This is because you receive a commission for each sign-up. Offers including, but not limited to, discounted or free development, web design, or any other services offered by you cannot be supplemented by the referral commission. Please keep all transactions separate, and recommend WebHostingPad without incentives.
  • This restriction does not apply to WebHostingPad coupon codes. Web developers and designers may offer a coupon code for their referrals to receive a discount during sign-up. .
  • Advertising Restrictions

    You may not use any variation, combination, or mis-spelling of WebHostingPad in your domain name. This does not include subdomains or any sub-directories (i.e. or This may result in reversed or denied commissions or affiliate termination, at WebHostingPad’s sole discretion and without prior warning.

    Linking directly to is not allowed,and will not earn you commissions. You must use the individual tracking ID provided to you on your affiliate dashboard. WebHostingPad is not responsible for lost or missing commissions due to improper or direct linking to

    You agree that you will not make any representations, promises, warranties, or other statements about WebHostingPad or its website, products, services, or policies outside the scope of your role as an affiliate, unless expressly given permission to do so, in writing, by WebHostingPad.

    You agree not to represent or portray yourself or your website as WebHostingPad or WebHostingPad’s website. This includes, but is not limited to, redirecting your affiliate link to a non-WebHostingPad website, PPC campaigns, using WebHostingPad’s trademark or logo as your own, or reproducing WebHostingPad’s website as your own.

    You agree to not falsely represent yourself as a web hosting company. Any attempt to act as a host or resell hosting services to gain affiliate commissions is not allowed, and any commissions earned from such promotions will be declined or reversed.

    In accordance with Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR Part 255, you are required to disclose the fact that you may receive commissions from the companies or services you promote. WebHostingPad is not responsible for any consequences that may result from your failure to provide adequate disclosure statements on your website.

    PPC Restrictions

    Pay-Per-Click (PPC) is restricted in our affiliate program in the following ways:

  • You are prohibited from forcing clicks;
  • You may not use the word ‘official’;
  • You cannot use a URL or a variation or mis-spelling of WebHostingPad as your display URL;
  • Bidding on the keyword ‘WebHostingPad’ or its variations, combinations, or mis-spellings is not allowed.
  • Payout Methods

    You may choose one of 3 methods to receive payouts:

  • PayPal : PayPal is open to all affiliates with access to PayPal. This is preferred.
  • Mailed Check : You may choose to receive payment via mailed check if your mailing address is within the United States.
  • Wire Transfer / Western Union : Minimum balance for wire transfers and Western Union is $500. The same six-month forfeit period applies. All associated fees are your sole responsibility.
  • In the event that a temporary error delaying payout occurs, WebHostingPad may, but is under no obligation to, notify you of the delay in payment. It is your responsibility to contact WebHostingPad with any questions regarding commissions you may have.

    Promotions, Specials, and Coupons

    WebHostingPad occasionally offers promotions or discounts. In the event that your referral partakes in one of these promotions, and the purchases on their account total less than $35.00, you will not receive commission for this referral unless expressly stated otherwise in writing.

    Certain coupon codes or special offers are specific to, and tracked to, certain affiliates. In the event one of your referrals uses an affiliate-specific coupon code or participates in an affiliate-specific discount that is not your own, you will not receive commission for that referral.

    Coupon codes are provided to affiliates on an individual basis. If you would like a coupon code, please do not use another affiliate’s coupon code or a general coupon code, as it may result in a loss of commissions. To request a custom coupon code for your referrals to use, please email

    Affiliate Status and Disclaimers

    WebHostingPad will provide you with reasonable support services. If you have demonstrated a high level of volume as an affiliate, you will be assigned an account manager, at WebHostingPad’s assessment and discretion.

    Both you and WebHostingPad have the right to, at any time, without notice, and for any reason, terminate this affiliate partnership, with the understanding that termination of your status as an affiliate will prevent you from receiving all further commissions from referrals to WebHostingPad.

    In the event you breach the terms of this agreement, WebHostingPad reserves the right to, at its sole discretion, forcibly terminate your affiliate account, decline or reverse any commissions you have not yet received, or take any action it deems appropriate, on an individual basis.

    Neither WebHostingPad or you, the affiliate, will be held liable for any interruption of service or its resulting consequences.

    WebHostingPad is not liable for any incidental, special, indirect, or consequential damages, or any loss of revenue, profit, or data arising in connection with this agreement. The total loss of either party will not exceed the total commissions paid or payable to you under the terms of this agreement.

    Last modified March 4, 2020.

    Unlimited Disk Space

    WebHostingPad offers unlimited disk space with its shared hosting packages, with the understanding that “unlimited” is incremental. The initial quota for disk space is 10 GB (gigabytes), which the majority of users will never exceed. If you have used 90% or more of this quota, you may contact WebHostingPad to request an increase, which WebHostingPad will grant you, free of charge, if and only if you meet the following requirements:

  • Your account is active and in good standing, without outstanding unpaid charges, and;
  • Your site complies with the terms of service laid out in this contract, and;
  • The majority of your disk space is not used for online backup, including storage for multimedia content such as, but not limited to, movies, music, photos, emails, or other media, as laid out below.
  • Your disk space is intended for storing necessary site files, such as .html, .css, .php, .js, .tpl, and other files required for displaying your site online. It is not intended for massive quantities of multimedia files, included, but not limited to, photo files (.jpg, .png, .gif. .svg, .eps, .psd, etc.), video files (.avi, .mkv, .mov, .wmv, .mp4, etc.), music files (.mp3, .wav, .wma, .m4a, .flac, etc.), document files (.pdf, .docx, .pptx, .zip, .rar, etc.), or emails. You may allocate the first 10 GB of your hosting space however you like, with the understanding that to receive an increase, you must fall within these terms.

  • WebHostingPad reserves the right to suspend, without prior notification and at its sole discretion, your account if your site is found to be in violation of the terms or service, including use of your hosting space to store media or emails. You are solely responsible for removal of any and all excess media, email, or files to meet the criteria of these terms, and/or to avoid suspension. If you wish to set up POP3 or IMAP to store your emails elsewhere, WebHostingPad Support will help you, with the understanding that we are under no obligation to do so.

    Unlimited Bandwidth

    WebHostingPad offers unlimited bandwidth with its shared hosting packages, with the understanding that “unlimited” is incremental. The initial quota for bandwidth is 100 GB (gigabytes) per month, which the majority of users will never exceed. If you have used 90% or more of this quota, you may contact WebHostingPad to request an increase, which WebHostingPad will grant you, free of charge, if you meet the following requirements:

  • Your account is active and in good standing, without outstanding unpaid charges, and;
  • Your site, both in bandwidth usage and general usage, does not violate or otherwise disregard the terms of service.

  • WebHostingPad reserves the right to deny bandwidth increase, suspend your account, or take further action, if your site or account does not comply with the terms of service, including if your bandwidth usage is caused by illegal or malicious means, unintentional or not, or your site is compromised in such a way as to alter bandwidth usage significantly, to the harm of other users. In the event that your bandwidth usage is caused by malicious or unnatural means, and 1) the malicious or unnatural means are resolved and no longer acting on the account or site, and 2) you still use 90% or more of your bandwidth quota, you may then request a bandwidth increase, which WebHostingPad will, at its sole discretion, decide to grant or deny. WebHostingPad is not liable for any denial of bandwidth increase, or loss or damages resulting from that denial, that occur.

    Site Transfers

    Website transfers from a previous host to WebHostingPad will be done free of charge. This free transfer is only valid when the website being transferred is currently hosted with a different web hosting company. Any transfers from one WebHostingPad account to another WebHostingPad account in an attempt to avoid paying renewal fees, or for any disingenuous reason, will result in a $24.95 transfer fee for our time and assistance, at WebHostingPad’s sole discretion.

    Transfers consist of website files and databases only. Email addresses, FTP accounts, subdomains, addon domains, parked domains, and other services, addons, or features must be recreated in cPanel with WebHostingPad.

    The maximum account transfer size cannot exceed 2 GB.

    You are entitled to only 1 free transfer per WebHostingPad account. In the event you wish to transfer multiple outside hosting accounts to WebHostingPad and consolidate them into one, additional fees will apply based on the total number of hosting accounts you are consolidating. WebHostingPad does not recommend consolidating a VPS or dedicated service with multiple cPanel accounts into a single shared hosting account. However, if you wish to do this, only one cPanel account will be transferred to WebHostingPad for free. Any additional accounts being transferred for consolidation will incur additional fees.

    You must provide WebHostingPad with your previous hosting account’s FTP details, control panel login, MySQL login, and any other requested information for WebHostingPad to successfully transfer the account.

    WebHostingPad cannot guarantee a successful transfer, although we will try our very best, if any of the following conditions are met:

  • The previous host uses a different MySQL version than WebHostingPad;
  • The previous host uses a different PHP version than WebHostingPad;
  • The previous host uses different server configurations than WebHostingPad;
  • The server of the previous host experiences frequent and/or continuous timeouts during the transfer process;
  • Any other condition that can compromise file or database integrity occurs.
  • Free Domain Name

    WebHostingPad offers one (1) free domain registration for a one-year term with the purchase of a new hosting plan and valid account sign-up.

    Domain registration prices vary by TLD and premium status. The free domain offer has a maximum value of $16.99, which may not cover the entire cost to register certain TLDs. If the cost to register a chosen TLD is greater than $16.99, then $16.99 will be subtracted from the total cost of the domain registration.

    The free domain offer is valid for a domain transfer (with automatic 1-year domain registration extension), to a maximum value of $16.99, if no domain name is being registered and a new account has been created.

    The free domain offer is only valid with use of the "FREEDOMAIN" coupon code, and may not be used in conjunction with any other coupon code, special offer, or discount.

    The free domain offer is only valid within the first 30 days of account sign-up and must be claimed or requested within that timeframe to be honored. The free domain offer may only be claimed once per account. WebHostingPad reserves the right to disable a coupon code at any time with or without notice and at their sole discretion.

    After the first year of registration, the domain name will renew at the regular rate. Domain name registration and renewal are determined by WebHostingPad's registrar, enom, and may vary over time depending on demand.

    30 Day Money Back Guarantee

    Each of WebHostingPad’s shared hosting plans carries a 30-day money back guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied within the first 30 days, you will be given a full refund.

    The following services do not qualify for any refunds, including the 30-day money back guarantee:

  • Account renewals. Refunds are only available for new accounts and will not be provided for renewals of any kind.
  • Additional items, including, but not limited to, addons, SSLs, and site transfer fees.
  • Domain name registration or renewals, including free domain registrations as part of WebHostingPad's FREEDOMAIN coupon offer.
  • Service fees.
  • All sales of services and products listed above are final and non-refundable, and WebHostingPad reserves the right to pursue all available courses of action to obtain payment.

    Any account that is or has been in violation of WebHostingPad’s Terms of Service is not entitled to a refund. This applies to currently and formerly abusive or harmful accounts, regardless of your awareness. Please refer to our Abuse Policy for additional information.

    Uptime Guarantee

    WebHostingPad guarantees that our servers will be up and running at least 99.9% of the time during any given 12-month period.

    This guarantee does not cover any areas where WebHostingPad has no direct influence, such as backbone provider failures, fibre-optic main line cuts, DNS or Domain Registrar issues, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, or connection issues between your location and the WebHostingPad data center, including, but not limited to, internet service provider blockages, browser caching issues, and IP blocks.

    This uptime guarantee is also not applicable for service interruptions caused by natural disasters, wars, political or social upheaval, terrorism, the zombie apocalypse, or other external issues WebHostingPad has no control over.

    Uptime is monitored within WebHostingPad’s servers and any third party monitoring software will not be honored.

    In the event WebHostingPad does not meet the 99.9% uptime guarantee, hosting credit will be issued to your account in an amount equalling one month of hosting for every 8 hours of downtime exceeding the 99.9% guarantee.

    Remote Managed Support

    Get remote-access technical help and service setup with a WebHostingPad support expert. Service only available during U.S. business hours ( Monday – Friday | 8am – 5pm CST )

    Remote Managed Support includes services such as:

  • one-on-one real-time support via remote access
    (*permitting hardware supports the remote desktop client)
  • mail client setup and config for up to 5 devices
  • creating email accounts, FTP accounts, and MySQL databases
  • CMS installations and initial setup
  • Remote Managed Support is included free on all WordPress Hosting plans and Power Plan Plus.

    Remote Managed Support is included free for 30 days after account creation for all plans.

    One-time 24-hour access to Remote Managed Support can be purchased separately on non-inclusive plans for $39.95.

    Regular Rates

    For full transparency, here are WebHostingPad's rates :

    Power Plan
    Billing CycleIntro RateRegular Rate
    1 year$3.99 / mo$6.65 / mo
    2 years$2.99 / mo$6.24 / mo
    3 years$2.29 / mo$5.82 / mo
    4 years$1.99 / mo$5.40 / mo
    5 years$1.99 / mo$4.82 / mo
    Power Plan Plus + WordPress Basic
    Billing CycleIntro RateRegular Rate
    1 year$4.99 / mo$7.99 / mo
    2 years$3.99 / mo$6.99 / mo
    3 years$2.99 / mo$5.99 / mo
    Power Plan Plus + WordPress Pro
    Billing CycleIntro RateRegular Rate
    1 year$5.99 / mo$8.99 / mo
    2 years$4.99 / mo$7.99 / mo
    3 years$3.99 / mo$6.99 / mo
    Power Plan Plus + WordPress Premium
    Billing CycleIntro RateRegular Rate
    1 year$7.99 / mo$9.99 / mo
    2 years$6.99 / mo$8.99 / mo
    3 years$5.99 / mo$7.99 / mo
    Power Plan mini
    Billing CycleRegular Rate
    1 year$3.50 / mo
    2 years$3.25 / mo
    3 years$3.00 / mo

    There is a hosting industry standard to offer discounted prices to new sign-ups, and then revert back to regular rates once the first term is up—much like phone, television, and internet providers.

    WebHostingPad also follows this standard, so the prices you see listed are for new clients only. But while other hosts will start charging $15.00/month for even their cheapest plan after the first term, all of our shared plans renew for less than $10.00/month, and our cheapest plan renews at only $4.49/month. That makes our regular rates some of the most competitive in the industry.

    In order to maintain our US-based support and our advanced hosting infrastructure, we simply can't grant you the special offer for renewals. But we are committed to keeping our hosting affordable to continue helping small businesses and new entrepreneurs succeed online.

    So don't fret when your second invoice is more than your first—you're still getting one of the best deals around, and you will be for years to come.