Affiliate Agreement

We have recently updated our Privacy Policy to comply with the GDPR. Affiliates are also required to comply.


Index

  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 webhostingpad.com. 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.

    Each valid sale will result in a 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.

    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 of the month, with a leniency period of 1-2 days for processing issues and human error.

    Self-Referrals

    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. webhostingpad.reviewwebsite.com or reviewwebsite.com/webhostingpadreviews.) This may result in reversed or denied commissions or affiliate termination, at WebHostingPad’s sole discretion and without prior warning.

    Linking directly to WebHostingPad.com 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 WebHostingPad.com.

    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 WebHostingPad.com 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 $30.00, 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 affiliates@webhostingpad.com.

    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 June 29, 2018.

    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 Offer

    WebHostingPad offers 1 free domain name registration to new customers who order a hosting account.

    This free domain is valid for 1 year of domain registration, and must be used with the “FREEDOMAIN” coupon code.

    The “FREEDOMAIN” coupon code must be used at the time of sign-up, in conjunction with a domain registration in your cart, for this offer to be honored.

    The “FREEDOMAIN” coupon code has a maximum value of $14.95. Any domain registered that exceeds this amount will not be free and the customer is responsible for paying any cost exceeding $14.95.

    The “FREEDOMAIN” coupon code cannot be used in conjunction with any other coupon code, special offer, or discount.

    Domain transfers or additional domain registrations are eligible for the free domain offer if requested within the first 30 days of sign-up, and if the “FREEDOMAIN” coupon code was not already used on your account.

    After the first year, domains are priced and renewed at the regular yearly domain registration rate.

    If you previously took advantage of a free domain for life offer and you upgrade to a new pricing package, it voids the offer, and that domain is no longer free for life.

    30 Day Money Back Guarantee

    Each of WebHostingPad’s shared hosting plans carries an unconditional 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 domain name renewals.
  • Services or 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 Abuse Terms or General 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 the General Terms for our Abuse Policy.

    Regular Rates

    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 double or even TRIPLE your rates after the first term, we only add $2.00 more per month to our shared hosting prices. 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 that doesn't mean you have to break the bank.


    For full transparency, here are WHP's regular rates :

    Power Plan
    1 year$5.99 / mo$71.88
    2 years$4.99 / mo$119.76
    3 years$4.49 / mo$161.64
    4 years$3.99 / mo$191.52
    5 years$3.49 / mo$209.40
    Power Plan Plus
    1 year$9.99 / mo$119.88
    2 years$8.99 / mo$215.76
    3 years$7.99 / mo$287.64
    4 years$6.99 / mo$335.52
    5 years$6.99 / mo$419.40
    WordPress Basic
    1 year$9.99 / mo$119.88
    2 years$8.99 / mo$215.76
    3 years$7.99 / mo$287.64
    WordPress Pro
    1 year$11.99 / mo$143.88
    2 years$10.99 / mo$263.76
    3 years$9.99 / mo$359.64
    WordPress Premium
    1 year$14.99 / mo$179.88
    2 years$13.99 / mo$335.76
    3 years$12.99 / mo$467.64

    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.