Web hosting provider SingleHop released on Wednesday several new features added to its Tandem Reseller Hosting Program. The new program features a new and rewritten Tandem white-label control panel for end-users.
SingleHop launched the first round of updates to its Tandem reseller program in February, adding features like cloud hosting, shared hosting, a 15-minute deployment of virtual machines, and free tutorials.
According to SingleHop, the latest updates allow resellers to offer a range of automation-based features to end-users, and use SingleHop’s infrastructure as their own.
Cloud services are not a common feature in hosting reseller programs, but it may become a more popular component as cloud services are increasingly in demand. As reseller programs account for a lot of a web hosting providers revenues (last year SingleHop posted $22 million in revenues), the improvements to the program could drive more revenue growth for the already strong company, and possibly improve its standing from 25 on the INC 500 list.
The new panel and upgrades are available immediately to all Tandem clients through the LEAP3 platform, the proprietary control panel that SingleHop launched in November. The white label automation offerings within the Tandem program add to the aesthetics of a customer’s portal as well as enhance billing and tech support tools.
“The goal for this update was to make it possible for our resellers to easily begin selling cloud services, and we’ve achieved that by allowing them to resell public cloud hosting or take a wholesale approach by creating a private cloud and selling virtual machines. It’s a complete out of the box solution. Our Tandem customers can completely white-label the experience and begin selling cloud services right away,” Zak Boca, chief executive officer said in a statement.
The Tandem program features complete component management including reinstalls, restarts, and creation of private VMs for both resellers and end-users.
SingleHop offers billing integration with WHMCS and Ubersmith to allow resellers to provide support and payment method management to end-users. In addition to managing hardware allocation the new features also allow resellers to manage the payment of invoices, and submit/respond to tickets.
Through the custom management portal, Tandem resellers can assign dedicated servers, dynamic servers, and public clouds to their clients through their custom-built management portal.
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