It might be relatively easy to start out as a hosting reseller company, but you do need to stay on top of fashions and trends if you want to make it successful and sustainable. Your themes need to offer you the functionality you need to manage a few or many clients, and ideally, they should be scalable and should grow as your business grows.
Before making a decision, it is a good idea to make a list of the unique selling points of each theme. It is also advisable to make a list of your business’ requirements so you can cross check one list against the other.
Fortunately, there are a number of WordPress themes available, which allow hosting resellers to attract and retain clients. Thanks to the advances in WordPress technology there are many different themes to choose from. Let’s take a look at some of the top performers and why they are worth it.
Phenomenon supports all WordPress 3.0 features as well as several other innovative services that will give you the competitive edge. WP Gurus goes into detail about Phenomenon’s added features and gives a comprehensive list of why you should consider it:
With the help of the included instructions you can easily create a stunning website within minutes.
More than thirty simple short codes
Custom login and signup pages
Four extra widgets
Built-in options page for maximum design control
3 unique page templates
2. Live Web
Live Web is a scalable theme that can be used by any skill level when it comes to CSS understanding and XHTML templates. It also features custom graphics and highly specialized architecture, making it a popular choice of theme for web hosting resellers.
If you have a small company that you expect to grow considerably in the not too distant future, this theme is well worth looking at.
CloudHost is a modern, unique theme that integrates well with other popular services like PayPal, Mail Chimp, WHMC and Google Maps. This premium theme is available in three different color schemes and features an award-winning design. If you are working with lots of different clients, or are offering different services such as web design and online marketing, this theme will probably work well for you.
WP Theme Spot goes into more detail about its technical features:
CloudHost is a sleek, tidy, and expertly styled theme that is ideal when your goal is to create an impressive web hosting site, or other kinds of businesses online, for that matter. Its engaging stylishness provides an advanced touch to what’s typical in a hosting theme. It also has CSS3-powered animations, yet it is not cumbersome, and is actually fast in loading.
4. Alpha Host
Alpha Host is powerful and offers plenty of features for customization. It allows you to take full advantage of the features on offer by WordPress 6. You can choose from five pre-made skins and five custom posts. It is also fully responsive and offers you scope for growth:
According to Evo WP Themes:
Alpha Host is a responsive, modern hosting theme with 5 predefined color skins, 10 backgrounds skins, 5 custom post types (slideshow, testimonials, client, feature, portfolio), custom page templates, custom widgets, Ajax contact form, XML demo content, powerful theme options panel, and more.
5. Grid Host
Grid Host is fully featured with WHMCS, a turnkey billing solution and full client management capability. It is the perfect choice for resellers and hosting providers that offer server services for online businesses.
It is ideal for businesses just starting out, and new companies that are still getting a foothold in the industry.
Steven Johnson, a WP Hosting Reviews senior editor, works from Atlanta and covers all things related to WordPress and Hosting. He graduated from Georgia Tech in Chemical Engineering, has managed hosting companies and now builds WordPress and Joomla Websites for small to medium companies full time.