Green Geeks Reseller Hosting Review

4.5 / 5 Reviewer
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Performance4.5
Pricing4.4
User Friendly4.6
Support4.5
Features4.7
Pros
  • Unlimited SSD Disk
  • Free SSL
  • Multiple Server Location
  • Enhanced Security
  • Excellent performance
  • Free Migration
  • Free eNom Domain Reseller Account
  • Free Backup
Cons
  • You need to find clients who wish to host Unlimited domains due to the cPanel account restriction. It will not be profitable to provide anything less then Unlimited Hosting

GreenGeeks Overview

GreenGeeks was founded in 2007 by Trey Gardner and they have been growing steadily ever since. The company was founded in California and currently host over half a million websites with over 40 000 satisfied clients.

The CEO’s background gives a positive impact on the company images since he has been in the web hosting business since 1999 and has worked for or have helped to build 8 web hosting companies including; iPowerweb, iPage, StartLogic, Dot5Hosting, Globat, Lunarpages, Hostpapa and finally GreenGeeks.

01 Performance

We have a blank WordPress site loaded on their Montreal Data Center and we are monitoring the server uptime and performance. The site is hosted from a Reseller Hosting Plan and not on their Shared Hosting Plan that is offered on their website. We do this so that we can get valuable insights for our GreenGeeks Reseller Hosting Review.

Response Time Test

Data Center

Uptime

Response Time

APDEX

Live Monitoring

Montreal

100%

Avg : 591 ms

1

The Apdex score is a ratio value of the number of satisfied and tolerating requests to the total requests made. Each satisfied request counts as one request, while each tolerating request counts as half a satisfied request.

 

In simple word, the server’s performance is good if the score is close to 1 and bad if close to 0.

To top it up, we also use a tool called Bitcatcha to test GreenGeekss responses to requests from different geographic locations.

GreenGeeks Response Rate

Load Test

We also wanted to see how our test site will handle traffic during peak time. For that, we use a tool called Load Impact.

The test gradually send traffic up to 50 visitors at once for a duration of 12 minutes to test how the server handle the active request.

GreenGeeks Load Test-Montreal

The blue line represents response time and the green line represents the increasing number of visitors. The result shows that our test site has no performance issue and handle 25 unique visits at the same time.

Speed Test

We also gathered speed test result of the hosted site from multiple locations for our GreenGeeks Reseller Hosting Review. We have shared our findings in the table below. The loading time is below 1 second for America and Europe while below 2 seconds for other regions. By far, this is the best speed test result that we have seen so far. They brand as Green Hosting but it is actually Super Fast hosting experience with this host.

Data Center / Speed Test Location

Montreal
Fully Loaded Time

GTmetrix - Canada

Vancouver  - 1.8s

Pingdom - Europe

Germany -518ms
Londan - 929ms

Pingdom - America

North America
Washington D.C - 679ms
San Francisco - 435ms

South America 
Sao Paulo - 853ms

Pingdom - Asia

Tokyo - 1.52s
Sydney - 1.72s

Speed test scores may vary a few milliseconds if you try to do the test again since server peek time and other factors can affect it. So, I will suggest to run the test yourself again using our test site URL if necessary.

02 Pricing

GreenGeeks offers a very good introductory pricing. Their pricing is a bit different when compared to other hosts. Most hosts price their plans based on the quota of disk space but here the plans are priced based on the number of cPanel accounts. Since they provide unlimited SSD webspace, so they have set the limit the number of accounts.

You can also purchase additional accounts without upgrading to their next plan. The pricing structure is as below

Reseller 10 – $3.00 per hosting account
Reseller 20 – $2.75 per hosting account
Reseller 30 – $2.50 per hosting account
Reseller 40 – $2.25 per hosting account
Reseller 50 – $2.00 per hosting account

They also have a no-questions asked money back guarantee within the money back guarantee period of 30 days.

GreenGeeks Reseller Hosting Pricing

Another thing I notice regarding their price is that they only provide three choices for Billing Cycle(Monthly, 3 Months and 12 Months). They don’t have 2 years or 3 years billing cycle. So you can’t sign up for a longer-term for a discounted price. The max you can go with is their yearly plan.

03 User Friendly

GreenGeeks have a nice and clean UI. Since they are into Green Hosting so mostly you will see a lot of green colored theme on their site.

04 Support

GreenGeeks has many support channels aside from their strong knowledgebase. They provide 24/7 Email Support, Live Telephone and Live Chat Support.

They also have many tutorials that might come in handy for you to produce your own knowledgebase articles.

05 Features

GreenGeeks Reseller Hosting cPanel has Select PHP Version function. This plugin is really useful because it allows us to select the PHP extensions that we require like soap,xmlrpc,zip, and ioncube which is needed for WHMCS to run perfectly. Most hosting environments don’t have this by default.

GreenGeeks Reseller Hosting cPanel
The image above shows GreenGeeks Reseller Hosting account cPanel.

Conclusion

Of all the hosts that we have monitored so far, we must say GreenGeeks outperformed all of them. They don’t have the best response time but fully load time result is the best. Their site loads faster even if you access it from the US or from Asia which is very good for a Shared Hosting environment.

If good performance is what you are looking for, then this is the right host for you. They are a bit expensive on the renewal and you can only host 10 accounts in their lowest package, but the positive side is that you can purchase additional accounts without upgrading the package. This makes a big difference in growing your business.

I would strongly recommend this host.

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Pros

  • Unlimited SSD Disk
  • Free SSL
  • Multiple Server Location
  • Enhanced Security
  • Excellent performance
  • Free Migration – 30 Accounts
  • Free eNom Domain Reseller Account
  • Free Backup
  • 30 Days money back guarantee

Cons

  • Expensive Renewals
  • You need to find clients who wish to host Unlimited domains due to the cPanel account restriction. It will not be profitable to provide anything less then Unlimited Hosting

Server Locations

  • Chicago, US
  • Phoenix, US
  • Montreal, CA
  • Amsterdam, NL