Affiliates FAQ

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is a performance-based marketing, where an external partner is paid a commission for delivering a specific result to an advertiser. It can be a sale, a new newsletter subscriber, a download of an app and etc.


Affiliate Marketing is based on revenue sharing model. A company that has a product and wants to sell more can offer a commission to promoters through an affiliate program. While affiliate marketers, even though they don´t have any products themselves, can promote products that they like and earn an income from it!


To put it simply: Affiliate marketing is the process of earning commission by promoting products of other people and companies.

Join Hostinger Affiliate Program and help us promote a trusted service loved by millions across the globe! The idea is that if a user redirected from your site buys a hosting package at Hostinger, you earn a piece of the profit! The more users you drive to our website, the more money you can make. As time goes on, and if we see that you are bringing us more and more users, the commissions can increase!

Yes - You can join it for free and the application will only take a few minutes! Check it out and register HERE.

At the moment, Hostinger only has a reseller program in Brazil. However, you can check out our Affiliate Program which allows you to earn commission by selling our hosting packages!

A website or a YouTube channel are essential to get the best results with our Affiliate Program. After all, it is hard to sell website hosting when you are not using it yourself.

You don’t need to have any technical skills in order to join our program. However, website management and web development knowledge would certainly help. Take a look at our step-by-step tutorials that will answer all the questions that you or your clients might have.

Affiliate Agreement

Yes - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and all the other platforms are full of potential users. You only need to reach them out. Highlight the amazing deals we’re giving out and don’t forget to use hashtags for extra exposure.

Yes, you can. Email marketing is a great strategy to address people who are not always available. Be sure to get creative on the subject and preheaders. With the right words, you can communicate the deal better and score more conversions.

You cannot sign up on your customer's behalf. You shall not use self-referral methods; you can’t click on your affiliate links and banners and make orders via your unique affiliate link.

Yes, but keep in mind that you are not allowed to bid on keywords and phrases containing the "Hostinger" trademark, or variations or misspellings of the trademarked term, on paid media campaigns on search engines. You are also not allowed to use the Hostinger Website(s) as display URL in paid media ads and to direct-link or redirect to the Hostinger Website(s).

Contact your Affiliate Account Manager to see if we can arrange a coupon code for you.

We are partners with today’s best bloggers and social media influencers around the Internet and have given them special coupon codes. If you happen to find a coupon code on the Internet, feel free to use it.

You can access Hostinger's banners and other promotional materials on your Affiliate Dashboard or HERE.

Yes, Hostinger’s promotional banners are available in 31 different languages. You can find a banner in your local language HERE.

Hostinger provides up-to-date screenshots to ensure the most accurate information for your visitors. Find the most relevant screenshots HERE.

The Hostinger Affiliate Program Agreement can be found HERE.

Affiliate Tracking

We track the sales by tracking (affiliate) links and cookies. When a user clicks on your tracking link, we place cookies into his browser and they help us recognise that it is your referred user.

A tracking link, also known as an affiliate link, is a special URL that helps us identify that a particular referral came from your reference. Hostinger uses this mechanism to determine which links bring conversions. More specifically, the tracking link can:


- Recognise where the user came from;


- Check whether they make a purchase or not;


- Validate the conversion.

Here is how to find your tracking link:


1) Once you log-in into your dashboard, select Basic Tier;


2) Once you select a Tier, you'll be able to access landing pages you'd love to link to and an automatically generated tracking link;


3) If you scroll down, you'll see pre-made banners, too.

We have Hostinger websites in 40 locales. Here is how to find the tracking links for the different locales:


1) Once you log-in into your dashboard, select Basic Tier;


2) Once you select a Tier, you'll be able to access landing pages you'd love to link to and an automatically generated tracking link.

Yes, the commission will then be converted to USD.

The affiliate cookies are stored for 30 days. However, if a previous affiliate’s cookie is already placed in the same user’s browser, it will be overwritten with the new cookie. Hostinger does not hold any responsibility for cookies that are deleted intentionally by the user.

The performance data is continuously updated, and you will be able to see new clicks and conversions in a matter of minutes.

There are several reasons why it might have happened:


- The purchase was not made through a tracking link;


- The system has detected a high risk of fraud;


- Your referral has cleaned up his cookies;


- The user has cancelled the services;


- Your referral was already a client.

Hostinger offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. During this trial period, the clients may still be able to cancel the plan. If the client cancels his plan during the trial period, the commission is also revoked.

Hostinger tracks your sales through your affiliate links. Transactions made without an affiliate link won't be attributed to you.

Account Registration

Here at Hostinger, we are constantly looking for valuable partners that can help us grow! If you are a web developer or have a blog or a YouTube channel about IT or online business and want to recommend Hostinger to your clients and followers, you are more than welcome to join us!

The registration is very simple and will only take a few minutes. You need to submit your application through the affiliate signup form HERE.


All affiliate applicants are required to provide:


- Valid contact details;


- Affiliate website or YouTube channel;


- Information about your affiliate activity;


Usually, the review process takes up to 3 business days.

Our team needs up to 3 business days to check and approve your account application. You can start promoting Hostinger and making money as soon as your account is activated.

No, you can join Hostinger Affiliate Program completely for free.

We manually review all the affiliate applications. We check your application details, the content of your website, YouTube channel, or other social media accounts. The process might take up to 3 business days before your application is accepted.

It may have happened for one of the reasons:


- The content of your website and YouTube channel is not relevant to our niche;


- Your promotional methods stated in an application have been identified as inadmissible by our Affiliate Program Agreement;


- There was missing or misleading information in your application form.

There might be three possible reasons:


- Your account has not been approved yet;


- Your account has been rejected;


- Incorrect username/password.

Payment & Commission

You will receive a 60% for all the hosting packages. No commission is granted for the one month hosting plans. Any applicable taxes, fees, additional services (such as personal information protection) and domain prices are excluded.

Hostinger Affiliate Program pays for the initial purchase of a new user; we do not pay commission for hosting renewals or upgrades.

Commission is only paid for the hosting packages; we do not pay commission for additional services like domains, Cloudflare protection, SSL certificates or other.

It all depends on you - the more clients you bring, the higher the commission you can get.

On your main affiliate dashboard, you can see your conversions of the last 7 days and 20XX YTD (conversions that happened since the beginning of this year).


To review all time conversions, go to Reports -> Conversion Report, and you will find all the conversions that you have made since you've joined the program. Don't forget to adjust the dates to see the period that you want to review.

Commission payments are issued under the following conditions:


- Minimum payout is $100;


- Only older than 45 days commissions are paid out;


- To receive your payout you have to send a request to payments@hostingermedia.com with your affiliate ID and PayPal e-mail address until the end of the month;


- Invoices are generated at the beginning of the next month and payouts are released after the 15th of each month.

The minimum payment threshold for PayPal payment is $100. The minimum payment threshold for bank transfer is $500.

Affiliates can choose from two payment methods:


- PayPal for transfers higher than $100;


- Bank transfer for payments higher than $500.

Payments are made after the 15th of each month and are issued the next month after sending the payout request.

Yes, however the minimum payout threshold for bank transfer is $500.

Tax ID is an identification number used for tax purpose and is reflected in the invoices. If you do not have a valid TAX ID, you can leave this field empty.

If you’re an Affiliate Partner based in the European Union and you receive earnings from third parties like Hostinger, you might need to register for Value Added Tax (VAT) in your country.


As an Affiliate Partner, it’s your responsibility to make sure you’re VAT-compliant. If you’re not sure about what you need to do, you can ask for professional advice from your local tax authority.

To review your payout history and invoices go to your dashboard and choose My Account -> Billing.

Others

You can find the answers to almost all of the questions in our Affiliate FAQs. However, if you can't find an answer to your question there, you can contact your Affiliate Account Manager. Alternatively, you can also get in touch with us by sending an email to affiliates@hostingermedia.com.

If you wish to delete your affiliate account, you can do so by contacting your Affiliate Account Manager.

Hostinger reserves the right to suspend or terminate your account and cancel all commission payments due if you violate the Affiliate Program Agreement.

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