This guide is aimed to help users understand how affiliates work, as well as help implementing affiliate links and banners on your website.

What is an affiliate?

As an account owner in our system it is possible to become an affiliate. An affiliate allows you to recommend a product / service to another individual or organization that needs our services. If they sign up ( using your affiliate link ), then a percentage of their monthly invoices will automatically be applied to your affiliate balance.

As an example our current commission rate is 7.5% of each qualified payment received from a referred customer. If the referred customer has monthly payments of $100, then that would equal out to $7.50 per month that is added back to your affiliate balance.

You can refer as many users as you'd like, as long as the referred customer is new and unique to our system. When your affiliate balance reaches $100 or more, then you can request withdrawal or apply the balance to current or future invoices.

Enabling the affiliate feature

  1. Access the URL of your client billing area. Use the link below to access unless you are a UK based customer, in which case click the link here.

    https://cp.hostek.com/

  2. Once logged in click the Affiliates link in the main navigation menu.

  3. If you have not yet activated your affiliates feature for your account, then you should see a green button labeled Activate Affiliate Account. Click this button to enable your affiliate account.

  4. You should now see your affiliate information, including your current balance and the status of each of your referrals.

Using the links & banners to obtain referrals

Affiliate links and banners are provided within your affiliate account, so that you can attract new customers and sign them up with Hostek as a referral to you.

You can place the links and banners on your own website. This may require the assistance of your developer to include on your website.

You can access the links and banners by following the steps below:

  1. Access the URL of your client billing area. Use the link below to access unless you are a UK based customer, in which case click the link here.

    https://cp.hostek.com/

  2. Once logged in click the Affiliates link in the main navigation menu.

  3. At the top of the page you can find your main affiliate link URL. This is unique to you and your affiliate account. This link will take the referred user directly to our main website with your affiliate saved in the session.

    Alternatively you can scroll down the page to the Link to Us section. In this section you will find specific links related to particular product / service types, such as ColdFusion Hosting.

    If you look further down the page you will find the section for Image Banners. In this section you will find links in the form of images that you can add to your website.

    You can add your own custom images and content with the affiliate links on your website too, however any custom images or logo changes must first be approved by Hostek.com staff.

Requesting affiliate balance withdrawal

To request withdrawal of an affiliate account balance you must first have $100 worth of affiliate balance. Once you meet this requirement you can follow our guide on requesting withdrawal.

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