Frequently Asked Questions
When are my Commissions released?
In order for the payout to be made you must have a minimum of 100 dollars in your account for at least 60 days past the first of the month.
Example: Your Referrals in January will mature on April 1st.
What are the standard payouts?
1-6 in one month is $65 per signup
7-12 in one month becomes $85 per signup
13-19 in one month becomes $100 per signup
19+ in one month becomes $135 per signup
On the 1st of every month your referral amount starts at 0 (zero).
Service Exclusions The commission rate for our unmanaged services is set at $25, for referred signups that only order our unmanaged services the payout rate will be fixed at $25 regardless of how many total users were referred. This is due to the much lower operating margins associated with these products.
I don't have a tax ID, what can I do?
You have 2 options:
1.If you are a US citizen you can use your SSN or get an EIN
You can sign-up for an EIN by going here Near the bottom of the page click the "Apply Online Now" and follow the instructions.
2.You are not a US citizen: You do not need need a tax ID, just enter 000000000
I don't have a website!
This is fine, please just put a website where you think you will be advertising Hostwinds on.
How long does the Tracking Cookie Last for?
Our tracking cookie will last for 60 days.
How do I get Paid?
We offer payment via: PayPal and Bank Wire (For amounts over $5,000)
What Plans are Eligible for Referrals?
The current plans that are eligible for a commission are:
Business Web Hosting
Linux & Windows VPS's (Cloud Servers)
When Do I Get Paid?
We Payout All Affiliates on the 10th of Every month, you must have clicked the "Request Payout" button that appears in your account when you are eligible, in order to be put in the processing queue.