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PlanetHoster Affiliate Program

We have set up an affiliate program. This is a web-based advertising technique that can have a very lucrative potential for our current and future clients.

An affiliate program is nothing less than a network of business referrers that uses the powerful leverage of the Web to operate. The principle is simple: basically, you recommend offers on behalf of PlanetHoster by placing a promotion with a “referral URL” or “Promo code” on your website hosted with us. The URL gives access to the PlanetHoster website. From then on, the Internet users who become our new customers thanks to you get a 10% discount on all hosting products for their first purchase. But here’s where it gets interesting for you: you automatically get 25% of the new customer’s purchases in PlanetHoster credits or, if the amount is over 100 euros, in money on your PayPal account.

In the website example below, users simply click on the PlanetHoster logo to be taken to the page providing our instructions for obtaining web hosting:

In this article, we will first explain in detail the protocol for setting up an affiliate program promotion. Afterwards, we will explain the tools available to you to track your promotions.

Note : The PlanetHoster Glossary contains explanations on multiple topics and can be consulted to clarify certain terms.

Setting Up Promotions

Affiliate promotions contain:

  • The name of the promotion: this is the way for you to be able to know the number of sales you have made for each promotion.
  • An automatically generated referral URL: This is the address you will put on your website that potential PH customers will click on.
  • An auto-generated promotion code: although optional, this code is recommended because if you put it on your website, customers will simply use it – without even using your referral URL – and the sale will be linked to your affiliate account.

The operation is basically divided into two steps:

  1. The creation of the promotion.
  2. The creation of the ad on your website (entering the referral URL or the promo code).

Now let’s take a look at how to set up your promotions.

Step 1 — Creating the Promotion

Click on my.planethoster.com to login to your PlanetHoster account in the Member Area.

  1. In the CLIENT AREA, click on the My Affiliation icon:
  1. Click on the Promotions tab:
  1. Click on Create a new Promotion.
  2. Give your promotion a representative Name and a Promo Code (recommended): 
  1. Click on the Save button.
  2. Confirm that your promotion appears in the list, with the referral URL :
  1. By default, your promotion is active.

Step 2 — Create the Ad on your Website

Go to your website to place the ad. The ad must use the entire referral URL or the promo code.

Access to the PlanetHoster Banners

We suggest that you use our banners to advertise. For example, you can create a button on your website with our logo linked to the referral URL.

To register or copy the official PlanetHoster banners:

  1. Click on the Promotions tab:
  1. Click on the Check out our available banners link.
  2. One page then gives access to a wide range of PlanetHoster banners: 
  1. Navigate to the choice of banners you want for your PlanetHoster ad and download them using the Download .ZIP button.
  2. If necessary, click on the bottom left corner to open your file explorer and access the downloaded banners. You can then choose the banner that interests you to develop your website:

Direct Access to the Page of a World or HybridCloud Service

The default URL looks like this: https://www.planethoster.com/fr/goph-XXXXXXXXX. The letters “XXXXXXXXX” represent an automatically generated unique code.

However, in some cases, it is desirable to allow visitors to access the page of the service concerned:

  • If you want the customer to purchase a World service, you should write: “https://www.planethoster.com/en/World-Hosting/goph-XXXXXXXXX”.
  • If you want the customer to buy a HybridCloud service, you should write: ” https://www.planethoster.com/en/HybridCloud-Servers/goph-XXXXXXXXX “.

Promotions Follow-Up

You have created your promotions. Now, you want to know how many people clicked on the referral URL or entered the promo codes. Or, better yet, how many new PlanetHoster customers you will get to reap the dividends. Nothing could be easier! 

You will be able to see the profits you have made as a result of using your promo codes and other useful data in the “Home” window. You will also be able to track “Sales“.

Access to the Home Window

This window is your dashboard for a wealth of information.

Click on the Home tab: 

Access to Statistics on Commissions Paid

If you wish to have access to charts detailing the commissions paid to you, locate the Commission screen and use the filters (drop-down lists) to select the time period and currency:

Access to Statistics on the Number of Hits per Day

If you wish to have access to graphs detailing the number of hits per day, locate the Hits screen and filter the time period using the drop-down list : 

Access to the Sales Window

This window allows you to detail all the sales made and to track them on your invoices.

  1. Click on the Sales tab : 
  1. You can filter by Promotions, by Status (Pending Approval, Paid, etc.) and by Currency (EUR, CAD, etc.). 
  2. Click on the Filter button to start the search.
  3. The results are then displayed at the bottom of the screen: 

Modification of Promotions

You can edit your promotions at any time to change the name or the promotion code, or temporarily deactivate them:

  1. Click on the Promotions tab:
  1. Locate the promotion you want to edit and click on the icon with the pencil.
  2. You can then change the Name and the Promo Code using the fields: 
  1. You can also temporarily disable the promotion by unchecking the Active box.
  2. Don’t forget to Save by clicking on the button with the same name.

Deletion of Promotions

You can permanently delete a promotion at any time:

  1. Click on the Promotions tab:
  1. Locate the promotion to be discontinued and click on the trash can icon.
  2. At the command prompt, confirm that you want to permanently remove the promotion.
Updated on 27 May 2022

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