Is it necessary to join the partner program to be a reseller?

Posted August 7, 2021 292 views
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This is the question I ask since I do not have a company, and I would have to invest a name to be able to associate and I do not think they will allow me to do that. I don’t use my account so I have no problem using it for this purpose.

Once I have enough capital I can create a company for this

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You don’t have to join the partner program. You could use the DigitalOcean API to automate your server provisioning for your clients with a regular account.

Or alternatively, you could use a billing system like WHMCS or HostBill which both come with DigitalOcean integrations.

Hope that this helps.

  • What is the limit of droplets that an account can have? Because my idea is to create a “master” droplet that has the whole administration theme where my clients connect to my service and all that.
    If someone rents my services I will create a slave droplet that will be the one that the client bought more extra features

    • Hello,

      The default limit for a fresh new account is 10, but you can request an increase for that directly via your DigitalOcean control panel.

      You can request a Droplet limit increase via your DigitalOcean Control panel. Then go to ‘Settings’ -> ‘Profile’ -> And hit the 'Increase’ button.

      After you’ve submitted the form, it will then be passed on to DigitalOcean’s support team for review.

      If you’re having a limit of less than 25 the option to increase the limit to 50 should work instantly and the limit will be increased to 50 droplets.

      Hope that this helps!

      • Ok, I suppose that if I wanted to have more than 50 droplets, for example x number I would have to contact you right?
        Thanks for the help

        • Hi there,

          Not me personally as I don’t have that kind of access. But you would need to fill-up the form again and then the support team will review your request and increase your limit.