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uHost : Service Level Agreement
uHost's Availability Guarantee ensures Internet connectivity is provided to uHost customers 100% of the time and, as set forth below; uHost will credit Customer's account if uHost fails to meet this Network Uptime Guarantee during any given calendar month. At Customer's request, uHost will calculate Customer's "Network Unavailability" in a calendar month. "Network Unavailability" consists of the number of minutes that the uHost Network was not available to the customer, but will not include unavailability which Customer fails to report to uHost within five days, or any unavailability resulting from
(a) Scheduled uHost Network Maintenance,
For each cumulative one half hour (30 minutes) of Network Unavailability or fraction thereof in any calendar month, Customer's account shall be credited for the pro-rated charges for one day of the uHost Monthly Fee, up to but not exceeding the monthly hosting fee. This does not include additional charges such as bandwidth overages.
Customer Equipment Monitoring
Reporting and Notification
uHost's Reporting and Notification guarantee is to notify Customers within 1 hour after uHost's determination that Customer's service is unavailable. uHost's standard procedure is to ping Customer's equipment housed in our data center every 300 seconds. If Customer's equipment does not respond after two consecutive 300-second ping cycles, uHost will deem the service unavailable and will contact Customer's designated point of contact by a method elected by uHost (telephone, email, fax or pager). Customer is solely responsible for providing uHost accurate and current contact information for Customer's designated point of contact. uHost will be relieved of its obligations under this Network Uptime Guarantee if uHost's contact information for customer is out of date or inaccurate due to Customer's action or omission or if uHost's failure is due to reasons of Force Majeure.
If uHost fails to meet this Network Uptime Guarantee, at Customer's request, Customer's account shall be credited the pro-rated charges for one day of the uHost Monthly Fee for the service with respect to which this Guarantee has not been met; provided, that Customer may obtain no more than one credit per day, irrespective of how often in that day uHost failed to meet the Network Uptime Guarantee.
Technical Support Guarantee
uHost's Technical Support Guarantee is that uHost staff will be available in the event customers need to request technical support 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. uHost's technical support is only guaranteed through uHost's online support system. Customers requiring support shall complete the online form and indicate the level of urgency. If emergency support is required (server not responding) select the emergency support window. uHost guarantees that any emergency support ticket submitted to Technical Support will receive a response from uHost support staff within 2 hours of delivery.
If uHost fails to meet this Technical Support Guarantee, at Customer's request, Customer's account shall be credited the pro-rated charges for one day of the uHost Monthly Fee for the service with respect to which this Guarantee has not been met; provided, that Customer may obtain no more than one credit per day, irrespective of how often in that day uHost failed to meet the Technical Support Guarantee.
AC Power Availability
uHost's Power Availability Guarantee is to have AC power provided to uHost's Data Center and Customer's co-located equipment, 100% of the time and, as set forth below, uHost will credit Customer's account if uHost fails to meet this Power Availability Guarantee during any given calendar month. "Power Unavailability" consists of the number of minutes that power was not available to Customer's co-located equipment, but will not include co-location power unavailability, which Customer fails to report to uHost within five days, or any unavailability resulting from (a) any Customer circuits or equipment, (b) Customer's application or equipment, (c) acts or omissions of Customer, or any use or user of the service authorized by Customer or (d) reasons of Force Majeure. For each cumulative hour of Power Unavailability or fraction thereof in any calendar month, Customer's account shall be credit the charges for one day of the uHost Monthly fee.
The data center facilities are controlled access environments. All entrance into the data center is restricted via biometric access equipment and database logged for on-demand review.
uHost guarantees the data center facility will utilize a "dual entrance fiber facility" with a minimum of two competing fiber-optic telecommunication providers. The fiber-optic networks connected to the host management facility will enter the building in different concealed locations and leave the facility in a minimum of two diversified geographical paths with a minimum of 500ft of buried and concealed underground cable.
Limitations of Guarantee
The total credit granted to customer by any aspect of this Service Level Guarantee during any calendar month will not exceed the monthly rental or co-location fee for the same calendar month.
All guarantees will not apply if downtime or unavailability occurs during standard uHost maintenance windows, when Customer is notified at least 24-hours in advance of maintenance activities or unavailability of service guarantees. uHost will use the Customer's designated point of contact as set forth in the Reporting and Notification guarantee.
Credits or remedy will be provided only upon request of the customer. Requests for credit due to Internet Connectivity must be received within 5-days of the failure. All other requests for credit must be received within one weeks of uHost's failure to perform under the obligations outlined in this agreement.
No guarantee or remedy will be provided at any time for failures determined attributable to reasons of Force Majeure.
This SLA is subject to change at the sole discretion of uHost, without notice to Customer. The most recent revision of this document will be posted to uHost's web site at http://uHost.com/support/sla.action. All changes made to the SLA will be effective five (5) days after the first publishing date.
This SLA in no way construes uHost will guarantee performance against failures of application specific failures, such as web server software, operating system software, failing hardware, web site application features, database performance or related components. It will be at uHost's sole discretion to determine fault and identify failure to perform under the obligations of this SLA.
Last Modified March 25, 2009