Web Hosting Service Level Agreement
Service Level Agreement
This agreement describes the standard level of service that all website hosting customers can expect from Web and Print Design. It attempts to quantify the levels of service that all hosting customers can expect, and the remedies we offer if we fail to provide service at those levels.
Web and Print Design provide a reactive hosting service for all websites and offer a 99% uptime. We do not constantly check the websites we host to ensure they are functioning correctly as routine use, maintenance and software updates can affect website functions. It is therefore the responsibility of the client to ensure their website is opporating as it should.
Network and Servers Uptime
Web and Print Design guarantees that the customer’s website, which is hosted on theWeb and Print Design network and Servers, will be available 99% of the time, excluding maintenance, as defined below. Network downtime is defined as the customer’s hosted website being unable to be viewed or accessed through the Internet, caused by failure of network equipment managed and owned byWeb and Print Design, excluding scheduled or emergency maintenance.
Maintenance means scheduled maintenance or emergency maintenance. Scheduled Maintenance means any maintenance in theWeb and Print Design network/servers of which the customer is notified at least 5 days in advance. Emergency maintenance means any maintenance in the Web and Print Design network/servers that: (a) inWeb and Print Design’s sole discretion, is necessary to avoid an immediate threat to theWeb and Print Design networks/servers or customer’s server and (b) of which customer is notified.
Support, unless noted otherwise in a supplementary service level agreement, technical support is provided byWeb and Print Design on a first-come, first-served “best effort” basis. We aim to at least acknowledge, if not fully answer, all emails to our advertised support address (firstname.lastname@example.org) within 4 working hours. We aim to answer the phones during working hours, but under times of high demand or staff sickness, may defer to an answering service where we promise to return all messages as soon as possible.
For those websites hosted byWeb and Print Design which have been built (or part-built) upon the WordPress platform, please be aware that WordPress irregularly makes updates which means that Web and Print Design may need to make updates to your site so that your website continues to work upon our servers. It is not known how many times per annum that WordPress makes updates, however, we estimate between 4 – 8 updates per year. The more functionality a WordPress site has the more time needed to make updates to that website.
Web and Print Design works reactively for such updates – we respond should we be informed of a critical change (by WordPress) or should the client point out an error in functionality. Please note, Web and Print Design cannot be held responsible for any functionality failure caused directly by an update to WordPress or a plug-in of which we were not made aware.
Web and Print Design will charge a minimum of $300 per annum for these updates. This cost will be invoiced at the same time as the hosting fee which is yearly in advance.
On occasion, when budget, time or requested functionality limits the opportunity for a bespoke build, an off-the-shelf solution in the form of a third party plug-in may be implemented.
Premium plug-ins may in some cases, require a subscription based or one-off licensing fee. Whilst Web and Print Design will make every effort to minimise ongoing maintenance costs, premium plug-ins will need to be updated outside of our update agreement, with any additional costs agreed by and passed onto the client.
Website hosting runs annually, paid in advance. An invoice will be sent automatically at the time of renewal. Should a client not wish forWeb and Print Design to renew the hosting service, we request a notice period of one month in advance of cessation along with details to where you would like the web files sent. If we do not hear such a request, it will be assumed that you do wish the web hosting to be renewed and are in agreement with the terms for the following year.
Should Web and Print Design be informed after this months notice period, Web and Print Design cannot be held liable for any delays caused in the transfer of hosting of your website to another server.
The Service level agreement runs in conjunction with Web and Print Design’s standard terms and conditions.
The customer shall not be entitled to any credit hereunder if the network downtime is caused by: (i) actions of the customer or others authorised by the customer to use the service under the Agreement; (ii) customer application, software, or customer’s operating system failure, (iii) the result of network maintenance activity, (iv) denial of service attack, hacker activity, or other malicious event or code targeted against Web and Print Design or a Web and Print Design customer, or (v) failure of any network or Internet Infrastructure not owned or managed by Web and Print Design (vi) If customer has more than one website hosted on Web and Print Design networks or servers, then a claim may be accepted for one hosted website.
- “Web and Print Design”, “we”, “us”, “our” means Web and Print Design, 15/5962 Caves Road, Margaret River, WA 6285 Australia.
- “Service” means any hosting or connectivity service offered by Web and Print Design, including but not limited to Hosting Services or Dedicated Hosts, Support and Maintenance Agreements.
- “Customer”, “you”, “your” means you, the person or persons in whose name(s) a service is maintained by.
- “Technical contact” means a person or persons nominated by the Customer with whom Web and Print Design can discuss all matters of a technical nature relating to the Service.
- “Working hours” means 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Australian public holidays.