Service Level Agreement

99.95% Uptime SLA - Service Level Agreement

Effective July 1, 2008 Velocity Host has developed this Service Level Agreement (SLA) to promote the reliability of our services, emphasise our commitment to providing the highest levels of network uptime and document our policies for compensating Clients where our services do not exceed the stated minimum performance levels as detailed in this SLA.Your use of Velocity Host’s services constitutes your acceptance of this Policy.Velocity Host reserves the right to modify this policy at any time.

1. Definitions In this document, unless the context requires otherwise:

Velocity Host, We, Our or Us refers to Velocity Host [ABN 17 396 833 552] Customer, You or Your refers to the person or legal entity using the service provided by Velocity Host, Service or Services refers to the provision of internet presence services supplied by Velocity Host to the Customer, including, but not limited to web hosting, email, dedicated, colocation and all associated infrastructure services.

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2. Services Covered by this SLA

2.1 This SLA only applies to selected Velocity Host services, as defined in the following table: Service SLA Dedicated Servers - Covered Co-location Services - Covered VDS - Virtual Dedicated Servers - Covered VDC - Virtual Data Center - Covered Hosted SmarterMail - Covered Shared Web Hosting - Covered Domain Names - Not Covered

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3. 99.95% Uptime Guarantee

3.1 In the event of Downtime as defined below, Velocity Host will, at the Customer’s request, credit the Customer’s account in accordance with the below:

Monthly Uptime % Service Credit %
Network SLA 100%
Hosting Services: Less than 99.95% but equal to or greater than 99.0% 10%
Less than 99.0% 30%


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4. Downtime & Service Outages

4.1 An outage refers to any interruption of services covered under this Service Level Agreement, where the content of Customers service is unavailable for access via HTTP and/or HTTPS, as measured by Velocity Host. 4.2 Where an outage continues for a period of more than 5 minutes, then such outage will be deemed Downtime. 4.3 Where Velocity Host determines the outage is related to faulty hardware, downtime is calculated from when Velocity Host has acknowledged the fault is due to hardware failure to when Velocity Host either replaces the faulty components or provisions a new server and powers the server on. Time taken to reload software, rebuild RAID arrays and/or assist Customer with restoration of backups is excluded for the purpose of calculating downtime. 4.4 Unless expressly stated to the contrary, the following do not constitute outages or downtime as defined above and no credit will be due to the Customer for downtime calculated where: 4.4.1 The problems relate solely to FTP, POP, IMAP, SMTP and/or Web mail; 4.4.2 Scheduled or emergency maintenance is performed and that maintenance is advised via email to the Customer prior to the maintenance being performed;

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5. Customer Claims Process

5.1 In order to receive a credit, Customer must make a formal request by opening a support ticket via their account CP - Control Panel > Login > Open Ticket > Accounts > quoting Customer’s account name or Company name, and the dates and times of the unavailability of Customer’s services. All claims must be received within 30 days of the end of the month in which the outage(s) occurred. If the Downtime is confirmed by Velocity Host, credits will be applied to your next scheduled billing cycle after receipt of Customer’s request. Credits are not refundable and can only be used towards future billing charges. 5.2 The total amount credited to a Customer in a particular month under this Agreement shall not exceed the total recurring monthly contract fee for dedicated servers paid by Customer. Excess data fees, management package fees and additional products/services fees are excluded from all calculations for credits.

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7. Modifications to SLA

7.1 Velocity Host reserves the right to modify this SLA at any time. All modifications will be posted on the Velocity Host website and shall take effect 14 days from publication.

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8. Sole Remedy

8.1 The terms and conditions contained within this Service Level Agreement shall be the Customer’s sole remedy and Velocity Host’s sole obligation for any Downtime

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Availability % Downtime per year Downtime per month Downtime per week
90% ("one nine") 36.5 days 72 hours 16.8 hours
95% 18.25 days 36 hours 8.4 hours
97% 10.96 days 21.6 hours 5.04 hours
98% 7.30 days 14.4 hours 3.36 hours
99% ("two nines") 3.65 days 7.20 hours 1.68 hours
99.5% 1.83 days 3.60 hours 50.4 minutes
99.8% 17.52 hours 86.23 minutes 20.16 minutes
99.9% ("three nines") 8.76 hours 43.2 minutes 10.1 minutes
99.95% 4.38 hours 21.56 minutes 5.04 minutes
99.99% ("four nines") 52.56 minutes 4.32 minutes 1.01 minutes
99.999% ("five nines") 5.26 minutes 25.9 seconds 6.05 seconds
99.9999% ("six nines") 31.5 seconds 2.59 seconds 0.605 seconds
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