Service Level Agreement
 
ComputingHost Service Level Agreement (SLA) guarantees our network/equipment reliability and performance. This Service Level Agreement (SLA) applies to customers of ComputingHost web hosting, reseller and dedicated server.

Uptime Guarantee:
ComputingHost strives toa 99.9% network and server uptime service level. This uptime percentage is a monthly figure, and is is calculated solely by ComputingHost monitoring systems or ComputingHost authorized/contracted outside monitoring services. If ComputingHost fails to meet it's 99.9% uptime guarantee, and it is not due to one of the exceptions below, credits will be made available to each client, upon request, on a case by case basis. ComputingHost does not credit a full month's service for minor downtime. This would not be financially healthy for ComputingHost, and in turn would only negatively affect the service level ComputingHost provides to you. "Partial refunds for partial downtime" is our standard policy. In extreme circumstances, ComputingHost may distribute full month credits, but this is dealt with on a case by case basis. Details on how credit amounts are calculated can be found below.

Exceptions:
Customer shall not receive any credits under this SLA in connection with any failure or deficiency of the ComputingHost network caused by or associated with:

· Circumstances beyond reasonable control, including, without limitation, acts of any governmental body, war, insurrection, sabotage, embargo, "Acts of God" (ie...fire, flood, earthquake, tornado, etc...), strike or other labor disturbance, interruption of or delay in transportation, unavailability of or interruption or delay in telecommunications or third party services, failure of third party software or inability to obtain raw materials, supplies, or power used in or equipment needed for provision of the Service Level Agreement

  1. Telco Failure (ie...cutting a fiber line somewhere)
  2. Backbone peering point issues (PAIX)
  3. Scheduled maintenance for hardware/software upgrades
  4. DNS issues not within the direct control of ComputingHost
  5. Client’s acts or omissions, including without limitation, any negligence, willful misconduct, or use of ComputingHost service(s) in breach of
  6. ComputingHost Policy and Service Guidelines (AUP), by Client or others authorized by Client.
  7. DDOs attacks or any IRC related attacks

Connectivity:
ComputingHost goal is to make the ComputingHost network available to Client free of outages for 99.9% of the time. An "outage” is defined as an instance in which Client is unable to transmit and receive IP packets due to a ComputingHost service failure for more than 15 consecutive minutes, excluding service failures relating to ComputingHost scheduled maintenance and upgrades. The ComputingHost network does not include client premises equipment or any Telco access facilities connecting Client's premises to such infrastructure. ComputingHost goal is to keep Average Round-Trip Latency on the ComputingHost network to 85 milliseconds or less. ComputingHost defines “Average Round-Trip Latency”, with respect to a given month, as the average time required for round-trip packet transfers between the ComputingHost network and major US backbone peering points during such month, as measured by ComputingHost. ComputingHost goal is to keep Average Packet Loss on the ComputingHost network to 1% or less. ComputingHost defines “Average Packet Loss”, with respect to a given month, as the average percentage of IP packets transmitted on the ComputingHost network during such month that are not successfully delivered, as measured by ComputingHost.

Measurement:
ComputingHost will periodically (on average every 10 minutes) monitor ComputingHost network and server availability using software and hardware components capable of measuring application traffic and responses. Client acknowledges that that such measurements may not measure the exact path traversed by Client’s internet connection, and that such measurements constitute measurements across the ComputingHost network but not other networks to which Client may connect. ComputingHost reserves the right to periodically change the measurement points and methodologies it uses without notice to Client. Full network and server reporting will be posted to a location designated by ComputingHost and made available to Client.

Hardware Failure:
ComputingHost stands behind all equipment on our network. Faulty hardware is rare, but cannot be predicted nor avoided. ComputingHost utilizes only name brand hardware of the highest quality and perfomance. ComputingHost will replace all faulty hardware affecting performance levels of equipment within 48 hours, which includes hardware issues that cause server crashes or speed issues. Hardware failure resulting in complete network/server outage/downtime will be corrected within two hours of problem identification. Router failure is an exception to this SLA guarantee, and may require on-site Cisco™ engineers or backbone provider emergency personnel to correct the problem. Router failure is governed by current ComputingHost contracts with Cisco™ and backbone providers in regard to the emergency repair service in case of such an issue. ComputingHost will replace all faulty hardware on dedicated servers (rented or leased servers), at no charge to the Client, with an unlimited free replacement policy. This includes parts ordered as upgrades.

Credits:
In the event that there is no Web Site Availability, ComputingHost will credit the monthly service charge for the Service as calculated below and as measured 24-hours a day in a calendar month, with the maximum credit not to exceed the monthly service charge for the affected month:

Web Site Availability Credit
95% to 99.4% = 25%
90% to 94.9% = 50%
89.9% or below = 100%

In order for YOU to receive a credit on YOUR account, YOU must request such credit within five (5) business days after YOU experienced no Web Site Availability. YOU must request credit by sending an electronic mail message to sla@psychz.net. For security, the body of this message must contain YOUR account number/domain name, the dates and times of the unavailability of YOUR web site, and such other customer identification requested by ComputingHost. Credits will usually be applied within sixty (60) days of YOUR credit request. Credit to your account shall be YOUR sole and exclusive remedy in the event that there is no Web Site Availability.

General:
ComputingHost reserves the right to change or modify this SLA to benefit the Client, and will post changes to location currently housing this SLA at time of modification, which will be made available to Client. Except as set forth in this SLA, ComputingHost makes no claims regarding the availability or performance of the ComputingHost network or servers. Specific terms/points of this SLA may be adjusted on a case by case basis by the specific Service Agreement signed/agreed by client. In case of difference terms/points in SLA and Service Agreement, the Service Agreement terms/points prevail over this general SLA policy. The Service Agreement signed/agreed by client, is above and beyond this SLA, and Service Agreement terms are in affect, including, but not limited to, limitations of liability.

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