We are not sure if you have ever read a multi-page hard to read service level agreement from web hosting providers. VaryHost believes in uptime and reliability of your website and applications. We are obsessed about security, reliability, and great hardware to keep your website up an running. We eat live and breath server technology!
The Services We ProvideIn exchange for the fees you pay in advance, we will host your website on one or more of our servers, so long as you abide by the terms and conditions that are set out on this page, and in any other agreements that relate to the services we may provide to you. We will provide the services according to the specifications listed for the hosting package you select during the signup process. For clarity, on this page, the term "Services" refers to the web hosting and other services that we will provide to you and, if you are an Affiliate, the services we provide to you in connection with that program. The terms YOU -customer- or -User- means you, the customer and any other user of our services the terms "Vary Host" or "us" or "we" refers to Vary Host.
You consent to be called by a representative of www.varyhost.com at the telephone number above and/or emailed important information about Just Host products and services.
Permission to Host Your ContentI For us to host your website, it is necessary for you to upload a copy of your content to our servers (while always one or more back-up copies for yourself). When you do this uploading, you are creating one or more copies of your content, Web site, web files and other data on our system (your User Content). By purchasing hosting or other services from us, you acknowledge that these copies are being made, and give us the permission (a license) to maintain these copies and make them available to users of the Internet. You are solely responsible for providing all of the content and other data that make up your website, and for keeping back-up copies of those items. Please note that even though you upload a copy of your content to our servers, you must always retain a back-up copy of your content, data bases and other web-files, as in effect from time to time, so you can reload them in the event of any technical issues, such as server problems, technical or system related issues, loss of that content from our servers, etc
All services provided by Vary Host may only be used for lawful purposes.
The customer agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Vary Host from any claims resulting from the use of our services.
Use of our services to infringe upon any copyright or trademark is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to unauthorized copying of music, books, photographs, or any other copyrighted work. The offer of sale of any counterfeit merchandise of a trademark holder will result in the immediate termination of your account. If you believe that your copyright or trademark is being infringed upon, please email abuse [at] varyhost.com with the information required.
We will make every attempt to retain nightly backups, which are available only for a short period in event of server failure. However, as with any data storage systems, backups can fail. We encourage you to perform your own backups on a periodic basis or sign up for our daily backup service.
Because the Services permit Users to electronically transmit or upload content directly to the User Web site, User shall be fully responsible for uploading all content to the User Web site and supplementing, modifying and updating the User Web site, including all back-ups.
Acceptable Use/ Illegal Activity
Vary Host strives to maintain a high-level of service, and a lot of customers depend on our high standards of quality. As such, we will not provide services to those that are using our services for:
Example of unacceptable material on all Shared servers include
IRC Bots, Proxy Scripts / Anonymizers, Pirated Software / Warez, image, filedump, mirror, or banner-ad services (similar to rapid share, photo bucket, or commercial banner ad rotation), affiliate servers, top sites, commercial audio streaming (more than one or two streams), Escrow, High-Yield Interest Programs (HYIP) or related sites, Investment sites (FOREX, egold exchange), sale of any controlled substance without prior proof of appropriate permit(s), Auto Surf sites, Bank Debentures, Bank Debenture Trading Programs, Prime Banks Programs, lottery sites, muds / rpg's, hate sites, hacker focused sites/archives/programs, or sites promoting illegal activities, IP Scanners, Brute Force Programs, Mail Bombers and Spam Scripts. Forums and or websites that distribute or link to warez content are prohibited.
Offering video and/or audio streaming or downloads, MP3 Files, Games and shareware is also not permitted on any Vary Host server.
Using a shared account as a backup/storage device is not permitted, with the exception of one cPanel backup of the same account.
The Services We Provide
Pirated Software / Warez, Escrow, High-Yield Interest Programs (HYIP) or related sites, Investment sites (FOREX, egold exchange), sale of any controlled substance without prior proof of appropriate permit(s), Auto Surf sites, Bank Debentures, Bank Debenture Trading Programs, Prime Banks Programs, lottery sites, hate sites, hacker focused sites/archives/programs, or sites promoting illegal activities, IP Scanners, Brute Force Programs, Mail Bombers and Spam Scripts. Forums and or websites that distribute or link to warez content are prohibited.
Vary Host services, including all related equipment, networks and network devices are provided only for authorized customer use. Vary Host does not monitor or prescreen content that customers post on their websites. Further, Vary Host does not systematically monitor the content that is submitted to, stored on or distributed or disseminated by User via the Service (the "User Content"). However, at our discretion from time to time, systems usage may be monitored for all lawful purposes, including ensuring that use is authorized and in compliance with our terms and conditions and standards, for management of the system, to facilitate protection against unauthorized access, and to verify security procedures, survivability and operational security. During usage monitoring, information may be examined, recorded, copied and used for authorized purposes. Use of Just Host system(s) constitutes consent to such system monitoring for these purposes.
However, any material that, in our judgment, could be considered adult content, threatening, illegal, or violates our terms of service in any manner may be removed from our servers (or otherwise disabled), with or without notice.
Failure to respond to email from our abuse department within 48 hours may result in the suspension or termination of your services. All abuse issues must be dealt with via support ticket/email and will have a response within 48 hours.
If in doubt regarding the acceptability of your site or service, please contact us at abuse [at] varyhost.com and we will be happy to assist you. Potential harm to minors is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to child pornography or content perceived to be child pornography (Lolita): Any site found to host child pornography or linking to child pornography will be suspended immediately without notice.
Resellers: we will suspend the site in question and will notify you so you may terminate the account. Failure to comply with our terms and conditions or with any notice we send to you may result in the immediate termination of your account.
Direct customers: Your services will be terminated with or without notice.
Violations will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency. It is your responsibility to ensure that scripts/programs installed under your account are secure and permissions of directories are set properly, regardless of installation method. When at all possible, set permissions on most directories to 644 or as restrictive as possible. Users are ultimately responsible for all actions taken under their account. This includes the compromise of credentials such as username and password. It is required that you use a secure password. If a weak password is used, your account may be suspended until you agree to use a more secure password. Audits may be done to prevent weak passwords from being used. If an audit is performed, and your password is found to be weak, we will notify you and allow time for you to change/update your password. All files over 10MB must be linked from files within the same account and also publically available through any domain name attached to your account. Large files (files over 10MB) should not take up more than 40% of the data on your hosting account.
Zero Tolerance Spam PolicyWe take a zero tolerance stance against sending of unsolicited e-mail, bulk emailing, and spam. "Safe lists" and "double opt-in" will be treated as spam. Any user who sends out spam will have their account terminated with or without notice. Please read www.VaryHost.com/mail-policy for our generalized mail policy. Sites advertised via SPAM (Spamvertised) may not be hosted on our servers. This provision includes, but is not limited to SPAM sent via fax, email, instant messaging, or usenet/newsgroups. No organization or entity listed in the ROKSO may be hosted on our servers. Any account which results in our IP space being blacklisted will be immediately suspended and/or terminated. Vary Host reserves the right to require changes or disable as necessary any web site, account, database, or other component that does not comply with its established policies, or to make any such modifications in an emergency at its sole discretion. Just Host reserves the right in its discretion to charge the holder of the account used to send any unsolicited e-mail a clean up fee.
Unlimited Disk space, Bandwidth , Email and FTP accounts and other Unlimited Resoures
Vary Host provides Users with bandwidth, disk space and other resources, such as e-mail, MySQL databases, and/or file-transfer-protocol ("FTP") accounts, the amount of which is defined in Vary Host's web pages describing the package of Services purchased at the time of purchase. In some cases, Just Host may not establish a specific amount of bandwidth, disk space and other resources, and refer to that as "Unlimited". In all cases, the Services are intended for normal use only, and any activity that results in excessive usage that is inconsistent with normal usage patterns is strictly prohibited. Vary Host reserves the right to suspend, discontinue or delete the accounts of Users whose use of disk space, bandwidth or other resources results in or presents the risk of degradation of service to other customers, regardless of the amount of disk space, bandwidth or other resources included in the User's plan. User agrees that such usage shall not exceed the amounts set by Just Host for the Services purchased (the "Agreed Usage") and is additionally subject to normal usage guidelines established by Vary Host as in effect from time to time. These allotments are optimized and dedicated towards serving the Content and User's active electronic mail services related solely to User's web hosting account(s) with Just Host.
Hosting space is intended for normal use only, and is limited to Web files, active e-mail and content of the hosted Web sites, not for storage (whether of media, e-mails, or other data). Hosting space further may not be used as offsite storage of electronic files, electronic mail or FTP hosts. You are responsible for removing any files, e-mails or other data which do not meet these requirements, and for adhering to any usage requirements or limits allocated to your account(s). Failure to do so may result in removal and deletion of such materials (including without limitation files and e-mails), and/or in discontinuation of your services or account, which actions we may take in our sole discretion.
Vary Host may monitor User's use of bandwidth, disk usage and other resources. Vary Host, in its sole discretion, shall have the right to take any corrective action if User's utilization of bandwidth, disk usage or other resources exceeds the Agreed Usage, or normal usage by our typical shared hosting customer, resource usage, or is used for other improper storage or usage. Such corrective action may include the assessment of additional charges, disconnection or discontinuance of any and all Services, removal or deletion of User's Web site, User Content, User's electronic mail and e-mail services and/or other materials and services or termination the User's account and of this Agreement, which actions may be taken in Vary Host's sole and absolute discretion.
User may not:
Use 25% or more of system resources for longer than 90 seconds. There are numerous activities that could cause such problems; these include: CGI scripts, FTP, PHP, HTTP, etc.
Run stand-alone, unattended server-side processes at any point in time on the server. This includes any and all daemons, such as IRCD.
Run any type of web spider or indexer (including Google Cash / AdSpy) on shared servers.
Run any software that interfaces with an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) network.
Run any bit torrent application, tracker, or client. You may link to legal torrents off-site, but may not host or store them on our shared servers.
Participate in any file-sharing/peer-to-peer activities
Run any gaming servers such as counter-strike, half-life, battlefield1942, etc
Run cron entries with intervals of less than 15 minutes
When using PHP include functions for including a local file, include the local file rather than the URL. Instead of include("http://yourdomain.com/include.php") use include("include.php")
While our shared services are suitable for the bulk of our customers, there comes a time for some websites when they are better suited for a larger plan, which allows for more dedicated CPU and memory resources. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to discontinue service to any customer with a website or other hosted data that takes up more than 10% of the server resources and/or 10% of the server's CPU. This means that if your website is found to be utilizing more than 10% of the CPU and memory of the service, we reserve the right to take your site offline. If this becomes necessary, you can either upgrade your hosting package, or request a pro-rated refund of the amounts you have paid in advance for the services. Due to the severity of this, and our ability to act quickly to correct these situations to avoid server issues, we will do everything reasonably feasible to provide you with a warning prior to taking your site offline, but we accept no obligation to do so.