Use of WP Hosting services constitutes acceptance and agreement to the terms and conditions below, they are designed to protect and benefit all clients. The TOS is designed to ensure quality service and performance for our customers and to maintain the integrity our our infrastructure.

Acceptable Use

All services provided by WP Hosting may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage, or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of any Australian Federal, State or Local law is prohibited. We reserve the right to refuse sites promoting things that violate the laws of other countries as well.

Examples of prohibited content or links include (but are not limited to): IRC software; pirated software; hacking programs or archives; warez sites; distribution of music files or any other material in which the account holder does not own the copyright; porn spamming software; adult sites; game servers (dedicated game server programs). WP Hosting will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. Content that does not meet these standards will be removed without prior notice to the subscriber.

Account Creation

Upon creating your hosting account, we will install the latest version of a default WordPress installation. As part of the installation, a splash page containing information to assist you in getting started will be displayed. This splash page contains links to your WP login, our knowledgebase and other important links. You are welcome to de-activate or delete this splash page at any time.

Domain Name Registration, Renewal & Transfers

Upon registering a gTLD domain, you must also agree to the terms set out in the ICANN Registrants’ Benefits and Responsibilities document. ccTLD domains are governed by their respective domain authorities as follows; AU – www.ausregistry.com.au NZ – www.dnc.org.nz UK – www.nominet.org.uk

Domain name registrations, renewals and transfers are not refundable.

Server Resources

Any website that uses a high amount of server resources (including but not limited to, CPU, memory usage and network resources) can be suspended without notice, and then may be given an option of either upgrading their service or reducing the resource needed to an acceptable level.

Email Marketing/Mass Email

Our servers are not designed for newsletter or mass email campaigns. Our shared server environment is setup to allow 200 outbound emails per hour for each hosting account. Any account sending mail in excess of our limits, may have outbound email limited or blocked. Dedicated servers are not restricted to this limit.

Hardware, Equipment, and Software

You are responsible for and must provide all telephone, computer, hardware and software equipment and services necessary to access WP Hosting Services. WP Hosting makes no representations, warranties, or assurances that the client’s equipment will be compatible with WP Hosting services.

Backups and Data

WP Hosting Australia provides free daily backups for all client accounts within our network, however for added security we advise that you download local copies of critical data. We accept no responsibility for any data loss or corruption.

Full cPanel backups must be downloaded to your computer as any full cPanel backups stored on the server for longer than 7 days will be automatically removed from your account.

We retain a full backup of cancelled or terminated accounts for a maximum of 14 days. Should you require this data, a $99 data recovery fee is payable.

Account Security

It is your responsibility to maintain secure passwords and keep all software, installations, plugins and themes up to date. Any account which is compromised or contains malware or spam scripts may be taken offline or have infected files sent to quarantine.

In the event of an account taken offline or files sent to quarantine, you may contact us for more information so we can provide recommendations or assistance at our discretion. You may then wish to resolve the issue yourself or employ a third party to do this for you.

Suspension, Cancellation and Termination

WP Hosting reserves the right to suspend or cancel an account holder’s access at our sole discretion. Of your breach of our terms and conditions we reserve the right to deactivate and/or remove your account from our servers immediately.

For security purposes, all service cancellations must be submitted via the client area. If you do not know your login details, you can request a password reset here. Any outstanding invoices must be paid in full before a cancellation will be processed for the requested service.

WP Hosting reserves the right to terminate and delete all data (including backups), for any services which remain unpaid for a period of 60 days or longer.

WP Hosting reserves the right to request annual payment for any account suspended 3 times within 12 months or with more than 20 failed credit card transactions.

Billing and Refunds

Establishment of this service is dependent upon receipt by WP Hosting of payment of stated charges. Our billing and refund policy forms part of our terms of service.

Migrations from other hosts

Hosting accounts will be migrated from your old host free of charge, unless we believe there will be extra steps outside of our normal migration procedure, which may increase the time taken to migrate the account. We reserve the right to refuse or quote for a migration which we deem as being outside of our normal migration procedure.

Hosting accounts migrated from other hosts containing malware, malicious scripts, viruses, bots, trojans or any file we deem harmful to our network, may be suspended until either the client or ourselves have removed such files.

Before migration, we will advise of any actions or considerations you may need to undertake in relation to the hosting account, email accounts or DNS settings – either on our network or on your existing network you are moving from.

We will endeavour to complete migrations with minimal disruption to service, however we accept no responsibility for events outside of our control, which may lead to issues that need to be addressed – This includes, but is not limited to DNS propagation, software incompatibility, data corruption, email settings, actions of your old provider.

Service Availability

We shall endeavour to provide continuing availability of services and server stability, but we shall not, in any event, be liable for service delays and interruptions or down time of the server, outside of our Service Level Agreement (SLA).

Liability and Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless WP Hosting, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of WP Hosting services, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

WordPress Maintenance

WordPress, plugin and theme updates are only provided to clients who opt in and are billed for this service. WordPress maintenance includes updating WP major releases (minor release updates are generally automatic), updating plugins and themes.

We will only apply plugin and theme updates if we feel they will not cause compatibility and/or functionality issues with the website. We rely on release notes provided by plugin and theme vendors to determine the importance and relevance of the required update. We will always make a backup of the site before completing any updates, so that we can roll back in the event of an issue.

We follow best practices when updating any WordPress installation and always make a backup. However, as we are not the authors of the plugins and themes you may have installed, we can not guarantee they will be bug free or function as described by the author. If issues do arise due to a plugin or theme update, we will attempt to fix, roll back the update or have you contact the author.

Anti-Bribery and Corruption

WP Hosting will not engage in corrupt business practices;

We will implement measures to prevent bribery and corruption by any director, employee, contractor or other party representing WP Hosting;

We will, at a minimum, comply with all applicable laws, regulations and standards or, where internal policies require a higher standard, will apply and comply with such higher standard;

WP Hosting prohibits the giving and receiving of gifts in connection with our operations which go beyond common courtesies associated with general commercial practice. This is to ensure that the offer or acceptance of a gift does not create an obligation or cannot be construed or used by others to allege favouritism, discrimination, collusion or similarly unacceptable practices by WP Hosting.

Any gift, entertainment or other personal favour or assistance offered, given or received which has a value above A$50 must be recorded in the Gift and Entertainment Register if the gift is accepted. If a gift offered to a WP Hosting employee or contractor is refused it shall only be entered on the register if the grounds for refusal were concerns that the gift/entertainment was excessive or likely to (or be perceived as likely to) improperly obtain/retain a business advantage.

TOS Updates

We reserve the right to revise, amend and modify the WP Hosting Terms of Service at any time.

Questions

If you would like further information or have any questions regarding our terms of service, please do not hesitate to contact us using our contact us form or call 1300 974 678.