Service Level Agreement

ASPnix is committed to providing services to its customers at a standard of excellence exceeding the best practice in the industry. Network uptime and server availability are of the highest importance. The following service levels are designed to assure ASPnix Virtual Private Server and Dedicated Server hosting customers of ultimate performance and maximum uptime.

Server Hardware Replacement

ASPnix guarantees the functioning of all Dedicated Hardware, Virtual Services and will replace any failed component at no cost to the customer within 48 hours following ASPnix’s receipt of customer’s trouble ticket concerning the Dedicated Hardware issue and ASPnix’s identification of the failed Dedicated Hardware (“Replacement Guarantee”). “Dedicated Hardware” means the Processor(s), RAM, hard disk(s), motherboard, NIC card and other related hardware listed in the Service. Replacement Guarantee does not include the time required to rebuild a RAID array or the reload of the operating systems and applications or changes to Dedicated Hardware during Maintenance, as defined below.

100% Power and HVAC Availability

The ASPnix SLA guarantees that its power and HVAC systems will be available 100% of the time in a given month, excluding Maintenance, as defined below. “Infrastructure Downtime” means: (a) the ASPnix power or HVAC systems are not available and (b) Customer submits an ASPnix trouble ticket detailing the unavailability of the ASPnix power or HVAC systems resulting in customer downtime. Infrastructure Downtime does not include downtime issues related to power supplies on Customer’s server.

100% Network Uptime

ASPnix guarantees that the ASPnix network will be available 100% of the time, excluding Maintenance, as defined below. Customers are eligible for a credit for Network Downtime for any failure in ASPnix’s Network, which can be verified by ASPnix’s technical support team. “Network Downtime” is defined as an inability to transmit and receive data caused by failure of network equipment managed and owned by ASPnix, excluding Maintenance.


In the event ASPnix fails to meet the Replacement Guarantee or customer experiences Infrastructure Downtime or Network Downtime as outlined herein, provided Customer follows the procedures outlined herein, ASPnix will apply a credit (“Credit”) to customer’s account in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the Net MRC for the affected account for each hour of downtime (after 48 promised hours) or fraction thereof. “Net MRC” means the Monthly Recurring Charge for hosting service for the server experiencing the issue excluding any add-on or optional services which are not included as part of the standard hosting plan but are included as part of such customer’s monthly recurring charge. In order to claim Credits, Customer must open an ASPnix trouble ticket. All downtimes will be measured from the time the ticket is received and validated by ASPnix to the time ASPnix, in its sole discretion is able to resolve the issue. Customer may not receive more than One Credit per incident and in no event will Customer receive greater than one month’s Net MRC per incident under this SLA. Customer must be an ASPnix customer in good standing to receive the Credit. No Credit will be applied to accounts that are past-due or for accounts that are cancelled before the conditions for payment of the Credit are met. Upon cancellation of the customer’s account, any outstanding or previously accrued Credits will be forfeited. Credits will be applied against purchases or renewals for which payment is due after the date the credit is applied. Credits will not be applied against past due balances.


Customer shall not be entitled to any Credit hereunder if Infrastructure Downtime or Network Downtime is caused by: (i) actions of the Customer or others authorized by Customer to use the Service under the Agreement; (ii) the failure of power, facilities, equipment, systems or connections not provided by ASPnix; (iii) the failure of Third Party Service to ASPnix’s network; (iv) application, software, or operating system failure, (v) the result of network maintenance activity, (vi) Denial of Service attack, hacker activity, or other malicious event targeted against ASPnix or an ASPnix Customer, or (vii) failure of any Network or Internet Infrastructure not owned or managed by ASPnix. Server Hardware Replacement guarantee does not include time required to perform data restores and backups if applicable.


“Maintenance” means Scheduled Maintenance or Emergency Maintenance. ”Scheduled Maintenance” means any maintenance in the ASPnix data center (a) of which we announce through our one or more of our systems (Community Forums, Twitter, Support System or Facebook) at least 1 hour in advance, or (b) that is performed during ASPnix’s standard maintenance windows. “Emergency Maintenance” means any maintenance in the ASPnix data center that: (a) in ASPnix’s sole discretion, is necessary to avoid an immediate threat to the ASPnix data center or Customer’s server and (b) of which Customer is notified. Any Emergency Maintenance in excess of 3 hours per event will count as Network Downtime. This SLA and all ASPnix Services are subject to the ASPnix Terms of Service.

Revised January 10, 2007