Customer agrees when using, or accessing Flashhost.co.ke services that the terms and conditions of this policy will be met:
User agrees to use the service in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws. In the event that this account is not used in accordance with all Applicable Laws including, but not limited to Local, State or Federal Laws, Flashhost.co.ke reserves the right to cooperate with all or any law enforcement agencies.
User agrees to follow the Acceptable Use Policy of any network user connects to, including Flashhost.co.ke system.
Neither Flashhost.co.ke nor its Information Providers are responsible for any damages arising from User’s use of flashhost.co.ke or by User’s inability to use Flashhost.co.ke service.
User hereby agrees that any material submitted for publication on Flashhost.co.ke through user’s account(s) does not violate or infringe any copyright, trademark, patent, statutory, common law or proprietary rights of others, or contain anything obscene or libellous. Users may not host any hardcore adult content or porn websites on our shared, reseller servers. Software intended to facilitate any such violations or infringements may not be stored on Flashhost.co.ke.
The following violations of “netiquette” are grounds for immediate suspension of service pending investigation by Flashhost.co.ke and will result in termination of the account(s) the investigation determines to have originated or transmitted these types of traffic.
Posting a single article or substantially similar articles to an excessive number of newsgroups (i.e., 20 or more) or continued posting of articles which are off-topic (e.g., off-topic according to the newsgroup charter or the article provokes complaints from the regular readers of the newsgroup for being off-topic).
Impersonating another user or otherwise falsifying one’s user name in e-mail, Usenet postings, on IRC, or with any other Internet service. (This does not preclude the use of nicknames in IRC or the use of anonymous re-mailer services.) Flashhost.co.ke prohibits IRC and associated programs, including psybnc, “bots”, etc., scripts commonly used for abuse, attacks, or flooding threatening, harassing, or obscene content and any proxies which do not require authentication, including open mail proxies, unprotected anonymous web surfing proxies.
Users whose accounts are terminated for any of the above infractions are also responsible for the cost of labour to cleanup and respond to complaints incurred by Flashhost.co.ke.
User agrees to not use excessive amounts of resources. Any violations may result in us taking corrective action in order to maintain server stability by killing any processes, disabling and/or suspending your account. User may not allow any process to run for longer than 30 CPU seconds or run any process that consumes more than 128 MB, PHP memory limit. Databases are limited to 25 max user connections. Cron jobs must not execute more than once every 30 minutes unless if specified by the script provider and will be niced to 15 or greater. Each cPanel account may not send more than 300 emails per hour. If it is determined that a customers account is overusing the system resources, we may temporary suspend the account to prevent the server from experiencing any issues, resulting in problems to other valued customers. If it is determined that the account is not suitable for the shared or reseller server environment, a notice will be sent to the customer providing them alternative solutions or such as ‘Semi-Dedicated’, ‘Dedicated Servers’ or a Premium Hosting account. Flashhost.co.ke will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision and Flashhost.co.ke reserves the right to make adjustments to these limits at our sole discretion.
CloudLinux Server Resource Limits
The CL limits for the hosts and domains are set separately, on the CloudLinux Servers. Please note that the individual resource limit allocations for the accounts(as per the plan) is given below :
|Corporate VIP Resellers||VIP Reseller Plans||Standard Reseller Plans||Budget Reseller Plans||Shared / SEO Plans|
|Dedicated MEMORY (PMEM)||2GB (4GB USA)||1GB||1GB||512MB||1GB|
|Read & write operations limit (IO)||5Mbps|
|File Download Speed Limit||1Gbps||1Gbps||1Gbps||1Gbps||1Gbps|
|Max Number of Processes (NPROC)||100||100||100||100||100|
|Entry Process Limit (EP)||40||20||20||10||20|
All unmetered dedicated servers and virtual private servers are installed on hundred Mbps shared bandwidth ports, unless service is sold as a specified port size or specified/requested as a capped port.Flashhost.co.ke reserves the right to monitor network usage, and if a service significantly exceeds average usage, to throttle the available speed to conserve network resources. This will generally not include short spikes in usage, but will include, but not be limited to, sustained transfers of significantly larger than average amounts of bandwidth. If at any time any client’s data transfer rate affects other Flashhost.co.ke clientele, Flashhost.co.ke reserves the right to throttle the service causing such a problem.
Flashhost.co.ke performs backups of client databases daily and weekly and all other files every other day and weekly on all of our servers to ensure critical files are never lost. Our backups are created for accounts that are under 50GB and 250,000 Inodes.. For Reseller plans, these limits apply to each cPanel user individually. Furthermore, Flashhost.co.ke does not guarantee this feature to any of the clients, and therefore strongly advise the client to regularly perform a backup of their own data, hosted with us. In the unfortunate event that the client has lost their data hosted with Flashhost.co.ke, will use reasonable endeavours to restore the client’s data; however, Flashhost.co.ke will not be responsible for lost data, time, income or any other resource due to faulty backups or non-existent back-ups or any data loss due to faulty hardware. We highly encourage our customers to have their own separate backups if your website or data is critical to your business or livelihood as no backup method is failsafe therefore we make no warranties.
The use of more than 240,000 inodes on any cPanel account (single user) may result in an automatic warning on cPanel > Stats > inodes. There will be no service interruption at this stage but if no action is taken to reduce the inodes, service interruption may take place once a user reaches 250,000 Inodes. Accounts found to be exceeding the 250,000 inode limit will automatically show resource exceeded message and may be suspended if no action is taken to reduce the inode count. Virtual private servers have a server-wide limit of 5 million and there are no per cPanel user limits. Resellers have a reseller wide limit of 1 million inodes in addition to the per-user limit, however, this reseller limit is not something we actively enforce and it will only become an issue if a reseller is causing problems for other resellers on the server. If a resellers inode usage is in between 5 to 10 million inodes we may request the reseller to upgrade to a dedicated server or provide adequate time to resolve the inode usage, if no action is taken by the reseller, the account may be suspended. Budget resellers have a per-user limit of 50,000 inodes and a 250,000 reseller wide limit of inodes. If this limit is exceeded, we may request the budget reseller to upgrade to a normal reseller plan or provide adequate time to resolve the inode usage, if no action is taken by the budget reseller, the account may be suspended.
Every file (a webpage, image file, email, etc) on your account uses up 1 inode. Sites that slightly exceed our inode limits are unlikely to be suspended; however, accounts that constantly create and delete large numbers of files on a regular basis, have hundreds of thousands of files or resellers with millions of files that cause file system damage may be flagged for review and/or suspension. The primary cause of excessive inodes seems to be due to users leaving their catchall address enabled, but never checking their primary account mailbox. Over time, tens of thousands of messages (or more) build up, eventually pushing the account past our inode limit. To disable your default mailbox, login to cPanel and choose “Mail”, then “Default Address”, “Set Default Address”, and then type in: :fail: No such user here.
You MUST NOT use our RESELLER HOSTING ACCOUNTS to offer any of the following kinds of FREE services but are not limited to; Free Web hosting services, Free e-mail services, Free blogging services, Free home pages, Free image hosting, Free trial accounts.
First, free services generally do not require any reliable means of identifying the person who registers for them. As such, it can be practically impossible to track down persons who abuse the free services.
Our customers, including (resellers) are all paying for prompt, reliable service and we have built a solid reputation for delivering excellent service to them. We cannot risk having unidentified persons damage our reputation.
Users of free services are notorious for registering for free accounts and immediately spamming or otherwise consuming very large amounts of system resources and bandwidth before their accounts are shut down. Such abusers often register for successive or multiple accounts and cause many problems for the servers and network.
Spammers, operators of phishing and pharming scams, phishing sites, distributors of spyware, viruses, Trojan horses, worms, and other malware, operators of illegal Warez sites, operators of illegal or unauthorized file-swapping or archive sites, and hackers frequently abuse free online services. Allowing free services would expose our servers to severe abuse and could harm us or all of our customers, and all the customers of our resellers.
Free services lead to various forms of abuses that may violate criminal laws or even foster terrorist activities. Because such abuses violate applicable laws as well as our policies, we must prohibit them.
If you violate this prohibition on free services, we may suspend your account immediately, with or without notice, as we in our sole discretion deem necessary to address the situation.
File hosting and file storage of any type is strictly prohibited on any and all reseller, shared and hosting servers. You MAY NOT use your hosting with Flashhost.co.ke as a download or file storage repository. Our services are strictly offered for website hosting only. This does NOT mean that you can not have downloaded on your site. This means you can not operate a site that specializes in downloads like Download.com or similar and you may not use your account as a storage repository for MP3, games, video, photos, images, audio or music files or as a backup storage facility.
Abuse of Flashhost.co.ke Staff or Support Personnel: At Flashhost.co.ke, we take pride in providing excellent service to all of our customers. It is our policy always to treat our customers with the highest level of respect and courtesy. In return, we expect the same respect and courtesy from you. If our staff feels that you are consistently engaging in abusive content toward them, or addressing them in a demeaning or rude manner, your account(s) may be suspended and you may be asked to take your business elsewhere. In the event that we terminate service for abusive conduct, customers will be given five (5) day’s notice. We will issue a refund only for the unused portion of pre-paid service. Abusive conduct includes, but is not limited to, the following behaviours:
Repeatedly addressing members of our staff in a demeaning or rude manner. Using profanity in any oral or written communications with our staff, by any medium of communication, including but not limited to e-mail, instant messages, chat, text messaging, fax, postal mail, telephone, voice over Internet Protocol, or in-person communication. Yelling or shouting at our staff. Deliberately using all capital (uppercase) letters in any written communication to our staff; Insulting our staff because of their personal characteristics, or on the basis of their race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, or housing or economic status; or Deliberately providing false information to our staff for the purpose of harassing them or wasting their time.
User agrees to pay Flashhost.co.ke all charges relating to the use of User’s account(s) according to rates and prices stated on said sales order at the time of commencement.
User is responsible for charges at the time the service is used and Flashhost.co.ke may apply the amount due to User’s credit card at any time.
Flashhost.co.ke reserves the right to suspend access to service for User’s account(s) upon an indication of credit problems including delinquent payments or rejection of any credit card charges.
Credit Card payment: If Customer chooses to pay for services by credit card, Customer grants Flashhost.co.ke the right to charge payments to that card on each due date. Customer further agrees not to challenge or dispute any charge representing hosting payments.
Non-Payment: All Reseller, Shared Hosting payments are due in full on the monthly anniversary date. Failure to remit payment for services on the monthly anniversary date is a violation of the TOS. Failure to remit payment for five (5) consecutive days, including the anniversary date, may result in the suspension of customer services. Failure to remit payment for services within seven (7) consecutive days, including the anniversary date, may result in termination of access to the service network and all services shall be reclaimed. All customer data remaining after fourteen (14) days of non-payment will be destroyed for security and privacy reasons. Once your account has been terminated for non-payment, you may be charged a reconnection fee of ksh1000. If you are a reseller with more than 10 cPanel accounts a restoration fee of ksh150 per cPanel account will be charged in addition to the reconnection fee in order to cover the administrative time that takes to restore accounts from backups. The same restore fees may apply to all customers if you want us to provide backups once an account is terminated for non-payment. This restore service is subject to backup availability. There will be no re-connection or restore fees to re-enable suspended accounts due to non-payment.
All Dedicated Server and Virtual Private Server payments are due in full on the monthly anniversary date. If full payment has not been received within three (3) consecutive days, including the anniversary date, suspension of public access to customer services may be incurred. Failure to remit payment for services within five (5) consecutive days, including the anniversary date, shall result in termination of access to the service network and all services shall be reclaimed.
Payment Reminders: Our credit card processor Paypal. Kenya will remit payment for all recurring orders, for services on the monthly anniversary date. It is clients responsibility to make sure the sufficient funds are available on their credit card payment account. It is the customer’s sole responsibility to make sure that dues are paid on time and the email address on file is working and allowed to receive reminders from Flashhost.co.ke Inc. Once a payment reminder dispatched from Mpesa or Flashhost.co.ke Inc. it is considered as a valid payment reminder. Flashhost.co.ke Inc does not take any responsibility for non-deliverable email addresses or e-mails sent by Paypal or Flashhost.co.ke Inc. not reaching the client destinations, including but not limited to spam filters or network issues. For the first day after payment should have been made; you will receive a payment reminder notice that states you must update your credit card and pay your invoice from Paypal. The third day and the fifth day, second and third payment reminders will be sent by Paypal. From the seventh-day customer services may be suspended temporarily for non-payment.
We have a zero-tolerance policy for posting negative feedback on any public locations about our company and/or our employees before submitting a ticket to our “Suggestions & Complaints” Department to discuss your issue, this will result in immediate account termination without any refund.
Although it is your right to post feedback without discussing your issue with us first, it is undoubtedly unfair and unprofessional not to, which is not the type of client that we want to deal with. We have the utmost respect for all of our clients and are more than fair with all of our clients. We will do anything and everything possible to keep all of our clients satisfied. But in the unlikely event, you are not satisfied, all that we ask is to discuss your issue with our Complaints Department first. For example, if you are the type of person to run to the forums at the first chance you get to complain, please DO NOT SIGNUP with Flashhost.co.ke Inc in the first place.
Without waiving any of its other rights under this Agreement, Flashhost.co.ke offers to its Customers a 30-day money-back guarantee on fees for hosting services. If for any reason you cancel your account within thirty (30) days starting from the day Flashhost.co.ke dispatch your welcome email including your account information or the day you place the order with us, whichever comes first. Flashhost.co.ke will refund your money with no questions asked; provided, however, that you have never previously obtained a refund under the 30-Day Guarantee. If you have ever previously obtained a refund under the 30-Day Guarantee, your account will be cancelled, but no money will be refunded to you.
Changes to your service, including, but not limited to, adding new services, removing services, or changing the type of hosting plan you have do NOT make you eligible for an additional 30-Day Guarantee. The 30-Day Guarantee applies to your first order of Web hosting services from Flashhost.co.ke and does not apply to any changes to your service at any time.
Our refund policy does not apply to any additional items or services, this includes but not limited to Domain Registration, Domain Parking services, dedicated servers, virtual private servers and overage fees.
Customers may voluntarily cancel their account at any time, for any reason or for no reason, by requesting the cancellation from your member’s area at www.Flashhost.co.ke > Services > My Services > Product/Service > View Details > Management Actions > Request Cancellation. Flashhost.co.ke requires a five (5) day cancellation notice prior to the anniversary billing date for discontinuance or downgrades of month to month services. Failure to supply the requisite five (5) days will result in a full billable monthly cycle prior to cancellation. All due amounts must be settled in full before we cancel the customer account.
Customer understands and agrees that Flashhost.co.ke does not provide pro-rated or any other kinds of refunds on cancellations. All fees Customer has paid shall be nonrefundable, unless stated otherwise under our any 30-day money-back guarantee.
All cancellation requests must be made directly via www.Flashhost.co.ke. Cancellations requests are not accepted by email, postal mail, by phone or via the help desk flashhost.co.ke If a customer cancelled a recurring order by contacting any 3rd parties, we will consider it as an account cancellation request. In such cases, Flashhost.co.ke reserves the right to terminate the customer account with immediate effect without any prior notice.
Flashhost.co.ke may modify these terms and conditions upon notice published online via Flashhost.co.ke. User’s use of Flashhost.co.ke services after such notice shall constitute user’s acceptance of the modifications to this Agreement.
This agreement, User account, contract, and billing will automatically renew unless cancelled in writing prior to the renewal date.