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Gigarank VPS Terms of Service
You MUST read and understand this agreement as you will be asked in your VPS account application to accept the terms and conditions of use of the VPS.
Gigarank reserves the right to suspend, restrict or terminate any account where the account holder is in breach of this agreement.
Shared Hosting Account
Should you have a shared hosting account in addition to a VPS account, any breach of the VPS agreement will also be considered breach of your shared hosting agreement and vice versa. Therefore disciplinary action of any of the two will affect both accounts simultaneously.
Posts for VPS Hosting
Gigarank is a post for host Website. We require that our members make 100 quality posts before they may apply for VPS hosting (calculated from 1 December 2014). Once they have been provided with VPS hosting we require our members to make 30 maintenance posts per month for continued use of the VPS account.
VPS hosting not suitable for beginners
For Gigarank beginner members who have not created Websites before, nor have a working knowledge of Linux commands, we recommend our shared hosting instead. Gigarank VPS servers are Linux based and the user will require some basic knowledge of Linux commands. They also will need knowledge and experience of building and maintaining Websites.
Shared hosting is ideal for those who want to build up to the 100 quality posts that are required for VPS Hosting and provide familiarity with the workings of building and managing Websites. Shared hosting is supported by our staff, whereas VPS hosting is not supported.
Kindly note that there will be no support services provided for VPS hosting other than the operation of hardware on the Host Server Control level.
Gigarank has a limited stock of VPS servers available. So may not be able to provide a VPS server immediately on demand. Provision of the VPS server is solely at discretion of the owner.
Only one VPS account is allowed
Each applicant is only allowed one free VPS hosting account. More than one hosting account is strictly prohibited. If you are found to have more than one account you will lose your account and be banned from the free services for life.
VPS Control Panels
The VPS hosting account comes with a Virtualizor Control panel for basic operation of the VPS server including installation of a choice of Linux operating software. Control panels like cPanel or DirectAdmin are not included, and if needed, will have to be acquired by the applicant independently. Management of these control panels are at the VPS user’s own risk and there will be no support services provided.
Use of VPS Hosting Accounts and Backup of Files
Use of the VPS service is at your sole risk. Gigarank is not responsible for files and/or data residing on your account. You agree to take full responsibility for files and data transferred and to maintain all appropriate backup of files and data stored on Gigarank servers. We strongly recommend that you backup your files and database/s on a regular basis. Gigarank will not be held responsible for data that has been lost.
Gigarank prohibits the use of its VPS servers for:
* Running public IRCd’s or malicious bots.
* Running any type of BitTorrent client or tracker that links to or downloads illegal content
* Use an Open/Public proxy or utilize a proxy to access illegal/malicious content
* Use I/O intensive applications which adversely affect normal server operations.
* Text based online games that use crons to deliver mass mail.
* Web proxies of any kind, php, CGI etc.
* Hosting illegal scripts like vBulletin or Invision Power Board (IPB). Hosting such scripts without our consent and a legal.txt file in the directory is prohibited.
* Hosting illegal materials such as commercial audio, video or music files or any other copyrighted works, for which the account holder does not have the permission of the copyright holder, or any other material in violation of UK/US Law.
* Adult material such as pornography, erotic images or otherwise lewd or obscene content.
* Racist, defamatory, obscene, indecent or other unlawful material.
* 'Warez', such as pirated software, ROMS, emulators, instructions or software for phreaking, hacking, password cracking or IP spoofing etc.
* Promoting and/or engaging in pyramid sales, Multi Level Marketing or similar activities.
* Engaging in illegal activities.
Account holders will not post (nor allow to be posted) web pages containing such material or links to such material, nor shall they store such material in their server space, nor shall they transmit such material by email or any other means.
Gigarank reserves the right to determine whether any material or use is prohibited.
Gigarank reserves the right to remove any such material without warning and suspend or terminate accounts without access to a backup or notice.
System Resource Usage
If Gigarank' staff team determines that an account holder is utilizing an unacceptable amount of system resources, Gigarank may temporarily suspend the account until the source of the problem has been resolved.
Gigarank will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. Because of the nature of this provision, each account will be considered and analyzed individually.
Unsolicited Email (SPAM)
SPAMing, or the sending of unsolicited email, from a Gigarank VPS server or using a return email address that is maintained on a Gigarank VPS server is STRICTLY prohibited. We will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. Sites found to be in violation of our SPAM policies will be immediately deactivated.
Any attempts to undermine or cause harm to a Gigarank VPS server or account holder of Gigarank is strictly prohibited.
We will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. Account holders found in violation of this provision will be subject to account deactivation!
Data Transfer (Bandwidth) and System Resources
All VPS hosting accounts should remain within the agreed data transfer (bandwidth) allowance for the account. In the event that an account is deemed to be using excessive data transfer (bandwidth) or resources, Gigarank may suggest action to reduce bandwidth or resource use, or suggest moving to another hosting provider.
Failure to Follow Policies
Failure to fully comply with these terms is grounds for account suspension and/or deactivation. Any VPS accounts hosted by Gigarank must comply to the above policies.
We reserve the right to remove any account without prior notice!
Gigarank will not be responsible for any loss or damage to your Websites. Gigarank makes no warranties, expressed or implied, for any services we offer.
Account holders shall indemnify and hold harmless Gigarank from any and all demands, liabilities, losses, costs, and claims, including all legal fees, asserted against Gigarank and its agents, customers, officers and employees, that may arise from any service provided or performed or agreed to be performed, or for any service offered by Gigarank, its agents, customers, officers or employees.
Gigarank will not be responsible for any loss or damage caused by infringement of copyright or proprietary rights, supply of defective goods or services, any loss or damage (personal or business), caused by members of Gigarank.
Changes and Amendments
Gigarank reserves the right to amend and/or to change these Terms and Conditions without notice.
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