Service Level Agreement


This Service Level Agreement (SLA) applies to you (“customer”) if you have ordered any of the dedicated servers, colocation, Shared Hosting, E-Commerce Shared Hosting services from Havenswift Hosting (the “Services”) and your account is current (i.e., not past due) with Havenswift Hosting. As used herein, the term “Server Availability” means the percentage of a particular month (based on 24-hour days for the number of days in the subject month) that the content of customer’s Web site or Operating System (OS) is available for access by third parties via HTTP, HTTPS, Remote Desktop, Terminal Services and SSH, as measured by Havenswift Hosting.


Havenswift Hosting’s goal is to achieve 100% Server and Network Availability for all customers.


Subject to below, if the Server Availability of customer’s Server is less than 100%, Havenswift Hosting will issue a credit to customer in accordance with the following schedule, with the credit being calculated on the basis of the monthly service charge for the affected Services:

Server Availability Credit Percentage:

99.50 to 100.00% 0%
99.49% to 98.00% 10%
97.99% to 97.00% 25%
Less than 96.99% 50%


Customer shall not receive any credits under this SLA in connection with any failure or deficiency of Server Availability caused by or associated with:

  • Circumstances beyond Havenswift Hosting’s reasonable control, including, without limitation, acts of any governmental body, war, insurrection, sabotage, armed conflict, embargo, fire, flood, strike or other labour disturbance, interruption of or delay in transportation, unavailability of or interruption or delay in telecommunications or third party services, virus attacks or hackers, failure of third party software (including, without limitation, ecommerce software, payment gateways, chat, statistics or free scripts) or inability to obtain raw materials, supplies, or power used in or equipment needed for provision of this SLA;
  • Failure of access circuits to Havenswift Hosting, unless such failure is caused solely by Havenswift Hosting;
  • Scheduled maintenance and emergency maintenance and upgrades;
  • DNS issues outside the direct control of Havenswift Hosting;
  • Issues with FTP, POP, or SMTP customer access;
  • False SLA breaches reported as a result of outages or errors of any Havenswift Hosting measurement system;
  • Customer’s acts or omissions (or acts or omissions of others engaged or authorized by customer), including, without limitation, custom scripting or coding (e.g., CGI, Perl, HTML, ASP, etc), any negligence, wilful misconduct, or use of the Services in breach of Havenswift Hosting’s Terms and Conditions and Acceptable Use Policy;
  • E-mail or webmail delivery and transmission;
  • DNS (Domain Name Server) Propagation.
  • Outages elsewhere on the Internet that hinder access to your account. Havenswift Hosting is not responsible for browser or DNS caching that may make your site appear inaccessible when others can still access it. Havenswift Hosting will guarantee only those areas considered under the control of Havenswift Hosting: Havenswift Hosting server links to the Internet, Havenswift Hosting’s routers, and Havenswift Hosting’s servers.

Credit Request and Payment Procedures

In order to receive a credit, customer must make a request by submitting a ticket to our accounts department via our website Each request in connection with this SLA must include customer’s account number (per Havenswift Hosting’s invoice) and the dates and times of the unavailability of customer’s server and must be received by Havenswift Hosting within seven (7) business days after customer’s server was not available. If the unavailability is confirmed by Havenswift Hosting, credits will be applied on the next billing cycle after Havenswift Hosting’s receipt of customer’s credit request. Credits are not refundable and can be used only towards future billing charges.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the total amount credited to customer in a particular month under this SLA shall not exceed the total fee paid by customer for such month for the affected Services. Credits are exclusive of any applicable taxes charged to customer or collected by Havenswift Hosting and are customer’s sole and exclusive remedy with respect to any failure or deficiency in the Server Availability of customer’s server.

Credits are not refundable and can be used only towards future billing charges.

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