Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

Acceptable Use Policy

AKIS Hosting by Anthony Keenan Internet Services

In order to provide a professional service, we have set up a few guidelines for users of our service. Some of these guidelines may seem strict, but they ensure a safe, functional, and trusted environment for all our clients to publish their information on the Web.

Banned Subject Matter:

Due to many problems in the past involved with server resources/stability and breach of terms and conditions we do not permit the hosting of websites related to:

  • Adult content
  • Distribution of torrent files and other files related to download distribution (trackers, etc)
  • HYIP / High Yield Investment Programs
  • Audio / Visuals that you do not retain express permission to distribute

Users hosting any of the above content on their sites may have their account temporarily suspended. They will then be contacted by AKIS Hosting and given the opportunity to remove the content in question before having their services reinstated. A repeated offence may cause cancellation of service without refund of any fees.

Banned Scripts / Applications

The installation, hosting or use of any of the following scripts is strictly prohibited for reasons related to server stability and security. Upon request, we would be happy to recommend alternative solutions for consideration that will likely meet or exceed your requirements.

  • phpSitemapNG – Google sitemap creator
  • UltimateBBS / UBB
  • IkonBoard
  • All versions of YABB forum
  • CGI-Proxy, Anonymizer and all other Proxy scripts
  • IRC related scripts
  • Chat room applications (not including 100% applet based)
  • phpShell and all other command execution scripts
  • Webmail and eGallery modules of PHP-Nuke
  • ‘Matts’ FormMail
Email Usage Policies:

AKIS Hosting does not support unsolicited email messages sent by users of our system (also known as junk email or SPAM). Users sending unsolicited email messages from our system will have all of their services temporarily suspended. They will then be contacted by AKIS Hosting and informed of the suspension before having their services reinstated. A repeated offense may cause cancellation of service without refund of any fees. AKIS Hosting does not allow any hosting account to give out free or paid email hosting on a public level.  In terms of SMTP servers, note that there is an email sending limit in place (currently 200 emails per hour ) with any over that limit discarded.  If you using mailing lists or the like you should adjust the settings to throttle the batches sent to less than 200 per hour.

Resource Usage Limits:

You shall not use excessive system resources – as defined by AKIS. Any violations may result in us having to take corrective action in order maintain server stability – by killing processes, scripts, etc causing the problem or by the temporary suspension of your hosting account. System resource limits are intended for runaway scripts, processes requiring large CPU and memory requirements from slowing down the server and causing a drop in performance. We reserve the right to make adjustments to these limits at our sole discretion. If we have to take corrective action you shall not be entitled to any refund of any fees paid in advance due to breaching AKIS terms & conditions.

Illegal Activities:

Customers caught using our system for illegal activities, including but not limited to breaking into remote systems, credit card fraud, theft, vandalism, threats, or violence, will have their accounts immediately cancelled without refund of any fees.

Right To Refuse Service:

AKIS Hosting reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason. We enforce this policy to ensure a professional environment for the users of our system. This includes any programs, such as CGI programs that are using excessive amounts of system resources. Excessive amounts is defined as any amount that results in substantial degradation of server performance. AKIS Hosting is the sole determinant of what constitutes degraded server performance. On some occasions, we allow heavy usage depending on the situation. However, additional fees may apply.

Main Doc Last Updated: 27 April 2013 (after server migration)

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