This document sets out what levels of availability and support the client is guaranteed to receive as part of the Web Hosting service provided by ClientsFirst.
Please note that ClientsFirst do offer multiple hosting packages each offering differing levels of developer support. On the standard hosting package for example, developer support (both telephone and email) is restricted to bug fixes in design/functionality developed by ClientsFirst. Support requests not relating to site maintenance and fixes will be charged for at our standard hourly rate. Clients on the Support package (or higher) will receive 1 hour developer support each month which cannot be used for wider site enhancements or functionality updates.
The purpose of this Agreement is to ensure that the proper elements and commitments are in place to provide consistent support and maintenance for website hosting and the website to the Client(s) by the Service Provider(s).
The objectives of this Agreement are to:
Provide clear reference to service ownership, accountability, roles and/or responsibilities.
Present a clear, concise and measurable description of website hosting to the client.
Match perceptions of expected service provision with actual service support and delivery for both the website and website hosting.
The following detailed service parameters are the responsibility of ClientsFirst in the ongoing support of this Agreement.
The following Services are covered by this Agreement;
Manned telephone support
Monitored email support
Software and security updates
Regular backups of website
Facilitating client penetration and other security testing and auditing, and resolving the results of those tests
Bug fixes in design/functionality developed by ClientsFirst
The Client responsibilities and/or requirements in support of this Agreement include:
Payment for all support costs at the agreed interval.
Reasonable availability of client representative(s) when resolving a service related incident or request.
Providing ClientsFirst with the contact details of a minimum of 2 people who shall be informed of any actions resulting from this agreement.
Providing ClientsFirst with a minimum of 2 weeks notice of the scheduling of penetration and other testing which carries a risk of impacting service.
ClientsFirst responsibilities and/or requirements in support of this Agreement include:
Ensuring 99.5% Network and Power Availability of service(s) for hosting.
Meeting response times associated with service related incidents.
Appropriate notification to Client for all scheduled maintenance.
Ensuring the hosting facilities and website are secured.
Assumptions related to in-scope services and/or components include:
A minimum of two full backups per week of the hosting account will be carried out.
Changes to services will be communicated and documented to the client with a minimum notice period of 30 days, in normal circumstances this notice will be included in the monthly report.
Amendments to site content included in hosting packages will be carried out to a maximum of one hour per month unless otherwise agreed.
This SLA does not cover service related incidents caused by problems in the following:
Client’s local area network.
Client-provided Internet connectivity or end-user software.
Entities inside Client’s internal network including, but not limited to, firewall configuration and bandwidth shaping, local area workstations, or other servers, equipment, and software that have a potential bearing on the local networking environment (except web browser software)
Client’s domain names, which are managed by the client themselves or an individual or organization acting on their behalf.
Service requests which require major changes will be a change request and chargeable.
ClientsFirst Web Hosting services are provided by WP Engine, which is a dedicated WordPress specialist hosting company that partner with Google Cloud Services to provide blazing fast site load times, and a high level of security built-in as standard.