service level agreement

In this document, the following words have these meanings:

“You”, “Your”, “Customer”, “Member(s)”, or “User(s)” means a “Subscriber” to the Service, or any person who accesses the Service using the subscriber’s access details;
“Service” or “Service(s)” means any product(s) or services(s) the Customer has ordered for use.
“Redsteps Web”, “We”, “Us”, “Our” means Redsteps Web (ABN 54 899 459 870).
“ToS” means Terms of Service.
“AUP” means Acceptable Use Policy.
“SLA” means Service Level Agreement.
“Agreement(s)” means “ToS”, “AUP”, “SLA” and “Privacy Policy”.
“Members Area” or “Client Area” means our online portal to manage all Services and not limited to the members domain name(s), web hosting, dedicated servers, and security certificates, direct access to the Redsteps Web Members Area:
“Website” means
“Downtime” means the total duration per month where hosted services experience operational or access issues that are the result of issues within the Redsteps Web network or on Redsteps Web maintained hardware and are not due to scheduled maintenance or issues as outlined in the “Exclusions” section of this SLA.
“Scheduled maintenance” is where a hosted service may be inaccessible due to hardware or software maintenance or upgrades required to maintain Redsteps Web’s up time guarantee.
“Month” means a full calendar month i.e. January 1st to January 31st.

Redsteps Web guarantees 99.9% service (http, https, ftp, pop, imap, smtp) uptime on all web hosting plans. Should we fail to deliver this for any given calendar month, your account will be refunded a pro-rated amount for the duration of excessive downtime.

Availability (%) Credit Downtime
99.9 – 100 0% 0 to 43.2 minutes
98 – 99.8 10% 43.2 mins to 14 hrs 24 mins
94 – 97.9 25% 14 hrs 24 mins to 36 hrs
90 – 94.9 50% 36 hrs to 72 hrs
89% or below 100% more than 72 hrs

If the uptime guarantee of a web site is less than 99.9%, Redsteps Web will issue credit to the hosting member in accordance with the above “Service Level Agreement” credit schedule, with the credit being calculated on the basis of the monthly service charge for the affected service.


Scheduled Maintenance – Our systems will require periodic maintenance and upgrades that may or may not result in services being unavailable for certain periods. This is part of our continuing commitment to providing our members with the highest quality services available.

Outages caused by the actions beyond Redsteps Web’s control (including, without limitation, acts of any governmental body, war, terrorism, or “Acts of God” (e.g. fire, tornado, flood, earthquake), including but not limited to Scheduled Maintenance or Service Downtime; DoS attacks or other forms of intrusion are excluded from the uptime/downtime calculations, applications, equipment or facilities of a member or acts or omissions by a member; DNS issues not within the Company’s control; and/or member acts, such as liken scripts or misconduct or use of the service in each of the Redsteps Web’s other terms of service, including the Acceptable Use Policy and Privacy Policy and any additional terms and conditions established by Redsteps Web.

This Service Uptime Guarantee does not cover service downtime caused by problems related to;

  • customer’s local area network;
  • customer-provided Internet connectivity or end-user software;
  • anything inside customer’s internal network, including, but not limited to, firewall configuration and bandwidth to internet, local area workstations, servers, software, and configuration;
  • DNS issues outside the direct control of Redsteps Web;
  • DNS (Domain Name Server) Propagation;
  • outages elsewhere on the Internet that hinder access to your account. Redsteps Web is not responsible for browser or DNS caching that may make the Web Site appear inaccessible when others can still access it. Redsteps Web will guarantee only those areas considered under the control of Redsteps Web : Redsteps Web server links to the Internet, Redsteps Web network hardware, and Redsteps Web servers.

In order to receive a credit, member must submit a request directly to via the Redsteps Web member’s area. Each request in connection with this SLA must include the dates and times of the unavailability of member’s service and must be received by Redsteps Web within fifteen (15) business days after member’s service was not available. If the unavailability is confirmed by Redsteps Web , credits will be applied within 30 days after Redsteps Web’s receipt of member’s credit request. Credits are not refundable and can be used only towards future billing charges.

The total amount credited to member in a particular month under this SLA shall not exceed the total hosting fee paid by member for such month for the affected services. Credits are exclusive of any applicable taxes charged to member or collected by Redsteps Web.

Redsteps Web will do its best to announce any scheduled maintenance at least 24 hours ahead of time to the customer.
Redsteps Web reserves the right to perform emergency maintenance without any prior notification, should it be deemed necessary to protect and maintain the security and integrity of the Service.

Redsteps Web will provide you with technical support for the setup of your hosting account at no additional charge. Redsteps Web will not provide development-related support for web applications (ie. WordPress, Joomla), scripts or components from third parties, scripts of installable applications from our Application Vault, or those developed by you.

Ticket Support is available Monday – Friday 9am-5pm.
Phone Support is available Monday – Friday 9am-5pm (excluding public holidays).
Live Support is available Monday – Friday 9am-5pm (excluding public holidays).
Redsteps Web’s target response time to technical support requests is less than 1 hour. The response time depends on the complexity of the enquiry and current support request volumes.