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April, 2010

  • 27 April

    Setting Ethical Standards for Hosting

    In a previous post, I explained the importance of having a Terms of Service (TOS) (Acceptable Use) agreement and privacy policy for your website. They protect both the users and the website owners. One question that might arise, however, is how to determine what acceptable use actually is. It is …

March, 2010

  • 1 March

    Privacy policies and terms of service agreements

    Even if you did not pay attention to them, you have probably seen privacy policies and terms of service statements on multiple websites, especially those owned by major businesses. If you are just starting out with a new web hosting account, do you really need to worry about such things? …

October, 2009

  • 27 October

    Web Hosting Terms of Service Agreements

    You know what they are and have probably seen hundreds of them in various forms on websites, in software, and even cable and telephone service. But how many of them have you actually read? For most people Terms of Service (TOS) Agreements or Acceptable Use Policies are just legal formalities …

  • 15 October

    Court: Acceptable for host to terminate rude customer

    In a ruling issued last week, a Los Angeles court ruled that a web host did not breach contract by suspending a rude customer. The individual in question became angry after his hosting account was suspended for nonpayment. After leaving a rude voicemail at the company’s headquarters, the web host …

July, 2009

  • 3 July

    What is on your web host's servers?

    Your web host might have the right features for the right price, but before putting your foot in the door at any provider, make sure you know what sort of sites it allows and disallows. Many hosts, for instance, ban proxies. These sites take up a large amount of resources …

May, 2009

  • 1 May

    The Truth About "Unlimited" Web Hosting

    From time to time, I’ll come across a web host offering unlimited space, no bandwidth caps, or both. These hosts claim that for a low monthly price, often under £10, you can use all the storage and data transfer you want. Other hosts might not be so audacious as to …