AZRiver.com Unix Web Hosting, near the banks of the Colorado River in Mohave Valley, AZ
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 Domain Names as low as $23/yr* - Web hosting as low as $3.00/month!*
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AZRiver.com Terms and Conditions

By entering this web site or paying for and/or using any of the services of AZRiver.com, you hereby agree to the following Terms and Conditions:

AZRiver.com, its owners, managers, webmaster and hostmaster reserve the right to refuse or cancel service at his or her sole discretion.

Our services may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage, or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of any United States Federal, State or City law is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material (no use without authorization of copyright holder), material we judge to be threatening or obscene, or material protected by trade secret or other statute. The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless AZRiver.com, its owners, managers, employees, agents or sub-contractors harmless from any and all claims resulting from the use of our services.

Note: Pornography and adult themes are prohibited on any domain hosted by AZRiver.com. This includes sites that may infer sexual content, or link to adult content elsewhere. This is also true for sites that promote any illegal activity or content that may be damaging to our servers or any other server on the internet.

In addition, any site selling or promoting Bulk email services will not allowed.

Examples of non-acceptable content or links:

Pirated software
Hacker/Cracker programs or archives
Warez Sites
Irc Bots
Illegal Mp3's
Sub-hosting or reselling without authorization

AZRiver.com et al, has sole discretion as to what constitutes a violation of these provisions.

Bandwidth Guidelines

Each hosting plan is designed with an ample amount of bandwidth. On average, a site with 1 Gigabyte (GB) of bandwidth allowance can handle about 33 megabytes a day of transfers. That works out to approximately 33,000 page views a day if you are running a normal web site without any files for downloading. We provide about seven times that amount of bandwidth with our new basic hosting plan effective January 1, 2011. Any site going over the allowed amount of data transfer will be charged additional $1.00 per per month for each additional 2GB of bandwidth used and/or may be required to upgrade their hosting account. Our most active site currently use less than 20% of the available bandwidth and resources offered.

High Bandwidth/Resources

Any domain or web site that degrades the performance of our servers either by high disk usage, high bandwidth usage, or high CPU usage will be entered into our "High Bandwidth" list. It is at AZRiver.com's sole discretion to decide which sites are "High Bandwidth" sites. Sites who have been deemed as a "High Bandwidth" site will be subject to the following in this order:

Verbal or email correspondence to resolve the high usage problem.

Additional usage fees or mandatory account upgrade.

Deactivation of account if action is not taken in ample amount of time.

Chat Rooms

Two types of chat rooms are now included with each plan and can be easily configured through the web based site control panel.

IRC

We currently do not allow IRC or IRC bots to be operated on our servers.

CGI/Perl Scripts

Each hosting account comes with its own secure cgi-bin directory. You are free to use any CGI scripts you wish, however we reserve the right to disable any CGI script that effects normal server operation. Each account control panel includes numerous popular pre-configured scripts.

Running programs in the background

Currently we do not allow programs to run continuously in the background. These are considered on a case by case basis. An extra charge will be incurred based on the amount of system resources used and the operational maintenance required.

Spam/Abuse policy

Our servers may not be the source, intermediary, or destination address involved in the transmission of spam, flames, email bombs, nuking or any Denial of Service (DoS or DDoS) attack. Your domain may not be referenced as the originator, intermediary, or reply-to address in any of the above, except as in a "spoofing" situation whereby your account details are being forged and not directly involved . We consider spam any mass unsolicited message in the mediums of Newsgroups or Email. If you are found to have spammed, then we will immediately, without warning, disable your domain.

Any violation of the above abuse policy will result in immediate deactivation of services.

Anybody trying to access the shell or any other persons web site with out permission from the systems operator, webmaster or owner of the site is strictly prohibited. Any attempts to undermine or cause harm to a server or hosted domain will result in immediate deactivation of services without any refund.

Tech Support/Training

AZRiver.com and its its owners, managers, hostmaster, webmasters, site operators, agents, employees and sub-contractors do not provide any free training or tech support other than to resolve problems with the server or actual problems with any of the services or free scripts provided from the web site Control Panel (CPanel). It is up to each site's webmaster to know or learn how to use the scripts or features included with each CPanel, or how to use the cgi-bin to implement other third-party scripts, etc.

We continuously update and add or remove components from the CPanel; and so the list of features is subject to change often. Some features may appear on the CPanel but will not function until we have finished testing them. We will notify all hosted accounts well in advance if we are going to remove or disable a major feature that is troublesome or becomes insecure or in some way adversely affects server performance. AZRiver.com will also try to provide an alternative script in the event we have to disable or remove anything from the CPanel.

Billing/Late Fees

All hosting accounts will be billed at the beginning of each year and the payment for hosting is due by the end of January. In the absence of an alternative payment agreement/extension, or a promotional offering by AZRiver.com, all AZRiver.com hosted customers are required to make full payment of their hosting accounts by the last day of January, or by the final due date listed on their invoice. Accounts that are not paid by the due date will accrue a $25.00 late fee.

Domain name renewals occur all year long and AZRiver.com will always send out renewal notices well in advance of any domain name expiration. New rules adopted by all domain name registrars (governed by ICANN) include stiff penalties for domain names that are not renewed on time. The fee to reinstate an expired domain name registration can be as high as $100. It is the responsibility of the domain name registrant (you, the customer) to make sure you pay your domain name renewal to AZRiver.com on time to avoid having to pay this penalty. AZRiver.com highly recommends all customers prepay their regular domain name registration fees well before the due date in order to avoid the delinquency charges. The early bird not only gets the worm but saves a bundle of money too!

Final Disclaimer

AZRiver.com, its owners, operators, agents, employees and sub-contractors, will not be responsible for any personal or business damages you may suffer. AZRiver.com makes no warranties of any kind, expressed or implied for the services provided. AZRiver.com disclaims any warranty or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This includes the loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, wrong delivery, and any and all service interruptions caused by unforeseeable forces such as war, terrorism, natural disaster, or any "act of God"; or by the negligence of AZRiver.com, its owners, operators, agents, employees or sub-contractors. AZRiver.com reserves the right to revise its policies at any time without notification.

*Requires a 3 year term for domain name registrations and hosting, however, web hosting fees are pro-rated to match domain name registration date for simplified billing which is done every January.