THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS WERE LAST UPDATED ON 16 FEBRUARY 2022.
Texo Webhosting strives to provide the best possible service to all our customers, but we will not tolerate any unlawful activity or abuse on our servers. We respect freedom of speech and expression unless it is harmful to others. These Terms and Conditions are strictly enforced to protect you, other Texo clients and Texo Webhosting cc against such harm.
Our Client Data Processing Agreement forms part our Terms and Conditions of service, and all clients agree to be bound by its provisions and requirements.
Full payment is due on the first day of the month, for that month. You will receive an invoice no later than the 25th of the month before the month for which payment is due. Billing will continue until you cancel your hosting account. Payment is only possible by EFT (internet banking), debit order, PayPal or by credit card (Payfast).
If paying by PayPal, the amount you are charged will be in United States Dollars, and could be more than the Rand amount stated on the invoice. If you choose to pay via PayPal, then you agree that this difference in Rand amount is unavoidable, acceptable and non-refundable.
Cash payments and cheque deposits attract a bank charge of R50 which will be passed on to any client making payment by cash or cheque deposit.
Domain registration fees, VPS and DedicatedServer rental and setup fees, backup fees, software installation fees and deposits for website design work are not refundable under any circumstances, for any reason whatsoever. Domain renewal fees are subject to change without notice. All hosting fees are subject to change with one month's notice.
If you have received a free domain through a Texo Webhosting promotion, then the registration fees for that domain are payable in full if you cancel your hosting account before 12 months have passed.
Our 90-day refund excludes any bank charges incurred by Texo Webhosting cc for receiving or refunding your payment. Our 90-day refund applies to new clients only. Our 90-day refund does not apply to VPS hosting fees or Dedicated Server rental fees.
Payments for Reseller Hosting, VPS Hosting, Dedicated Server Hosting and High Availability Hosting are due by the first of the month. If payment for these hosting services is not in our bank account by the first of the month, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate the hosting package without notice, and to charge an unsuspension fee of up to R250 for suspended hosting accounts or restoration fee of up to R2500 to restore terminated hosting accounts from backup.
Reseller account fees for sub-accounts are charged for the previous month's usage, not in advance. Terminating accounts after your monthly invoice is generated will not affected that invoice.
Late payment will result in the suspension of your hosting account, and an unsuspension fee of R100 may be levied. Clients who regularly make late payments may be required to sign a debit order mandate allowing Texo Webhosting to debit their bank account or credit card.
Shared hosting accounts will be suspended if they are still unpaid 3 days after the due date and terminated after 7 days of non-payment. If an account needs to be restored from backup after termination, a data recovery fee of up to R250 will be levied.
"Unpaid" means that the funds do not reflect in our bank account.
Servers will be terminated on the first day of the month, if payment is not received by the last day of the preceding month. It is not possible to restore a server which has been terminated.
You may cancel your hosting services at any time in your client area. No refunds or pro-rata refunds will be given, under any circumstances, except for new clients within the first 90 days of first signing up with Texo.
If you are cancelling within the first 90 days of signing up, and wish to take advantage of our three month money-back guarantee, then you will need to send a cancellation email with the reasons for your cancellation to [email protected]
The 90 day money-back guarantee does NOT apply to VPS hosting fees, Dedicated Server rental fees, Reseller Accounts, domain registration fees, backup fees, software installation fees and deposits for website design work. The 9- day money-back guarantee may be declined at our sole discretion.
When necessary, usually in cases of spam and server abuse, Texo Webhosting reserves the right to terminate a hosting account at any time, for any reason, ( which reason may or may not be provided at our sole discretion).
If an account is terminated, the balance of any hosting fees will not be refunded under any circumstances. If an account is terminated, it will not be possible to access any files or emails which were stored on the server at the time of termination. For this reason it is important that you make use of the tools provided in your control panel to make regular backups of your hosting account(s).
You agree to use all Texo Webhosting services and facilities at your own risk. Texo Webhosting specifically disclaims all warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
In no event shall Texo Webhosting be liable for any loss, or loss of data either stored on our servers or stored as backups or accessed via remote support on your local hardware or devices, or other commercial damage, including but not limited to special, incidental, consequential or other damages.
You agree that you shall defend, indemnify, save and hold Texo Webhosting harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, losses, costs and claims, including reasonable attorney’s fees asserted against Texo, its agents, its customers, officers and employees, that may arise or result from any service provided or performed or agreed to be performed or any product sold by you, your agents, employees or assigns.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Texo Webhosting against liabilities arising out of:
– Any injury to person or property caused by any products sold or otherwise distributed in connection with Texo’s server;
– Any material supplied by you infringing or allegedly infringing on the proprietary rights of a third party;
– Copyright infringement;
– Any defective products sold to customers from Texo’s server.
Texo Webhosting shall be the sole judge of what violates this Policy.
If we determine that any site on our servers is using too much of the server’s resources and therefore abusing the server, we have the right to suspend that domain without any notice. It is then up to you to contact us and formulate a plan to get that domain activated again.
We are quick to suspend any domain that abuses the server’s resources due to the shared nature of the server and the negative impact an abusing domain has on other domains on the same server.
We do not allow mass email marketing sites on our servers and no mass emailing of any kind whatsoever, including email newsletters, is allowed on our network. It doesn’t matter if it’s “opt-in email marketing”, we simply do not allow sites of that nature to be hosted on our network. Sites such as “safe lists” and “free email” are also strictly prohibited. We reserve the right to shutdown such sites without prior notice.
Texo Webhosting uses software tools (such as, but not limited to, SpamAssassin and Imunify360) to filter all incoming and outgoing emails for SPAM, viruses and malware, phishing and other malicious use. Any email which triggers these software tools will be quarantined and not delivered to the recipient. We provide a tools such as MailScanner and MailControl to our users to see which emails addressed to them have been blocked, and to release those emails which are not SPAM. The TRACK DELIVERY tool can be used to find SENT emails which have been blocked. All Texo Webhosting clients agree that Texo Webhosting is not liable for any losses incurred as a result of such automated SPAM filtering.
Clients agree that Texo Webhosting is not liable if their email account's password is compromised, that they are solely responsible for their own email password security, and that they will choose strong, secure email passwords when creating email accounts. Clients further agree that they will ensure that the devices used to connect to the email accounts they create on any Texo server will be kept free of malware and viruses through regular scanning with appropriate antivirus/anti-malware software.
Texo Webhosting has a zero-tolerance, anti-Spamming policy. Under this policy, we prohibit Spam, or any unsolicited commercial email, from being sent either:
– over the Texo Webhosting network, by customers or any other users of the Texo Webhosting network;
– and/or over any network if the message sent advertises or mentions a site hosted on a Texo Webhosting server.
We react quickly and seriously to violations, and we further reserve the right to suspend orterminate the services, without prior notice, of any customer disregarding this policy.
If spam sent through your account results in a mailserver being blacklisted, we reserve the right to charge you for any blacklist removal fees that may be incurred.
Sending unsolicited commercial email (a.k.a. “spam”), cross-posting messages to a large number of Usenet groups, posting obscene or threatening messages while using or referring to an Texo Webhosting email address or web site URL is prohibited.
The use of Texo Webhosting servers as a mail drop for responses to activities described above is also prohibited.
If your hosting account is involved in spamming activities, and your account is subsequently terminated, then you do not have the right to a refund, even if this is within the first 90 days of signing up with Texo. This also includes refunds for additional services or products, such as installations of software, SSL certificates and dedicated IP addresses purchased for that hosting account.
If you have any complaints or comments regarding Spam on our network, please direct them via email to [email protected]
The pricing of our Sendit! email service excludes data charges for email attachments. We reserve the right to increase your Sendit! subscription fee, or charge your for data usage, if you send attachments with your emails.
All services provided by Texo Webhosting may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage, or presentation of any information, data or material in violation of the laws of South Africa, Germany, the United Kingdom or United States Federal, State, Provincial or City law is prohibited.
This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material, trademark, intellectual property, material we judge to be threatening or obscene, or material protected by trade secret and other statute without proper authorization.
The subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Texo Webhosting from any claims resulting from the use of the service which damages the subscriber or any other party.
Sites that promote any illegal activity or present content that may be damaging to Texo Webhosting servers or any other server on the internet are prohibited. Links to such materials are also prohibited.
Examples of unacceptable content or links:
– Pirated software
– Hacker programs or archives
– Warez sites
– Online gambling
– Illegal pornography
Texo Webhosting does not allow the hosting of web pages, links or content of any nature whatsoever which promotes or links to the websites of its competitors.
Any illegal activity, online gambling, spamming or hacking will result in your site being shut down.
Texo Webhosting will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of the Content Policy provision.
The disk space allocated to hosting account may only be used to store the files required to display and manage your website and its content, and emails for up to 30 days. Texo Webhosting reserves the right to delete any files (such as backups, ISOs, software files etc) stored in your hosting account and not required for the operation of your website, and all emails older than 30 days, without notice.
You are free to install and use any scripts you wish, (as long as they are not on our banned scripts list, see below) however we reserve the right to disable any script or software in your hosting account that affects normal server operation or service to other Texo Webhosting customers.
Texo Webhosting is not responsible for any scripts or software that you use in your hosting. It is not our responsibility to ensure your scripts or software functions correctly. Please don’t expect our support techs to troubleshoot aspects of the scripts or software that you use on your sites hosted on our servers.
Texo Webhosting provides technical support for the Server & Server related softwares. Any scripts included in your Control Panel for use or installation are 3rd Party scripts and are not supported by Texo, however you may ask for assistance (which we are usually willing and able to give) by submitting a support ticket.
The following scripts are banned due to the potential harm they can cause to other sites on the same server:
– Torrentflux (and similar scripts)
– Rapidleech (and similar scripts)
– AlienForm (all versions)
– Greymatter (all versions)
– Open Webmail
– Ikonboard (all versions)
– IRC Egg Drops & IRC related programs.
– Chat software
– Proxy Servers & Scripts (EX: nph-proxy)
– Telnet Scripts, Telnet Alternatives (cgitelnet.pl)
– The Anonymizer
– UltimateBBS (all versions)
– YABB + YABB se (all versions)
– Any script that uses / processes a massive number of flatfiles or large flatfile databases.
If we find banned scripts active in your account, we will suspend your account and disable or remove the offending script and send you an email notifying you of our actions.
The following scripts are not allowed on our shared hosting servers:
– WordPress MultiSite (network) and similar scripts, if used to provide a free (or paid) blogging service
WordPress MAX accounts may not be used to host “blog farms” or multiple websites via subdomains or systems such as WordPress MultiSite or BuddyPress for free (or paid) hosting or free (or paid) blogging services.
As part of the management service of WordPress MAX hosting, we reserve the right to modify, delete, deactivate or replace any plugin which is hacked, abandoned by its developer or which causes performance issues on the server, without notice.
Any breach of these terms will result in the suspension of your WordPress MAX account and we reserve the right to charge for the time taken to re-install plugins and reconfigure your WP MAX account to the correct settings.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason not prohibited by law. We reserve the right to terminate service to any customer for any reason not prohibited by law.
Any deliberate attempt to cause damage to Texo’s servers, the Texo Webhosting network or any other internet servers will result in immediate account deactivation without prior notice. No refund is given in this case.
When using a promotional code for a free domain bundled with a new hosting account, the domain is free if the hosting is kept active for a minimum of 12 months. If the hosting account is cancelled before then, the domain registration fee becomes payable for the domain.
Full server backups are made weekly, excluding emails which are never backed up. No guarantees are made of any kind, either expressed or implied, as to the integrity of these backups. Backups are made for server restoration purposes only. It is the client’s responsibility to maintain local copies of their website’s files, databases and other content or to make use of our Automated Backup service.
It is the client’s responsibility to have a good working knowledge of all aspects of their site’s operation aqnd the control panels provided. Please do not expect the Texo Webhosting support staff to teach you how to use aspects of the tools at your disposal, and especially not the software (such as email and FTP clients) which you have installed and run on your own PC.