Sparknode Service Level Agreements

Hardware SLA

Hardware replacement is guaranteed to be complete within 2 hours of problem identification. The hardware replacement timer begins once customer opens trouble ticket and Hivelocity has determined the cause of the problem to be faulty hardware. The period of time it takes to troubleshoot the server and identify the problem is outside the 2 hour SLA.

In the event we are unable to replace the faulty hardware within 4 hours, Hivelocity will credit the customer 5% of the monthly fee per additional hour of downtime incurred (up to 100% of customer's monthly server fee).

All services below are provided free of charge to any dedicated server provided by Hivelocity.

  • Hardware Replacement
  • Initial Server hardening
  • Software Firewall implementation (upon request)
  • Cross Connects Available
  • Unlimited Reboots via ticket system request
  • Access to Knowledge Base (cPanel, Hsphere, Plesk, Hosting Controller and DirectAdmin)
  • Flash Training Movies for support control panels (Hsphere, cPanel, DirectAdmin, HostingController and Plesk)
  • MRTG bandwidth graphs
  • 15 minutes per month Hands and Eyes Console Access (additional time will be billed at $100 per hour)

Network SLA

Hivelocity is committed to providing a standard of service and reliability unparalleled in the hosting industry. Hivelocity guarantees network uptime of 99.99%. The Hivelocity Data Center uses redundant Cisco and Foundry components to eliminate any single point of failure. Our network is multi-homed through redundant high-speed carriers which results in you, the customer, always being able to count on fast and reliable connectivity to our network. Our Data Center is outfitted with redundant CRAC, Battery Power and Diesel Generator Power to ensure uptime in any situation. Hivelocity maintains low overall network utilization at all times providing durability during any large internet routing issues such as a DDOS or DOS attack.

The Hivelocity Data Center is ultra-secure with only Hivelocity employees having access to any of our server rooms. In the event a customer needs personal access to their server they will be escorted to their server by a Hivelocity technician or Account Manager who will assist and monitor activity. Access to our facility is only granted via employee key cards.

Hivelocity guarantees the uptime of its network 99.99% of the time excluding scheduled maintenance.

In the event any customer experiences anything less than 99.99% uptime of the Hivelocity Network a credit will be added to the account upon request. Network downtime is defined as the inability to transmit or receive data due to the failure of Hivelocity owned network equipment. Hivelocity will provide a 5% credit to the affected server or shared account for each hour of downtime beyond 0.1% per month. No customer may receive credits totaling more than one month of service per affected server or shared account. Downtime is measured from the time a trouble ticket is opened by the affected customer to the time Hivelocity determines the issue to be resolved, excluding scheduled maintenance.