RAM Host

Terms of Service / Acceptable Use Policy / Service Level Agreement for all shared hosting clients/customers of RAM Host

(What You Can and Can't Do On Your Account...)

You're free to put up anything with a genuine purpose that isn't illegal. Generally something that your parents / grandparents would accept / like.

Other than that, you are FORBIDDEN from putting any content that is related to the following: (If found, we will REMOVE THEM INSTANTLY and you will be banned from RAM Host)

Do any of the following if you want to get unconditionally banned forever:

Phishing of any entity, including, but not limited to: eBay, PayPal, banks, government agencies, etc. Phishing occurs when a scam artist creates a fake site that looks like it belongs to a company or other entity that is real and tricking the visitor into entering their personal information. Anything created with an intent to decieve, or any other malicious intent, is strictly forbidden.

Attempting to hack/crack into someone elses account This includes, but is not limited to, brute force or dictionary attacks via FTP, SSH, the Web Control Panel, or any other means of login; using this server as a launchpad to hack into another server, etc.

Intentionally Causing a Denial of Service We understand that web sites can be busy, but if a few IP addresses are requesting the same file every few seconds over and over again, or if you install a CGI scipt that does nothing but count to a very large number, then you will be put on notice.

Piracy, Copyright/Trademark,Patent Infringement, storing/using illegal files. Includes software/serials/cracks/scripts/warez. Do not use our service to infringe on someone elses copyright or intelectual property! No warez linking sites! No stealing! No leaking secrets! No replica sites (see the fishing/scam/fraud section).

ROMs and Emulators You may not upload ROMs and/or Emulators that contain copyrighted and/or proprietary data.

IRC - Internet Relay Chat
Shared Customers: Running any kind of IRC client/server is not allowed.

Pornography. Child Pornography: naked people under 18 years old; falls under the same category as "no illegal files!"

Be advised that adult pornographic material is allowed provided you have proper recordkeeping and otherwise are in full compliance with US law and is legal in Kansas City, MO where the server is located.

Having incorrect name or address filed on your account. For regulatory, accounting, and tax purposes we require accurate information about the geographic location of our customers. Resellers and agents may optionally use their clients' information directly (instead of their own).

Running Persistent Processes. If you execute a command that does not terminate after one hour, it will automatically be killed.
Also, processes that use a lot of CPU resources will be reniced to a much lower priority.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q, Can I Host A Chat Rooms / IRC bot?
A. For performance and stability reasons no, you may not. Web Forums and shout boxes are not included in this and are fine with us.

Q. Can I Host BitTorrent Scripts, including, but not limited to: TorrentFlux, RapidLeech, etc?
A. These scripts download torrents to our servers, and then you download it to your computer. Don't use our servers for transferring files via peer-to-peer.

Q. Can I Host A BitTorrent Tracker, including, but not limited to: opentracker, BlogTorrent, PHPBTTracker+, etc?
A. Torrent Trackers are strictly forbidden due to their being extremely CPU and bandwidth intensive.

Q. Am I allowed to signup for more than 1 account?

A. No. If you register more then 1 account, all of them will be found and suspended. We enforce this to prevent people from taking advantage of our 30 day risk-free promotion. If you need more than one account because you are e.g. acting as a reseller of our services then please contact us and we can discuss it - we are very flexible.

Q. Am I allowed to use my account to store backup or other large files?

A. Yes, provided you don't exceed your disk usage or data transfer quotas, and provided the files don't violate these terms.

Q. Am I allowed to host an image hosting script (like imageshack.us, flickr.com, etc) where it allows my visitors to upload images?

A. Yes, though be advised the maximum size of POST requests (which are used for file uploads) is 10 MB.

Remember, there is no size limit for files you upload via FTP.

Remember, You are responsible for everything on your account (e.g you are responsible for what your users upload).

Q. Am I allowed to host an video hosting script (like youtube.com, etc) where it allows my visitors to upload videos?

A. No, running a youtube or clip-share like script is not allowed due to the overhead of re-encoding video files.

We have no problem if you upload and host video files, but using our server to re-encode / convert them is strictly prohibited.

Q. Am I allowed to use my site for money-making purposes?

A. Yes, as long as it doesn't involve selling something illegal or violate these terms.

Q. Am I allowed to host a script that sends a lot of email?

A. Somewhat. We cap all users with a outgoing email quota of 200 messages per hour.
You can, however, send as much email you want if you send it out via a 3rd party smtp server (like the one your isp provides) - we fully support that (e.g. you can open sockets).
Also, using this service to send unsolicited email (otherwise known as SPAM) is strictly prohibited and will result in account suspension.

Q. Am I allowed to host a proxy script like CGIProxy, PHPProxy, Glype, etc?

A. No, we don't permit web based proxy scripts of any kind hosted on our servers.

Q. Are porn/adult sites allowed?

A. With limitation, adult sites are allowed so long as they are in full compliance with US laws.

Child pornography is strictly forbidden. Do not store, transmit, create, or examine any pictures, realistic or not, of humans, anthropomorphic depictions of human-like creatures, or images suggesting humans that are under the age of 18 years in an either implied or actual pornographic picture.

Pornography and sex-related merchandising are permitted provided it is legal in the city of Kansas City, the state of Missouri and the country of the United States of America. This includes sites that may infer sexual content, or links to pornography elsewhere. Nude "art" is permitted.

Q. Is my personal info safe with you? Are you going to sell my contact information?

A. Your personal info is safe with us. Your privacy is respected. We will never sell your personal information (although you are free to sell it yourself - go ahead and post it all over your web site if you really want to). If you don't believe us, then don't bother signing up.

Q. Will my site ever get deleted?

A. Yes, if you break any of the above terms, your site will be suspended and you'll get an email warning you to fix the violation within 7 days. If you don't respond, account will be terminated permanently.

If you break the above terms during a free trial period your account will be terminated without notice.

Your site will also get terminated 7 days after failing to pay your bill. (We will suspend it the first day your bill is late for a week, and if not paid within a week your account will be terminated and all data associated with your account will be removed.)

Q. Do you have CPU resource quotas?

A. No we don't. Note that this does not apply to abusive scripts (such as a script that does nothing but count to a large number, which are forbidden). Note that any script or program you run will be reniced to lower priority if it uses too much cpu resource - this is to ensure stability.

Q. What languages do you allow / support?

A. Your web site can be in any language you want (multiple languages too).

RAM Host itself only supports English (this applies to, but is not limited to, things like support and the web based control panel). We don't speak anything else here.


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