Acceptable Use PolicyPlease read our Acceptable Use Policy carefully before using our Services.

This AUP governs the use of MonsterMegs' web hosting service. Violation of this AUP may result in suspension or termination of your service. In the event of a dispute between you and MonsterMegs regarding the interpretation of this AUP, MonsterMegs' interpretation, in its reasonable commercial judgment, shall govern.

MonsterMegs may refuse to accept any customer or any website for participation in the MonsterMegs hosting network as determined by MonsterMegs at its sole discretion. Any material that in our judgment that is obscene or threatening is prohibited and will be removed from our servers with or without notice.

Offensive Content

You may not publish or transmit via MonsterMegs' service any content that MonsterMegs reasonably believes:

Using an account as a backup/storage device is not permitted, with the exception of one cPanel backup of the same account. Please do not take backups of your backups.

Content "published or transmitted" via MonsterMegs' service includes Web content, e-mail, bulletin board postings, chat, and any other type of posting or transmission that relies on any Internet service provided by MonsterMegs.

Examples of unacceptable material on Shared and Reseller Services

Examples of unacceptable material on Enterprise Hosting Services

MonsterMegs.com will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision.

Internet Relay Chat (IRC)

Use of Internet Relay Chat on any of our shared or dedicated servers is explicitly forbidden. This includes, but is not limited to, running any clients, bots, redirection services (proxies), or servers, of any kind.

Chat Applications

All interactive chat web applications are strictly prohibited on MonsterMegs' servers. This includes but is not limited to chat applications written in PHP, Perl, CGI, Python, Ruby, etc. Any web application that provides 'real-time' chat is not permitted. Shoutboxes, chatboxes, live chat/live help (such as but not limited to LiveZilla) and other web based chat programs are prohibited.

Resource Usage

All accounts are required to use as little server resources as possible. Because server resources such as CPU and memory are shared resources, excessive use of these resources can interfere with or completely prevent normal service operation for other Customers. MonsterMegs reserves the right to suspend or terminate Services on any account that, at its sole discretion, is mistreating or consuming excessive amount of server resources causing server performance issues at any moment without previous warning, and for any or no reason.

Resource limitations for Shared plans

Up to 1 FULL CPU Core
1GB Memory Usage
20 Running Processes
200 outgoing emails per 60 minute period
20 MySQL Connections

Resource limitations for Reseller plans

Up to 1 FULL CPU Core
1GB Memory Usage
20 Running Processes
200 outgoing emails per 60 minute period
20 MySQL Connections

Resource limitations for Enterprise plans

2-4 CPU Cores
2-4GB Memory Usage
50 Running Processes
500 outgoing emails per 60 minute period
50 MySQL Connections
Note: these limits vary for every web hosting plan, refer to your web hosting plan for the correct limits.
User may not: 
  1. Use 25% or more of system resources for longer then 90 seconds on shared/reseller services. There are numerous activities that could cause such problems; these include: CGI scripts, FTP, PHP, HTTP, etc.
  2. Run stand-alone, unattended server-side processes at any point in time on the server. This includes any and all daemons, such as IRCD. 
  3. Run any type of web spider or indexer (including Google Cash / AdSpy) on shared/reseller services.
  4. Run any software that interfaces with an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) network.
  5. Run any bit torrent application, tracker, or client. You may link to legal torrents off-site, but may not host or store them on our shared/reseller services. 
  6. Participate in any file-sharing/peer-to-peer activities
  7. Run any gaming servers such as counter-strike, half-life, battlefield1942, etc 
  8. Run cron entries with intervals of less than 5 minutes.
  9. Run any MySQL queries longer than 60 seconds. MySQL tables should be indexed appropriately.
  10. When using PHP include functions for including a local file, include the local file rather than the URL. Instead of include("http://yourdomain.com/include.php") use include("include.php")
  11. To help reduce usage, do not force html to handle server-side code (like php and shtml).
  12. Only use https protocol when necessary; encrypting and decrypting communications is noticeably more CPU-intensive than unencrypted communications.

 

Security

You must take reasonable security precautions. You must protect the confidentiality of your password, and you should change your password periodically.

Bulk Commercial E-Mail

You must obtain MonsterMegs' advance approval for any bulk commercial e-mail, which will not be given unless you are able to demonstrate all of the following to MonsterMegs' reasonable satisfaction:

These policies apply to messages sent using your MonsterMegs service, or to messages sent from any network by you or any person on your behalf that directly or indirectly refer the recipient to a site hosted via your MonsterMegs service. In addition, you may not use a third party e-mail service that does not practice similar procedures for all its customers.

MonsterMegs may test and otherwise monitor your compliance with its requirements, including requesting opt-in information from a random sample of your list at any time.

Unsolicited E-Mail

We take a zero tolerance stance against sending of unsolicited e-mail, bulk emailing, and spam. "Safe lists" and purchased lists will be treated as spam. Any user who sends out spam will have their account terminated with or without notice.

Sites advertised via SPAM (Spamvertised) may not be hosted on our servers. This provision includes, but is not limited to SPAM sent via fax, phone, postal mail, email, instant messaging, or usenet/newsgroups. No organization or entity listed in the ROKSO may be hosted on our servers. Any account which results in our IP space being blacklisted will be immediately suspended and/or terminated.

MonsterMegs reserves the right to require changes or disable as necessary any web site, account, database, or other component that does not comply with its established policies, or to make any such modifications in an emergency at its sole discretion.

MonsterMegs reserves the right to charge the holder of the account used to send any unsolicited e-mail a clean up fee or any charges incurred for blacklist removal. This cost of the clean up fee is entirely at the discretion of MonsterMegs.

Material Protected by Copyright

You may not publish, distribute, or otherwise copy in any manner any music, software, art, or other work protected by copyright law unless:

MonsterMegs will terminate the service of repeat copyright infringers.

Copyright Infringement Notice (Digital Millennium Copyright Act)

If you believe your copyright is being infringed by a person using the MonsterMegs network, please send your written notice of copyright infringement to:

Via EMail

Your notice must include the following:

Other

You must have valid and current information on file with your domain name registrar for any domain hosted on the MonsterMegs network.

You agree that when communicating with our staff, all communication will be void of profanity and/or abusive demeanor.

Disclaimer

MonsterMegs is under no duty, and does not by this AUP undertake a duty, to monitor or police our customers' activities and disclaims any responsibility for any misuse of the MonsterMegs network.

Internet Abuse

You may not engage in illegal, abusive, or irresponsible behavior, including: