Service Level Agreement

VALSE is committed in providing a highest possible 99.9% standard SLA uptime for its paid services in the hosting industry.

Availability % Downtime per year Downtime per month Downtime per week
90% 36.5 Days 72 Hours 16.8 Hours
95% 18.25 days 36 hours 8.4 hours
98% 7.30 days 14.4 hours 3.36 hours
99% 3.65 days 7.20 hours 1.68 hours
99.5% 1.83 days 3.60 hours 50.4 minutes
99.8% 17.52 hours 86.23 minutes 20.16 minutes
99.9% 8.76 hours 43.2 minutes 10.1 minutes
99.95% 4.38 hours 21.56 minutes 5.04 minutes
99.99% 52.56 minutes 4.32 minutes 1.01 minutes
99.999% 5.26 minutes 25.9 seconds 6.05 seconds
99.9999% 31.5 seconds 2.59 seconds 0.605 seconds

10X Service Credit Guaranteed for Standard SLA

If the Service in our standard SLA does not achieve the performance levels described in Parts 2, 3, 6, and 8 below (“Failure”), VALSE will provide Customer with a 10X Service Credit pursuant to the provisions, requirements, and limitations of this SLA.

A “10X Service Credit” is a credit equivalent to ten (10) times Customer’s fees for the impacted Service feature for the duration of the Failure. (For example, where applicable: a Failure lasting eight (8) hours would result in credit of eighty (80) hours of free service for the feature in question; a Failure lasting fifteen (15) minutes would result in a 150-minute, or 2 and a half hour, credit.) No credit will exceed fifty percent (50%) of Customer's fees for the Service feature in question in the Customer’s then-current billing month

For Example:

Downtime 5 hours
Hosting Fee (Yearly) RM 190.00 /Year
Hosting Fee (Daily) 190.00/365 = RM 0.521
Hosting Fee (Hourly) 0.521/24 = RM 0.022
SLA Credit RM 0.022 x 5 x 10 = RM 1.10

10X Service Credit cover only the hosting fees. All other fees such as setup fees, upgrade fees, managed services fees and other miscellaneous fees (e.g. managed firewall service, managed monitoring service) are not included.

Termination of Contract

Customer may terminate the Agreement, in the event that VALSE awards it 90 or more days of total credits during any single contract year, provided 4 or more separate instances of Failure occurred during such year. For purposes of this clause, a contract year is the 12-month period beginning on first day VALSE provides Service.

Limitations & Warranty Disclaimer

The remedies set forth in this SLA are Customer’s sole and exclusive remedies for any Failure or other failure of the Service, including without limitation for any breach of warranty, except as specifically set forth in the Terms and Conditions. PERFORMANCE PURSUANT TO PARTS 4, 5, 7, 9 and 10 BELOW IS NOT GUARANTEED, AND NEITHER THIS SLA NOR ANY OTHER PORTION OF THE AGREEMENT PROVIDES CREDITS OR OTHER REMEDIES FOR FAILURES TO MEET THE STANDARDS LISTED THERE.

Network Availability Performance

VALSE guarantees network availability of 99.9% for our standard SLA in a given year, excluding scheduled maintenance. Network is considered unavailable if there is a 100% packet loss from VALSE to its backbone providers.
This SLA does not cover (without limitation): (a) network performance to Customer’s physical location or internet access point (such as a local DSL/cable modem); or (b) failures due to denial of service attacks.

Hardware Replacement Guarantee

120-minute replacement of the following VALSE provided hardware:

  • Hard drive
  • Memory
  • Processor
  • Power supply
  • Network Interface Card (two per server)
  • Motherboard (results in complete server replacement)
  • Hardware firewall

VALSE will repair or remove and install reasonably comparable replacements if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the hardware is defective. The period listed above begins upon such determination. The period listed above refers only to the time required to physically repair or replace the failed hardware element and does not apply to any time spent: (a) addressing data, operating systems, or other software or systems corrupted or destroyed by hardware failures; or (b) communicating with Customer regarding permissions or instructions.

Support Response Guarantee

For Standard SLA, the guaranteed response time is 120 minutes.
Upon submitting case by email, and a support engineer will review the support request within the timeframe listed above. VALSE may reclassify any Case misclassified as falling into one of the EMERGENCY categories listed above, and such Case will not qualify for EMERGENCY treatment. Resolution and repair times vary, and this SLA does not address them.

Domain Name Services

Primary DNS availability: 100%
“DNS” means domain name server. A period of DNS failure is any time during which 100% of VALSE’s Domain Name Servers simultaneously fail to respond to requests for name resolution. This SLA does not guarantee propagation of DNS data across the Internet or the hosting of secondary DNS service for Customer’s primary domain in another location, and it does not guarantee against zone inaccuracies due to operator error.

Power Availability & Performance

VALSE will provide power availability sufficient to run Customer hardware 100% of the time. VALSE will also provide the power performance required below.

  • Availability: 100%
  • Voltage fluctuations: +/- 10%

A power Failure is a loss of electrical power or a voltage fluctuation, exceeding the limits above, in any part of the delivery system (utility company supply, on-site generation, UPS, circuit, or power strip) which causes Customer’s hardware to shut down. A period of power-related Failure is measured from the time Customer opens the Case to the time that the electrical supply is restored, and does not include any time required to remedy any issues resulting from the electrical failure.

Cooling & Environment

Data Center Temperature: 67 - 74 degrees Fahrenheit
Relative Humidity: 35% - 60%
As used in this SLA: (a) relative humidity is the ratio of water vapor density (mass per unit volume) to saturation water vapor density, expressed in a percentage; and (b) both temperature and relative humidity are averages of several measurements, each from one of the computer server hosting facility’s (the “Facility’s”) CRAC (computer room air conditioning) units. VALSE will monitor, but is not required to report to Customer on, environmental conditions in the Facility.

Server Power Cycling

Server power cycling: < 30 minutes

The Service includes an automated system for cycling each individual power circuit. Customer can submit case by email to request an immediate power cycle (a “Reboot Request”). This SLA applies only to requests for power cycling initiated through such automated system. The figure listed above is the maximum period between the time of the Reboot Request and either the actual server power cycling or notice to Customer that the power cycling failed. To qualify for a credit, Customer must open a Case (Submit email) requesting a manual server power cycle.


The following are required for credits:

Customer will provide all information required in the preceding sentence to the support representative.
Customer must provide VALSE with accurate and complete designated points of contact. Customer must provide VALSE with accurate passwords for maintenance and repair use by VALSE engineers. Delays or failures caused by Customer’s failure to abide by the requirements of this do not constitute Failures.
Customer must request any credits by sending in request email with the issue ID to within 48 hours of the start of the Failure.
In the event of a system compromise on a host we are not maintaining, it is the responsibility of the customer to back-up his data and contact us to take action. Our policy is to immediately re-install any compromised servers on our network, as they pose a threat to all of our systems. We can perform a re-install/restore for a RM500.00 consulting fee. The typical downtime during one of these re-installs/restores is within 5 hours.
Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in this SLA, the following do not constitute Failures: (1) downtime during scheduled maintenance or Emergency Maintenance (as defined below) periods; (2) outages caused by acts or omissions of Customer, including its applications, equipment, or facilities, or by any use or user of the Service authorized by Customer; (3) outages caused by hackers, sabotage, viruses, worms, or other third party wrongful actions; (4) DNS issues outside of VALSE control; (5) outages resulting from Internet anomalies outside of VALSE control; (6) outages resulting from fires, explosions, or force majeure; (7) outages to the Customer Portal; and (8) Failures during a “beta” period. “Emergency Maintenance” refers to any corrective action intended to remedy conditions likely to cause severe Service degradation, as designated by VALSE in its sole discretion. Emergency Maintenance may include but is not limited to actions intended to address hardware or software failures or viruses/worms. VALSE will exercise reasonable efforts to inform Customer in advance before interrupting the Service for Emergency Maintenance, but such notice is not guaranteed and failure thereof does not constitute Failure.