Web Hosting Agreement Law and Legal Definition

The Web Hosting Agreement is an agreement between a web host company and the user/client whereby the web host company agrees to provide web hosting and related services such as email capability in relation to the site, domain name registration, and other services as determined by web host company. Web Hosting is the business of housing, serving, and maintaining files for one or more web sites. Web host companies provide space on a server and also provide connectivity to the Internet for a certain rental fee. Web host companies can also provide data center space. The Client uses the internet to connect with the server and display the desired content to the user. The scope of hosting services varies greatly. Some hosting companies even provide server space for file maintenance and other web services. The web host generally guarantees an uptime to all its web servers. If uptime for the client’s web server falls below a minimum uptime, web host will be responsible to credit the client.