Acceptable Use Policy




Since we provide dedicated and VPS level service, our customers can pretty much do anything with their servers. However as a responsible service provider, certain activities are prohibited according to our policies.

Please read below carefully, what is allowed and what is prohibited on our cloud service.

Shell Access Agreement

We strive to keep our networks operating at the highest possible level, so all of our clients benefit from it. Therefore the following actions are prohibited:

  • The scanning of foreign networks or foreign IP addresses
  • Manually changing the hardware address (MAC)
  • The use of fake source IPs
  • Use of any kind of network penetration testing tools
  • Spamming

Dedicated Server Agreement

We strive to keep our networks operating at the highest possible level, so all of our clients benefit from it. Therefore the following actions are prohibited:

  • Operating applications that are used to mine crypto currencies
  • The scanning of foreign networks or foreign IP addresses
  • The use of fake source IPs

Managed Server Service Agreement

1. Contact Person, Client Support:

All of the managed servers offered include free online and telephone support during the specified support times. Online support requests from the client are made via the administration interface. For this, clients need to use their client access to administrative console (Login: Customer Number, Password: Customer Password).

In general, client support orders are included in the all-inclusive price of the product. Special support requests, not included in The Euro Cloud services, are only handled in exceptional cases. If more than 15 minutes’ working time is required for resolving such issues, The Euro Cloud, after consultation with the client, charge a fee of 15 € for each quarter hour commenced.

2. Monitoring Services:

  • Web Server (HTTP)
  • Mail System (SMTP, POP3, IMAP, Spam filter, Virus scanner, Mail dispatch quantity)
  • Server Services (FTP, SSH, NTP)
  • Databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL)
  • Server Load
  • Hard Drives (S.M.A.R.T., Disk Space Usage)

3. System Failure:

The Euro Cloud monitor the server 24 hours a day for failures.

The Euro Cloud reserve the right to deal with requests which are not emergencies during normal business hours only. An emergency is defined as server failure or the failure of a server service.

4. Server Access:

Root access by the client is generally not possible on managed servers.Access by SSH is via the usual user authorization rights. The activation (deactivation) of SSH access for the respective account is possible via the  administration interface.

5. Account Licenses:

Depending on the model of server, only a limited number of user accounts can be created. The amount possible is based on the type of server. As many domains as are required can be set up on each one of the accounts. Optionally, and at cost, it is possible to increase the number of accounts possible via email support.

6. Data Protection:

All managed servers, even without daily backup or the backup included in the type of server, undergo a local backup which exclusively backs up configuration files. With booked daily backup or the backup included in the type of server, all data is backed up daily and retained for a maximum of 14 days. Recovery of backups (Restore) is possible via the administration interface. Here it is possible to recover individual files and whole folders as well as accounts.

7. Content and Data of Created Accounts:

Changes made by the support team, such as the deleting, relocation and overriding of content and sensitive information, which has been deployed and/or received by the client, can only be carried out, if the requests are verified by the administration interface or in writing as a fax containing the company stamp and a handwritten signature. The support team are not required to undertake work which can be performed by clients and which it is possible for clients to do themselves.

8. Changes to Configuration Files:

Generally, with the exception of the points listed below, individual customization to configuration files is not possible on managed servers. This applies to system settings and the services provided. The following settings are alterable:

  • PHP: Selected PHP settings can be changed via the administration interface. Many further settings can be changed directly via .htaccess file. Settings which exceed the available values and set limits are alterable after previous examination by the system administration. Additional PHP modules other than those offered are not installed. Individual PHP solutions e.g. PHP binaries, are not supported.
  • IMAP: The number of parallel IMAP connections per IP address is limited for reasons of server stability. It is possible to have this number increased on request at our discretion.
  • SMTP: The settings which are offered such as ‘Forwards’, ‘Autoresponder’, ‘Spam filter’, ‘SMS Notification’, ‘Black- and Whitelist’ etc. can be changed by the client. Other individual settings and the configuration of the mail system cannot be created. SPF records can be set by the client via DNS administration in the administration interface.
  • MySQL: The configuration of the MySQL server can be modified at the request of the client. If values are requested which could affect the stability of the server, the client must send an email to confirm this. The client is not automatically entitled to such modifications. For each database created by the client, three data bank users are set up with exclusive access to this database. For reasons of security, no global database user or users who have access to several databases is set up.
  • DNS: Each account and each domain receives a DNS zone file which can be administered via the administration interface. The use of the DNS servers is optional.

9. Process Monitoring:

To safeguard the security and stability of the managed server, a process monitoring system is in place which stops processes with excessive running times and/or RAM exploitation. Exceptions can be made by the system administration. If the client requests exceptions which could affect system stability, these must be confirmed in writing by the client. The client is not automatically entitled to such exceptions. If the stability of the server or network is affected, The Euro Cloud reserve the right to correct and/or cancel these exceptions

10. Installation of Additional Software:

The installation of additional software or libraries is not carried out by the support team. On request, a compiler can be made available with which the client can compile the necessary software packages. This is the sole responsibility of the client. There is no right to claim support services in this context.

The operation of additional software requiring root privileges for installation or operation is not possible.

11. Relocation within the Euro Cloud Server:

Relocation of a maximum of three accounts, not larger than 10 GB which are to be transferred within The Euro Cloud web hosting / managed servers is carried out by the support team on request. Databases are to be transferred in advance by clients themselves and are not a part of the relocation offered by The Euro Cloud. Relocation from or to The Euro Cloud external servers or dedicated root servers is not performed.

12. Email Service Spam and Virus Protection:

Each email account has a server-side spam filter which can optionally be deactivated for presorting suspicious emails into a designated folder. This folder is accessed via IMAP and Webmail. Emails which have been identified as spam are automatically deleted after a predefined time period. The filter strength can be adjusted by the client. In addition, The EuroCloud Ltd operate a blacklist which temporarily or permanently blocks IP addresses that send spam emails. The blocking of single IP addresses can be deactivated manually by the client. Furthermore, The EuroCloud Ltd use a virus filter for emails. Incoming emails containing viruses are not accepted for security reasons. The sender of the email is notified. The dispatch of emails containing viruses is prohibited.

13. Cancellation Policy

The customer can cancel the subscribed products within 14 days of provisioning. We have a simple “no questions asked” policy and we shall respect our customer’s right to ask for the refund of the service if they are not satisfied with us. You need to open a support ticket with us within 14 days for cancellation of service and our team would be happy to assist you.