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Hi,

I'm really happy with great support by webfaction, so i renew my contract with you for 5 years recently;

But i have one question about legal usage of my 100 gb space, it is possible to install and use a private service (for only some users) like http://owncloud.org/ on my account, which make possible synchronisation of documents, works, etc. with web and webdav access ... like dropbox for example

asked 02 Feb '12, 09:23

reyman64
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As long as you have some control over what the users do and these users cannot abuse our service then it's fine

(22 Mar '12, 05:00) remi

Using your plans disk usage like that would be a violation of our acceptable use policy, particularly paragraph j:

Storing material on our servers that is not for the primary purpose of hosting a website, and associated email functions. This includes, without limitation, storing backup data unrelated to your websites and emails or storing personal music or video collections.

If the files you are storing are related to the websites you are hosting with us, then we wouldn't mind such an application running.

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answered 02 Feb '12, 11:13

iliasr ♦♦
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Hum, it's not totally clear in this paragraph, because git/redmine service for example, is also a form of public(or private) backup, no ? If i use my account to upload and share documents with webdav access, it's also a form of backup, no ? I'm a phd student, so if i update a part of my work on this application, with direct link on a personnal webpage for finalized project (ppt presentation,personal project,etc), i can use this application to backup day after day all my intermediate work,isn't it ?

If one day, you think this is not an acceptable use, you send a mail before deletion of all content ?

(02 Feb '12, 12:16) reyman64

That paragraph is meant to stop people from using the service as bulk file storage. You can use it for an online collaboration site, just not raw file storage. I.E. if you are working on documents that must be viewed and/or worked with by many people than it is likely OK. If you are storing your MP3 collections it is likely not OK. The content is what matters.

(02 Feb '12, 17:27) johns

That seems like a vague distinction that's open to interpretation. What if you create a website that lets users store bulk files? Is that a paradox? And what does it matter what we do with services we pay for?

(19 Mar '12, 21:40) Ken K
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