Web Development and Hosting Contract Template

Website Development and Hosting Agreement


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This Web Site Development and Hosting Agreement has been written to cater for the provision of both website development and website hosting services by the same contractor. This website agreement provides for programming and related services including designing, developing, creating, testing, delivering and hosting a website.

An update has been made to this document to provide an improved separate payment structure for hosting services. The contractor still provides hosting services, as under the previous version of this document, however payment for those services is now entirely separate from other payments from the client.

A duplicate of this template is also available in the Website Design and Development Agreements sub-folder.

In a web development transaction, this document should constitute the main agreement between the client and contractor. The project as a whole can be supported by further documents such as a project specification, a project proposal, and forms for project milestones, project acceptance, and project release.

Optional clauses/phrases are enclosed in square brackets.

This Web Site Development and Hosting Agreement contains the following clauses:

1. Definitions and Interpretation
2. Scope of Services
3. Compensation
4. Term and Termination
5. Effects of Termination
6. Client's Responsibilities
7. Delivery and Acceptance of Deliverables
8. Hosting
9. Rights in Content and Software
10. Confidentiality
11. Representations, Warranties, Limitations and Indemnity
12. Remedies
13. Liability
14. Copyright and Proprietary Rights Notices
15. Force Majeure
16. Independent Contractors: Authority of the Contractor
17. Nature of Agreement
18. Notices and Service
19. Miscellaneous
20. Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
21. Arbitration

and Work Statement:

1. Description of Deliverables and Specifications
2. Budget/Fee/Payment
3. Schedule
4. Web Site Specifications for Hosting
5. Services Relating to Hosting
6. Hosting Fees

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