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Customer Support Policy

We provide professional support for our knowledge base software directly. We don't outsource. We provide an initial 1 year (12 months) of free technical support from the date of purchase to all customers of our knowledge base software via our web-based ticketing system in the customer area. This can be renewed for a nominal fee as and when required from the customer area.

What is supported?

We provide technical support for:

  • How-to and feature related questions for the PHPKB edition you have purchased.
  • Basic usage questions and troubleshooting unexpected behavior for documented features.
  • Technical issues and defects where the product you purchased has been identified as the cause by a support engineer.
  • Errors in documentation and official technical support materials as available from our website.
  • Installation and/or upgrade related issues and defects.
  • Product runtime and operation errors or failures (not including those produced by Apache, IIS, MySQL, etc).
  • Only basic questions for interoperability with third party products, such as 3rd party HelpDesk and CRM Systems.
  • Problems with license keys as a result of upgrading or changing servers.
What is not supported?

We do not provide technical support for:

  • Issues with or usage of software/hardware outside of the product you purchased (such as creating FTP accounts, repairing corrupt database tables, etc).
  • Database integrity or database performance issues, including database optimization and tuning.
  • Configuration/installation of PHP, Apache, IIS, MySQL, MS SQL Server, etc.
  • Products where code has been customized, regardless of whether the change was minor in nature or not.
  • Data migration, database backups or repair of corrupt database.
  • Enabling/disabling PHP settings on your web server.
  • Debugging of mail servers or mail server configurations.
  • Issues experienced in non-supported server or client environments.
  • Network configuration or deployment.
  • Products which have not been updated to the latest version.
  • Problems with license keys on software that has been discontinued or has not been updated to the latest version.
Software Maintenance Period
  • Software maintenance covers access to any support and software product updates for your software licence.
  • All purchases include a 12 month maintenance period which can optionally be extended during or after purchase for an additional 12 or 24 months.
  • You can renew your maintenance period from the customer's area for a nominal fee.
  • After your software maintenance period expires, you will no longer be able to access support, re-license the software or software updates (including security patches).
  • You are not under any obligation to renew your software maintenance period if product support or software updates are no longer required.
  • We will always email you 30, 15, 7, 3, and 1 day(s) before your maintenance period expires with the option to renew from our website.
Supported Products and Versions
  • We will provide support to you for our knowledge base product which was purchased directly from our website for which you hold a valid maintenance period.
  • You agree to keep your installation of PHPKB knowledge base software up to date by regularly updating to the latest release available from the customer area. If your product is not running the latest release, you will be required to update before technical support will be provided.
  • Our partners are required to contact our technical support department on behalf of their client. If your client contacts our technical support department directly their problem will not be investigated and you will need to resubmit the ticket on their behalf, as per the partner program agreement.
Updates to Our Support Policy

This support policy may be updated at any time and without notice. By purchasing our knowledge base software and agreeing to the EULA which is made available before download, you also agree to be bound by any changes to the support policy as they take place and without notification.

Premium Support Subscription

Premium support is available within the customer area. Premium support tickets are sent directly to the technical support team allowing users to communicate directly with PHPKB staff to receive firsthand assistance with any problems or questions they may have regarding their PHPKB Software.

Each PHPKB Software license purchase includes a one (1) year basic support subscription at no additional cost. Subscriptions can be renewed till 60 days of expiry (grace period). After end of grace period, renewal fees will incur a penalty charge as shown below.

  • Active Subscription Renewal:
    • Basic Support Subscription: $75 USD
    • Premium Support Subscription: $135 USD
  • Expired Subscription Renewal (with penalty charges):
    • Basic Support Subscription: $105 USD
    • Premium Support Subscription: $165 USD

PHPKB Software Licenses do not expire, only Upgrades & Support subscriptions require renewal.

Questions About Our Support Policy?

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our support policy and we will be happy to help.

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