Renewals and Billing Cycles Explained

Chris Wright
Published: 2 November 2023Last updated: 7 November 2023

To ensure a smooth experience for our customers, it's important to understand how our billing cycles work. This short guide will walk you through the key stages of our billing process, including the actions we take and the options available to you if you encounter any payment issues. This process applies to web hosting products, including Reseller Hosting, Managed VPS and Managed Cloud Hosting only.

Billing Cycle Overview

Renewal Overdue (Day 1)

After your renewal date has passed without payment, we take the following steps:

  • We lock out the control panel to prevent any further account modifications.
  • However, all hosted websites and email services will remain fully functional, ensuring minimal disruption to your online presence.

If you are experiencing difficulties with payment and need temporary access to the control panel, we encourage you to raise a ticket with our support team. We will do our best to assist you during this period.

Temporary Service Deactivation (Day 14)

If payment has not been received by the 14th day after your renewal date, we will take further action:

  • We will temporarily disable the services associated with your account.
  • This means your websites and email services will be unavailable until the outstanding payment is settled.

Data and Service Deletion (Day 28)

After 28 days from your renewal date, if payment is still not received, we proceed with the following:

  • All data and services on your account will be permanently deleted.
  • This includes website files, databases, emails, StackCP/HostShop data, and associated configurations.
  • Please note that this action is irreversible, so it's crucial to resolve payment issues promptly to avoid data loss.


We understand the importance of your data, even in challenging situations. Therefore, we maintain backups of your data for an additional 30 days after the 28-day grace period.

After the 28-day mark, we cannot directly restore your deleted data. If you wish to recover your data after this period, you will need to take the following steps:

  • Purchase hosting services again, including Timeline Backups if needed.
  • Set up your hosting packages as required.
  • Once your packages are configured, you can use Timeline Backups to restore the deleted data to the newly created packages.