Service Level Agreement

Service Level Agreement of Algolia's Services

Algolia Service Level Agreement

Latest update: May 1st, 2023


If Algolia does not meet this Service Level Agreement ("SLA") for its hosted search & recommend services under a Plan, and if Subscriber meets its obligations under this SLA, Subscriber will be eligible to receive the invoice credits described below. This SLA states Subscriber's sole and exclusive remedy for any failure by Algolia to meet the SLA.

Invoice credits are calculated as follows:
Credit = (Subscription Price × Outage Period Minutes × Acceleration Ratio) ÷ Minutes in the applicable service month

The subscriptions covered by this SLA, the Monthly Guaranteed Uptime, the Acceleration Ratio, and maximum invoice credit available for each covered Algolia subscription are as follows:

  • Essential, Core and Enterprise Foundation (available for subscription):
    • Monthly Guaranteed Uptime = 99.99%
    • Acceleration Ratio = 100
    • Monthly Cap = 25% of the Subscription Price for the applicable month
  • Premier Platform Availability SLA (available for subscription only on Keyword plans):
    • Monthly Guaranteed Uptime = 99.999%
    • Acceleration Ratio = 1,000
    • Monthly Cap = 50% of the Plan Price for the applicable month

Invoice Credits Terms and Conditions:

Credits will be made in the form of a monetary credit applied to future use of the Service. A pending credit does not release a Subscriber from its obligation to pay Algolia invoices submitted for payment in full when due.

In order for a Subscriber to be eligible to receive a credit under this SLA, the Subscriber must use the latest version of Algolia API Clients and ensure that the retry strategy is implemented strictly following the guidelines of Algolia’s REST API documentation located at

Service Credits may not be exchanged for, or converted to, monetary compensation.

Service degradation or suspension as a result of a Subscriber exceeding limits under an applicable Algolia subscription is not considered as an Outage covered by this SLA. Additional conditions apply as defined in Algolia's Terms of Service or Subscriber's subscription agreement.


"Acceleration Ratio" means the acceleration multiplier Algolia offers for each Algolia subscription covered by this SLA.

"Monthly Cap" means the maximum aggregate number of invoice credits issued by Algolia to Subscriber for all Outages in a single billing month.

"Monthly Guaranteed Uptime" means the total number of minutes in a month, minus the number of minutes of Outage suffered from all Outages in a month, divided by the total number of minutes in a month and expressed as a percentage.

"Outage" means the hosted search API of the Services is unavailable for the applicable subscription.

"Subscription Price" means the base monthly subscription fee for the applicable Algolia Search Plan and Recommend Request Committed Amount, exclusive of any fees related to add-ons or excess usage.

"SLA" means this Service Level Agreement.

Algolia will provide at least thirty (30) days' advance notice for changes to the SLA that affect a Subscriber's Algolia subscription by either: (i) sending an email to Subscriber's point of contact for notices; (ii) posting a notice in the Algolia Dashboard; or (iii) posting a notice to the applicable SLA webpage. If a change to the SLA has a material adverse impact on Subscriber and Subscriber does not agree to the change, Subscriber has the right to terminate the corresponding service order within thirty (30) days of notice of such change from Algolia.

This SLA applies to Subscribers who subscribe to the listed Algolia Plans on or after the date of last update. The changes are not retroactive. If you are an existing Subscriber as of that date, a description of your service level agreement may be found below.

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