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[closed] Looking for a host that allows adult content (12 posts)

  1. xlindsaywx
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm looking at starting a blog on sexual relationship tips and advise and am looking for hosts. I currently use Bluehost, but I am neither 100% happy with them plus I have heard that they do not allow adult content.

    What hosts can people recomend?

  2. blu3frost
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Interesting topic :) I know most providers do as long as you do not break the law. I know for a fact 123-Reg does:

    http://www.123-Reg.com

    But I'm not sure if you'd want to go with their packages. You could also try Webfusion:

    http://www.webfusion.com
    or
    http://www.godaddy.com

  3. xlindsaywx
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for that. No, there will be no law breaking and its not porn, but I still just wanted to be sure since the material may be sensitive to some people - and host. I will check out those sites. Cheers.

  4. wildfremd
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I don't think GoDaddy offers adult hosting to be honest. They're my provider. Try http://www.hostseeq.com instead.

  5. lazystalker
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I can't find anything on wordpress about what kind of content is allowable as far as adult sites are concerned. Where is the line? can there be erotic? can there be pornography? can there be nude art?

    Where are official terms of service documents for wordpress?

    What if sites are not hosted on wordpress?

    Can sites have ads to adult content?
    Where can I find more answers to these questions?

  6. wildfremd
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It all depends on how your setting it up. Are you putting it on your own domain and paying for hosting yourself, or are you starting up a blog in a site like WordPress.com? If the domain is owned by someone else, chances are you probably won't be able to put up adult content. Check the terms and agreement of that site to see if adult content is accepted. If you're buying your own domain and setting up the blog on your own domain, make sure that your hosting provider allows you to publish adult content.

  7. xlindsaywx
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am looking at getting my own domain and hosting. My blog wont be pornographic, but it's topics will be sexual in nature in regards to relationships. I've had a look at a few options so far, but not all are clear or state if such material is alowed. I just don't want to put all the work into something that will just get deleated.

  8. After some quick research, most SHARED hosts don't permit sex related content. But a DEDICATED server usually does. Which means it'll cost more up-front.

    I use LiquidWeb VPS right now and I'm about 90% sure that I'm allowed 'adult' content, but not porn. You'll have to ask the webhost specifically. They may be okay with it, but my guess would be that if it's not porn, then the concern would be sex-spam traffic (i.e. spam blogs pinging the hell out of you b/c you're using trigger words).

  9. robinvd
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Had a quick look:

    Media Temple is my host and i'm really glad with the support/uptime etc etc.

    "Customer is knowingly or unknowingly hosting pornographic videos or photographs."
    - mediatemple.net/company/legal/aup_general.php

    As you said, your not going to host pictures/video. Don't know if they count 'erotic' aswell as pornographic. Tbh there's a big difference.

    Good luck!

    Another tip: If you DO use some images, make it a login topic so kids won't see it straight away.

  10. wakingpersephone
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm lookoing around for the same thing and from the looks of it Dreamhost doesn't have a problem with this. They state

    MATERIAL PRODUCTS

    5. DreamHost Web Hosting will exercise no control whatsoever over the content of the information passing through the network.

    (paragraph 11 is a bit unclear as to ability to refuse content)

    they later clarify

    LAWFUL PURPOSE

    1. Customer may only use DreamHost Web Hosting's Server for lawful purpose. Transmission of any material in violation of any Country, Federal, State or Local regulation is prohibited. To this effect, child pornography is strictly prohibited as well as housing any copyrighted information (to which the customer does not hold the copyright) on DreamHost Web Hosting's Server.

    Doesn't seem like they have an issue with this to me.

  11. spidermann
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I offer hosting, and it is perfect for WordPress.

    As well, I don't care what you put up there as long as it doesn't break the law. Erotic, porn, hardcore? Doesn't bother me because it is your site and your time. "Edgy", "alternative", "odd" concepts, text, and ideas? More power to you, go ahead and put it up.

    Hit me up if you are interested. Hosting starts at $50 a year ($4.16 a month). Haven't had the time to redo the website for the hosting as of yet, kind of embarrassed about it as it looks dreadful, but the hosting is more then perfect. :)

    Space and bandwidth are not issues.

    You can contact me at spidermann @ gmail.com

  12. yearontheroad
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    xlindsaywx

    I think it depends on the content.

    I have a wordpress blog on yearontheroad.wordpress.com with adult content.

    It is essentially going to be a year of very intimate details of the exploits I get up to on the road including the sexual ones with the guys I meet. One of the first entires I have made was quite graphic too and another entry had some details of some intimate beauty procedures!

    I mailed support about it and their helpdesk, or "happiness engineers" as they call themselves, and described what I intend for the blog and they say it sounds like it "should be ok".

    Maybe it depends on just how hedonistic and graphic I get! :)

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