In this post I will write why you should choose a good adult friendly hosting and at the end of the post I will also list my favorite host which you can get for a very low price.
What Is An Adult Friendly Hosting?
Not all web hosting companies accept adult sites. In fact most of them do not allow adult affiliates to host the websites with adult contents on their servers. About 90% of all host companies ban porn content outright.
There are many reasons why the do not accept them. The main ones are:
- Mainstream host providers simply do not want to be associated with any kind of porn stuff.
- As some of you may know, adult/porn related websites are getting a lot more traffic and using a lot more of server resources than mainstream sites.
- Some of the country’s laws are very strict about pornography, even in Europe (United Kingdom or Germany).
If you would want to start an adult site and make money as an adult affiliate marketer, you should go with an adult friendly hosting that accept nudity, basically all types of legal porn content.
The Real-Life Story Of The Affiliate
When your website goes down, you lose money and traffic and sleep. Without hosting you got nothing. Our web hosts are our lifelines to commerce. There is no telling the damage done when you lose even a half day offline. Has this ever happened to you?
You log in and open the Help page for your host. You fill out the form for a Support Ticket. You click submit and hours later, nothing.
Then you take a more purposeful step. You pick up the phone and call the company directly. You ask for Tech Support. You wait on hold a good ten minutes.
Then you tell the tech that your site is down. The dude sighs, asks you to tell him your URL. You tell him and he puts you back on hold, for another five minutes.
He gets back online and tells you everything is fine on his end. No follow up. No offer to help you through your problem.
If you want answers out of this guy, you are going to have to drag them out. So what if you are bonehead? Your site was working and now it is not working. It may be your fault but Jesus, what the hell ever happened to customer service?
Then comes the fun part. You get an email. They opened your support ticket. Only thing is, you site is back up online. You do not know why. It was down and now it is up.
You are afraid to follow through on that support ticket because you are beginning to lose confidence in your host and you wonder if they actually know what they are doing.
You fear that the fix will be worse than the problem. So you log in again and look for some sort of option, in your control panel, where you can cancel the support ticket. No luck.
Then you get another email. Results from the support ticket. Nothing wrong. It is you. Fuck off.
I exaggerate. I embellish. But not much. I once had a host that deleted my site and didn’t back it up beforehand. They were upgrading my shared server and…whoops!
No apologetic email. No email warning about the upgrade. I would not have known had I not tried to FTP some new stuff to my server.
I was on the phone with that tech guy for almost a half hour before he had figured out my site was gone, gone, gone. I knew it was going sour when at first, he could not find a record of my account. Needless to say, I switched hosts within minutes of ending that call. Another 24 hours of waiting for my site to propagate. Arrgh.
Some hosts are shit. Most are not. Most hosts try to provide a honest, efficient service. Sometimes the screwup is you. Sometimes you have to accept that your host only answers phone calls and emails at certain times of the day.
Sometimes you have to concede that mistakes happen. Your mission as an adult affiliate, is to determine which hosts are good versus which one is good for you. In order to do that, you first have to know what you want from a host.
Do You Want Cheap?
Adult-friendly webhosting is the most affordable on the Internet. You are never going to get a better mix of value and security than you can with an adult host. If you are looking for sweet prices, they come standard. If you are looking for hosts, well-versed in anti-spam, anti-piracy and anti-hacking, porn hosting companies have seen and dealt with all of it.
If price is your biggest priority, you can go shopping for bargains but you will end up sacrificing quality for a few dollars.
Do You Want Reliability?
Any host can claim to be reliable. If your site goes down once, you chalk that up to gremlins. When your site goes down a few times a month, month after month, that is the definition of unreliable. That is a pattern. That means it is time to find another host.
Do You Want Service?
I have a rule when it comes to choosing any new web-related resource: No Phone = No! Whether it is a sponsor, a content provider or a hosting company, if I can not find a contact phone number, I move on to another business. With hosting, this rule triple applies.
Phone support is absolutely essential when you are looking for a good host. Nothing is faster than speaking directly to the people on site, not email, not support tickets. IM is fast but phone is better. When your site goes down, you lose money.
You do not have time to wait and you certainly do not want to be at the end of a backlog of customer problems. Aside from proper contact info, you want quick response. A few hours is no big thing. 24-48 hours is a very big thing.
Since IT people tend to be on the cranky side, it is probably futile to expect angelic patience, still, it is very comforting when you get a tech that is willing to listen to your problem and walk you through to a solution.
At the moment, I have site accounts with two hosting companies. Both of them are good companies but for different reasons.
One is a very large host with thousands of customers. They offer low prices, decent security and most of my not-important sites are hosted there.
The other host is my trusted host. They have walked me through a few bad patches. They are always available when I need them. Their price is a little higher but their shit is tight. I sleep well knowing my sites are in good hands. My pages are up 99.5% of the time and that is what really matters.
This hosting company is called 247-Host.com. They have been in business since 2004 and I have been using them for 10 years to host my sites and I completely trust them.
I highly recommend them to all adult affiliates who need a trustworthy reliable hosting provider for a relatively low price. I can guarantee you that with this host you all will sleep well!
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