What sort of web hosting options should you go for if you want to host an adult website? You need to remember that this is most critical aspect of your adult website. Facts like shared or dedicated adult web hosting, maximum allowed bandwidth, average uptime of server and server space should be critically taken into consideration while researching for your adult web host.
Now let us visit some points in detail to make sure that you choose right adult web host to host your adult website.
SHARED OR DEDICATED ADULT WEB HOSTING?
Most web hosts provide shared web hosting by default. By 'shared web hosting' we mean that your website is being hosted on a server that hosts other websites too. For a basic website with limited bandwidth requirement and server space this is a preferred option to go for.
For an adult website, on other hand, one should go for dedicated web hosting because if you host an adult website, then you'll obviously be storing hundreds of images there. The traffic will be huge (at least compared to non-adult websites) and hundreds of visitors will be downloading/loading images, consuming lots of bandwidth in process. Besides, if you host an e-commerce adult website where your visitors have to pay a subscription fee to download images and movie flicks, you'll need a dedicated server to avail secure server facilities.
CO-LOCATED ADULT WEB HOSTING
You may feel apprehensive about leaving your crucial data (images, movies, credit cards, email addresses) on some one else's web host. One option is to maintain your own server data center, which can be very costly and most adult webmasters cannot afford it. Besides, it is not even sensible to incur so high a cost unless you are running a mega e-commerce website.
Such a requirement can be solved by having a co-located server. With co-located servers, your hosting company connects your hardware to Internet and provides you with rack space, a secure environment to store your server in, and technical support. On your part, you need to provide company with actual server, maintenance and software in order to host your adult website on your co-located server. Co-located servers generally give you more control over your hardware without having to worry about vandalism, hacking, theft or connectivity outages.