I have been looking for adult hosting services. Of the businesses I have found that do allow adult hosting, I have seen one stipulation. "Legal adult content". I'm not quite sure on what this means. Does it pertain to the obvious, like no child porn, bestiality, etc. Or is there legalities to the access of the adult content? Though I live in the US, I was not raised nor educated here, and thus not aware of the details here.
All I wish to host is a general content forum where my members can have a section to post 18+ pornography such as you would see in any regular adult video store. I plan to have this in an invite only section of the forum as to keep the content inaccessible to under 18 year olds. I believe this should be within the requirements of legal adult content.
Anyone who knows the details of the term "Legal adult content", could you please clear this up for me?
As far as hosts, ive been through hostgator which sucked.. not for the hostings in the fact i barely had any downtime, but for the outa nowhere ban/support they have. So i left that.. If they had better support id stick with them.
Moved on to nakedhosting... that site gets fustrating because every early morning their servers slow/stop for about 4 or 5 hours then back to normal.. their support sucks! Only tech support is ever online for live chat and ive only received a reply once from their ticket system outa the 4 times i tried getting support. Honestly i think theirs about 4 or 5 people running that site because i pretty much talk to the same guy on live chat everytime.. on top of that, everyones gone after 8pm+.. really, you wont get live chat or ticket support.. which further leads me to believe they have a small room of servers which 4 or 5 people run. Probably a family business who knows.. Dont pay attention to their 99% up time, most flat out lie.. but if your record your down times you do get a discount if you convince them its their fault..
anyway im looking for a reliable VPS host that does have decent support and uptime. Im not one to make alot of mistakes that need support, at most maybe 1 or 2 every couple months but most of the time i dont.. i just want a host that will be their when i do have one.
Price isnt an issue. Also it would be great if i could pay with paypal. Not a needed but would help start me off since i have to wait 3-4 days till it hits my account.
I've been reading a lot on this forum lately for a good VPS solution for me, but I've not been too lucky. Perhaps I am just too lazy to read all the posts.
At any rate, I've been with Alpha Red for about a year now and I feel I need to get something new (been having some problems with my mail server and speed, and since it isn't managed, I don't want to worry about fixing it myself). Thus, I am looking for a good VPS solution.
My needs aren't critical, most personal/business type sites, with some client hosting (clients can get very demanding traffic, however, as they will commonly get featured on Digg or YouTube). Because of the clients, I feel I need something clustered with redundancy. I tried out Mosso and just couldn't stomache the simplicity and lack of control.
Disk space would be around 10GB or higher, bandwidth around 500GB or higher (1TB would look amazing to me), and managed is really a plus. However, my budget is only around $150/mo (currently paying $139 for a very slow dedicated server).
I've been tempted to try MediaTemple, but recently looked at Zone.net's clustered VPS, and KnownHost.
opinion about what E-mail would be the best as a autoresponder and email campaign program. Something that can be configured to forward emails to different addresses from different recipients, automatic responces and scheduled email campaigns, all that kind of things. I would prefer an open source solution but if not any I would pay for that.
how to extract the text from an incoming email (through a script maybe) and input to another ougoing email?
I'm planning to operate my own dedicated server and bad news is I'm not much of a technical person. A friend recommends that I can use free Webmin as a front end (control panel) rather than paying for others. Do you think Webmin is suitable for newbie on this front?
I wanted to recommend and give a review of my service with Steadfast. Before I went with steadfast I read WHT almost everyday, looking at different hosts. Steadfast has exceeded my expectations by far.
I have a basic shared account but the speed and service make me feel like it is a dedicated account. My site is still in construction so I wont give the address but I have never experience any lag in loading or it ever being offline.
Whenever I submit a ticket, simply because I have a question, I have never waited more than a few minutes. It is genius. I think that Steadfast's business plan is to have the best equipment and software with the best service and reliability so that their customers stay and say good things about them. Sounds like a plan to me.
One of the things that I like the most is that Karl, owner and operator, actually knows what he is talking about is always happy to help.
I had never paid for hosting before or had a domain name and thought that the control panel and learning curve of hosting was gonna be hard but it is well organized and everything runs so perfectly that I almost never need to log into the control panel. A+++
(I would put the link to steadfast but the board says I don't have enough posts to link websites. Never heard of such a thing.)
I have a couple of things I could use some help with. I'm currently using shared hosting and have completely outgrown it. I need to move to a fully managed dedicated server.
The first thing I need some help with is figuring out what hardware configuration (in general) is going to be needed for the type of sites I'm managing and the next is getting feedback on a good hosting company.
Here's a quick description of the domains that I'm managing:
1. One domain is run with e107, Coppermine and Simple Machines Forum. It will have 1000+ potential paid subscription members. The gallery will have 30,000+ images.
2. Second domain will be running PhpProbid auction software. It will hopefully have similar stats as stampwants dot com. They are a specialized site (mine is going to be more general) but their numbers are what we are shooting for with our new site.
3. Third domain will be the same configuration as #1 but will be on a much smaller scale with free membership.
4. Fourth domain will only be running a Serendipity blog.
5. Fifth domain will be a ZenCart ecommerce site. Fairly small, maybe 500 items listed at a time.
6. Another 8 domains are very simplistic, small sites with just a few pages of basic html.
When shopping managed server hosting it's obvious that there are many different levels of server configurations. What I'm not familiar with is which hardware components are going to influence the performance for the types of sites that I'm working with. The biggest 'in my face' issue currently on my shared hosting plan is that domain #1 above is having consistent php memory errors even when the .htaccess file is set at 64m. I only have a very small portion of the data loaded. The server can't handle just the programs!
The second issue is going to be much more difficult. Trying to find a company that actually delivers what they say they do. I've spent days searching online for reviews, recommendations and customers' actual experiences. I've come to the conclusion that picking hosting is worse than trying to buy a used car!