my friend and i are working on some web-based-commerce ideas and at current we're at godaddy.com. i can only imagine the vitriol they've rightfully earned here, as we decided to be done with them when the $30 SSL license they told us we could get one night quickly became $78 because there was a new "turboSSL server" package we needed, nevermind the guy the first time said with our hosting options we only needed to go through them for the SSL license, so basically, either the first guy lied to us or the second guy tried to hustle us, either way, i dont like companies whose sales model is revealed like the plot in a horror movie, so we're looking to go elsewhere.
basically we're looking for a virtual private server setup, although actually another question i'd love to ask someone is if joomla is better served on unix/linux or windows, with a few dozen accounts needed, and by accounts i mean domains and whatnot, as right now it's basically the blanket idea that you grab the names you need, or might go to if you change your mind on company names...
so basically, with all the people here talking about bad experiences with places, are there any good experience type places where someone can get competent tech support, no hustling in sales pitches, and quality service at a nice solid price?
again, sorry to show up and start asking for things, but i'm not necessarily well versed in these arts yet... rest assured once i have some information i shall contribute to the community and help others who are in my position now
I was wondering if I could get some information from those who frequent this site. I'm looking for some good hosting companies that specifically deal in some niche areas. If anyone could point me in the direction of some hosts with an affiliate program and deal in either ColdFusion, Adult, Fantastico, or Co-Location hosting, That would be awesome. The hosting company needs to be an overall good company as well, so if you've worked with a great company, or heard good things about a company that deals in the above categories, please respond to this post.
I'm starting a business selling hand crafted adult sex toys. I'm looking for the most inexpensive possible web host who will allow adult content. The content will not involve full nudity; no nipples or genitals. Obviously, all people depicted will be over 18. It will essentially just be people modeling products and some depictions of sexually explicit scenes. Can anyone recommend a good web host for my situation?
Been reading in and comparing alot of different hosting companies during the last couple of days. One company has now got my attentioned a little more compared to many others and that is MM Hosting.
Been googeling and searching around alot to get some existing custommer feedback. Whats interessting is that I can't find much about it, nor bad, nor good. I found mostly adds etc and various "review sites".
So I hope to find some active custommers in here.
can you give me some feedback please? In this thread or please PM me.
I am located in europe myself so I am cusrious about speedrates etc.
I have never worked with an adult oriented website before, so I really don't know a whole lot about the arena. I might be making a web site for an exotic dancer that may contain explicit photographs (no sex, topless images probably). This is more of a homepage, not a pay for membership adult site.
Anyways, whenever I have signed on with a host in the past they all seem to have the uniform user agreement that states no pornography, warez, etc. Would this type of thing be considered a pornographic web site? If so, are there any hosts that provide affordable shared web hosting that allow this, or would I be forced to get a dedicated server or something?
Just trying to get a feel for how much of a pain in the butt this could end up being, I might decide not to do it if this will require some expensive specialty hosting. Any advice would be appreciated.
Does anyone know of a decent adult hosting provider thats not going to give me any problems? i've been with cirtex for 1 month and in that month i've had my account suspended due to high cpu usage.. and the sites mysql has been down due to disc space full cos they didnt clear the tmp folder.. all in the space of one month..
My site gets currently 4,000 uniques per day with around 13,000 page views..
its a tube site however the videos are embedded from another site so bandwidth is relativly low at around 4gb/dayso if anyone else runs a similar site i'd like to know who you host with and if you get many problems.
Is there a site that shows the different companies that offer free hosting? I have found a few but they never state if the company offers a free site creator or if the site allows you to use ithe free service for adult websites? Please help i need a site creator because i do not know html plus i want to make a adult site!
Looking for dedicated server that allows adult and proxy hosting and comes with PostgreSQL. Really looking for a more established host and not some one thatís going to steal my money and run. am open for your ideas on what you think is the best.
I had a few specific questions about ADULT hosting. I've been refining an idea I had for an adult website after getting some good feedback from this site, but I had a few specific questions I still need addressed. If you think this forum is the wrong place to be asking about this, do you happen to know of any other forums that specialize in discussing adult web hosting?
My general plan is to set up a video-based adult site that charges people money (a monthly fee) to see the premium content. I have a general idea about my start-up investments, but not necessary how much each would cost, and I'm trying to put together a budget. If anyone could help me fill in some of these blanks I would really appreciate it!!
I'll need a lawyer to set up site disclaimers, contracts, etc. - I assume this will be a few hundred dollars - does this sound correct?
I need to build the site- this is where I'm not sure about costs. The general specifications are like any other adult website - users pay to register - so I would go with one of the established companies that deals with secure online credit card transactions - any ideas which ones are good? How much do they normally take?
Users then can watch the videos, rate and give feedback. Since I don't really know any programming besides HTML, I'm assuming I need to hire someone to build the site and make sure it is secure. I'm also assuming this will be the most expensive part of the investment. Can someone give me some estimates about this? Are there general templates online that I can use that will save money? Is guru.com a trusted place to hire programmers? Is this something I could do myself without spending years learning a new programming language? How DO I make the site secure, and how can I keep people from stealing my premium content and posting it on other sites? I'm obviously trying to make this as cheap as possible without sacrificing all the quality - but unfortunately I have thousands to invest and not tens of thousands (i don't know if this will be a problem or not). Also - hosting. I was told that a popular adult video site will cost a fortune in bandwidth. If I'm charging a monthly membership fee I'm hoping that can offset the costs. Can someone recommend good, scalable adult video hosting - and give me a general idea about what kind of server I need, how much bandwidth etc. I figure since this is membership driven I can start small and then increase bandwidth depending on how many members join, so I'm always making a profit. Does that sound realistic?
Finally, can adult pay sites still make money today? Not just a couple bucks here and there, but enough so I can eventually quit my day job?
The wonderful feedback I got here before helped me to reshape my ideas, and now I'd like to begin the next steps. Thank you all very much again for ANY help you can give me - I sincerely appreciate all the generous, knowledgeable people that make this forum a pleasure to visit!
I am planing on running I guess you would call it a semi tube script. It pulls videos from others sites and thumbs them at your own site in categories. The viewers however do view the videos at my site in a popup video player or another page.
Hostgator looks like a good host however I just talked to them and they don't have ffmpeg....
I am looking for a Canadian host who necessarily have their servers in Canada who offer dedicated hosting and who hosts adult sites. I don't have anything particular specifications as of now since my sites are overall small (1k/day).
I am looking for a hosting company based in Canada (preferably) or who has it's servers based in Canada, not in the U.S., who offers both shared hosting as well as dedicated hosting for easy upgrade. The only requirement that I need is the possibility to have SSH access. Could you recommend me a company that has a few years history? I am looking for a long-term host for an important project.