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  Post #1 (permalink)   06-10-2004, 11:05 PM
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Do any of you allow adult sites on your servers?

I'm politically active in my neck of the woods so although I like nekkid wimin as much as the next hick from Indiana, it doesn't seem like a good business move for me.

However, I get requests every so often and I'd like to refer those people to someone I know.

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  Post #2 (permalink)   06-11-2004, 01:22 AM
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If I ran a hosting business, I wouldn't consider hosting adult sites, even though it could be a money spinner as you could charge higher rates.
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  Post #3 (permalink)   06-11-2004, 07:54 AM
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I don't, since it can stirr up trouble but I suppose if you do that you would have to have a bulletproof disclaimer for your customers to agree to.
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  Post #4 (permalink)   06-11-2004, 01:47 PM
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It's a serious business, if you do you need powerfull servers as it's one of the biggest businesses on the web.

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Problem - how do you verify access
Problem - how do you monitor content
Problem - well I could go on

And the only real way to host these is on a bulletproof, so no-one can track it down and complain. All in - a path to avoid.

Not including the amount of hack attempts you'll get to get FREE porn.
 
 
 


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  Post #5 (permalink)   06-11-2004, 03:02 PM
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It's a difficult issue, I guess it would depend on the exact content
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  Post #6 (permalink)   06-11-2004, 03:53 PM
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Well, depends... I would if it is a legal site. And of course I would host it on my Personal server not on the company one
 
 
 


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  Post #7 (permalink)   06-12-2004, 01:37 PM
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I would have my security guy check it daily for non-legal porn, also change a higher rate.
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  Post #8 (permalink)   06-27-2004, 12:19 PM
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Personally, I don't. Nor will I ever in the future. It's just a ticket for hassle.


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I don't, since it can stirr up trouble but I suppose if you do that you would have to have a bulletproof disclaimer for your customers to agree to.
This certainly would be a problem, however I personally do not believe that it would be the biggest problem.


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It's a difficult issue, I guess it would depend on the exact content
Adult hosting means the hosting of pornography, it doesn't mean that only adults can use those services. The content is always the same, usually: pictures of naked women, and at time pictures of women having sex with men. Then of course you have other pornography websites with pictures of naked men, and at times men having sex with other men. It's pretty much always the same old stuff.


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I would have my security guy check it daily for non-legal porn
Hi there Max.
That may be good when you're small, however what about when you become pretty large? Thankfully though in the U.K., if you even know about child pornography, you can be sent to prison - the rules in the U.K. are very strict, I think they may be stricter than those in the U.S. even.
Also, do you think he'd enjoy wading through pages and pages of pornography ranging from pictures of naked women, to those of naked men, and then pictures and even films of naked women and naked men having intercourse? Then even pictures and films of same-sex couples having intercourse? It isn't everyones favourite cup of tea.
What's more, in the U.K. (not sure about the rest of world), you are unable to say that one cannot host pictures and films of naked men and men having intercourse with each other yet one can host the same content about women. Because then that is discrimination. So, in the U.K., it's either all or none.



Personally, I think the best way to avoid problems completely is to not allow it. Many clients may be upset if the company they host with has other servers for pornography. It'll also be a hassle to make sure that all the content is legal. What about then people trying to hack your server to gain access to free pornography, and what about those who hack servers that host pornography just for fun? There really is a lot of hassle with hosting adult websites, and if you think that doing hosting without adult websites is hard enough, you'll discover a new meaning for the word hard when you start hosting adult websites.

It's best to just avoid it completely, and be safe.
Best be safe than sorry, as they say.
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I do not allow adult hosting, one of the reasons is because my host (I am a reseller) doesn't allow it. But even if he did allow it I don't think I would offer it.
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  Post #10 (permalink)   07-20-2004, 01:09 PM
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Anyone not host adult sites for moral reasons?
I know some wouldn't, but I don't think there is anything wrong with a host offering hosting to adult sites, I would host with a host that offered this and I don't think it would turn many people off going with a host, although I am positive it would for some.

There are always going to be upsides and downsides to hosting adult related sites.

A lot of people have said the bad things but I think it would be a good business to get into if you have the terms setout clearly and have good servers with good protection.
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As far as I know adult site servers are getting more attention from hackers...So I won't allow adult hosting

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R rated nothing X rated. Nudity is ok is most cases but nothing hardcore
 
 
 
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