I've been considering the pros and cons of hosting adult content, and I just wanted to get some advice on the matter. Do you personally allow adult content, and why or why not? Do you feel that the business from customers with adult sites outweighs the downsides of it?
My comment would be...
+ Adult Content allows for a higher range of customers
- Bandwidth expectations
Personally: I would allow Adult Content. Legal of course.
Reflections: Specific Adult Content hosting plans could help sustain a new company preparing for the bandwidth. (Higher Pricing, Limitations, etc.) Overall, it brings in a broader range of customers and like infinite_in said, it promotes a wide scope of business.
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Even if its legal in your mind, its wise to check with an attorney to insure that you are complying with local / state laws. Since we do not do adult content, I would be unable to say specifics but I do know that certain areas have record-keeping requirements.
adult hosting is really a plum in hosting market, with serious adult webmasters as clients willing to pay more and asking your support no silly questions, requiring lots of bandwith, so it's legal, why not try it?
Single "adult" domain at $5/month plan with badly written/un-optimized scripts and average traffic for adult site can put down (offline) 2xXeons 2.4/4GB RAM server - before you start working with adult sites I would suggest to hire PRO to optimize your servers with custom made kernels and etc...