Looking for adult web hosting options?
Whether you want to start a blog about your sex life or set up an adult e-commerce store, you need to make sure you have a web host provider that allows adult content. Our readers want to know which domain sellers will sell at a competitive price and not discriminate against educational sex education materials and literacy for adults.
The last thing you want is to pay for web hosting services, only to find you are barred from sharing the sexual content you had planned.
Here I will share my picks for the best adult website hosting providers.
On the other hand, If you are looking to only buy domain names, the first place I go to is NameCheap. As the name implies, the domain name seller offers competitive pricing.
Adult Web Hosting Providers
My top pick, especially for beginners, is to use ViceTemple for your adult web hosting needs.
The site is easy to navigate and includes guides on how to start different types of adult websites. For example, at Vicetemple you can read about and set up a porn site, an online sex shop, a live webcam site, and even a dating site.
The adult web host offers web scripts to build WordPress websites as well. ViceTemple also offers dedicated and virtual private servers and adult domains.
Also, a huge perk for me is the adult web hosting service provides free SSL certificates.
The support is also great. I try to do as much of the tech side myself but run into problems. They’ve been very helpful and saved me time. I won’t name names, but in the past, I’ve had web hosts for tech support begrudgingly give me help.
ViceTemple is also explicit in its support for hosting adult content on its website:
When it comes to sexual preferences, we are very liberal. So whether you are running a dark fetish community, or you are starting a controversial fantasy blog, we will accept you with much pleasure.
The adult web host accepts different forms of payments, including credit and debit cards, bank transfers, bitcoin, PayPal, and altcoins.
But depending on which payment method you prefer, you may be directed to sign up under a sister site called “Virtue Temple” which is essentially the same.
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I first learned about Mojohost at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas. Company president Brad Mitchell often speaks at adult industry panels to share his insight on the online landscape and to promote his services.
The adult-friendly provider Mojohost offers dedicated and virtual private servers, a content delivery network (CDN), cloud services, as well as domain and email options.
And if you are already in the adult industry, you’ll be happy to know that Mojohost accepts Paxum as a form of payment—along with more traditional payment methods.
As I said, NameCheap is my go-to for buying domains.
Why do I love NameCheap? All domains I’ve brought and that it offers come with free domain privacy, which will run you at least $20 a year elsewhere. You need domain privacy protection. Otherwise, your contact information is public, so your phone will be constantly ringing and your inbox with fill up with spam messages from people trying to offer your services. (Happened to me!)
I thought I’d save some cash elsewhere and not buy domain privacy, and I suffered as a result due to the barrage of spam solicitation I received. Once I discovered NameCheap, I’ve been transferring my domains to them to save money by not having to purchase domain privacy. It comes with the domains you buy from them!
NameCheap also offers web hosting, but I have yet to try it for my adult web hosting needs. Unlike ViceTemple mentioned above, it doesn’t offer free SSL. SSL makes the ‘s’ show up is https at the front of your domain name. If you don’t have it, most browsers will alert visitors that the site is not secure. This isn’t good for your reputation or for SEO.
That being said, you can buy SSL certificates from NameCheap that start at $10 a year, last I checked, which is reasonable. GoDaddy, on the other hand, will charge at least $100 a year, but I’ve been forced to pay more when I used to use web hosting.
If you’d like to learn more on the basis of web hosting, I also suggest you read this informative IBM article.