When anybody first considers starting an adult web site, they worry about the type of hosting packages they’ll be offered. Or, they hope that they’ll be offered any at all! Truthfully, finding an adult web host for your adult site isn’t really that much harder than finding a web host for any other kind of site. But any host you choose will want to know a few things to keep themselves out of legal trouble and so, you should know what those things are, too. It will help keep yourself out of trouble, and it can make registering with an adult web hosting company that much quicker.
The first thing any adult web hosting company will want to make sure is that you are keeping yourself, and the content within your website, legal according to state and country law. In the United States and in many other countries around the world, there is a legal age that a person must be in order to download, view, or obtain any adult material. In order to comply with those laws, adult websites typically must have a landing page or index page that any visitor is taken to when they are directed to your website. This landing page typically must state that the site the visitor is about to enter contains adult material, and often must also ask if the person wishes to proceed. It also absolutely must ask the person to verify that they are of the legal age to view the content on the site.
There are a very few areas that don’t allow adult websites at all to be run out of their location; but those that do will still make sure that you’re adhering to the laws within their state or territory. These laws don’t pertain to the audience that will be viewing the content but rather, the actual content itself. Some of the most commonly found laws include minimum age requirements for any of the models or people on the site, both for pictures that you’ve taken, and that you’ve purchased.
If you’re running an adult website, any adult web hosting company that you use is going to verify, and then verify again, that the content you are running on your site is legal and keeps within federal and state regulations. This is of huge importance to them, and it should be to you, too. Should the search engines find that you are breaking cyber laws or other laws with your website, they not only won’t pick up your website, they could shut you down. Of course if you go against any law, cyber or otherwise, there’s always a real chance that the authorities will get involved. This could result in not only your website being shut down, but you being charged with a criminal offense, too.
Running and hosting an adult website isn’t much different than running any other kind of website, but there are still a few differences. First and foremost, make sure that you’re keeping in line with the local and national laws to keep you out of trouble, and to make sure that your website is always up and running!
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