Do major hosting companies allow hosting of adult (porn) websites?

The policy of each company varies greatly depending on local laws and the inclination of the owners. 

Some hosts ban porn outright, some quietly allow it, and others openly advertise the fact they allow porn.

Because porn websites usually wind up having a lot of traffic and/or using a lot of server resources, many hosts encourage porn sites to have their own VPS or dedicated server and discourage or even prohibit it on shared hosting. Some allow it on shared hosting, but with limits. Some only allow it on certain servers or in certain data centers.

I would recommend reading the host's Terms of Service (TOS) which usually lists prohibited sites and activities, and contact them it it's not clear whether it's allowed or not.

Rules vary host by host, so be sure to check with them first.

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