Web Hosting

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.

Why won't my host move my account to a new server?

It can be frustrating when your website is down, or is having intermitant problems, and you are stuck waiting for them to fix the problem. Customers often ask if their website can be moved to a new web server, and are often told no. Here are the reasons why they usually say no, and what you can do to resolve your issues.

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Differences between UNIX and Windows Hosting

By Stacy Clifford

Some web hosts are offering UNIX hosting and Windows hosting. What's the difference?

The terms UNIX hosting and Windows hosting refer to the operating system (OS) that is running on the server. The operating system, of course, is the software that allows the computer to function and manage all of the other hardware and software that is installed on it.

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Understanding Web Hosting

You've got your new business all established now and you're ready to take the next step and set up a website to tell the online world that you're here and you've got something to offer. You've found a catchy domain name to call your own and now... what next? Well, the answer is that you need to find web hosting for the website you're going to build. So what does that mean and how do you figure out what kind of web hosting you need? First let's start with the basics.

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