Three important features you need to take into account when choosing a web hosting are: bandwidth, storage and price. Whereas, many regular hosting plans offer features that can match any website's requirements, there are several niche businesses that need special features and custom hosting plans. Entertainment and adult websites fall to this category. These websites need a lot of features to process multiple multimedia, a legal platform to host this type of content, and secure payment procedures.
It is of paramount importance that you discuss subject-matter of your website with your potential hosting provider before you pay. Adult websites may fall out of scope of a provider's competence and regulations. If you purchase a hosting plan and upload adult content, your account will be banned and blocked, which will result in a profound downtime of your website. This can be particularly painful if you've just established a new brand and started getting good traffic with a high percentage of loyal visitors. A hosting provider doesn't necessarily have to state in its terms and conditions that they welcome adult websites. However, they may just as well be able to legally host your business, they just don't advertise as such.
Read terms and conditions thoroughly. By definition, mature content comprises anything related to sexually explicit media: written, verbal, game, image or video, etc. Also, it includes not only pornography, but also links to mature content and inferring of such. If you have doubts whether your site may face issues concerning adult content, consult your provider beforehand to avoid unpleasant disputes and downtime.
In order to secure your business from a legal perspective, you are highly advised to deal with companies that officially provide hosting to adult websites. Besides legal protection, these hosting providers offer adequate features. In case your website has a member's area that is separate from website itself, you need a range of powerful security tools to offer your clients discretion and security. Most plans come with SSL encryption to keep user details (such as username, password, email and payment information) secure and protected.
Keeping financial information of your clients secure and protected is highly important, because it is sensitive and vulnerable information many frauds may want to intercept. Adult niche websites generate substantial revenue and are often an object of attacks. Having security breaches in your hosting is going to put your business at risk. Because once an incident occurs, your reputation goes down and it is very difficult to re-establish a high credibility level. Besides, site in this niche requires unlimited bandwidth and disk space. The hardware must withstand large amounts of traffic and downloads.