February 28, 2020

Why You Can't Put Your Porn Website On Cheap Hosts

It's not hard to understand why many newbies in the porn business look for cheap solutions. The potential to make money in porn is very attractive. However, it's also a tough business to penetrate well, and that motivates many newbies to look for ways to minimize the risk (see, investment) just in case things don't work out. The problem with this approach, of course, is that it can easily have an adverse effect on the outcome. One of the most common mistakes people make is choosing the wrong hosting for their new porn site because they want to save money. This is a sure-fire way to kill the performance of a website and force users to interact with a slow and unresponsive website. Nothing could be worse for a website trying to succeed. Here are the reasons why that doesn't work.

Typical Porn Websites Are Complex

The technicalities of websites are not the kinds of things that most people think about. Therefore, most people would never even consider the differences between the needs of a small marketing website versus the needs of the tube site with thousands of movies. But these are two things that are vastly different. Not only in complexity but also in the way they display the information on your screen.

A marketing site would probably have a small database containing some content for the few pages on the site, and maybe a blog, but not much else. A tube site, on the other hand, will have a database comprised of data for thousands of movies. Additionally, each page on a tube site is created on the fly, whereas the marketing site is probably just a few nearly static pages.

Big Databases Need Big Fast Memory

When your site is small, your database is probably small too. A shared server will probably suit your needs, as long as your site does not get too busy. Again, this is not at all the case with the typical tube sites. When every single page is built on the fly, the database needs quickly become intensive. The site is literally performing database queries constantly. The only way to deal with reality effectively is with a server that can accommodate fast database access all the time and for multiple users. Shared servers quickly show their vulnerabilities here.

A decent tube site host should really be a dedicated server (VPS) with more than ample RAM to accommodate your expected needs. Fast database access will help make and keep your site fast. We recommend nothing less than a virtual private server with at least 2 gigabytes of RAM, even for the simplest porn website.

Hard Disk Drives Versus Solid State Storage

One thing to be sure about when speed is what you need is the manner in which your data is stored. Porn and tube sites get pretty big pretty fast. It's important that the site has quick access to all your images and video files. Especially if your site is serving multiple users simultaneously. Inexpensive hosts tend to us inexpensive mechanical drives. You will want to be sure, for best results, that your host is using solid-state drives. Those are more expensive, and your host may offer more limited size options for SDDs, the difference is not insignificant. Quite simply, solid-state storage is a must for porn website media storage.

Servers Near Me

Do you know where your website is actually located? Even if you're using a content delivery network like Cloudflare, you will want to make sure your host is as close to you as possible. Many cheap hosting solutions are located in warehouses of thousands of servers sharing the same pipes to the Internet. Customers really have no idea where their sites are located or how their sites are connected to the Internet.

For best performance, use a dedicated server located as close to wherever you are. If you're in Vegas, like we are, you're going to get the best results from using servers in Los Angeles or the San Francisco Bay Area, until we get our own down the street. This method won't improve your site's performance for everyone. But it will improve it for you. And since you're likely to interact with the site a lot, that can be very important.

Our Recommendation For Adult and Tube Site Hosting

Don't go cheap on your hosting solution. It's the quickest way to ruin your user experience and drive users away from your site. You know they won't wait. They don't have to. Consider your investment in good hosting as an investment towards success. Imagine your website being fast and responsive all the time, and have that be your target. Good solutions are not expansive. Wasting your money to build an adult site that nobody wants to use is very expensive. Invest in your future, not in your fears.

As always, best of luck to you!

linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram