Adult sites on dreamhost?


#1

I am considering moving my websites to dreamhost. some of them have adult content, are these going to be OK on dreamhost or are they forbidden?

thanks.


#2

Adult sites are allowed on DreamHost, with some common sense restrictions.

The content must be legal according to the laws of the United States, so unless you intend to host child pornography or your content has copyright implications, you should be fine.

Here is a quote from the dreamhost wiki…

http://www.wiki.dreamhost.com/index.php/KB_/_Sign_Up#Can_I_have_an_adult_website_or_dreambook.3F

[color=#0000CC]"DreamHost does not restrict the content of sites hosted on our servers, except if that content is illegal in the United States. Illegal content includes:

  • blatant copyright infringement
  • libel
  • child pornography

Other than this, go crazy!"[/color]

Mark


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#3

thanks for the fast reply.

my websites have totally legal content and comply with all USA laws. it looks like they will be OK here.

I see from your profile that you are in au, I am too. can you tell me anything about dreamhost from an aussie angle? speed, latency, whatever?

thanks.


#4

I have been hosting on DreamHost for a while now, and the fact that the actual servers are located in the States has never been an issue. Most of my site visitors are not from Australia, in fact the majority originate from the USA, so having my sites hosted there is actually an advantage.

Speeds have been mostly fine since I’ve been here, with only a month or so when things slowed down due to network problems at DreamHost. These issues were rectified and speeds have returned to normal. Of-course, some individual servers still suffer from speed problems here and there, but, in my experience this occurs with all shared hosting. Overall I would rate the speed of DreamHost hosting as very good to excellent.

The web admin panel can be slow(ish) at times, but never to the point of not being usable. I don’t think this is related to any extra latency caused by me being in Australia. I think it has more to do with the large numbers of customers DreamHost now has. I believe there is a team dedicated to improving the panel response times, so I expect this to improve as they implement changes over time.

If you have any other questions, ask away :slight_smile:

Mark


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#5

nearly all of my traffic comes from the USA and europe too.

I have decided to join dreamhost this week.

thanks for the fast replies and info.


#6

I don’t think you will regret it. Remember, if you pay by credit-card you have a 97 day money back guarantee, excluding the $9.95 charge for your ‘free’ domain.

Anyway, good luck and welcome in advance to DreamHost. :slight_smile:

Mark


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#7

See all the other posts on credit card handling issues. it may be necessary to send in an imprint of the card for anti-fraud verification to DH. This will slow things down a bit but does confirm that you are who you say you are.

it’s worth the headache. I didn’t use a promo code - paid full price for a 2 year and don’t regret a minute of it.

Wholly


#8

Thank you for adding that Wholly, I completely forgot about that possibility.

I signed up using PayPal for payment, so I wasn’t asked for a credit-card imprint. I don’t think it is worth using PayPal these days, as you lose your 97 day guarantee and I believe promo-codes are only valid for credit-card purchases.

I doubt whether DreamHost requests imprints from all customers and I have no idea of the criteria they use to determine if an imprint is required. So it is possible the original poster will not have to supply one, but it is definitely something worth mentioning, so it doesn’t come as a complete surprise.

Mark


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#9

What would happen if I did not register my “free” domain and used the 97 day money back guarantee. Would I get the whole payment in return?


#10

I just want to add that this does not apply to all credit cards. I don’t know how they decide if a credit card is trustworthy, but when I signed up a couple of weeks ago I used a credit card and within a couple of seconds everything from payment and verification to panel login was made.


#11

Thats an interesting question and one that only DreamHost could provide a definitive answer to.

I suspect that the refund would still be minus the $9.95 registration charge and you would be left with one (unused) domain registration credit.

Mark


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#12

thanks guys for the extra info.

I will prob pay using paypal, the 97 day money back dont concern me. I will stay for a year before deciding if I want to stay longer.

thanks again and if I have any probs moving the sites you will hear from me again :wink:


#13

You will find there is always someone available on the forums to help you out and for particularly tricky problems there is always DreamHost support. It can sometimes take a day or so for a reply from support, but the replies are generally pretty good.

Good luck with the move.

Mark


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#14

Just a little, but important question to all those that promote promo codes… if you try to use Paypal and a promo code, do you get a message stating that promo codes are just for credit cards?

I’m asking this because today I got a full $97 commission, and instead of being happy, I’m preocupied, because I don’t want anyone to think that we are scamming, just because promo codes don’t work when they select Paypal.

There is some kind of warning, right??
What did you get?

I should try it myself, and taking a snapshot to warn my visitors, but I don’t want to make a simulated signup, and quit before finishing the order… but perhaps it’s the better way…

Thank you!

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#15

Unless you have a promo code out there that doesn’t give a discount, they either clicked a referral link, or just entered your email address as the referrer.


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Or save $97 with THEFULL97.


#16

The only referral button I have is next to my codes, so I don’t understand why they weren’t used, or if they were, and because the payment was perhaps by Paypal, he/she didn’t get the discount.

I just want to know that there is some kind of notice, like “promo codes don’t work with Paypal, only with credit cards”.

Thank you!

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#17

The payment screen comes after the screen where you enter a promo code. I think the paypal option is not there on the second screen if you enter a promo code on the first screen.

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#18

Thank you Mojo! That’s what I wanted to hear!
Sorry if we went a bit offtopic because of me, but this was important to all discount promoters like us :slight_smile:

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#19

[quote]Thats an interesting question and one that only DreamHost could provide a definitive answer to.

I suspect that the refund would still be minus the $9.95 registration charge and you would be left with one (unused) domain registration credit.[/quote]

I asked DreamHost about it and this was their reply:

[quote] Hello,

No, if you do not use the free domain registration, you would get the
full refund.

Thanks,

Jay[/quote]


#20

Thanks for posting that. It is always best to get this type of information straight from the source.

It is good to know that someone can sign-up and try DreamHost and change their mind within the guarantee period with no financial penalty, assuming they do not register a domain as part of the sign-up process.

Mark


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