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Adult Content

Because the Internet is a global communication tool, it can be difficult to dictate what is considered "adult material." However, it is not our function to discriminate against those who choose to utilize adult content or adult related material. This being said, there are still several reasons why our provider requires us to adhere to its no adult sites policy for all accounts and subaccounts on their systems.

What is considered "Adult Material" for the terms of this Agreement?

  • Any site whose revenue is gained in part or whole from its adult content.
  • Photos or videos showing frontal nudity on either men or women for non-scientific or non-artistic purposes.
  • Hyperlinks to adult sites, including but not limited to sites who violate these policies.
  • Sites that have discussion boards and share information that is 'adult' in nature.
  • Sites that sell or promote 'adult' material, including but not limited to adult toys.

Web Start Center and its providers reserve the right to decide what they consider "adult content", "adult material", "sexually explicit", or "sexually related". Let us know if you are unsure of the approval of your site before placing an order. Please email sales@webstartcenter.com for review of your content and/or site.

Why is this policy necessary?

Bandwidth and Resources

A virtual server is a shared environment where many servers reside on each particular machine. This being said, consider that an average "adult site" gets more hits than 100 standard web sites. Some of the smaller adult sites get around 5 GB of transfer per day. With these types of resources being utilized, our servers would be severely slowed if we allowed these high traffic sites to also reside on our servers. On top of that, we would be forced to raise our prices to pay for the additional bandwidth. We strive to keep our servers fast and inexpensive, and our bandwidth clear; therefore, adult sites are not an option.

Banned IPs

Adult sites tend to get blocked. Since many of our shared accounts also share IP addresses and/or the range of IPs are blocked, all other users on that server or network range are impacted.

Association

Many people do not want to be associated with adult content, based on personal opinions and beliefs. IPs are assigned to a server in ranges and IP address are in many cases shared IPs. Consequently, we want our shared servers to be 'adult content' free.