Every now and then we get feedback from a user complaining that this or that hosting company canceled their account without warning. And when checking up on it it always turns out they were hosting "adult content" or something else which is clearly against the Terms of Service (TOS) of almost all hosting companies.
Most of the time it's outright porn...
For those of you who think it is unfair or discriminatory or whatever, here are a few reasons to help you understand why the vast majority of hosting companies will not allow "adult contents" on their hosting plans:
Now that being said, there are a couple of companies whose staff actually don't mind, let alone enjoy, working on the latest 21st century creative sex trends or whatever it might be. If you want to do adult hosting go with one of them (Cirtex Hosting for example). If you're not sure, read the TOS! Failure to do so is the best way to get your account canceled. And by all means, don't complain to us!
When I was in L.A. a couple of weeks ago, I visited LunarPages' data center located in the One Wilshire building. This is just one of Lunar's 3 different data centers. They have another one in L.A. and a third one in Vegas.
Interestingly enough, I learnt that One Wilshire is the 3rd most connected building in the world! A lot of other hosting companies actually have server cages theres...
I think they look cool. Actually I think hosts should always show their data centers on their website... but they rarely do. I don't know, is it me having a fetish for server racks??
Seriously, I believe how neat or how messy someone's datacenter is tells you a lot!