Sex Worker-Friendly & FOSTA/SESTA safe hosting
Porn performers, escorts, web-cam workers, strippers, and all other types of sex workers who use the internet to promote their services have had their content or profiles deleted at some point in time. We’ve been there ourselves; we’ve lost more Instagram accounts than we can count.
Having your own website to direct your clients and customers to can certainly help soften the blow of these deletions. However, a large majority of website hosts and website builders (like Wix and Squarespace) aren’t sex work-friendly either. After the passage of FOSTA-SESTA legislation in the US, a lot of companies have become even more strict about adult content.
So what adult content and sex work-friendly hosting options exist? Below are our top two favorite picks!
Recommended Hosting Options
We have two main hosting companies that we recommend to our clients, WP Engine and Red Cloud Hosting. Both of these companies accept sex work websites so you can put your mind at ease that your website is in good hands. Additionally, if their terms and conditions change at any time in the future, we promise to migrate you on to new hosting for free.
WP Engine and Red Cloud Hosting have different pros and cons depending on your website requirements. You can read a little bit more about each hosting company below, or get in touch with us for a recommendation.
High performance hosting with global server locations
WP Engine is a managed WordPress hosting company; this means that all of their servers are optimised for WordPress! Their hosting platform has high performance tools built-in and server locations all around the globe so that your website loads quickly for your visitors no matter where they are located.
They allow adult content on their hosting, including porn. Their easy integrations with AWS means that you can offload your photo and video content off to an S3 bucket to save space on your server, keep your member porn content protected, and speed up your website even further. Their 24/7 support means that you can get in touch with a real human being at all hours of the day, no matter your timezone or irregular working hours.
At Bumbershoot Creative we are proud to be a WP Engine agency partner! When you sign-up for a WP Engine hosting plan through us, you will get your first three months of hosting free. You can also purchase shared hosting on one of our pre-existing plans through our Bumbershoot Creative shop.
Pros: Can host porn, optimised for high performance out of the box, included CDN, great for larger/content heavy sites, easy integrations with AWS, global hosting locations available, 24/7 hosting support
Cons: Not as budget-friendly, not owned by sex workers
Pricing: from $300 AUD/yr
Red Cloud Hosting
A hosting company founded by a sex worker for sex workers
Red Cloud Hosting was started by a Estelle Lucas, an Australian sex worker, after the passage of FOSTA/SESTA in the U.S. Red Cloud Hosting is an Australian company with servers based in Australia, and by their own accounts, unlikely to be affected by US legislation. They are able to provide hosting services to various types of sex workers including but not limited to escorts, FSSWers, strippers, and dominatrices. However, their one limitation is that they are unable to host porn websites.
We work closely with Red Cloud Hosting in order to design budget-friendly and easy to maintain websites for sex workers.
To read more information about Red Cloud Hosting, please visit their website.
Pros: Sex worker owned and run, Australian servers, budget-friendly, great for small static websites
Cons: Porn not allowed, server location might not be optimal for your business, additional setup needed for larger/content heavy websites
Pricing: from $200 AUD/yr
Which hosting would suit my website best?
If you aren’t sure which hosting company would best suit your needs, please get in touch with us. We can discuss your project requirements and work together to decide which option will best suit your needs, budget, and plans for long-term growth.
Hosting Review or Consult
If you aren’t sure whether or not your current hosting company is sex work-friendly, porn-friendly, or FOSTA/SESTA safe, we are happy to research and look into the company for you.
We can also migrate your existing WordPress website from your current host to a sex work-friendly alternative. If your current website is built on Wix, Squarespace, or another similar website builder platform, we would love to rebuild it for you with WordPress.