Acceptable content for websites. Does HostGator allow my site?
For more information, we recommend reading the Terms of Service section 2.
Do you allow adult sites?
Yes, we allow adult sites. They must be legal in the United States of America.
Do you allow sites to advertise for money?
Yes, we allow sites to have commercial advertisements.
Can I use advertisement banners?
Static HTML banners are allowed, but a script-based banner uses the server processor and can crash the server (especially if the banner loads on many different pages).
Examples of unacceptable material for shared and reseller:
STORING FILES - Our shared servers are not for archiving data, files, videos, mp3's or anything else. Archiving means storage, keeping a copy or backup, etc. We try to be flexible but if someone wants the Baby plan to store 80 gigs of videos this is not something we can do.
MEDIA STREAMING - HTTP stream has a defined beginning and end. Live stream joins in the middle of a broadcast, like tv, radio or webcam. We do support HTTP stream, but not live stream on a shared server.
Examples of unacceptable material for all servers (even dedicated):
- Pirated Software (Warez)
- Hateful/Racist/Harassment oriented sites
- Hacker focused sites/archives/programs
- Bank Debenture/ Trading Programs / Forex
- ...more can be located in our TOS
For specific questions regarding what is allowed and what is not allowed, please email [email protected] with your details.