How to Start a Porn Tube Site

Porn tube sites are the most recognizable components of the adult entertainment industry. Sites like xHamster, XNXX, XVideos, and Pornhub are all different types of adult tube sites.

Adult tube sites are also some of the most popular websites across the entire internet, with traffic volumes comparable to search engines like Google, Baidu, Yandex, or other social networking sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and WhatsApp.

In this blog post, Adult Site Broker will discuss the benefits of starting your very own porn tube site and how to create a porn tube site. 

What Is a Porn Tube Site?

Users can watch adult videos on tube sites from any device, including their mobile phones, through online video streaming. A tube site is what you’d expect if you’ve ever used Pornhub. Pornhub is by far the most recognizable porn site in mainstream culture. For example, Pornhub.com was featured prominently in the 2013 film “Don Jon” starring and directed by popular actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt. 

 

Similar to YouTube or Vimeo, a tube site in the adult segment is essentially an agglomeration of porn videos from various studios and uploaders. Most tube sites allow amateur content to be uploaded by enterprising and creative adult content creators who can then utilize monetization and marketing tools to earn money via the traffic generated by the tube site and its advertisers. XNXX, XVideos, xHamster, and Pornhub all have programs that allow content creators and producers to earn from their content uploads and the views and traffic they generate. From there, these tube sites can also capitalize on the redirection of traffic to their sites.

 

Despite having some negative press in recent years, some of the most profitable outfits in the adult industry are companies that own tube sites. MindGeek, for example, owns both Pornhub.com and the award-winning studio Brazzers. It is one of the largest, most well-funded adult companies in the whole world. MindGeek also owns RedTube, YouPorn, Tube8, PornMD, and OnlyFans precursor and competitor ModelHub with a total brand and corporate valuation of about $1.69 billion, or more.

Types of Porn Tube Sites?

There are several types of porn tube sites. Primarily, adult tube sites are like the ones we already mentioned. xHamster, for instance, is a Cyprus-based tube site that is very popular in Central and Eastern Europe, with a healthy flow of traffic from North America. xHamster.com, like most adult tube sites, has a variety of categories that trend across categories, fetishes, kinks, and orientation. xHamster, again like the other tube sites we are discussing here, features content algorithms and filtering tools to help users search for their preferred videos and the content from their favorite creators or starring their favorite porn stars. There are other porn tube sites that cater to specific interests. For instance, the trend of virtual reality pornography has allowed for sites like VRSmash, typically a VR porn paysite, to adopt a tube structure and provide content that caters to most folks. 

 

Pornhub Premium is the consumer-facing name of the content creator program for the site. This structure, essentially, places Pornhub and other sites with a monetization program for creators in a category of tube sites where content is primarily amateur or uploaded by verified producers and models. xHamster, also, requires uploaders of videos and pictures to their website to have their identities confirmed through proprietary age and digital identification software. SpankBang, a smaller but growing porn tube is more relaxed when it comes to confirming an uploader’s identity.

How to Create a Porn Tube Site?

We can talk for ages about the different types of tube sites and how they work. But, the real reason you are reading this blog post is that you are considering starting your own tube site as a business. Believe it or not, launching your own porn tube site is not that complicated and isn’t as expensive as it may seem. Regardless of if you use prebuilt web scripts or out-of-the-box WordPress themes, a tube site can be a lucrative investment if done right and the business model is designed properly. 

 

There are also ethical and legal dimensions. For you newbies, it is important to keep in mind that adult tube sites are very controversial. In the adult entertainment industry, studios and paysites with exclusive imprints are often at odds with tube sites because of DMCA and intellectual property violations. These claims are due to the stealing of content and its uploading to tubes by unverified users. This practice has also fallen under scrutiny by mainstream sources and banks, due to the accusations and documented cases that uploaded content from unverified uploaders contains exploitative content like revenge porn or child sexual abuse material (CSAM). Most tubes have a robust infrastructure in place to detect DMCA, IP, or illegal violations but these processes aren’t perfect. So, if you just so happen to be the owner of the world’s next big thing in adult tubes, you should consult with a legal professional and learn from your adult industry peers in the future.

 

Adding to this, the best solution to stay competitive is to specialize or host niche content. Many users use long-tail keywords to search for specific content. Take advantage of low-hanging fruit as a business model. To attract traffic, choose a niche and populate your site with relevant content.

Using Web Scripts

Web scripts are available to build and launch your own adult tube site. As a reminder, a web script is a type of programming language used on a website to enable features and dynamic structuring. All websites have some sort of scripting language behind it. Prebuilt web scripts, in the context of an adult site, are designed, digitally packaged, and sold for a one-time license fee or monthly fee. Web scripts sold by adult technology providers are built to best augment and implement strategy via the day-to-day operations through the context of a digitally-native turn-key business model. Entries in this blog post do include two scripts provided by providers like Adent.io and the Envient Network. 

MechBunny

MechBunny, developed by Mechanical Bunny Media, is considered the most widely used tube web script in the adult industry. Unlike other scripts and CMS templates, MechBunny’s flagship tube script is proprietary and 99% unencoded for maximum customization and control. The sites who use MechBunny are able to push upwards of 40 gigabytes per second and support about 40 million site visits via daily web traffic volumes. The script has a lot to offer including unlimited support and the ability to use an unlimited number of domains. MechBunny has several tools and features already included. These include SEO ready protocols, video conversion, a content delivery network, and virtual reality functionality, among others. A license for MechBunny usually goes for €499, but is on sale for €399 at the time of this blog post’s drafting. 

xStreamer by Adent.io

Adent.io develops and sells xStreamer. xStreamer is a premium adult tube script built with HTML 5 on the front end, and a mixture of PHP Laravel, MySQL, Nginx/Apache on the back end stack. The features offered in the xStreamer license are a scalable turn-key digital tube site business with many options to monetize from affiliate and ad network advertising and through premium options. xStreamer is fully customizable. You can extract maximum profits from xStreamer with its robust traffic handling, multiple monetization channels, and advanced controls. Customizing and directly monetizing adult tube sites is simplified, minus the technical skills. xStreamer costs $199, lifetime.

AdultVideoScript (AVS) by Envient

Envient develops and sells AVS, or the AdultVideoScript. This adult tube web script uses Smarty Template Engine, built on the PHP programming language, and Bootstrap CSS to easily customize and integrate the responsive layout provided by the AVS package. The AVS design templates can easily be modified or incorporated into many existing designs, including with access to unencoded, under-the-hood settings to scale customization to its fullest potential. AVS offers lifetime licenses that start at $197. Premium is $316. Ultimate is $494. All-inclusive is $780. At the time of writing this blog post, all plans are discounted due to AdultVideoScript’s fall sale. So, for example, the basic plan is actually $157. Envient also develops a variety of web scripts for clip-share and live camming.

Using All-Inclusive CMS Like WordPress

The cost-effective other option for deploying an adult tube site is to build on top of an all-inclusive content management system. As you recall, a content management system (CMS) is a type of back-end software that is added to a website in order to ease the process of posting rich and dynamic web content. In adult content, a CMS can help a webmaster or enterprising site owner like yourself manage content posts and the distribution of videos and images. WordPress is the world’s most used content management system core. WordPress is used by 65.2% of all websites using a CMS, which is a very significant market share of the content management system software market. Adult sites are built on top of the WordPress CMS core all the time. There happen to be thousands of adult websites, including tube sites and paysites built with WordPress. For an immediate example, the Adult Site Broker website is built on a tremendous hosted variation of WordPress.

 

Our recommendations for the remainder of the blog post are WordPress solutions. According to the nonprofit organization that runs WordPress, this content management system is open source and extremely scalable. Considering this information, the tube site options for WordPress are strong.

WP-Script.com

One popular provider of adult WordPress scripts and themes is WP-Script.com. For sale, there are currently six WordPress themes, including variations on a variety of tube sites. They also develop a solid array of WordPress plugins that enable live cam functionality, tube site tools, scrubbers, video imports, age-verification disclaimers, and other tools. Being that these builds are all built on the WordPress platform, plugins from other developers, including adult-focused plugins, can be even deployed and implemented to improve the overall user experience. Licenses are a la carte or are priced by starter packs or you pay more for full access. Pricing does vary, but the overall ecosystem is available to users.

WP-Tube-Plugin.com

WP-Tube-Plugin.com is another provider of WordPress plugins and themes for adult tube sites. Not as glossed up as WP-Script, WP-Tube-Plugin.com is an effective option for deploying and scaling up an adult tube site that has high customer ratings and is customizable. WP-Tube-Plugin, however, is considerably pricey compared to other options in this blog. Nevertheless, the tools are viable and effective for any would-be adult tube site webmaster. It is available in some 196 countries and the platform is, nonetheless, consolidated to the deployment and download file of the plugin. And, as is the case with all WordPress builds, the customization is simplified and deployable with the dynamic directory of WordPress plugins from third-party developers specializing in adult content and sites.

wpXtube.com

Adult WordPress script and theme provider wpXtube.com offers a scaled-up solution for deploying an adult tube site in the simplest form. It is free to sign up and deploy this WordPress plugin toolkit. It is an all-in-one toolkit that features all of the tools and connectors necessary to develop and start an adult tube site that is legal, scalable, and fleshed out with integrations with features. The script is built on the PHP web programming language and runs on the latest versions of the WordPress CMS core. The themes included with the toolkit include emulator themes that look like some of the most popular tube sites in the entire adult industry. It includes niche themes and ADA functions.

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