i am going to move to another web host soon.
Is it a must to request a Dedicated IP Address from the new webhost ?
Also please PM me for any shared hosting deals or offer from very good hosts.
1) IP could have been previously blacklisted by Google or another search engine.
2) Potential to get blacklisted in the future after you’ve spent a lot of time SEO’ing your site.
3) Hide your sites from competition. If you host multiple sites on one IP, it is very easy for your competition to reverse-lookup that IP and find all of your sites.
I’m sure there are other reasons that I can’t think of immediately.
So how does running a network under a dedicated IP versus different c-block IP addresses compare?
It might even be a good idea to have your sites spread out over a few IP addresses. Not to say that you would do anything black hat like, but just in case you ever decided to walk the line, you wouldn’t want all of your sites to get banned.
If you are still concerned, another laborious task you can do, to check things out first, is to ask your hosting company to tell you which Class C block they are planning on putting you under (in the shared environment). You can then TRACEROUTE or BROWSE each of the 255 potential IP addresses under that class C, to see if there are any “shady” sites there. Of course, this method will not reveal any “past” sites that were hosted under the Class C, and will only reveal the current state of affairs.
If I had the money I might change to dedicated just because maybe better response times, etc but I believe shared is just as good, especially if you are on a budget. ” title=”” class=”bbcode_smiley” />
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