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03-26-2003, 12:41 PM #1PenguinGuest
What is the noticeable difference between a shared IP address and a dedicated IP address. I have used webhosts that offered both a dedicated IP address and a shared IP address, but I didn't see any difference. Is there any difference as to what I could do with the accounts? Are there any more problems associated with a shared IP address verses a dedicated IP address?
03-26-2003, 07:18 PM #2eHostSpaceGuest
haha, everyone uses the same IP while you are on your own ?? lol
03-27-2003, 12:08 PM #3matt2kjonesGuest
well i have always had dedeicated ips.
but i guess one problem would be if the 'shared ip' were to get banned from a search engine because one of the people you are sharing the ip with has been abusing it.
this would then ban u from that search engine.
Apart from that i wouldn't really know of any other downsides of a shared ip
03-28-2003, 02:52 PM #4
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I think the only major downside is some hosts you can't get to your site without being able to reslove your domain name. Unless the host edit'd the httpd.conf file to automatically include the public_html directories and do the rewrite to allow http://mysite.com/~username, won't be able to even acess it until that domain name has become active. If you try to access the site by ip, you get the first web page loaded in the httpd.conf file. ARIN keeps going back and forth with namebased/ip based hosting. They try to encourage everyone to use Name Based in an effor to conserve IP's. I have to fight with my provide in order for me to get my next Class C block. But once the site is setup, you won't notice any difference.