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Can someone help me understand SEO hosting ??

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by wally666, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. wally666

    wally666 Junior Member

    Mar 28, 2012
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    I'm half joking...I just am confused by my new SEO hosting company.

    Problem 1)

    After seeing that all of my sites were on the same IP I asked my SEO hosting company why that was. After a bunch of hours they said "you can't have a unique IP for an add-on domain".

    So that is problem #1. I use Wordpress, and Add-on domain is the ONLY way that I know to install WP in CPanel. Is there another way?

    Problem 2)

    So I contact these guys and ask them what the right way to install WP is, so that i can have any of my new sites on different IP's. The guy says "use add-on domains"...After about 10 minutes I don't know if I am stupid or if he is. I have one guy saying "don't use add-on domains" and I have another guy saying "use add-on domains"


    Problem #3

    They then tell me that my account is one main domain, with a bunch of add-on domains under it, and that ALL of those domains will have the same IP. I have a plan with 5 C-Class IP's and I guess I thought I would be able to take a domain and put it on one IP and a different domain and put it on a different IP.

    I guess I thought that if I only had 5 domains/sites, I could have them ALL on different domains???!!! Isnt' that what "SEO Hosting" means to you?

    They are telling me that no, that's not what it is. They are tellling me that all of my sites are on one IP, and the other 4 IP's that I bought are just sort of sitting there.... I don't know what they are waiting for, they won't tell me. Even their goddamn help page talks about how great they are because on top of the different IP's they also use different nameservers, so clearly "SEO" isn't something different for them. I thought it had a different meaning for a while.

    I'm not shitting you!


    1) What is SEO hosting, in simple terms! - Isn't it the idea that if I have 5 different IP's at my disposal I can use them on my sites? If I wanted 20 sites on the same IP I could've just stayed with Hostgator...that's what they were doing. NO difference there.

    2) Can you add a new domain to your CPanel hosting without using Add-on domains? I can't find another way, but they are telling me it's wrong. If I can't assign an IP to an add-on domain, how the hell am I going to get NEW Wordpress sites on one of my 5 IP's??

    3) Have I lost my mind? I don't think I'm a stupid person, but I have to tell you...these guys have me confused beyond belief. I gave up with their chat help and they didn't seem to care...

    What the hell.

    Last edited: Mar 20, 2013
  2. innozemec

    innozemec Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Aug 19, 2011
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    SEO hosting provides you multiple IPs from different C class networks, so you can spread your sites within those IPs

    If you have a regular Cpanel account you can't assign different IP to "add-on" domains. In Cpanel IPs are assigned per account. So probably they need to set you up with multiple Cpanel accounts, each with a different IP

    maybe you just picked up the wrong SEO hosting?.. check with other such providers and see where you will be happy moving to..
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  3. jbinkley

    jbinkley Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Jul 20, 2011
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    Los Angeles
    I would also take SEO hosting that allows you to choose the 5 different servers you want to host on with your different IP's.
    Would like to know the name of the "SEO company" please. I will stay away from them ;)
  4. Web Echo

    Web Echo Regular Member

    Apr 5, 2012
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    check your control panel for webhost control panel menu. If you used add-on domain then your all sites will be on same ip. You should have a control panel to create new accounts.

    AFAIK, that's the way to host your site on different IPs.

    It is similar to a reselling hosting with different class C IPs.
  5. wally666

    wally666 Junior Member

    Mar 28, 2012
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    Innozemec - THANK YOU! They could have told me that in 5 seconds. That concept makes sense, but they didn't offer it up and when I asked they just sucked.

    jbinkley - seohost.com - The thing is, their customer service up until this was GREAT. They were a 5-star company before this debacle.

    Web Echo - I do have a WHM so I'll check that out. It kills me that the hosting company couldn't have just told me this information when I asked.

    Thanks all, they wrote back and asked me to give them my domains so they can give me new CPanels for each one, but now I just want to forget about it....I'm busy with other shit and thought this would be WAY easier.

    Guess not.