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Hosting on Rackspace (and other) clouds?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by MakeLemonade, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. MakeLemonade

    MakeLemonade Junior Member

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    I'm thinking about getting a Rackspace cloud account so I can get multiple IP addresses. My understanding is Rackspace allocates an IP when you create a site. So essentially you get different IPs for different domains, unless the domains are parked on each other (like Wordpress or Drupal Multisite).

    I host websites for many similar sites (like dentists) that can look like duplicate content - same information but different locations. Then Google sees that my sites all have the same IPs, and has penalized some of them.

    I also want to try getting multiple sites on the same SERP, and Google will probably prune my results if they're on the same IP.

    Any thoughts about this?
     
  2. negligence

    negligence Regular Member

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    Someone, please correct me if i'm wrong, but i'm pretty sure this is not how it works.

    You will be assigned a single IP, and this will be your entry point to "the cloud". All of your data is stored on a multitude of servers, spread out like a CDN (Content Delivery Network), hence the term 'Cloud'.
     
  3. rannybo

    rannybo Junior Member

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    Last time I tried rackspace cloud technical support really didn't know what was going on and always referred me to documents about cloud hosting and this was about 6 months ago. So use with caution..
     
  4. ExtraWinner

    ExtraWinner BANNED BANNED

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    The whole cloud idea is misinterpreted. They call it cloud to get more clients.

    In real cloud you should pay for resources you truly use, and you should have possibility to use as much resources as you want...

    But anyways - Rackspace is a nice toy :)
     
  5. ThomasDark

    ThomasDark Junior Member

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    I have a cloud sites account and just did a quick whois check on 10 of my domains, they are all hosted in my cloud account and they all have different ip's