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I read an interesting article about hosting today

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  1. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    The article address a few things an one that struck a cord with me was that using shared hosting could be an issue is the IP address you used was shared with porn/warex/pills sites.

    It made me think that I (you) should should consider using a VPS.

    I'd like to hear others' ideas/thoughts on this as I am bout to pull the trigger on moving my sites to a variety of VPS's but would appreciate the knowledge of those that are tons smarter than I.
     
  2. moromete

    moromete Junior Member

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    You can do a search to see what websites are hosted together with yours on the same IP.
    Also, always buy your hosting from reliable web hosting companies.
     
  3. joaquin112

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    I recommend VPS or dedicated server because you

    A) Avoid being associated with bad sites
    B) Get more IPs
    C) Have control over your server
    D) Experience much less downtime and server load if you do things right.

    It's harder, more expensive, but it's worth it
     
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  4. tnhomestead

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    Google has stated publicly the ip doesnt matter -- that said, here are some good/bad on the vps/shared
    Both should be 99.9% uptime or better

    shared

    no server worries(dont need to fix yourself)
    usually can get help for scripts
    IPs if needed(cost more)

    vps

    more costly than shared
    usually 2 IPs
    more control over server -- more responsibility for your server

    You can go either way, if the company you host on does not have porn/warez/pills allowed, then shared is cool.

    If you pick a reliable company your ok either way. That said, I had a VPS disappear for 2 weeks when hacked(they hacked the server company) and had the same issue(but less downtime) on shared as well.
    shameless self promotion plug to my hosting company here! LOL
    Both are cool, vps will probably mean a bit more responsibility or a huge increase in costs for management.

    Good luck
     
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  5. schwagoo

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    I keep my important sites and customer sites on my dedicated server. Fast, lean, and mean.
    Most other sites are on a group of shared hosting account across many providers.

    I had a call from someone referred to me by a customer. Their site had disappeared from the search results. It has been in position 2 for years. I investigated for them and in digging I found that the IP on their shared hosting had been flagged as hosting malware on another domain (not theirs)

    I got them switched to another hosting provider and they were back in position 2 within a week.

    So yes it can happen. You could always keep using shared hosting and just pay a buck or two more for a dedicated IP.
     
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  6. tnhomestead

    tnhomestead Regular Member

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    Went back to double check, this is per Craig Silversteen, Googles Director of Technology (2003)
    Per Matt Cutts , Googles answerman to webmasters and seo(2006)
     
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