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Question on IP Address utilization on Dedicated Server

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by lcapece, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. lcapece

    lcapece Newbie

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    I have a dedicated server at Hostgator with 16 IP's. Sadly, the support staff can't seem to answer any of these question, so I was wondering if anyone had some ideas?
    I just moved 10 cpanel accts with apprx 45 Wordpress installs on each, back to ONE single cpanel. This was for the purposes of running one single install of Wordpress Multisite with all 450 domains now "parked". I use subdomain wildcards for all URL's now. I cant tell you what a godsend this has been in terms of now basically managing one WP site, instead of 450 independent ones. The conversion was just finished less than 48 hours ago, so I cannot yet assess the impact to SERPs due to IP address change.

    Questions:

    1. Is there any way to utilize the now dormant (15) IP's with a single cpanel?
    WHM only seems to be able to bind an IP address to a particular cpanel user.

    2. Is it even worth it to "spread" all 450 domains over the range of IPs I have, given the fact that they are not different C-Class? (They are actually all sequentially numbered like xxx.xxx.xxx.xx1 to xxx.xxx.xxx.x16)

    3. I the answer to question 1 is no, what else can I do with the IPs? is it possible to setup a block of private proxies?

    Thanks in advance...
     
  2. EddyD

    EddyD Regular Member

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    I'd be interested in the answer because im in a similar situation although i currently only have 6 IPs.