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Real noob question here about unique IPs and VPS and domains

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by rebbit, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. rebbit

    rebbit Newbie

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    When someone says you need 10 unique ips and 10 domains for so and so vps, what does that mean? What are they, where do you get them, and what are they used for? I can't wrap my head around ips and domains mostly, I can grasp what a vps is though.
     
  2. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    Each IP is unique (but what it's used for may not be unique). Dedicated IPs (ex: not used for anything else) are normally required for SSL enabled sites. You can easily run 10 domains off 1 IP but if they require SSL on each then you will need atleast 10 IPs. 20 if you want to make your life easy.

    A domain is a .com, .net, .org etc. It's pretty much a nickname for an IP so you only need to remember google.com rather than 173.194.75.101
     
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  3. maxok

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    and it have seo benefit because of the dedicated ips?
     
  4. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    A dedicated IP doesnt give a positive SEO benefit, merely a neutral benefit. Having your site on the same IP as some lower quality sites (ex: porn, gambling, illegal) has some chance to decrease SEO so getting it off of the IP will bring you back to a neutral standing. It does not give you a positive benefit like correct use of H1 headers, meta tags etc.
     
  5. Derrick H

    Derrick H Registered Member

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    Very true the Dedicated IP does not give you any positive SEO benefit from just having a dedicated IP. However having a dedicated IP means only you can either rank or tank your site(s).
     
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    therocketdude Regular Member

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    on same hosting how many sites we can keep ?
     
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    Derrick H Registered Member

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    You can have many sites on one hosting account with one company, it just all depends on what you are doing with those sites. For example, if you are interlinking them on the same IP address then..wave hello to the "Google Sandbox". Also depends on how many resources you have ie: if you can have unlimited add-on domains etc...
     
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    Theoretically, unlimited. You're only limited by server specs and website requirements. Sites that require SSL will either need a shared cert or a dedicated IP and the latter will have you limited to ~253 (dedicated certs) per server.

    If they're all normal, then you can have tens of thousands per server (like godaddy and hostgator.)
     
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  9. thelightning

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    vps is a server that is yours. -virtually