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this website is listed in a ip address, but in search it does not show up

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mrxinbollywood, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. mrxinbollywood

    mrxinbollywood Elite Member

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    I just came across this website

    stectech for keyword web design.

    I just check on which ip address this website hosted.

    I found through sameip.org, that this website ip address is 66.147.240.187

    but when i search all the website listed on this ip. this website is not displaying.

    I cross check for ip address for this website through various other website but still same result.

    can any one put some light on this? how this website is hidden?
     
  2. ikstob

    ikstob Junior Member

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    This is not unusual, welcome to the world of "Virtual Hosts".

    Basically the server 66.147.240.187 is hosting multiple websites, when your browser connects to the server it sends the request like:

    Code:
    GET /index.html HTTP/1.0
    Accept: text/html
    Host: domain_com
    
    The server looks at the "Host" attribute and matches "domain_com" to a website on its filesystem. This way the web server can host hundreds, or thousands of websites on a single IP address. However when you access the server by IP address your browser will send:

    Code:
    GET /index.html HTTP/1.0
    Accept: text/html
    Host: 66.147.240.187
    
    So in this case the server has no domain name to match it against from the "Host" field, so it will return a default site/page or blank.

    Services like "same-ip" only know about websites which people have looked up, or that they have searched/indexed themselves. Virtual Hosting servers don't advertise lists of sites they contain, so its not uncommon to see this.
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2012