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What are the advantages of having a dedicated IP when using shared hosting?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by IM Addict, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. IM Addict

    IM Addict Registered Member

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    I know that's the only way you're able to get a SSL certificate, but besides that, are there any other big advantages?

    I've been doing some duckduckgoing(not googling), besides searching BHW, and some people say it might help you with SEO, because of server speed, it may protect the site from bad neighborhood on that server, but many others say that this it's just not true, or at least is not proven. I tend to agree with the latter...
    What is your opinion on this?
     
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    IM Addict Registered Member

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    Well... seeing the ratio views/replies on this thread, I guess that there aren't any other great advantages...
     
  3. mazgalici

    mazgalici Supreme Member

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    actually there are, you won't get blacklisted by the email providers because of the spam sent by others. Also you can increase your inbox hit ration because you can set up a reverse DNS on that IP
     
  4. IM Addict

    IM Addict Registered Member

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    Thanks for your reply. I continued reading after creating this thread, and I was getting to the emailing advantages, when I read your reply.
    Needless to say, that it helped me a lot in pointing me right to what is really important. Saved me a lot of time! :D

    But let me see if, after doing some more search on what you posted, I understood that reverse DNS part, correctly. I guess that this is what you're referring to "It is also often used as a spam filter to determine whether the IP address of the incoming message matches an authenticated domain name and to block the message if it doesn't."
    So, from what I understand, if I'm doing email marketing the right way(depending on the perspective;)), I'll keep my IP clean, and as it also matches an authenticated domain, my inbox hit ratio should increase.

    Setting up reverse DNS, seems to be somewhat tricky. Is that a thing that I should be doing by myself, or should I(have to) ask my host?
     
  5. Masterptc

    Masterptc Regular Member

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    I heard it protects your site from going down if a site on the shared server gets DDOS attack, not sure if this is true...
     
  6. cowboyseonoob

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    The biggest thing its going to do for you, potentially, is a clean reverse ip lookup. i.e. craptastic link spammed sites and email spammers and anybody else among among dozens or more sites that share your same ip. Im sure google is at least moderately proficient at knowing the difference but what about everything else? it just isn't good for business to be associated with so many things you have no control over

    they definitely help on shared hosting against DoS but how much will depend on the host

    they are necessary to have a private/dedicated ssl cert

    they just look cleaner all around for seo/metrics.. now all that said ive considered some situations where it may be better to try and blend into the crowd. kinda like blaming illegal torrent downloads on your wireless must have been hacked?? haha.

    its not worth skimping on imo in most scenarios if youre putting a lot of work into a site.. for anything other than MAIN sites I would never care
     
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    p.s. I completely disagree with the latter.. very few SEO related topics can be stated categorically and benefits of a static ip are no exception. what is fact however is that you are sharing it with potential idiots and to presume every search engine bot harvester directory listing bla bla etc is stratifying the data it collects and not lumping you in with the crowd coming from that IP would be foolish for a site you care about. if its young, new, low traffic, a tiered site, etc fine save the Fn 2 or 3 dollars cheapskate but don't do it on a site actually making money.