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Change Site's IP Address

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by KevinAce, Feb 2, 2004.

  1. KevinAce

    KevinAce Member

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    Hello,

    I've checked the user forums both here and with my host (ev1servers.net) and have yet to find a concrete answer:

    Is it possible to change an already existing site to a new, shared IP address so that you can move 50 sites to one IP, 50 sites to another without each site consuming an entire IP address.

    The only way I've found is to create a reseller on a shared IP then create a new account from within that reseller. I want to transfer already existing accounts to this status?

    If it's not possible with WHM/Cpanel, what files do I need to change on the actual server?

    Please advise...
    Thanks,
    Kevin
     
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    Any ideas?
     
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    elenlace Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    It is possible, just use the Change Site's IP address function, and it will do exactly what you need.

    Regards,

    elenlace
     
  4. KevinAce

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    That changes the site, but consumes the entire IP address. I want to move dozens of sites to SHARE the IP address.
     
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    Create a reseller account with it's own shared IP, then move the accounts to it.
     
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    I got the new reseller with a shared IP...but I'm having to re-create a new site under that reseller. How do I simply move an existing site under a reseller?
     
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    Root WHM - Change ownership of an account
     
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    Just tried that...the ownership changed fine, but the IP remained as the main shared IP (of the root account, not the main shared IP of the reseller account).
     
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    Sounds like this may be what you need to do.

    With the reseller account having a seperate shared IP, you should be able to change all the sites IP's to the new shared one.
     
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    Just tried that. It changed to the IP fine but "consumed" the entire IP address The IP disappeared from the list after I did this.
     
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    Hmm... if the accounts' plans call for a dedicated IP, you may have to modify the plans for those accounts to allow for shared IP?
     
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    And you were so close! ;)

    Did it not occur to you to then use the Change IP Address?

    You will see that now, since you've changed Ownership, the Reseller's Shared IP will show and you can switch.
     
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    If website rob's instructions fail. Try editing/restricting the IP's the reseller can use. Then change the ownership of the sites to the reseller. One if not both of these should work.

    Let us know if this helps . . .
     
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    I have site-a set as a reseller with a .16 IP address as it's shared IP. I changed the ownership of site-b to site-a and it's still under the same IP. I did "change site's IP address" for site-b but it consumed the entire IP address.

    Not sure what else to try...
     
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    consumed the entire IP address

    That statement is invalid and makes no sense. IP addresses come in blocks or ranges, and are Shared or Dedicated.

    A Standard setup is to provide 2 IPs to a Reseller. One is used for NS1 and as a Dedicated IP for the Reseller Domain.The second is used for NS2 and as the Shared IP for Reseller clients.
     
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    I think what he's saying is that when he changed the sites IP to the shared IP of the reseller, it took the IP from the available list so when he tried changing another site to that IP, it wasn't an option anymore.

    It shouldn't go that way because I've done it like that myself. I wanted to seperate my own sites from client sites so I made a reseller for my own sites and moved some accounts to it.

    Did you do the following?

    1 - create an account to become the reseller
    2 - give the reseller account 2 IP's and set the 2nd one as the reseller shared IP
    3 - transfer accounts to the reseller
    4 - change sites IP to the reseller shared IP

    If that's how you did it and after the first one you were no longer able to change another account to the new shared IP, something isn't working right.
     
  17. KevinAce

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    Okay, well when I "change the site's IP" address it disappears from the pool if I try to do the same process for another site.
     
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    I was right. ;)

    Did you do everything in the order I listed?
     
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    squirrel, You are correct... but you didn't explain something clearly ;)

    Kevin, make sure, after you have created the reseller account:

    1. Go to "Reseller Center" in your root WHM

    2. There's an option listed at the bottom right that says this:

    "Manage Reseller Main Shared/Ipless Ip" Assign a shared IP to the reseller account.

    3. Create/modify/do what you need to do for the accounts to work properly :)

    ~Weed
     
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    Thanks. Eventually we'll get his problem fixed. ;)
     
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