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Effectively using my ipaddresses

Discussion in 'Workarounds and Optimization' started by Shiro, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Shiro

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    I currently have a cpanel VPS. It came with two IP addresses. I have multiple accounts and sites on this VPS, but only one of them has a fairly heavy traffic load. I'm wondering if I should be putting that account/domain onto the other IP address. Is this beneficial? If so, how do I go about doing this?

    Right now, all my accounts are set on the same IP address (the shared IP address). Would I need to make this account my primary account somehow to be able to use it on the other IP address? And is this even something worth doing?
     
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    I don't think moving that account to a dedicated IP is going to change anything here for you. That is, unless he's sending lots of email, you set him up with a cPanel game server or he needs a secure cert for a shopping cart for example.
     
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    The other benefit of a heavily trafficked site having a dedicated IP would be Apache hits. Unless you are using DSO + mod_ruid2, you cannot tell if an account is getting higher than normal traffic when it is on the shared IP over the other sites unless you go through WHM > Server Status > Apache Status and happen to catch the site getting those hits. Now, if you put the site onto a dedicated IP, you can more easily see the traffic in netstat directly checking on hits to that IP. As such, having the site on a dedicated IP can be beneficial for high traffic to it or any possible DoS attack that might occur.
     
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