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forcing php script to run with dedicated IP

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BigLebowski, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. BigLebowski

    BigLebowski Well-Known Member

    Dec 24, 2007
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    Hi there

    In WHM, I created a test account called "" which I assigned a unique IP(ip manager). I also fitted a self-signed certificate to it.

    I have a php script in the account which makes http "GET" requests to a remote website. These requests are still being made from the main shared server IP, instead of from the new dedicated IP.

    I am running SuPHP. The scripts are running as the user (and not "nobody") but the IP is still not dedicated.

    Any thoughts please?

  2. cPanelTristan

    cPanelTristan Quality Assurance Analyst
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    Oct 2, 2010
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    The script has to be written to use a different IP, since outgoing traffic will utilize the server's main IP unless the script has been written to use another IP.

    The dedicated IP on an account is used for incoming connections. Now, if a connection has already been established, then a dedicated IP will be used for outgoing connections at that point.

    Both the incoming and outgoing connections must be told which IP to use, which needs to be in the script in question. There isn't any way in Apache or the network to automate this, it has to be in the script that is trying to send the outgoing request.

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