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Multiple sites on one IP

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by merera, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. merera

    merera Registered

    Apr 7, 2008
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    I wanted to spread my sites more or less evenly between 5 IP addresses that I have for my dedicated box. No way

    CPanel/WHM regards one address as primary, other ips can be used only for one domain per ip.

    Is there any easy way to configure the server via Cpanel/WHM so that groups of 5 or so accounts would sit on each ip?

    Thank you
    #1 merera, Apr 7, 2008
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2008
  2. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    Typically this is done by creating a reseller account and assigning an IP address to the reseller account.

    Any particular reason you wish to group your accounts this way though? Typically, most reserve their IPs for use on domains that will require SSL certificates as a dedicated IP address is required for signed SSL certificates.
  3. LiNUxG0d

    LiNUxG0d Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, the "Assign an IP Address" option only allows one per site, to my knowledge. I really think that your best bet - though cPanel techs always frown on it - is to edit the /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf directly and change the IP in the <NameVirtualHost IP> tag.

    Frankly, I don't know why cPanel can't allow IP balancing. It's just logical in my mind. I mean, if you create a domain and assign a static IP, subdomains and add-ons will be on the same IP, but you can't specifically do it... hmmm...

    Usually this is done for SEO and e-mail purposes. Many big mail domains, for example, will accept dedicated IP mail more than shared IP mail, based on volume, etc. SEO has some tactics which believe ranking may be affected based on shared hosting servers, etc. AKA: If your site is on the same server as another known malware site, your IP might drop in ranking, etc.

    If anyone else has 0.02$ to put in, please do. :) I might be left field here. ;)

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    #3 LiNUxG0d, Apr 7, 2008
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2008

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