|Anyone moved from Shared IP to Dedicated IP?|
Has anyone transfered their site from shared IP to dedicated IP and noticed a change in ranking? Please post your experience here.
i changed about a year ago, my hosting is with godaddy. i pay $2 extra a month, but didn't notice any difference, up or down. i heard it makes a difference... maybe it does maybe it doesn't, but I felt it couldn't hurt, so I went to dedicated IP.
This has been talked about quite a bit. There is no difference except when:
a) the shared server is misconfigured and it screws up the virtual hosting in some way
b) the is excessive web-spam websites from the same shared IP or IP Range - or if there is excessive cross-linking within the same IP/IP Range.
Point a is a given - and it will screw up many things - not just search robot visits. Point b is just commonsense and not a rule!
If it feels good, do it.
Don't think it makes one bit of difference.
I've tried it and have never seen any difference.
However, because it feels good, I'm using dedicated IP's instead of shared.
No immediate change, but...
better performance = more incoming links and better trust rankings, and long term, yes this = better search rankings
>>Has anyone transfered their site from shared IP to dedicated IP and noticed a change in ranking?
Nope. I think even Matt Cutts dispells this myth.
It really depends on what your site is, how it ranks and how important it is.
If I had just started out, I would probably go for the cheapest host I could find with a good reputation.
However, if I ran a 10 year old site, generating millions of dollars of sales, I would have a fully redundant, dedicated server.
Maybe, after you reach rank X, then you could upgrade your web hosting?
Chico_Loco is right.
however, leo11877, i don't think "IP" makes difference. "server" does.
1) often 'they' can guess two IPs are on the same server, if they want (well, i think they can if IPs are in the same network).
2) if server is misconfigured, likely it will screw up virtual hosts as well.
3) a slow server is still slow, if you use a different IP on the same server. and you don't want a slow server.
4) sometimes you need to do some uncommon configuration on your server, and you have to have root access. in this case, you need your server.
I went from shared Fast Hosts to Rackspace dedicated box. These two solutions have to be at opposite ends of the spectrum and no difference noticed.