Hi All, I'm setting up an ecommerce site. I requested that my site has a unique IP from the hosting company but because of the package, they told me they can not give me a unique IP. They can however set up 'IP forwarding'. I want my domain to basically point to an IP that is not shared with other sites they host for 2 reasons:
1) Some content on the sites they manage is similar so I don't want Google and other SEs to rank my site lower because of similar content on different domains sharing the same IP.
2) I want my site to be accessible in China and I have had a different site on a shared IP that could not be seen in China. I started paying for a unique IP at the hosting company this other site was on and the site can now be viewed there.
So, is 'IP forwarding' going to return a different IP from the other sites. If I ping my domain, will it give me a different IP from the other sites?
P.S. I posted this on another forum but nobody replied and I really need some feedback on this - many thanks.