Msg#: 4577702 posted 9:32 am on May 25, 2013 (gmt 0)
I am adding a huge database on my site. My developer advised me to move my site to an unlimited host. So I am planning to move the site over the same host that I am currently using but on a different plan. Then my dedicated IP will change. I am concerned if this change can cause rank drop in Google. Please advise.
Msg#: 4577702 posted 4:37 pm on May 25, 2013 (gmt 0)
not only did I move IPs but also continents
That's an important point, chalkywhite, and I should modify what I said above to accommodate that situation. When people move thir hosting to a different country, they can lose rankings in their previous country and gain some in the new country.
Msg#: 4577702 posted 5:03 pm on May 25, 2013 (gmt 0)
Many sites in the cloud change IP address on a regular basis. If you host with Amazon and use their load-balancer services, the load-balancer may change IP address without even notifying the site owner. The load-balancer is tied into Amazon's DNS system and their DNS can re-allocate the load-balancer to a new IP address on the fly.
Msg#: 4577702 posted 5:07 pm on May 25, 2013 (gmt 0)
Done this so many times over the past 14 years and not once experienced any issues with rank. I say you will be absolutely fine to move. The only thing ever of concern was using an International domain such a a .com with hosting in another country, as this caused an issue with inclusion on Google UK.