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Moving from shared server to dedicated
anything I should look out for regarding the search engines?

 11:00 pm on Oct 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

I have a few sites that are maturing organically and I'm getting ready to switch from a shared server to a more stable dedicated server (Dual XEON/opteron 2212, 2GB Kingston RAM- good one I hope).

Now that I am getting good organic positions, do I risk losing them by switching servers?



 5:20 am on Oct 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

If you can, check to make sure the IPs you will receive are not on any spam lists.


 7:41 am on Oct 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Worry not, there is no risk if you do it properly. Ensure the host you are moving to is reliable, do they have a downtime agreement? I find if they offer some sort of compensation for downtime they tend to be more reliable.

Then follow Matt Cutts instructions for moving your domains across and you'll be fine.



 8:40 pm on Oct 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hey thanks for the feedback. I got the new servers set up and everything was transferred this weekend. So far everything has been great. Better than I expected, my sites have been running so smoothly and conversion are up about 3%. I guess people do like faster sites ;)

My host did a great job getting everything set up. I would recommend them to anyone. They transferred everything over in the wee hours of the morning, I have to admit I was sleeping! 0 downtime which was very nice and the Googlebot is already sniffing out the new IP.

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