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Can we share the same IP address?

200 websites - Same IP

     
3:06 pm on Apr 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hello Dear Webmasters,

I'm here with some different issue today. I have assigned a unique task in which my client has asked me about sharing of IP address. I didn't do this before. According to him, he has more than 200 websites, and he wants to run on the same IP. My question is that is this possible to run 200 unique websites on the same IP? or what I need to do to avoid penalization by the Google. In my point of view, the domain names would be www.abc.xyz.com (abc is a unqiue name) and xyz is an original site name. On the other hand I have an another option, i.e. www.xyz.com/abc.htm. Tell me which option is the best option to avoid penalization while running 200 unique websites.

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Bilal

3:20 pm on Apr 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hello Bilal.

With today's server technology it's possible to run 100s of websites or virtual servers on a single server, with a single IP address.

OTOH, if you client is running a spammy network of interlinked websites that are being used to artificially boost each website's ranking don't you think that you and your client might be making it just a wee bit easier for a search engine to identify "the network" and its "joint search engine strategies"?

If the 200 websites have nothing in common, other than hosting,
I'd say "no problem".

3:24 pm on Apr 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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What your client is actually talking about is 200 subdomains (e.g., aaa.example.com, bbb.example.com, etc.) or subdirectories (e.g., www.example.com/aaa, www.example.com/bbb, etc.), not 200 different sites (e.g., www.exampleaaa.com, www.examplebbb.com, etc.). And it's a lot easier to put them all on the same server and IP than trying to split them.

Yes, it can certainly be done- depending on your OS and web server and how you actually implemnent it, it can be very easy or painfully difficult. I suggest going the very easy route. :)

As far as any Google penalties, the subdomain vs. subdirectory issue gets discussed very often. I've done both and do well in Google.

12:11 pm on Apr 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Yes you can run 200 unique websites on the same IP. Look at VPS and dedicated servers.
12:16 pm on Apr 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Look at VPS and dedicated servers.

Take a look at NetSol hosted sites. Whew! I believe I've seen numbers in the millions. I'm not sure exactly how they do it but I surely don't want to be mixed/nixed in there somewhere. :)

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Thakns to all. You Guys have just give me relaxation. Thanks a lot again.

Thanks,

Bilal