Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.160.221.82

Forum Moderators: phranque

Message Too Old, No Replies

Multiple IP's and HTTP

     
9:27 am on Jul 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Jan 26, 2001
posts:71
votes: 0


If I want to create multiple IP addresses ie one for each of my 10 subdomains but don't want to pay extra for them can I get round the problem using HTTP 1.1. I have been told this might work but don't understand how?

Air

5:22 pm on July 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Feb 10, 2000
posts:1253
votes: 0


HTTP1.1 allows you to create multiple name based virtual hosts all with the same IP address. So you could set up each subdomain as a separate site, but the IP would be the same for all of them. This isn't a big problem, many hosting providers set up many hosts this way.

If you want separate IP addresses for each host (subdomain) there is no way of getting around needing 10 IP addresses.

6:21 pm on July 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Sept 21, 1999
posts:2141
votes: 0


> If you want separate IP addresses for each host (subdomain) there is no way of getting around needing 10 IP addresses.

At the hardware level, each computer connected to the net at any given time has a unique IP address. All of the packets of data scurrying around the net contain an IP address only and they are routed from computer to computer based on the IP. The DNS name gets assigned (for human convienence) AFTER the packets reach their final destination.