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Class C IP blocks for SEO - still relevant?

5:38 pm on Nov 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I have been at my current webhost for 5 years, and to be honest they have been very good. Until a day ago, when they announced they were closing down their old data centre and moving to a new one. Yup - in just over a week, they plan to physically unplug my 2 dedicated servers and haul them over to Kansas. Ouch! Our servers will be offline for up to 24 hours.

On top of all this, they plan on giving me new IP addresses. Now, one of my servers has 7 IPs on 6 different class C blocks, and I fear I will be given new IPs on the same class C. This server has 40 or so domains, with some very moderate interlinking between them.

What would you do in my situation?

a) Get a new host as soon as possible (even if they can't get the nice IP spread)

b) Get ONLY a host that can provide the same class C spread (not that easy by my first accounts, though there are some dodgy 'SEO hosting' types out there)

c) Relax and have a beer - for sure it will all turn out right

7:36 pm on Nov 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

Go with the beer. IP changes usually work out. They have for me 5 times. Maybe 2 beers..
9:24 pm on Nov 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

Corona duly imbibed. Another standing by.

10:02 pm on Nov 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Normally, IP's aren't a big deal, but you mention you have some moderate interlinking. For this reason, I'd be inclined to insure that you continue having separate Class C's.

There are numerous "seo hosts" that offer this so it certainly shouldn't be an issue.

Why not just call your host and explain and see if they can continue offering you that. That will let you know what you need to do next...if anything.