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Will changing from Windows hosting to Linux cost me rankings?

     

pravin

6:58 am on May 17, 2012 (gmt 0)



Hi
I m using windows hosting and the site is ranking on google;s no. 1 page. Now i want to use Linux hosting with same content.

Will my site loose its ranking on the googles page if i changed its hosting from windows to linux.

thnx in advance
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[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 8:14 am (utc) on May 17, 2012]
[edit reason] split off from another thread [/edit]

neildt

8:21 am on May 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I would say no, we've changed server platform's in the past with no issue.

FranticFish

8:23 am on May 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

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If the urls change and yuo don't redirect old to new then you'll definitely have problems. It's also been suggested (although this is less certain) that if the other sites on your server are low quality in Google's eyes then you'll also have problems.

g1smd

8:31 am on May 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

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If you keep same domain name and same page URLs, including extension, Google will have little idea that anything has changed.

If you change the page URLs or extensions and do not redirect, you're in big trouble (however, see below as you don't have to have new extensions at all).

Is the site dynamic or static?

The move from IIS to Apache isn't the real issue here. Is the site moving from ASP to PHP technology during this change? If so, then you can still use the old URLs and extensions with the new system. There's just a few changes to make to the site configuration to make this work.

If you're already using extenionless URLs you'll have the least amount of work to do when you migrate.

nomis5

12:02 pm on May 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

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that if the other sites on your server are low quality in Google's eyes then you'll also have problems


Where did that come from?

Ok, if they are all xxrn or the like then maybe (but then again maybe not) it might have an effect. But just "low quality"? Do you have any sources or data to back your statement up?

Planet13

12:17 pm on May 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Ok, if they are all xxrn or the like then maybe (but then again maybe not) it might have an effect. But just "low quality"? Do you have any sources or data to back your statement up?


There's a Matt Cutts video where he says that it is unlikely, but if you are on a server with a lot of really bad sites (probably lots of malware sites?) then it might affect your rankings.

BillyS

12:20 pm on May 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

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^^ Assuming the same server and the same IP address...

FranticFish

12:35 pm on May 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

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@nomis5: read my post properly. I say "It's also been suggested (although this is less certain)..."

Here's the video: [youtube.com...]

pravin

2:17 pm on May 17, 2012 (gmt 0)



thanks for the information.

My current site is made in .net with the extension .aspx
and now i want to change it to Wordpress on linux.
 

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