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Should I run another less popular domain on same IP address?

     
1:42 pm on Oct 1, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Hi I have my fairly visited domain running on a dedicated server and apache webserver

I want to run another domain on the same machine ( same ip) using httpd. conf settings. This other new domain doies not get any visitors at all.

I want to know would this setup mess with my previous domain's serps ranking. Pls advise thanks!
1:51 am on Oct 2, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Hi anyone want to help me with my question above? :) Thanks
2:26 am on Oct 2, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I have a case of a shared IP and I saw no problems. What you do need to be careful of is that the correct domain returns the correct content. I saw some cases where shared host was used, where a request for one domain returned content of another. I vaguelly remember it was something to do with the "default" domain on the IP (sorry, not expert here).

Unfortunately, what happened is that Google somehow managed to index one domain with the content of the second domain. In that case two domains were owned by completely separate people.

So to return to your question - from my experience it makes no harm providing there are no technical errors with the setup.

Also make sure you handle your IP address redirects properly (e.g. be careful how and where you redirect http://nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn/).
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Anyone else who has to say about this query of mine? Thanks a lot
5:56 am on Oct 2, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Hello,

In my work we have 6 domains on same IP. They all works just fine. Like aakk9999 have said, if there is no technical errors this all should not be a problem. The only thing I have in my head is. You should have a look if additional site will not take too much resources, or if your bandwidth can handle two sites. That kind of things might affect your site if there are problems with them.
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I was asking regarding Google serps
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My reply was regarding Google serps. In moment when you have problem with resources or bandwidth Google crawler might have problem to fetch your site, 5xx errors, speed etc. Which after all affect on Google serps.
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What proportion of websites have their own dedicated server with a fixed IP? The vast majority of all sites, everywhere, share an IP address with other sites-- sometimes hundreds of them, with content that may be completely unrelated to "your" site.

If search engines judged servers, rather than sites, the SERPs would be a whole lot shorter.

Now, if you had a whole cluster of nasty spammy sites on the same IP, then search engines might start looking with suspicion on the whole IP. But even then, you'd need solid non-anecdotal evidence (not "this happened to me" but "this happens consistently in all known cases").