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That's correct I use the OVH network. A box cannot be in more than one place at the same time. I don't think anyone has ever thought that was possible.
In fact the IPs are in the correct countries, they are not faked.
i.e. The German IPs are on routers in Germany, connected to France via a fast network, the Dutch IPs are on a Routers in Holland, connected to France via a fast network......
What's cool here is that should your box crash (unlikely), the IPs are on the routers not the box, so I can migrate your IP to another box, restore your backup (taken regularly throughout the day) and you are away with virtually no downtime.
So thank you for pointing that out, as I have been able to explain the benefits.
They announce those IPS everywhere they have a network node/router. In fact those IPS are typically more specific subnets from a supernet.
And, OVH don't have network in all those countries. (ex: Portugal, Ireland, Lithuania). Thus, this solution can't be really comparared to hosts in those regions, as they can serve content with lower latency, and really hosting it in those countries soil. This is more a "marketing" thingie rather than real Geolocated hosting.
If you let me know by example one IP you use, i'll explain you further.
Your particular subnet (220.127.116.11/27) is part of a supernet, which in this case is 18.104.22.168/15
This is the only entry in the routing table, therefore, all thru the peering points, upstream providers that OVH has, they are annoucing 22.214.171.124/15 as a whole and not the granular and specific ones at a country level.
afaik, GeoIP is also changing, anf big guys like Google, that have a very extensive network and routers all over the place, typically in this case they get the traffic from/to your servers in France, which is where OVH mainly peers with them.
If they look only to what is published at the Ripe Database, this kind of SEO should work, but, i think they do much more extensive stuff those days. Things such as bgp information, latency measurement, etc...
If if works for you ? Great ! but this is not "Hosting in Belgium, Britain, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal & Spain."
Google mainly looks at network speed, and what you are saying is that the IPs on the OVH network are broadcast on all nodes.
This means as far as google is concerned your site will be fast no matter where it is, because once inside the network, your latency is low and your bandwidth is fast.
Google is becoming less interested in where your website is than how fast it is, which is why our servers are twice the permformance than the majority of Reseller accounts i.e. UK2NET and Heart, who have quad-core 8GB RAM machines.
Also we have started to partner with Cotendo the CDN provider, so in future will offer packages that make your website super fast as your static content will be cached in the same region as your customer, no matter where in the world they are or you are hosted. Your dynamic content is accelerated, kept low latentcy, by having persistant connections to your origin server.
No doubt you will argue, that a CDN site really isn't as good as having servers everywhere, but it's good enough for Facebook (who also partner with cotendo).
As stated earlier. NO ONE THINKS THAT OUR SERVERS ARE EVERYWHERE, they can only be in one place.
We are offering a quality service, we use simple techniques to gleen SEO performance, as a fast website with no visitors isn't worth having.
We are keeping up with the latest techniques in rapid website delivery,so you can have both traffic and speed.
I am quite aware of how the network works, and what I said earlier is true. If you are in Germany, the "German IPs" will enter the OVH network at the German Routers. If you are in Holland, The "Dutch IPs" at the Dutch Routers.
That's what we care about. I care that German customers in Germany enter the network in Germany.
I don't care that Belgian users accessing the "German IPs" enter the network in Belgium, and if they do, it's faster than having to enter the network in Germany.
We like to offer something a little bit different!! Like Reseller accounts with shared Multiple Class C IPs, saving you money on having to have dedicated IPs for your SEO campaigns.
This is a good solid product. It performs well anywhere in Europe to any of the published European Zones.