if u got 1 IP and u can host more than 100 site on it that's no problem cause that IP can be shared also u got 5 ips and u can host 20 site/ip (shared IP) or u can setup IP as executive.......
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First, don't use spare IPs for duplicated services. For example, if you need two DNS servers, don't make them point to the same machine! That's just silly. The whole point of DNS is that there is a redundancy. There is no redundancy if they are the same machine.
For DNS redundancy, sign up at xname.org or twisted4life.com and use them as a free secondary.
Why anyone needs a dedicated IP address at this point is a bit confusing. Unless you want to still support very ancient browsers that don't do HTTP 1.1... can you say Mosaic?
Personally, I think having 5 IPs when you only need one is wasteful. No wonder we're being forced to move to IPV6 when 80% of the IPs are not in use for each dedicated server.
If you do have like 40 spare IPs, ask your provider if they want them back. They might be able to put them to good use.
Originally posted by rkuris First, don't use spare IPs for duplicated services. For example, if you need two DNS servers, don't make them point to the same machine! That's just silly. The whole point of DNS is that there is a redundancy. There is no redundancy if they are the same machine.
I never really got this reasoning. If the server goes down, it's true, the DNS won't work, but the server is down anyway, so who cares. I've never had an instance where just DNS went down and nothing else, so... Starting out it's perfectly fine, imho, but after you get more than one server you should start putting it on different servers.
Ip adresses is very useful for game servers hosting. Cause customers prefer to have servers on default port. Assume that default port is 27960 and if u want to host 10 gameservers on 1 machine you can set this way
22.214.171.124:27960 1st server
126.96.36.199:27960 Last server
If you do this way most client only have to type IP adress to connect server which makes easier. Also you can assign a domain name i.e (uft.ufoclan.com) Once again players only need to memorize and type domain name to connect , otherwise if you have limited IPs setup would like
And this causes alot of problem. People cant remember correct ports. They mistype and try to connect totally diffrent type of gameserver... Than they call you middle of the night and say "I cant connect my server!!!"
So if you ever plan to host game server get much as ip you can get. They useful and will save u from headache Just my 2 cents.