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    HostSave.com - 55389 websites hosted on one IP Address

    I did a reverse IP lookup on a clients site. It stated that 55389 websites hosted on one IP Address.

    Could that mean that is one server? Surely not.

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    If it's one IP then yes it's one server but they could easily just be parked domains.

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    If it's one IP then yes it's one server but they could easily just be parked domains.
    I don't think the server could handle anything else in such numbers.

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    So, would the benefit of parking all your domains on one server be using forward framing to other servers?

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    As Loon said, they are probably all parked. But it must be a nightmare to manage httpd.conf on that server.
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    Probably takes them an hour to restart apache

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    Originally posted by Loon
    If it's one IP then yes it's one server <snip>.
    That's not exactly accurate, there could be a cluster of servers with load balancing that utilize a single shared IP address.

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    Wow thats too many websites for one server. But the servers could be networked and use a shared IP address. Or it could be a fowarding server.

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    Why would it be a nightmare for Apache, if it is to one IP then one virtualhost entry listening on the IP rather than hostname would resolve all domains to the parked page.
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    <edit>sorry, removing head from behind...pays to read thread titles, I suppose.</edit>
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    You can have domains parked all going to one-site without setting up httpd.conf for all domains.

    Also its definatly a load balanced setup with BGP no doubt.
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    Personally, I'd attribute it to some sort of load balancing setup. I would find it hard to believe that they would blindly put that many hosts on one server, even if they were trying to oversell.

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    Originally posted by Crucial
    You can have domains parked all going to one-site without setting up httpd.conf for all domains.

    Also its definatly a load balanced setup with BGP no doubt.
    Could you be more detailed? Thanks

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    You can have one web site say: temp.com

    and have 1,000's of domains setup with DNS somewhere having there A records poiting to temp.com's IP. You dont need to have them all setup on apache's httpd.conf
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    I did a lookup of hostsave.com on whois.sc and it only lists one site being hosted hostsave.com am I missing something?

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    I'd like to know what site it is

    Most likely it's either parking or a simple redirect server (like enom's)... in which case it could easily handle it.
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    Just curious what is the utility to find out how many sites an IP host?

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    You could check whois.sc.
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    http://www.whois.sc

    and yes, it has changed since yesterday. I cut and pasted that number.

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    Check this IP. This is it. Sorry for the confusion. 207.150.192.12

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    Well... we have a site at HostSave and guess what?

    a) It has that IP
    b) It loads fast and always has done

    For me, that suggests the load balancing explanation.

    If it was a single server with that many domains I suspect we might have noticed and moved sometime ago.
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    Originally posted by alogic
    Could you be more detailed? Thanks
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    Load balancing

    Yes it can be a load balancer. Most likely.

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    Greetings:

    PC-based servers do have lower limits than mini-computer based servers.

    We started as a reseller when we first got into the industry; back then Hiway Technologies used very high end Silicon Graphics servers capable of handling thousands of domains.

    Whether thousands ran into double digit thousands, I don't know.

    But some people who are in Europe who are familiar with 1and1 states they also host thousands (currently) per machine.

    So, it would not surprise me that hostsave.com would do such.

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