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    Question dedicated IP/static IP

    I did a search, but, of course, the results, most of them, were for "dedicated hosting."

    Some hosters offer "dedicated IP" or "static IP." My question is: what is dedicated/static IP, and what are the advantages, if any?

    How does that work with multiple domain accounts (if offered)?

    Thanks,
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    A dedicated IP means your domain name is linked to it's very own IP address and is not sharing it with other domain names. The major reason for requiring a dedicated IP address is if you need your own SSL certificate.
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    A dedicated IP is also useful for Anonymous FTP. Most sites do not need a dedicated IP however. It is not needed for multiple domains.
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    You can still have anonymous FTP without a dedicated IP. It just depends on what you are running.
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    Humm there are tons of threads on this topic but I cant find any now
    maybe Chicken will chime in with the WHT threads on this topic.
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    I've been wondering about this myself. I have heard, although this was a long time ago, that they use url masking to be able to use one IP for several domains and that this might not work in some applications. (The result was supposed to be that the true url showed up instead of the intended domain name.) How true this is, I cannot tell...

    However, I found this thread after doing a little search:
    http://webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php...

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    A static IP is normally associated with your ISP, if you get a static IP with your DSL / cable / dialup connection.

    A dedicated IP is only required for SSL certs, other than that, a shared IP can be used.

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    Yup! If you ever find a host that uses dynamic IPs for their servers, I would "probably" not go with that host (My server at home has a dynamic IP, but that's just because RoadRunner doesn't offer static IP )

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    Lightbulb Ip vs Name base

    The only problem with name base hosting is IF one of the many users on a particular IP is spamming and that IP then gets blacklisted, all of the users on that I.P suffer!

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    Originally posted by voxtreme-matt
    A static IP is normally associated with your ISP, if you get a static IP with your DSL / cable / dialup connection.

    A dedicated IP is only required for SSL certs, other than that, a shared IP can be used.

    Matt

    I might be wrong but isn't static the same as dedicated? If so I would have thought you meant shared?

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    Nope, static is the opposite to dynamic - static will remain the same throughout.

    A shared IP is static, but it means multiple sites will share it.
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    Icutwo thats not true at all.

    All mail goes out the primary IP of a server. So even *if* your site has a dedicated IP chances are the mail server is not set to use that IP. The mail server on most all machines use the primary servers IP, so technically if any customer on that machine spams the mailserver IP has a chance of getting blocked. If you have a dedicated IP or not it wouldn't matter in that situation.
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    Duh silly me, I thought you were confusing the word dynamic with dedicated. Please ignore me

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    There used to be a problem with virtual hosting (the act of putting more then one domain/site on one IP address) a long time ago, certain browsers didn't work properly with it.. I believe the virtual hosting spec was added in HTTP/1.1, which was supported starting with Internet Explorer v3.0 and Navigator 2.0... so if someone was using a VERY old browser that wasn't totally HTTP/1.1 compliant, there could be a problem...

    But the odds of that are sooo rare, I wouldn't worry about it.
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    - Static IP Address

    Some Web Hosting companies offer shared hosting account with a static IP address. This means that you are given a unique set of numbers (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) specifically assigned to your web space. This allows you to access your web site via a web browser or development tool regardless of the status of your domain name. Having your own IP address also gives you the opportunity of publishing your web site to your new web space before actually transferring your domain name to our DNS. This results in no down time when transferring your web site from a another hosting company.

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    Now I know what it is

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