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Should I go for shared or dedicated hosting?



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Should I go for shared or dedicated hosting?

So a I have mentioned in a few posts over the last few days I am expanding the amount of sites I have, and I am looking to make a few more blogs, to add to my network. Currently I have been buying them from a seller who incudes hosting, domain and content, which is great for now but I have one issue. The only way I think the seller is able to offer hosting in the cheap package is by using shared hosting and I think that may cause some issues. Now I don't really know how shared hosting works as I use dedicated for my money sites but I imaging that it is one server assigning a different port to each site. This would, if my theory is correct, mean that they would all have the same IP address.
So, if I buy five sites from the seller and he places them all on the same hosting server, they all have the same IP, would the search engines still value their backlinks to my site as if they were each on separate IP's? I have seen web hosting that offers unlimited websites with up to five IP's so I know it is possible for them to have individual ones, but how do I know the seller will go to all that trouble for the price?

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idealmike

Avoid shared hosting like its the black death! (the plague). No big, respectable business site should be using shared hosting! Shared hosting has too many pitfalls to it. The first is that you could literally be "sharing" that hosting with some unscrupulous sites that you might not want to be seen sharing anything with. If those sites are doing something very dodgy, your site could suffer the punishable effects of that too.

It is far better to have a dedicated hosting plan from the start. You can get dedicated hosting and have a different dedicated IP for each site too though yes. Most good web hosts will be able to do this for you. That way, you're not sharing the same server and IP address of those sites. Even if they do have sites on it that you might not want to be associated with in any way, your site is separated from them.

The only real downside to this is that it might cost a bit more in the long run. So you have to be able to justify that cost. If you have a site (or sites) that are getting bigger now and starting to make you more money. And that money it's making is making you some profit. Then you should put that profit back into a dedicated hosting plan and pay a little extra for it. Along with good support too! It all comes down to the web hosts support at the end of the day. Even if you are very web savvy and/or you employ web designers / or a technical team. Sometimes there may be things you need to do on your website or hosting plan that you or your team but only the web host can do.

if I buy five sites from the seller and he places them all on the same hosting server, they all have the same IP, would the search engines still value their backlinks to my site as if they were each on separate IP's?

Yes and no. Google would see that they are different websites (domains) so give you the value from that. But it would also be able to see that they all have the same IP address as well so you wouldn't get as much value from that as if they were all different IP's.

You will have to ask the seller and make sure of that from the start. Also make sure to check them as well to see that they are all indeed using a different IP address. However even if they are, they are all probably using the same IP class subnet class and name server IP too.

Do a Google search for "IP Address Classes and Ranges Explained with Subnet Mask". It will be very eye opening for you. Should I go for shared or dedicated hosting?




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anwebservices

To have backlinks from different IP addresses if definitely better, either it's from your websites or someone else's. If you doing this for sole purpose to build private blog network, it's not smart idea to keep all or most of sites on same IP. Specially when it comes to get backlinks for your money site, you better be careful. I bet someone else here will give you better advice regarding your question.
Also using shared hosting can be ok, but depend how much traffic you get on so many websites. Dedicated serves are better idea if you can afford them, when it's about some high traffic money making website




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Everett

I use shared hosting, as it's cheap. However, I will say if you do a simple IP search of the domains hosted than it will either be scammy, virus or porn sites associated. I should definitely look into dedicated hosting, but since this hosting serves my needs I keep putting it on the back burner as it were. I have used dedicated hosting once, and it cost me about $50/month ages ago. It just came to be too much at the time, and it's what I thought I needed to run everything but it just turned out that I needed a lower hosting plan for everything. So if you need a dedicated hosting then go for it, plans start at about $70/mon, and you could possibly get a deal.




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Lynne

I was going to ask how do I know if I am on shared hosting or not and I am assuming I am on shared hosting because I don't pay anything like that for my hosting.

My one website is through my sister's company and she has never invoiced me... and then my other two websites are hosted by Wealthy Affiliate and is included in my membership fee of $47 a month. I can have like up to 50 websites there if I want to.

So yes I must be on shared hosting.




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postcd

go for shared if you are not sure, dedicated is much more work if you are not buying fully managed service




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overcast

I think more important question is what is your budget. And how much money you can afford to put into the hosting. I have very low budget and I prefer to invest less than 100$ a year on hosting. So I go with the shared hosting. And in such case the dedicated hosting is not for me. I would use the shared hosting as long as it gives me some profits. That is for sure. And also for those who have money VPS is better option over the dedicated server.




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itommy

Of course is dedicated hosting because it used dedicated resources and your website is quite fast if putting on a dedicated server hosting. Other than that, for new websites with less traffic, I would suggest to go with a shared hosting because it is cheap and requiring less budget.




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