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Note that the website that is reached through a domain name might not be hosted directly at the root of the IP address, i.e. example.org could map to 123.45.67.89/~example. This is common for normal web hosts since they can't allocate an IP address per website – that would be incredibly wasteful. For instance, if you do a DNS lookup of ...


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The following browsers do support SNI: Internet Explorer 7 of newer, on Windows Vista of newer. Mozilla Firefox 2.0 of later Opera 8.0 or newer (TLS 1.1 protocol needs to be enabled) Opera Mobile with at least version 10.1 bèta on Android Google Chrome (Vista or newer. XP on Chrome 6 or newer) OS X 10.5.7 or newer on Chrome 5.0.342.1 or newer Safari 2.1 of ...


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If a packet is not acknowledged within the expected timeout, an asterisk is displayed. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traceroute However zyzzyva.site5.com did eventually respond which is why you have line 16.


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Yes, it's normal. ISPs, particularly AOL and mobile providers, can route traffic through different proxies which will change the IP address of a user as they surf the web. Users using a proxy server can also experience this. This is why depending on a static IP address from a user during a session is not recommended for any kind of identification system on a ...


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NOTE: While this answer was accurate at the time it was written and accepted, it is no longer correct. There are other answers here that address SNI which allows multiple SSL certificates per IP address. Yes, you need a dedicated IP address for your SSL certificate. The following article explains exactly why: ...


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Just like with visitors, search engine bots go wherever the domain and links in your site point to, and index links according to which belong to your site, independent of the IP address it's hosted on. So changing IP addresses is just like doing a 301 redirect (without the redirect) - it won't affect your search engine results or position. Two potential ...


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Traceroute sends packets to the destination with the field "time to live" (TTL) equal to the number of hops. Every router decreases the value of TTL of an incoming packet and if it sees an incoming packet with TTL = 0 then drops it, otherwise it decreases the value and sends it further. At the same time it sends diagnosing information to the source about ...


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In the context of web hosting, a shared IP is an IP address shared by multiple websites usually on the same shared server but could also be across different servers, whereas a dedicated IP gives your website a distinct IP from others. If you don't know whether you need a dedicated IP or not, then you most-likely don't need one. The primary reason one uses a ...


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Another reason is that typically 3 packets are sent to each machine, and some machines will only respond to the first packet no matter what. If the problem is just a timeout issue, you can set the -w parameter to the number of seconds you want to wait; e.g., traceroute -w 10 google.com will wait 10 seconds instead of the default of 5 seconds.


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Hotmail, which is operated under Outlook.com now, is provided by Microsoft. You can request they remove your IP address by completing the form here (this may require signing up for Outlook.com first). It will take a few days for them to investigate the report, and if your IP address was not associated with sending Spam, you'll receive an email back from ...


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This means that every page on my website is actually accessible from another domain. Any owner of domain can add in managed domain IN A|IN CNAME record, which will point to any IP in the Net, but if you're using name-based virtual hosts, then your site will likely¹ only be accessible via the hostname specified in the ServerName and ServerAlias ...


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If they're really pointing their DNS records to your IP address (and your webserver is configured so that this actually shows your site's content on their domain; see Lazy Badger's answer), then you can stop this sort of "DNS hotlinking" with a simple mod_rewrite rule: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} otherdomain\.st$ [NC] RewriteRule ^ - [F] This will return a ...


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As long as the domain and content remains the same, changing IP addresses should have not affect on SEO. Moving from Canadian to US IP's wont affect your SEO. The only potential gotcha could be if somehow the IP address has been backlisted due to spam or other misuse, although this is more commonly, but not exclusively, an issue with Email than Web Domains. ...


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While its not bad advice from the SEO company I do feel its a little incomplete, there's a tag that you can use on your pages to avoid duplicates finding their way into the index of search engines such as Google. Better Advice The better advice from the SEO company would be to ensure that your using Rel Canonical on your pages so no pages ever end up in ...


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For years, I haven't seen a site ranking in Google that doesn't have a domain name. That doesn't mean it isn't possible, but few (if any) sites are doing that now. Here are a bunch of reasons that you should get a domain name: IP addresses cannot be moved from one web host to another the way that domain names can. IP Addresses change. It is very ...


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Although both the IP address and domain might lead to the same content at any given moment, the content for each was likely indexed on different dates. Note the differences in the snippet for the IP address, which starts with "5 days ago", versus the snippet for the domain. It looks like much of the content there is dynamic and changes frequently, as other ...


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When you buy a SSL certificate, it is not tied to any particular IP address. It can be used on any server that hosts the content for that domain name. I personally have a load balancer on my website with multiple servers behind it. I have the same certificate installed on each of the web servers that are behind the load balancer. Each of those servers has ...


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I deal with this type of situation using my virtual host configuration. Under Apache, the first virtual host is the "default" virtual host. I configure it to serve a 404 error with the message 404 Not Found -- Hostname Not Recognized This server is not configured to serve documents for foo.example.com Then I create specific virtual hosts for ...


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Unless you have a dedicated IP address you cannot pull up your website using one. Shared hosts will put hundreds or thousands of sites on a single IP address. And as you can see the IP address itself will default to some page that is the default one for that server.


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Regarding your second question: ::1 is localhost in ipv6. Regarding your third question: # Mark requests for the robots.txt file SetEnvIf Request_Method "^OPTIONS$" dontlog # Log what remains CustomLog logs/custom.log common env=!dontlog see also http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/logs.html#accesslog


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From here It's Apache polling its child processes to verify they're responding correctly. 31-2 - 0/0/44 . 0.00 41 0 0.0 0.00 0.92 ::1 mxx1.xx.com OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0 The second field, " - ", shows that this isn't an active connection.. It's the last connection that took place for this particular thread/process. Since Apache polls ...


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As paulmorriss mentioned in the comments, most major web servers do this automatically anyways, with their server logs. These logs contain UA strings, IP addresses, and much more. I don't know of any law on the books that would explicitly forbid this, but I would say that you should probably include in the Terms of Service the fact that you collect this ...


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In 000-default (usually in /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default) You can use the VirtualHost tag to separate different sites. <VirtualHost *:80> DocumentRoot /var/www/example1 ServerName www1.example.com </VirtualHost> <VirtualHost *:80> DocumentRoot /var/www/example2 ServerName www2.example.com </VirtualHost>


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You have a few solid options that will return results in Google and display the site as you was actually in their country. The most common methods are Proxies and VPN (Virtual Private Network) This are available as free or paid, paid services tend to be fast and not very noticeable your using a server to connect to a desired site. While a Free Service is ...


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Both answers are right to a point. I used to be a web host and a registered ISP. I was a presenter at the first ISPCon known as ISPOne for USRobotics and represented well over 1 billion dollars in sales in just the first quarter. I have been out of the industry for quite a while, but not too much has changed except for some of the offerings and some of the ...


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A whois record should display your registration info unless you chose to use private registration. And a whois search on an IP will show who the ip block is registered to, and is almost always your ISP. If you want to have your own company info show up in an IP lookup, then you need to obtain a provider-independent address space. This can be done through a ...



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