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I'm using hostgator reseller panel with limit to the number of dedicated IPs. I want to use dedicated IP for each account under control panel. Unfortunately hostgator restricts me with an upsell of SSL+IP for 50$. Which i think a bit costly and packed with unnecessary SSL package which i don't want to use.

So is it possible to get dedicated IPs from another hosting service or host keeping the files hosted on different server ? or we're restricted to use dedicated IPs from the same host ?

So to frame question in this situation, is it possible to buy IP address from 3rd parties or anyone other than your host ?

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Is it possible to buy IP address from 3rd parties or anyone other than your host ?

No - upstream hosts will not route to an IP address which does not belong to your host's IP address assignment.

So is it possible to get dedicated IPs from another hosting service or host keeping the files hosted on different server ?

Sure, but in that case (unless there is some compelling reason to use a reverse proxy on another network) it makes more sense to simply move your hosting.

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  • Do you think it is good choice to move hosting in my case ?
    – Mahesh
    Sep 6, 2011 at 13:03
  • @Mahesh That depends - why do you need more IP addresses?
    – danlefree
    Sep 6, 2011 at 14:11
  • I want each client under cpanel to have their own IP for the account. It's for their site's SEO benefits under my single reseller account.
    – Mahesh
    Sep 6, 2011 at 15:54
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    @Mahesh - Do dedicated IP addresses improve SEO? may be of interest in that case
    – danlefree
    Sep 6, 2011 at 16:17
  • Perfect. Solves for me. Hard to argue with client if their view is based on misinformation regarding IP and SEO. I'll see how it goes from here. :)
    – Mahesh
    Sep 6, 2011 at 16:38

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