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I am administering this site: http://www.epicperks.com.

As per GoDaddy's control panel as well as this service, the IP address pointing to http://www.epicperks.com is 50.63.210.1.

However, when I visit the two address (one domain name, one IP), I see completely different results.

The domain name shows the website as I intend it to be but the IP address shows pageok message.

What is going on here?

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  • Is this shared hosting?
    – joeqwerty
    Sep 6 '14 at 2:09
  • It is the Deluxe package shown here: ca.godaddy.com/hosting/web-hosting.aspx?ci=9009
    – karancan
    Sep 6 '14 at 2:16
  • OK, based on that page I'm fairly certain that it is shared hosting, meaning that they host multiple web sites on the same server/ip address and differentiate between web sites by way of host headers or name-based virtual hosts. So when you navigate to the ip address you are navigating to the default web site/page on that server, not to your web site. The web server uses the client host headers to determine what web site to direct the client to. - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_hosting - technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753195(v=ws.10).aspx
    – joeqwerty
    Sep 6 '14 at 2:25
  • Yup, the minute you mentioned shared hosting, it hit me. Thanks. If you wanted to put it up as an answer, I'll upvote and accept it.
    – karancan
    Sep 6 '14 at 2:30
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    You will only see your website via your IP with a dedicated IP address. And oh yeah, don't use GoDaddy. Sep 6 '14 at 9:39
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OK, based on that page I'm fairly certain that it is shared hosting, meaning that they host multiple web sites on the same server/ip address and differentiate between web sites by way of host headers or name-based virtual hosts. So when you navigate to the ip address you are navigating to the default web site/page on that server, not to your web site. The web server uses the client host headers to determine what web site to direct the client to.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_hosting

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753195(v=ws.10).aspx

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