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How can I find out what other websites are hosted from my website IP address and why is that important from SEO point of view?

To complete the other answers, there is no authoritative database of complete IP -> name mappings. DNS provides for two kinds of mappings: name -> IP. Multiple names can map to a single IP IP -> ...
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Does server location and geo location based on IP impact SEO?

In a Google Webmaster Help thread, Google's John Mueller said in response to the question of SEO and server location: For search, specifically for geotargeting, the server's location plays a very ...
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How can I find out what other websites are hosted from my website IP address and why is that important from SEO point of view?

Don't know if it's possible with simple command, but there are special "Reverse-IP" services just for that, check that one for example: http://viewdns.info/reverseip/ Apparently if you share IP with ...
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Does using LiteSpeed instead of Apache speed up WordPress?

As of 2021, some of the "improvements" that Litespeed has developed vs. Apache are more theoretical than practical, such as HTTP/3 support (UDP-only) which is not even widely supported: ...
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How can I find out what other websites are hosted from my website IP address and why is that important from SEO point of view?

To answer your question directly: No, in most cases there is no negative impact for sharing an IP with a bad domain. How do I know this? I am the SEO oracle. I come from the future to save humanity. ...
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Does using LiteSpeed instead of Apache speed up WordPress?

I use an Apache with PHP-FPM process manager for serving PHP, and Nginx for serving the static content, with a Varnish cache in front of the entire thing. You see a lot of hosting companies offer PHP-...
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Does using LiteSpeed instead of Apache speed up WordPress?

I trialed (the free version of) lightspeed in 2021 to tried squeeze the last drop of speed out of webhosting, after reading all the promises of faster speeds with newer protocols etc. I was ...
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When purchasing a VPS, what do "hostname", "ns1 prefix", and "ns2 prefix" mean?

NS stands for NameServer also called domain name servers (DNS). Domain names like www or example.com each have a numeric address called an Internet Protocol (IP) address. They look like 192.0.2.144 ...
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Can I avoid having my email server running on a VPS blacklisted?

Your IP can be listed in blacklists even if your IP is dedicated. Using a shared IP doesn't necessarily impact your IP reputation as long as your neighbors have good behavior. Usually IPs get ...
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How can I find out what other websites are hosted from my website IP address and why is that important from SEO point of view?

You could use a service that does "reverse IP lookup" to check for websites hosted on the same server / the same IP address. This service http://viewdns.info for example lets you simply enter a domain ...
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Point DNS to VPS IP address on Namecheap

Here's the setup you want: An 'A Record' pointing to your VPS server IP. In this case, example.com. Or: "A Record | @ | VPS IP address" A Cname record stating the subdomain (www) is the same as the ...
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Can I get bill-shocked by Linode?

There is no way at this point to do that with Linode. Having used them a while back as a provider I believe they sent emails at the time to alert when usage approached 100% of the plan allowance so ...
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Outlook 2016 says "The target principal name is incorrect" on my site's security certificate

I have managed to resolve the issue. Step One: When you first see the 'Internet Security Warning', select 'View Certificate'. Step Two: What you then need to do, is identify who the Certificate ...
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Does removing Softaculous affect the installed Apps?

If you follow instructions given in the official documentation, uninstalling Softaculous is only deleting its own files, you do not delete installed apps. https://www.softaculous.com/docs/Uninstall
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Are Plesk or cPanel helpful for bringing up new VPS servers?

Plesk and cPanel are for managing shared hosting. You would install one of them if you had several people hosting websites on the same machine or VPS. I would not recommend installing them if only ...
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Can I avoid having my email server running on a VPS blacklisted?

If this is happening your VPS must be using a shared IP address since that is what is used on spam lists. One solution is to get a dedicated IP address. Your hosting service should be able to ...
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Does using LiteSpeed instead of Apache speed up WordPress?

For WordPress speed, the difference is minor, wherever you use LiteSpeed or nginx servers, that's not the main factor. For hosting companies I think they prefer LiteSpeed, because it reduces costs, ...
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Can I set memory limits on cpanel acounts

The only memory limitations currently supported are the ones that you have asked about. There is no way currently in cPanel to apply a memory limit on an account basis, only on a per script or per ...
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When changing the hostname of a server, can a CNAME be used with the old name for backwards compatibility?

It is perfectly acceptable for multiple host names to refer to the same IP address (and server). So yes, use a CNAME with the old name of your VPS so that all the devices that connect with that name ...
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Can I get bill-shocked by Linode?

You could use VNstat to send you hourly reports via a cron, and then manually shut down your http server via a shell on your mobile device.
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Do I need to install Ubuntu OS on my PC to host a website with​ my VPS?

Do I need to install Ubuntu OS on my PC to host a website with​ my VPS? No, you can use a different OS on desktop and VPS. Can I host my website on a VPS running Windows? Yes, but this is ...
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How to remove port number from the URL?

Change the port number from 90 to 80 to remove it from the URL. The default port number for HTTP is port 80. If you use any other port number, that port number has to be specified in the URL. ...
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Do VPSs guarantee resources (CPU, memory) ? Or are they like a shared host (in terms of resources) but you can also manage your own site?

I can't speak for all vpn providers, but I've been using digital ocean for a few years now. Digital Ocean allocate a certian number of cpu cores, memory and, disk space to your server. This means ...
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Is Sentora (the web hosting control panel) dead?

I could find nothing conclusive but I see no evidence the project is closed. Its not very active though. After looking at whois and traceroute my guess is there is a network/isp issue. This is ...
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Does cloud hosting improve low latency on a a small global website?

"The cloud" is a buzzword which just means "Other peoples computers" - thus if you ask "Does hosting on other peoples computers improve latency on a small global website"...
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Can I avoid having my email server running on a VPS blacklisted?

The only work-runarounds - if you can call them that - is to find credible providers who have no tolerance for spam and host with them. Another interrelated strategy is to acquire your own IP address ...
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Optimize application to handle huge load spikes

This sound like you need to improve your code instead of your hardware. You don't provide an example in your question so I cant assess the quality, so I've based it on the situation described. Those ...
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Point DNS to VPS IP address on Namecheap

As per my experience, here are the basic steps - Add Linode nameservers as custom nameserver with the domain. You may find this option from your NameCheap account. After couple of hours, check if ...
rajarshig's user avatar
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Is it possible to use a BigRock domain with a Bluehost VPS hosting?

Yes, you can do this. Here's the documentation on BigRock for this task: https://support.bigrock.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/565/0/changing-your-domain-name-servers Now, when you set ...
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