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Does Future Quest hosting provide a unique IP address to each hosted domain? What are your plans as far as offering dedicated servers, in particular the RaQ server? Thank You.
FutureQuest does not currently offer a unique IP address for each domain. We use the HTTP/1.1 protocol instead... you may find more information about HTTP/1.1 at http://www.apacheweek.com/features/http11
We are currently in the process of purchasing more IP numbers so that we may offer a dedicated IP to those that need one.. I am not positive when this will happen but do know it will be in less then 6 months....
When we do begin to offer dedicated IPs we will still utilize the HTTP/1.1 protocol for all of the sites that do not require their own IP.
As far as dedicated hosting... this is something we are considering but is not priority at this time. You may want to check out http://www.rackspace.com
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12-27-1998, 04:02 PM
I'm curious - what are the primary reasons a webmaster would really need a unique IP address?
For a while I was curious too... but I've since come up with three reasons....
1. SSL is much easier to implement with a dedicated IP.. but there are ways around this... (we're working on those now)
2. Anon FTP access... need dedicated to offer true anon access.. but again we have found a work around for that one..
3. Ancient browsers... really really old browsers can not view sites that use the HTTP/1.1 protocol.. we watch this issue very very very closely.. to date we've only found one site on the server that is being remotely affected by this..and even with this site if the browsers could get to it they wouldn't be able to view the site correctly because they also do not support many of the things the site uses in it's design..
So the main hitch seems to be getting everyone to update their browsers if they are using a browser that was released before late 1994. Which needs to be done anyway...
That's all I can think of...
Other then the above.. I can't think of a reason not to use HTTP/1.1
I have been reading these message boards over the past few days. It does seem as if you really do live and sleep by the server. I appreciate your quick, honest and technically correct answer to my post. Thank You.
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