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RE: IP adresss management verification

  • From: Michael.Dillon
  • Date: Mon Nov 13 11:39:21 2006

> > They ask for it.

> Is the policy still that dedicated IP addresses for web
> hosts *should* only be used when technical justification
> exists?  I really wish it would change to a requirement
> as we very frequently get new hosting customers who get
> angry when they find their site that doesn't have SSL
> or any other technical reason for a dedicated IP ends up
> on a shared IP when their old host didn't do that or
> would sell them a dedicated IP for $5/month, etc.

SSL is a technical justification for separate IP
addresses for web hosts. Virtual servers is another
technical justification for assigning multiple IP
addresses to a single physical server.

ISPs should really make it clear to their customers
which features are included in a product and which
ones are not. There is no reason why you could not
have offered a "web hosting" product with no SSL
capability at one price point and a "secure web
hosting" product with SSL at another pricepoint.
What is the point in leaving things vague?

And if you look at this template
updated in September, it no longer mentions web

--Michael Dillon