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Find neighbours on your web host with myIPneighbors

If you’ve a website or blog hosted with an ISP, on an shared hosting package.

Shared hosting, is when a company takes a single web server and hosts many web sites on it by sharing the server resources among. Share hosting act allows the ISPs offer low hosting plans, and making possible for the company to make a profit.

While shared hoting is an economical solution, it has some negative effects too. Sometimes shared hosting may bog down your website or blog:

If someone’s blog that’s hosted on the same server your domain is hosted on and their post gets on Digg or slashdotted, the server will become slow under the heavy load.

  • If someone’s blog or website is running some scripts, or generating lots of SQL queries, that’s causing  heavy load on the server, can bog down the server and make it slow, sometimes unresponsive for everyone else being hosted on that server.
  • Enter myIPneighbors.com. By giving them a website’s address or IP address, they report back with how many other websites are being hosted on the same server as yours. For example, my site is sharing it’s web server with 191 sites. Yikes, that’s a lot!

If you’re having performance issues with your web site / blog and you feel the server might be to blame —myIPneighbors IP search is a great way to find out who your neighbors and assess for yourself if you web host is spreading it’s resources too thin, or to see how many other websites your hosting company hosts your server.

Is your website packed into a crowded host with hundreds of other sites? Or is there questionable content being hosted side by side with your site? If so, it may be time to look for a better host.

Website, Blog, Web Hosting, ISPs, Shared Hosting, Performance, myIPneighbors

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