How to find out which websites are hosted
on the same server as your website
Are you living in a bad neighborhood? Your website could.
Did you know that your web host probably hosts several websites
on the same web server as yours?
Some of these websites might belong to shady businesses.
If they are major spammers, your website might be banned on
What's the difference between shared and dedicated IP addresses?
IP addresses are the addresses under which search engines
find websites on the Internet. Domain names are only an add-on
to the IP addresses.
IP addresses can be shared or dedicated. If you use a shared
IP address, there will be many websites that use the same
IP address as your website.
If you use a dedicated IP address then your website will
be the only site on that address.
Does it make a difference what kind of IP address you have?
Yes. We recommend that you spend the money to get a dedicated
IP that hosts only your own domain names. This has several
1. Search engines might use it in their algorithms
Google will tell you that it doesn't matter whether your
website has a dedicated IP address or not. However, most of
the web pages that can be found on the first result pages
have dedicated IP addresses. That's interesting because the
vast majority of domains is hosted on a shared IP address.
2. Shared hosting makes your website slower
If you share an IP address with hundreds of other websites
then your website might become very slow. If one of the other
websites on the server uses a lot of resources then this will
affect your own website.
The web server delivers the web pages in the order it receives
the requests. If there are more requests to the other websites
on your server, the visitors of your website will have to
wait before the server sends them your pages.
3. Your website might be in a bad neighborhood
If your website has the same IP address as websites that
sell questionable products then your website might get in
trouble. If one of the other websites on the server gets banned
on Google then your website might get banned, too.
How to find out which websites are hosted on the same server
as your site
Go to the shared hosting check web page and enter your domain
name. The free online tool will show you all domains that
are hosted on the same server as your website.
If your website does not have a dedicated IP address, call
your web host. There might be a small fee for the dedicated
IP address but it is worth the charge.