While some hosting companies will claim that IP-less hosting is the same
as having a static IP for your virtual domain, nothing could be further
from the truth. Without a static IP, the HTTP 1.0 protocol is not
supported for the IP-less virtual domain. Without a static IP, you are
unable to maintain a level of independence for your website. In general,
you should not host your website with a provider using IP-less virtual
Of course. We pride ourselves with a high level of service and would never
use IP-less virtual hosting for our clients. All clients enjoy exclusive
use of their own IP address, which starts with 209.15.x.x.
Anyone using the HTTP version 1.0 protocol will not be able to visit your
website. This include all Netscape 2.x and MSIE 3.x browsers, along with
some AOL browsers. This is the main reason we do not offer or support
IP-less virtual hosting, it is a poor quality service.
The answer to this question can best be described by the problems with not
using a static IP as given below. With non-IP based hosting, you do have
an underlying IP address, the difference is that the use of the IP is not
exclusive, but shared with hundreds of other virtual domains.
- A static IP address allows you to access your website while your new
domain name is in the process of propagation or while your domain is
being transferred from another provider. This is not possible with
IP-less virtual hosting.
- The HTTP 1.0 protocol, still used by some web browsers,
does not support IP-less virtual domains at all.
- The IP-less hosting method will limit the possible e-mail accounts
you can use.
- Use of the underlying IP address is not exclusive.
- A reverse lookup on your domain name under the IP-less method will
result with a hostname probably not in any way associated with your