Re: Single IP, multiple domains

Marcin Pasek ( )
Fri, 11 Jul 1997 02:36:09 -0500

FreeBSD and Apache 1.2 I just got thins working and it's great
...setup is easy and it does what I want...


Matthew Andersen wrote:
> Hmmm. I didn't think they got a list of available servers. This is done using browser header info.. The browser transfers to the server the url typed in. The server then looks up that URL and automatically redirects them. Or at least this is my understanding.
> Matthew
> -----Original Message-----
> From: howie hamlin []
> Sent: Thursday, July 10, 1997 11:24 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Single IP, multiple domains
> I think, for me anyway, that multihosting on a single IP is a way to cater
> to "smaller" users. What I mean is, I have a full class C and I use IP's
> for workstations, servers (mail, ftp, webservers, etc.). Now, since I only
> have 254 IPs to use, I need to charge a higher rate than the "other guys"
> that charge $25.00 per month for "".
> The guys that charge such a small price are usually multi-hosting on a
> single IP to an Apache server (or something). Now, when someone wants a
> full domain on my servers I usually create a new IP for this hosting.
> Sometimes, I get people asking me "why do you charge more than the other guys?"
> It's so hard to explain to the average user, but a full domain with a unique
> IP address is "better" than a multi-hosted domain because not all browsers
> can work with these scenarios properly. That's why, a system that is
> multi-hosted on a single IP usually has a "menu" of available domains that
> pops up on browsers that don't support multi-hosting on a single domain.
> So, for me, I want the capability of multi-hosting on a single IP so I can
> sell some of those cheaper web sites but I would recommend using ONLY unique
> IPs for larger corporate web sites (If I accessed a company at
> and was presented instead with a list of available web sites
> I'd think again about what kind of company they were).
> At 01:26 PM 7/10/97 -0400, you wrote:
> >Thanks for the tip. But I have a more basic question. Assuming one has
> >sufficient IP addresses available, why would one want to use a single IP
> >for multiple domains? Are there any cases where this would be *preferable*?
> >
> Howie Hamlin
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