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Discussion in 'Hosting' started by osurdival, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. osurdival

    osurdival New Member


    Quick question...

    Are there any negative effects in-terms of SEO or Ranking if you move hosting provider? Both are Irish companies.

    My current hosting package is meant to be hosted in Ireland but within Firefox when I do a search for my website I can see the American flag that’s says it’s hosted in USA!
    Thanks in advance...
  2. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Are you using some kind of tool to tell you where the site is hosted?

    Of course if you send me the web address via PM I can check it for you - I just don't trust a lot of the services out there that do these things...

    In terms of SEO etc., unless you change the site's internal structure dramatically it shouldn't have any impact


  3. osurdival

    osurdival New Member

  4. hosting365

    hosting365 New Member

    They may be an irish host, but that site is the Dallas datacentre (USA) of Rackspace.
  5. osurdival

    osurdival New Member

    [FONT=&quot]I am totally T’d-off over that. They said on their website and I checked today “[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Irish sites need Irish IPs. A significant search engine optimization benefit!”[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]I was thinking of changing hosting provider and now I’m defiantly going to.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] I'll change to an host provider that host in Ireland with an IP address.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]It will be interesting to see if my rankings do improve with an Irish IP server address[/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]
  6. jmcc

    jmcc Active Member

    From what I remember, HostIreland uses a subnet of a larger range of IPs. The subnet is designated as IE/Irish but the larger range is a US range. Most of the simple IP location programs use the delegated ranges lists which don't have the smaller subnet nationalities. So with the simple lookups, the site may appear as a US site but with the level of lookups that some search engines use, it may be picked up as an IE/Irish site. The fact that the site uses a .ie domain means that it would automatically be considered Irish and this may be of greater importance than the IP.

    This is what you get when you do a whois on the IP range:, Ltd. RSCP-NET-4 (NET-67-192-0-0-1) -
    WR Computer Network Ltd RSPC-810659-121407 (NET-67-192-77-32-1) -

    The first range would be the larger one and it is a US range. The second one is an IE range:

    CustName: WR Computer Network Ltd
    Address: 18-19 College Green
    City: Dublin 2
    StateProv: IRELAND
    PostalCode: 78229
    Country: IE
    RegDate: 2007-12-20
    Updated: 2008-02-15

    NetRange: -
    NetName: RSPC-810659-121407
    NetHandle: NET-67-192-77-32-1
    Parent: NET-67-192-0-0-1
    NetType: Reassigned
    RegDate: 2007-12-20
    Updated: 2008-02-15

  7. knowth

    knowth New Member

    Host Ireland

    I hosted one of my websites Newgrange Stone Age Passage Tomb - Boyne Valley, Ireland with Host Ireland because I wanted an Irish webserver. It was only when the site was up that I realised it was actually hosted in the US. Host Ireland now offer hosting on webservers in Ireland, so last week I transferred from their PAM (US sever) to there cPanel (Irish Server). Time will tell if it improves my traffic.

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