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Hi,

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...
 

mneylon

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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

HTH

Michele
 
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[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]
[FONT=&quot][/FONT]
 

jmcc

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No, i'm using no tools to tell me where the site it is hosted! The HP is hostIreland...

The web address is CSS Software Ireland - The Custom Software Development Company...

I will be changing nothing within the website!
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:
Rackspace.com, Ltd. RSCP-NET-4 (NET-67-192-0-0-1)
67.192.0.0 - 67.192.255.255
WR Computer Network Ltd RSPC-810659-121407 (NET-67-192-77-32-1)
67.192.77.32 - 67.192.77.47

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: 67.192.77.32 - 67.192.77.47
CIDR: 67.192.77.32/28
NetName: RSPC-810659-121407
NetHandle: NET-67-192-77-32-1
Parent: NET-67-192-0-0-1
NetType: Reassigned
Comment:
RegDate: 2007-12-20
Updated: 2008-02-15

Regards...jmcc
 

knowth

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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.
Michael.
 
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