Does WordPress uses Different IP addresses?

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  • #459559

    sgwebseo
    Member

    Should I expect 5 different IP addresses if I buy 5 domain names from WordPress for my 5 Blogs?
    If yes, up to what bracket? (AAA BBB CCC DDD).

    Please help..thanks!

    The blog I need help with is sgwebseo.wordpress.com.

    #459660

    timethief
    Member

    Every computer that communicates over the Internet is assigned an IP address that uniquely identifies the device and distinguishes it from other computers on the Internet.

    The abbreviation of URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator, the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web.

    If you purchase 5 different domains they will have 5 different URLs.

    #459661

    timethief
    Member

    Have you read this support documentation entry> http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/

    #459668

    sgwebseo
    Member

    Thank you very much Timethief for sharing Infos and links….cheers!

    #459671

    yeteha
    Member

    I believe (but I am not sure exactly) WordPress.Com utilize load balancing technique (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Load_balancing_%28computing%29) which will assign multiple IPs to a domain.

    I don’t think you can control/expect that 5 domains will get their different 5 IPs. Why do you need different IPs?

    #459678

    mark
    Staff

    yeteha is correct.

    #459684

    edwinridout
    Member

    Also be aware of the concept of dynamically assigned IP addresses — if I switch on my basement computer and connect via the cable company to the internet, I may unknowingly be using one IP address tonight and a different one tomorrow. My blog on WordPress.com is unlikely to be reachable on the same IP address at different times. But I can expect my URL to remain unchanged.

    #459688

    chrisqq
    Member

    edwinridout,
    hosted sites on the internet generally have fixed IP addresses. This means that you will find your wordpress.com blog on the same IP address, though it is also available on others for load-balancing

    #459948

    edwinridout
    Member

    Chrisqq, thanks for that correction. –E

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