Hosts that offer unique ip address

Thor Kottelin thor at
Sat Mar 4 08:06:13 UTC 2000

BIND Users Mailing List wrote:

> From: Mark Hewitt <Mark at>

> I have seen hosts that offer e.g "Real IP address (true virtual
> server)".
> Does this mean that the server (not just the website) will be always be
> available via
> the IP address and not just via the domain name?

I get the impression that they will dedicate an IP address to your site
(instead of hosting several sites on one IP address and using Host headers
to differentiate between those sites).

> Also I have multiple domain names which I want to alais into the same
> account, many web hosts want to charge me a fee to do this however with
> a "Real IP address" can I do this myself using a nameserver service such
> as that provided by

Generally speaking, yes. I guess the hosting provider might prevent this
by configuring specific Host headers on the server, but I don't think
that's very common.


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