I get 5 IPs per C-Class? How many total IPs do I get?
All of our U.S.-based SEO Hosting plans include 5 IPs on every c-class. For example, if you purchase 2 c-classes, you would get the following IPs:
With 2 c-classes, you would get a total of 10 IPs, 5 on each c-class.
With 3 c-classes, you would get a total of 15 IPs…
With 4 c-classes you would get a total of 20 IPs… so on and so forth.
What is a C-Class IP? How do I know if two IPs are on different c-classes?
IPs come in the following format: AAA.BBB.CCC.DDD (ie: 126.96.36.199)
AAA is the A c-lass; BBB is a B c-lass; CCC is a C-Class; and DDD is a D-class.
For example, the 3 below IP’s are all unique c-classes:
Google sees each c-class IP as a different property, thus making unique c-classes very important.
The below three IPs are NOT unique c-classes and are on the same c-class and therefore do not provide any SEO benefit because Google sees this as the same property.
How do I assign C-Class IPs to my domains?
Your welcome email will outline the IP addresses in the IP pool on the server you were assigned to. You will have access to the amount of C-classes that you purchased. For example, if you purchased 10 C-classes, you would have access to the first 10 C-classes in the IP pool.
Once you create your Cpanel accounts in WHM, simply scroll to the bottom menu of WHM and select “IP Manager” under Plugins. This will allow you to select your Cpanel accounts and assigned IPs to them. The IP Manager will automatically only display the IPs that you have access to. If you have any difficulties in assigning IPs, simply open a Helpdesk Ticket and our support team will guide you through the process.
If you want to use custom name servers, you would have to contact your domain name registrar to set up the name servers with them. Once they are set up, just make sure you have the domain pointing to the same IP address as the primary name server (ns1). If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to open a Helpdesk Ticket and our support staff will answer any questions you may have.
How do I know which IPs have been assigned to me?
Once your account is created, simply login to WHM and add a Cpanel account. Once your Cpanel account is added, you can click the “IP Manager” at the bottom of the WHM left side menu to see which IPs are available to your account.
How easy is it to upgrade (or downgrade) the amount of C-classes?
You can upgrade or downgrade your C-class plan at any time. The upgrade/downgrade process is completely seamless and instant. Simply login to the billing panel, select your service, and click upgrade. Once you pay the pro-rated upgrade amount, your account will be instantly upgraded and you will instantly receive your additional IPs. You can start assigning those IPs from the WHM IP Manager tool right away.
How do I know which country my IPs are from?
All U.S. SEO Hosting plans are hosted from our Chicago-area data center. For European SEO Hosting, you can use the below link to see the location of your IPs:
For example, a UK IP would come back as:
inetnum: 188.8.131.52 – 184.108.40.206
descr: United Kingdom
Please only use RIPE.net to check the GEO location of your IP. Ripe is the authority that issues all IPs in Europe and is the most accurate source of IP information. It’s also the source Google uses to determine IP locations.
My site doesn’t seem to be loading correctly after I assign the IP?
When you change a site’s IP address, your local DNS cache can sometimes still point to the old location, which will make your site load incorrectly on your computer. This can sometimes yield 404 or 403 error messages, or load a completely different site for you. You can confirm how your site loads from a web proxy or a computer/ISP that hasn’t recently viewed your site. You can also try clearing the DNS cache or waiting for 12-24 hours for your PC/ISP to automatically clear the cache.