Google Chrome

Google Chrome

It’s out as a BETA for Windows, “Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier”. It’s an open-source web browser so we are looking forawrd to deleoping a few apps shortly. The Ikroh team are very much looking forward to release of the Mac BETA. We will keep you posted..

Dedicated IP address & SEO

What is a Shared IP? Every domain name that is home to a website has an IP address assigned to it. An IP address is the real address of a website or server. Domain names were developed because it is difficult to remember long IP numbers like 255.255.255.255. Usually, in shared hosting where there are hundreds of websites sharing one server those same sites will share one single IP address. For the hosting company this simplifies the technical aspects of hosting your website. Instead of having a unique IP address for every domain, they can all share one IP address. This makes it easier for them to manage and maintain the servers. The downside to shared IP’s is that if someone sharing your IP happens to get in trouble for spamming or scamming, your IP can get banned or blacklisted. You may not even know it until your site disappears from the search engines or your email start getting blocked by ISPs. In shared hosting the actions of others sharing the server can effect your site and cause problems.

What is a Dedicated IP?
Most ecommerce or larger websites have dedicated IP addresses. This means that your site is the only one on the internet using that unique IP number. For example, if you typed 255.255.255.255 into your web browsers address bar you would see Ikroh’s website come up who are a SEO Company. This is their unique address on the web that has been attached to the domain name www.ikroh.com. If you have a business oriented website then you probably will need a dedicated IP address for your site. Especially if you have a merchant account and accept credit card payments on your site. You can’t even get an SSL certificate for your website until you have a dedicated IP address. You can get around this by using a PayPal shopping cart or something else hosted off your site. There is also the SEO or search engine optimisation concerns to consider. Many people have found that sites with a dedicated IP address do mysteriously better in the search engine results than those utilising shared IPs. Often times security concerns drive people to upgrade their hosting account to include a dedicated IP address. The bottom line is that both shared and dedicated IPs can be useful depending on what kind of website you own. The key is to do some research and find out which one is right for you.

Ikroh are anĀ SEO & Internet Marketing company