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How do I hide my server's IP Address?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Righey, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. #1
    A while ago, I was browsing the net and saw a company that lets you point your domain to an IP address that they give you and they will then point the domain to your web server. Therefore, the real IP address of your server is hidden. Unfortunately, I can't find the company any more and was wondering if anybody here knew of the company or any services like it.
    SEMrush
    Thanks for your help, Righey. :)
     
    Righey, Jan 6, 2010 IP
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  2. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    Why???
    ;).....
     
    Mia, Jan 7, 2010 IP
  3. Righey

    Righey Peon

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    well.... errr.... I would rather that people could not find the real host of my site and/or be able to locate it. Enough said? lol. :D
     
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    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    You could use DMZ to do this. Either way, if someone really wanted to find out, they could.

    There are of course software sites and proxies that can do this for you as well: http://www.hide-my-ip-address.com/hideip/

    You could set up a hosting account and use that IP of that server to proxy requests from your server.

    I still do not see what the usefulness of doing something like this really is unless you are up to no good.

    If what you want is some anonymity from your ISP/host/upscale provider, ask them to SWIP your IP space to you, listing your information and place your host name in the inverse DNS such that any traceroutes or nslookups done by people investigating your IP/server see your name.
     
    Mia, Jan 7, 2010 IP
  5. Righey

    Righey Peon

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    Ok, thanks, I'll try it out.
     
    Righey, Jan 7, 2010 IP
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    hiding server can it prevent problems at future such as hacking...?
     
    hamids68, Jan 7, 2010 IP
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    Helps a little but not completely.
     
    HRG-Tina, Jan 7, 2010 IP
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    Why don't use dedicated IP for your web site? I think that is something what will do this job for you.
     
    WebIntellects - Rob, Jan 7, 2010 IP
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    He might be using his A records and CNAME records. This is popular on most DNS hosting
     
    iRock-Matt, Jan 8, 2010 IP
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    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    I sometimes wonder if most of what is posted here is generated by bots? Good grief.
     
    Mia, Jan 8, 2010 IP
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    What you need is a proxy/load balancer server that will forward the requests from the clients to the real httpd server. Nginx does this very well, as well as apache. You can set this up yourself by leasing a low cost VPS, since you'll need root access on the server in order to setup your own proxy http server.

    Visitors -> proxy/loadbalancer -> real http server

    You can also use the upstream parameter to balance your traffic across several servers, provided that each is a mirror of itself and share the same database if your website is database ridden, which is basically the primary function of a loadbalancer.

    I believe there are several companies that offer this as a managed service, however most do that for ddos mitigation rather than the reason you have specified.
     
    Digital Linx, Jan 8, 2010 IP
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