Geographical IPs & Subnets are used to host content in a specific location without having to have a physical service located in that country. Many years ago, before RIPE and ARIN to host content in a country you had to purchase a service in that country. With the F2H VPS network, If you want a website located in Germany you can route a German IP to your service and place your website on top of that IP. From the outside world, it looks like your website is in Germany when in fact, it’s located in a different country.
cPanel & Geographic IPs
When using cPanel you can purchase additional IPs or even a whole subnet. You could purchase a subnet located in Spain. Another subnet located in France and another subnet located in Italy. You then add these IPs using Web Host Manager and then use the “Change site IP” feature to place websites on these IPs. You can route a maximum of 64 IPs per instance on our NVMe VPS network
How To Purchase Geographical IPs
To use Geographic IPs, you must first provision an instance in France. You cannot yet use Geographic IPs in any other location. Once you have your instance provisioned from the client area;
- Click “Services” & “View Available Addons”
- From the product list order the required IPs or Subnets
Once your IPs are assigned you can automatically set your new IPs up in your server. This saves having to write the confiuration files manually.
- Click the network tab
- Click the “Reconfigure Networking” button
Your instance will reboot and once complete your IPs will be configured using Cloud-init. You can also manually install IPs and subnets. Follow the below articles for step-by-step guides.
Manually Configure IPs & Subnets
- Configure IPs In CentOS, RedHat, Fedora Instances
- Configure IPs In Debian & Ubuntu Instances
- Use a Range File To Setup Subnets
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