The OP said that DH support said:
[quote]Take any given hostname, and it resolves to an IP address. The IP address is routed to a machine. The machine could have more than one interface, ie more than one IP address. Anyways, at any given IP address the HTTP server daemon will be listening on port 80. A hit will be a connection on this port sending an HTTP request, and the Host header will specify the domain of the web site.
For virtual hosting, the HTTP server daemon doesn’t know what web site is being visited until it reads that Host header. Before hand who knows how the IP address was determined: it could be hardcoded, eg http://127.0.0.1/ for example, maybe there is no Host header present, or maybe since this is shared hosting then another web site shares the same IP address and this is a DOS attack and original poster is collateral damage. But the problem is the HTTP server daemon has already wasted resources responding to the numerous connections on this particular IP address, significantly affecting performance. Solution: change the IP address for this web site. Well at least they tried.[/quote]
I asked the OP:
It’s kinda funny, but I’ll answer why I asked the question by quoting Wholly, who knows his stuff:
I was wondering whether the OP had a unique IP because that’s the only way I know of that you can hit a particular website in a shared hosting environment. As you yourself surmise, Apache has to know the hostname that was requested in order to know where to serve the content from. But if Apache is being hit “directly by its IP address”, that IP address must be associated with only one hostname.
And I ask all that to help figure out what the original poster is running on his site with a unique IP address. I can’t hit the site with just his IP address, so it seems like the DH tech must be mistaken about his site being hit directly by IP address and that the OP does not have a unique IP at all. I could still be wrong in this. I await revad’s response.
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