As you may or may not know, I’m on shared hosting. This means that the box located somewhere in the deep caverns of Dreamhost data center is not only home to this site, but also bunch of other sites. I always wondered who are my server neighbors. It turns out it’s relatively easy to find this out.
Microsoft Live Search seems to confirm this. I see the same number of sites popping up in there also. Interesting stuff.
Of course, as Jon mentioned in his post, this is not an exact science. The fact that we share an IP, doesn’t necessarily mean that we share a box. But it is possible.
So if any of these links generates a trackback on your site, and you are intrigued to find out more about your neighbors, email me or leave me a comment. Let me know if you are also sitting on popcorn, or perhaps on a different server, and the shared IP is just a coincidence.
Maybe we can all sit in circle and complain how slow this box got lately, or maybe link to each other to display some sort of server solidarity or server pride. :mrgreen:
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