What's a "normal" ratio of web sites to IP addresses...

Bill Woodcock woody at pch.net
Thu Mar 31 23:47:57 UTC 2022


> On Apr 1, 2022, at 12:15 AM, Bill Woodcock <woody at pch.net> wrote:
> …in a run-of-the-mill web hoster?
> I’m happy to take private replies and summarize/anonymize back to the list, if people prefer.

I asked the same question on Twitter, and got quite a lot of answers in both places pretty quickly.  Thus far, 23 answers, with an average of about 490,000 and a median of 1,500.

Obviously there are a lot of different factors that go into this, but the two that were cited most frequently were that user who want their own individual IP drive the number down, while large load-balancing/caching infrastructures drive the number up.

Thank you all very much.  I appreciate the education, and I hope it’s useful to others as well!

                                -Bill

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