PBN hosting is a weak spot for everyone who tries to build a good network. Actually, choosing it wrong could bring a lot of issues, even de-indexing. Some people believe that the biggest danger of PBNs are bad domains, where you can easily meet scam, but the truth is, the huge portion of de-indexing and penalties occur only because of bad hosting decisions. So, to put it into perspective, bad hosting is even worse than if you buy expired domains with backlinks that would lead to spam sites.
If you turn to a PBN setup service, they would tell you how hosting leaves big footprints on a website. But the majority of people who try to build their own network put a lot of efforts into the right domains, but forget about the hosting issue. There are different kinds of hosting solutions:
- Cloud hosting.
This is a super cheap option and it could cost you about $6/year. Quite a good price for a stable hosting. It’s also relatively easy to set up, even if you are an absolute beginner.
- Web costs.
This is an expensive option, especially if you compare it to cloud hosting. However, web hosts are easier to set up. The only real negative thing is that they are hard to manage, which is only made worse if you remember you have a whole network to manage.
- Choosing a Virtual Private Server.
This is quite a good option for people who understand something about hosting for PBN and hosting in general. It could be really cheap, so it’s a good way to save some money, there are many trustworthy sites registered there, so it won’t look suspicious to anyone and they give you a good IP address. If you choose this option, remember to check if that company has been on the market for long.
Common After-Hosting Mistakes
Imagine that you got a great high DA PBN domain, realized which hosting option you need and you are ready to move on. There are some bad mistakes people usually make when they are done with “the hard part”:
- Using robots file to block other sites.
Blocking Moz is never a good thing. Of course, it makes sense, if you think about it, but no real websites would ever do that. If you don’t want to make mistakes after you set up your PBN, try to do what other websites do. Don’t try to stand out, that would make you an easy target.
- Trying to mask their IP addresses.
Again, a usual site would never do such a thing. People running different sites would also separate their hosting. It’s harder when you have a large network, so you don’t want to waste a lot of time and separate hosting. But those are the efforts that will pay off. Otherwise, you have to be ready that your IP will be leaked and your site could easily be de-indexed.
Don’t try to save money when you’re choosing a good hosting provider. Remember that it’s an important step, and if you’re not sure, try to talk to a specialist or hire someone who would help you make the right decision. Remember that those people who tell you “oh, it never happens” were just lucky, and you don’t want to rely on pure luck.