It could be that I'm at the wrong host or plan, but I hope that you can help me here. I'm trying to get a dedicated IP address so that I can set up a multisite network like edublog using Prosites, Domain Mapping, Membership, MHMCS WP Integration and Provisioning so that I can offer a full turnkey solution with recurring monthly billing to clients.
In summary, I've tried to deal with my host but keep getting no where. See their response below. Would appreciate total help setting all of this up and look forward to your host recommendation for total scalability. Thanks.
We have responded to your support request, "Dedicated IP address page error".
Without a matching virtual host in the httpd.conf the domain won 't work. You could use the cPanel API to park the domains onto the account - it's not very hard to do at all but would be an additional step you would need to take.
Without doing that you would need a VPS.
Ideally we'll be making changes in the near future so that we don't generate default virtual hosts for dedicated IPs but as it stands there's no easy way to do that. The reason we do the default hosts is we have lots of customers that would try loading their site [while on a shared IP] via that IP, see somebody else's site and think they were hacked/defaced/etc. It's usually not easy to talk somebody down from that position and they tend to still be apprehensive thinking that something really is wrong. In short - it's been better for our customers as well as our support load to have default hosts on each IP.