An IP address is a unique number which distinguishes an Internet site or a hosting server on the Internet, so if you have a dedicated IP, it will be used only by your Internet sites and will not be shared with other people as it happens with shared hosting accounts. In case you have your own hosting server, you shall have a dedicated IP, but you may require additional ones for various purposes. If you have an electronic store, for example, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, in order to make sure that the payment info that your clients submit shall be encrypted and protected. The same is valid in case you have a login form of some type and you wish the usernames and the passwords which visitors enter to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which ought to be different from the one that you already have on the server. You may also need an independent IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you desire a slightly better overall performance for a particular site, which shall influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS Hosting
If you opt for one of the virtual private servers plans that we provide, you shall get one dedicated IP address, and with every server which is ordered with a Control Panel, we give a second one free of charge. If you wish to use additional IPs, you could add them to your plan with a couple of clicks at any time. In case you require them right away, for instance, you are able to add them to your order and they shall be assigned to your VPS the minute it's set up. In the event that you need them later, you may add them via your billing Control Panel and they shall be available within a couple of minutes. You can assign them to personal Internet sites with several clicks or to any of your customers - if you're using the virtual server to launch your own web hosting business. You could take advantage of this upgrade as often as you want and you could renew the additional IP addresses with your plan for so long as needed.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you obtain one of our dedicated server solutions, you will get three IP addresses at no additional charge and you'll be able to use them for any purpose. If you need additional IPs, you may request them at any time via your billing area and we will assign them to the server a couple of minutes later. You may also get more IPs during the signup procedure and they'll be available on your web server the minute it's set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of three and you'll be able to decide how many addresses you will order and how long you shall use them, as you could pick the number of IPs that you'll renew each month with your server plan. Any IP address that is assigned to your dedicated server could be used not only for your personal content, but also for any site or app your customers may have - if you have purchased the hosting server with the aim to resell the disk space to third parties.