An IP address is a unique number that distinguishes an Internet site or a server on the world-wide web, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it will be used exclusively by your sites and won't be shared with others as it happens with shared Internet hosting accounts. If you have your own hosting server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may require additional ones for different uses. In case you have an online store, for instance, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, to ensure that the payment information which your customers submit shall be encrypted and secure. The same is valid if you have a login form of some sort and you wish the usernames and the passwords which visitors input to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which should be different from the one that you already have on the machine. You could also need an individual IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you desire a slightly better performance for a certain website, which shall affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Web Hosting
We give three free dedicated IP addresses with each and every dedicated server that we offer, but in case you require more, you could order them easily and they will be assigned to your server without delay. The upgrade can be purchased both on our order page and in the billing CP, so you'll be able to get additional IPs whenever you need them - in the very beginning or at any time later on. You may order the upgrade in increments of three and include as many IP addresses as you require at any time. You can renew only the IPs that you want along with the hosting plan, so if, at one point, you need less IPs, you may simply renew those you need and the other ones will be removed from your web server. With our upgrade, you could use a dedicated address not only for your sites and apps, but also for your clients’ websites and apps - in case you're using the server to run a hosting reseller enterprise. Any IP on top of the default three IPs may be employed for so long as you need it.