An IP address is a unique number which identifies a website or a web server on the world-wide web, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it'll be employed solely by your Internet sites and will not be shared with other individuals as it happens with shared Internet hosting accounts. Provided you have your own web server, you'll have a dedicated IP, but you may need additional ones for various uses. Provided you have a web-based store, for example, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, so as to make sure that the payment information your customers submit shall be encrypted and safe. The same is valid if you have a login form of some type and you would like the usernames and the passwords that visitors input to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which needs to be different from the one that you already have on the web server. You could also need an independent IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you want a slightly better functionality for a given Internet site, which shall influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS Servers
If you choose to buy one of our VPS servers
, we'll provide you with one dedicated IP address by default and a second one at no extra cost - if you add any of the hosting Control Panels that we offer to your order. Extra IPs could be purchased with ease in the event that you need them. The option is available on the order page, so if you require more IPs from the start, we'll able to assign them to your VPS the moment it's set up and you can use them the moment you start using the machine. If you need them for any reason afterwards, you can order them via the billing area and they'll be available in a few minutes. Thus, you can assign dedicated IP addresses not only to your own websites, but also to clients' sites if you've started a reseller business. You can order IPs as frequently as required and renew them together with your virtual web server plan. If, eventually, you require less IPs, you'll have the chance to renew only those which you need, while the extra ones shall be removed from your machine.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
When you acquire one of our dedicated server
packages, you'll get three IP addresses at no additional charge and you'll be able to use them for any purpose. If you require additional IPs, you can request them at any time through your billing area and we shall assign them to the server a few moments later. You may even get more IPs during the signup process and they shall be available on your server the instant it is all set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of 3 and you'll be able to decide how many addresses you will order and how long you'll use them, as you will be able to pick the number of IPs which you'll renew each month with your hosting server plan. Any IP address that is assigned to your dedicated server can be used not just for your personal content, but for any Internet site or app that your customers may have - if you have obtained the hosting server with the intention to resell the disk space to third parties.