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 shall be employed just by your websites and shall not be shared with others as it happens with shared Internet hosting accounts. In case you have your own hosting server, you'll have a dedicated IP, but you may require additional ones for many different uses. Provided you have a web-based store, for example, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, in order to make sure that the payment information which your customers submit shall be encrypted and secure. The same is valid in the event that you have a login form of some sort and you wish the usernames and the passwords that visitors enter to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which needs to be different from the one which you already have on the web server. You might also need a separate IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you would like a slightly better performance for a certain website, which shall influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS Hosting
If you choose to purchase one of our VPS hosting, we will give you one dedicated IP address by default and a second one 100 % free - in the event that you add any of the hosting Control Panels which we offer to your order. Additional IPs may be purchased with ease in case you require them. The option is offered on the order page, so in case you require more IPs from the beginning, we'll able to assign them to your VPS whenever it's set up and you can use them as soon as you start using the hosting server. If you need them for any reason afterwards, you can order them via the billing area and they shall be available in a matter of minutes. Thus, you shall be able to assign dedicated IP addresses not only to your own sites, but also to customers' sites if you've started a reseller enterprise. You can order IPs as frequently as needed and renew them along with your virtual server plan. If, sooner or later, you need less IPs, you'll have the chance to renew only those which you require, while the extra ones will be taken off your server.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Web Hosting
In case you obtain one of our dedicated server packages, you will get three IP addresses at no additional charge and you could use them for any purpose. If you require even more IPs, you'll be able to request them at any time via your billing area and we shall assign them to the hosting server a couple of minutes later. You may also get more IPs during the signup procedure and they'll be available on your server the instant it's ready and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of three and you may decide how many addresses you will order and how long you'll use them, as you will be able to choose the number of IPs that you'll renew on a monthly basis with your web server plan. Any IP address that is assigned to your dedicated server could be used not just for your personal content, but for any Internet site or application which your clients may have - if you have purchased the server with the intent to resell the disk space to third parties.