An IP address is a unique number that distinguishes an Internet site or a server on the world-wide web, so if you have a dedicated IP, it will be used solely by your sites and will not be shared with other individuals as it happens with shared website hosting accounts. Provided you have your own server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may need extra ones for various purposes. If you have an Internet store, for instance, you will need an SSL certificate for it, in order to make certain that the payment info which your customers submit shall be encrypted and secure. The same is valid in case you have a login form of some type and you want the usernames and the passwords which visitors type in to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which needs to be different from the one which you already have on the hosting server. You might also need an individual IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you want a slightly better functionality for a certain site, which will affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS
Our Linux VPS packages feature one dedicated IP address by default. An additional one is available also - if they are ordered with a hosting Control Panel. In case you need more IPs, however, you shall be able to incorporate them easily, regardless of the plan which you've picked. You can do this during the signup process in the event that you need them from the beginning or using your billing account - in the event that you need them later. The dedicated IPs will be assigned to your hosting server soon after that and you can start using them. You can renew the IPs together with the plan for as long as you intend to use them. This upgrade is quite useful not only for your personal content, but also in the event that you intend to use the virtual server to run a hosting reseller business, considering that you shall be able to provide a dedicated IP to every customer who wants to use one. There isn't a restriction on how many addresses you can order or on how many times you'll be able to do that.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Hosting
Each and every dedicated server we offer comes with three dedicated IP addresses provided free of charge on top of the monthly fee for the package deal. We also supply you with the opportunity to add more IPs to your web server both when you sign up and at a later time using your billing CP, so you may order the IPs whenever you require them with no limit on the amount or on how frequently you get them. They could be purchased in groups of 3 and will be assigned to your server right away. You may renew them with the web hosting plan and you could decide if you'll renew all of them, or a smaller number - if you no longer require the rest. Any dedicated IP address allocated to your web server may be used for any purpose: for a personal Internet site, for a software web server, or for a hosting customer - in case you've decided to launch your own web hosting business and you're reselling accounts to other people.