All devices on the World Wide Web are recognized by a specific number called an IP address, for instance 123.123.123.123. When you have a website, the domain name that you type to access it is for your convenience, but the server where the website files are still has an IP address. Since there're many more sites and devices than there are IP addresses, all the shared hosting servers have a number of websites under an identical IP, while using a dedicated server you'll get a dedicated IP as well. Even in the first case though, you will be able to get a dedicated IP for your websites and host them on a shared server. One advantage would be that you will have far better search engine rankings as a dedicated IP usually means a quicker loading site. In addition, you need such an IP if you want to purchase an SSL certificate for your website and secure the info that your visitors submit on it.
Dedicated IP Address in Shared Web Hosting
With a shared web hosting account on our cloud platform, you are able to purchase a dedicated IP and assign it to any domain or subdomain with just a few clicks no matter where your account is - in the USA, the UK or Australia. This can be done through the Hosted Domains part of the intuitive and user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel where you may also keep track of what IPs are available, what are in use and what sites they are assigned to. If you wish to use an SSL certificate in order to secure the info of your visitors and you get it through our company, our system can assign a dedicated IP and set up the SSL for you, so you won't need to do anything manually on your end. Meanwhile, you can still have a site in a subdomain as an add-on to the main one under a shared IP - a discussion board where users can share their opinion about your services, for instance.
Dedicated IP Address in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account, adding your new dedicated IP takes only a couple of clicks. Our Hepsia Control Panel is very easy and intuitive to use, so even when you have not had a website hosting account previously, you will not encounter any difficulties to get and assign a dedicated IP address. Any domain or subdomain inside the account can use its own IP instead of the server's shared one and you're able to make this change from the Hosted Domains section, where you'll also find all IPs that your sites can use as well as if a dedicated IP is accessible or you're already using it. If you'd like to have an IP for an SSL certificate, we have an SSL order tool through which you're able to select everything to be installed automatically. When you use this particular feature, our system will change the IP address of the desired domain/subdomain to a dedicated one and it'll install the certificate within a matter of minutes, so you shall not have to do anything on your end apart from approving your SSL request through email.
Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers
As you're able to run almost anything on a dedicated server, all our plans come with 3 dedicated IP addresses included as standard. If you need to launch some server software or to set up an SSL certificate for a website that you host on the machine, you will be able to use the IPs which we provide for free. You can also register child name servers with one or two of the IPs for any domain name that you have registered with us or elsewhere and use them to point other domains to the dedicated server. When you manage a website hosting company, for instance, the aforementioned option will contribute to your credibility as an independent provider. If you need more IPs than the three the plans include, you will be able to get additional ones in increments of three either throughout the signup process or from your billing Control Panel any time.