An IP address is a unique number that distinguishes an Internet site or a web server on the Internet, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it'll be used only by your Internet sites and won't be shared with other people as it happens with shared website hosting accounts. Provided you have your own hosting server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may require additional ones for different uses. Provided you have an Internet store, for example, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, in order to make certain that the payment info that your clients submit will be encrypted and protected. The same is valid in the event that you have a login form of some type and you would like the usernames and the passwords which visitors enter to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which has to be different from the one which 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 desire a slightly better overall performance for a certain Internet site, which will influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS Servers
If you buy one of our VPS hosting plans, we shall supply you with one dedicated IP address by default and a second one absolutely free - if you add any of the hosting Control Panels which we offer to your order. Extra IPs can be purchased easily if you need 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 the minute it's set up and you can use them the instant you begin using the server. If you need them for any reason later, you can order them through the billing area and they'll be available within a couple of minutes. This way, you shall be able to assign dedicated IP addresses not only to your own websites, but also to clients' websites in case you've started out a reseller business. You can order IPs as frequently as needed and renew them together with your virtual web server plan. If, eventually, you require less IPs, you will have the chance to renew only those that you require, while the extra ones will be taken off your web server.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
If you acquire one of our dedicated server solutions, you will get 3 IP addresses at no additional charge and you'll be able to use them for any purpose. If you require more IPs, you could request them at any time from your billing area and we will assign them to the web server a couple of minutes later. You can even get more IPs during the signup procedure and they'll be available on your server the moment it is ready and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of 3 and you could choose how many addresses you will order and how long you'll use them, as you can select the number of IPs which you will renew on a monthly basis 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 website or app your customers may have - if you have purchased the machine with the goal to resell the disk space to third parties.