An IP address is a unique number which separates a website or a server on the world-wide web, so if you have a dedicated IP, it will be used just by your Internet sites and shall not be shared with other individuals as it happens with shared website hosting accounts. Provided you have your own hosting server, you'll have a dedicated IP, but you may require extra ones for many different uses. In case you have a web-based store, for instance, you will need an SSL certificate for it, in order to make certain that the payment information that your clients submit will be encrypted and secure. The same is valid in the event that you have a login form of some sort and you would like the usernames and the passwords which visitors type in to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which should be different from the one that you already have on the server. You might also need a separate IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you desire a slightly better functionality for a particular site, which shall influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS Servers
Our Linux VPS web hosting plans come with one dedicated IP address by default. A second one is available as well - when they are ordered with an Internet hosting Control Panel. In the event that you need more IPs, however, you will be able to add them with ease, whatever the plan which you've selected. You may do this during the signup process if you need them from the beginning or using your billing account - in case you need them later. The dedicated IPs will be assigned to your web server soon after that and you'll be able to start using them. You'll be able to renew the IPs together with the plan for so long as you intend to use them. This upgrade is quite useful not simply for your personal content, but also in case you would like to use the virtual server to run a web hosting reseller business, since you shall be able to supply a dedicated IP to every client who would like to use one. There isn't a restriction on the number of addresses you may order or on how often you may do that.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
When you acquire one of our dedicated server packages, you'll receive three IP addresses at no additional charge and you'll be able to use them for any purpose. If you require additional IPs, you may request them at any time from your billing area and we shall assign them to the server a few minutes later. You may also get additional IPs during the signup procedure and they shall be available on your web server the moment it's set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of 3 and you'll be able to choose how many addresses you'll order and how long you shall use them, as you can select 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 may be used not just for your personal content, but for any site or application your clients may have - if you have purchased the server with the intent to resell the disk space to third parties.