When you host a site on a server, it makes use of the server's shared IP address - an exclusive number that is used to detect any device connected to the Internet. The website name that you use for the website is for quick access and convenience of the site visitors, but on a lower level, their web browser connects to the IP of the server. Due to the fact that there're many more websites than IPs, shared web hosting servers use the same IP for multiple sites even if they are owned by separate users. While this doesn't affect the website performance directly, using a dedicated IP may slightly increase the loading speed of a given website, giving it better positions in search engine results. Such an IP is required for the installation of an SSL certificate too, so when you plan to secure the payment or login information that your site visitors submit, you should have an IP together with the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Shared Hosting
If you host your websites on our reliable cloud platform and you have a shared hosting plan, you can add a dedicated IP to your account at any time and assign it to any domain or subdomain with just a few clicks. This option is accessible in all the data centers where we provide services - Chicago (US), Coventry (UK) and Sydney (AU), so regardless of your choice during the registration process, you are able to get a dedicated IP for your sites. You'll be able to add or remove an IPas well as to keep track of the free and used ones at any moment. In case any of the IPs that you acquire will be used for an SSL certificate, you can enable the automatic configuration attribute in our SSL order wizard then our system will request and assign the IP before it sets up your certificate automatically. Our versatile platform will allow you to use a dedicated IP for multiple sites as well if it's not in use by an SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in VPS Servers
In case you buy a VPS server from us, you will get one dedicated IP address by default and an additional one if you obtain a hosting Control Panel (Hepsia, cPanel, DirectAdmin). You're able to use the IPs for any kind of purpose - an Internet site, some web app such as a VOIP server, even for private name servers that you are able to use to point to your VPS any website which you wish to host. You can also add more dedicated IPs to your VPS account if you need them. This can be done via the billing Control Panel that you will receive so as to control renewals, upgrade purchases and domain registrations and it takes only a couple of clicks. Soon after you submit your order, the added IP addresses will be at your disposal, so you will be able to use them as you see fit.
Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers
Since our Linux dedicated servers come with three dedicated IP addresses provided in the plans as standard, we'll give you a serious advantage in case you'd like to run any application which requires this type of an IP. We supply them absolutely free and you can use them for as long as you use your server for anything you'd like - child name servers for any domain which you host, an SSL certificate for any site on your server, a software server (online games, VOIP), etc. Using the Upgrades menu in the billing Control Panel that you'll get to control renewals, service upgrades and domain registrations, you will also be able to purchase more dedicated IPs in sets of three whenever you want. They will be assigned to your server in no time, so you can start using them for your sites and web-based applications without delay.