An IP address is a unique number which identifies a site or a server on the world-wide web, so if you have a dedicated IP, it will be employed just by your Internet sites and will not be shared with others as it happens with shared website hosting accounts. In case you have your own server, you shall have a dedicated IP, but you may need extra ones for various uses. If you have a web-based store, for instance, you will need an SSL certificate for it, to make sure that the payment information your customers submit shall be encrypted and secure. The same is valid in the event that you have a login form of some sort and you want the usernames and the passwords which visitors input to be protected. 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 app such as a VoIP server, or if you want a slightly better functionality for a particular website, which will affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS
Our Linux VPS feature one dedicated IP address by default. A second one is available too - if they are ordered with an Internet hosting Control Panel. In the event that you need more IPs, however, you'll be able to add them effortlessly, whatever the plan which you have selected. You are able to do this during the signup process if you need them from the beginning or through your billing account - in case you need them afterwards. The dedicated IPs shall be assigned to your hosting server right after that and you could begin using them. You could renew the IPs together with the plan for as long as you intend to use them. This upgrade is very useful not simply for your personal content, but also when you intend to use the virtual server to run an Internet hosting reseller business, because you shall be able to supply a dedicated IP to any customer who would like to use one. There is no restriction on how many addresses you may order or on how often you could do that.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Hosting
If you acquire one of our dedicated server packages, you'll receive 3 IP addresses at no additional charge and you could use them for any purpose. If you need additional IPs, you'll be able to request them anytime via your billing area and we will assign them to the hosting server a few moments later. You can even get additional IPs during the signup process and they shall be available on your web server the moment it is all set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of 3 and you'll be able to decide how many addresses you will order and how long you will use them, since you will be able to select the number of IPs that you will renew every month with your web server plan. Any IP address that is assigned to your dedicated server can be used not only for your personal content, but for any site or application which your customers may have - if you have acquired the hosting server with the intent to resell the disk space to third parties.