All devices on the Internet are recognized by a special number called an IP address, such as When you have a site, the domain name that you type in order to open it is to save you time, but the server where your site files are still has an IP address. Because there're many more websites and devices than there are IP addresses, all of the shared website hosting servers have a number of sites under the same IP, whereas using a dedicated server you'll have a dedicated IP too. Even in the first case though, you're able to acquire a dedicated IP for your websites and host them on a shared server. One advantage would be that you will have superior search engine positions since a dedicated IP usually means a faster loading site. Also, you need such an IP when you intend to obtain an SSL certificate for your website and secure the data that visitors submit on it.
Dedicated IP Address in Shared Hosting
When you use a shared hosting account on our cloud platform, you can get a dedicated IP address and assign it to any domain or subdomain with a couple of clicks no matter where your account is - in the USA, Britain or Australia. This is done through the Hosted Domains area of our intuitive and user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel where you may also monitor what IPs are available, what are in use and what websites they are allotted to. In case you wish to use an SSL certificate so as to secure the information of your site visitors and you get it through us, our system can assign a dedicated IP and install the SSL for you, so you will not be required to anything manually on your end. Meanwhile, you may still have a site in a subdomain as an addition to the main one under a shared IP address - a discussion board where users can share opinions about your services, for example.
Dedicated IP Address in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you buy a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will get the option to acquire as many dedicated IPs as you need depending on your preferences. It takes a few clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel to order a new IP plus a couple of more in order to assign it to a domain or a subdomain. The entire process is very simple and your site will start loading from the new IP address within minutes. Hepsia will enable you to see all IP addresses which you're able to use, both shared & dedicated, and which of the latter are available or taken. If you would like to use an SSL certificate on some of your sites and you want a dedicated IP for it, you can take advantage of our SSL order wizard, that will assign a new IP and install the certificate once you upload your order, so you do not need to customize anything in your semi-dedicated hosting account manually.
Dedicated IP Address in VPS Web Hosting
In case you acquire a virtual private server from our company, you will receive one dedicated IP address automatically and another one if you obtain a hosting Control Panel (Hepsia, cPanel, DirectAdmin). You'll be able to use the IPs for any kind of purpose - an Internet site, some web application such as a VOIP server, even for private name servers that you are able to use to point to your VPS any website that you plan to host. You may also add more dedicated IPs to the VPS account when you need them. This can be done from the billing Control Panel that you will acquire to control renewals, upgrades and domain name registrations and it takes only a few clicks. After you upload your order, the extra IP addresses will be accessible, so you will be able to use them the way you like.
Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers Hosting
All of the Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that we supply come with 3 dedicated IP addresses as standard and free of charge. You are able to employ them for any type of purpose according to the content that you've got on the server - a game server or a Voice-Over-IP application, an SSL certificate for a website that you host, private name servers for a reseller domain which your clients can use to redirect domain names to their hosting accounts, etc. What's more, you can order additional dedicated IPs from the Upgrades section of your billing Control Panel if you need more than the ones that come with the plan. You will be able to buy the IPs in sets of three and they shall be added to your dedicated server soon after you send your order, which means that you can use them with no delays.