An IP address is a unique number that distinguishes a website or a web server on the world-wide web, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it'll be used only by your Internet sites and shall not be shared with others as it happens with shared web hosting accounts. Provided you have your own server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may require additional ones for various uses. In case you have an online store, for example, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, in order to make sure that the payment info which your customers submit will be encrypted and protected. The same is valid in case you have a login form of some type and you would like the usernames and the passwords which visitors enter to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which ought to be different from the one which you already have on the machine. You may also need a separate IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you desire a slightly better overall performance for a particular website, which shall affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS Web Hosting
If you purchase one of our Linux VPS web hosting packages, we shall give you one dedicated IP address by default and a second one free of charge - if you add any of the hosting Control Panels that we offer to your order. More IPs could be purchased with ease in case you require them. The option is provided on the order page, so in the event that you need more IPs from the start, we shall be able to assign them to your VPS the moment it is set up and you can use them the second you start using the web server. If you require them for any reason later, you can order them from the billing area and they'll be available in a few minutes. Thus, you shall be able to assign dedicated IP addresses not just to your own sites, but also to customers' sites if you have started out a reseller enterprise. You can order IPs as frequently as required and renew them along with your virtual server plan. If, sooner or later, you need less IPs, you shall have the opportunity to renew just those which you need, while the extra ones shall be removed from your machine.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers Hosting
In case you get one of our dedicated server packages, you will get three IP addresses at no additional charge and you may use them for any purpose. If you need more IPs, you can request them whenever you want from your billing area and we shall assign them to the server a few minutes later. You can even get additional IPs during the signup process and they will be available on your server as soon as it's ready and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of 3 and you may decide how many addresses you will order and how long you will use them, as you will be able to choose the number of IPs that you'll renew every month with your hosting server plan. Any IP address which is assigned to your dedicated server could be used not only for your personal content, but also for any site or app your clients may have - if you have purchased the server with the purpose to resell the disk space to third parties.