An IP address is a unique number which separates a website or a web server on the world-wide web, so if you have a dedicated IP, it shall be employed solely by your Internet sites and won't be shared with other individuals as it happens with shared hosting accounts. Provided you have your own server, you'll have a dedicated IP, but you may need extra ones for different uses. In case you have an electronic store, for example, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, to make certain that the payment info which your customers submit shall be encrypted and secure. The same is valid if you have a login form of some type 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 ought to be different from the one which you already have on the hosting server. You could also need an individual IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you need a slightly better performance for a certain website, which shall influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS
If you decide to buy one of our Linux VPS, we'll give you one dedicated IP address by default and a second one 100 % free - in case you add any of the hosting Control Panels we offer to your order. More IPs could be purchased effortlessly if you require them. The option is available on the order page, so in case you need more IPs right away, we can assign them to your VPS whenever it is set up and you can use them the instant you start using the machine. If you require them for any reason later, you can order them through the billing area and they shall be available within a matter of minutes. In this way, you shall be able to assign dedicated IP addresses not only to your own sites, but also to customers' sites if you have started out a reseller business. You could order IPs as often as required and renew them along with your virtual hosting server plan. If, eventually, you require less IPs, you will have the chance to renew only those which you require, while the extra ones shall be removed from your hosting server.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Hosting
When you obtain one of our dedicated server solutions, you'll get three IP addresses at no additional charge and you may use them for any purpose. If you need even more IPs, you may request them at any time from your billing area and we'll assign them to the hosting server a few moments later. You can also get more IPs during the signup process and they'll be available on your web server the moment it is ready and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of three and you may pick how many addresses you'll order and how long you shall use them, since you can choose the number of IPs that you'll renew each month with your server plan. Any IP address which is assigned to your dedicated server can be used not just for your personal content, but also for any website or app which your customers may have - if you have purchased the machine with the purpose to resell the disk space to third parties.