An IP address is a unique number which distinguishes a site or a web server on the Internet, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it'll be employed solely by your websites and won't be shared with other people as it happens with shared Internet hosting accounts. Provided you have your own web server, you'll have a dedicated IP, but you may need additional ones for different uses. Provided you have an Internet store, for example, you will need an SSL certificate for it, so as to ensure that the payment information which your clients submit will be encrypted and protected. The same is valid if you have a login form of some kind and you want the usernames and the passwords that visitors type in to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which needs to be different from the one that you already have on the machine. You may also need an individual IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you would like a slightly better functionality for a particular site, which may affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS Hosting
Our Linux VPS hosting services provide one dedicated IP address by default. An additional one is available too - when they are ordered with a hosting Control Panel. In case you require more IPs, however, you'll be able to add them with ease, whatever the plan which you've chosen. You'll be able to do this during the signup procedure if you need them from the very beginning or via your billing account - in case you need them later. The dedicated IPs shall be assigned to your hosting server right after that and you can begin using them. You could renew the IPs along with the plan for as long as you want to use them. This upgrade is quite useful not only for your personal content, but also if you would like to use the virtual server to run an Internet hosting reseller business, considering the fact that you'll be able to offer a dedicated IP to every client who would like to use one. There's no restriction on the number of addresses you'll be able to order or on how often you can do that.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Web Hosting
In case you obtain one of our dedicated server plans, you'll receive 3 IP addresses at no additional charge and you can use them for any purpose. If you require even more IPs, you can request them at any time through your billing area and we shall assign them to the web server a few moments later. You can also get additional IPs during the signup process and they shall be available on your server the instant it's ready and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of three and you can choose how many addresses you'll order and how long you will use them, since you could pick the number of IPs that you'll renew each month with your hosting server plan. Any IP address that's assigned to your dedicated server could be used not just for your personal content, but for any Internet site or app which your customers may have - if you have bought the server with the aim to resell the disk space to third parties.