An IP address is a unique number that distinguishes an Internet site or a web server on the Internet, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it'll be used solely by your sites and shall not be shared with others as it happens with shared website hosting accounts. Provided you have your own web server, you'll have a dedicated IP, but you may require additional ones for various uses. In case you have a web-based store, for instance, you will need an SSL certificate for it, to make certain that the payment info which your customers submit shall be encrypted and safe. The same is valid in the event that you have a login form of some type and you would like the usernames and the passwords that visitors enter to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which has to be different from the one that you already have on the machine. You could also need a separate IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you desire a slightly better efficiency for a particular site, which shall influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS
If you order one of our Linux VPS packages, we will give you one dedicated IP address by default and a second one free of charge - in the event that you add any one of the hosting Control Panels which we offer to your order. Additional IPs could be purchased with ease in the event that you need them. The option is offered on the order page, so in case you require more IPs from the beginning, we shall be able to assign them to your VPS the instant it's put in place and you can use them the moment you begin using the machine. If you require them for any reason afterwards, you can order them via the billing area and they will be available in a few minutes. Thus, you can assign dedicated IP addresses not just to your own websites, but also to customers' sites in case you've launched a reseller enterprise. You could order IPs as often as needed and renew them along with your virtual hosting server plan. If, eventually, you need less IPs, you'll have the opportunity to renew only those which you need, while the extra ones shall be removed from your hosting server.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Hosting
If you acquire one of our dedicated server packages, 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 can request them anytime from your billing area and we will assign them to the web server a few moments later. You can even get more IPs during the signup procedure and they shall be available on your hosting server as soon as it's set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of 3 and you'll be able to choose how many addresses you will order and how long you shall use them, since you will be able to select the number of IPs which you will renew on a monthly basis with your web server plan. Any IP address that's assigned to your dedicated server may be used not only for your personal content, but also for any site or app that your customers may have - if you have acquired the server with the intention to resell the disk space to third parties.