An IP address is a unique number which separates an Internet site or a server on the world-wide web, so if you have a dedicated IP, it will be used solely by your websites and will not be shared with other individuals as it happens with shared web hosting accounts. In case you have your own hosting server, you'll have a dedicated IP, but you may need additional ones for many different uses. In case you have an electronic store, for instance, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, in order to make sure that the payment information your clients submit shall be encrypted and protected. The same is valid if you have a login form of some kind and you wish the usernames and the passwords that visitors enter to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which should be different from the one that you already have on the hosting server. You might also need a separate IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you need a slightly better overall performance for a particular website, which will influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS
Our VPS packages include one dedicated IP address by default. An additional one is available too - when they are ordered with a web hosting Control Panel. In case you require more IPs, however, you will be able to add them easily, regardless of the package that you have selected. You can do this during the signup process in case you need them from the very beginning or via your billing account - in the event that you need them afterwards. The dedicated IPs shall be assigned to your hosting server shortly after that and you may begin using them. You could renew the IPs together with the plan for so long as you plan to use them. This upgrade is incredibly useful not simply for your personal content, but also when you wish to use the virtual server to run a hosting reseller business, considering that you shall be able to provide a dedicated IP to every customer who wants to use one. There isn't a restriction on the amount of addresses you may order or on how often you may do that.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Hosting
In case you acquire one of our dedicated server packages, you'll receive 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 at any time from your billing area and we shall assign them to the hosting server a few moments later. You can even get more IPs during the signup process and they shall 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 3 and you could select how many addresses you'll order and how long you shall use them, since you could choose the number of IPs that you will renew each month with your hosting server plan. Any IP address that's assigned to your dedicated server could be used not only for your personal content, but for any site or app that your customers may have - if you have obtained the server with the purpose to resell the disk space to third parties.