If you host a site on a server, it works by using the server's shared IP - a special number which is used to identify any kind of device connected to the Internet. The website name that you use for the site is for easy accessibility and convenience of the website visitors, but on a lower level, their Internet browser connects to the IP address of the server. As there're far more websites than IP addresses, shared hosting servers use a single IP for a variety of sites even in case they belong to separate users. While this does not affect the site performance directly, using a dedicated IP can slightly increase the loading speed of a site, giving it higher rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is needed for the setup of an SSL certificate as well, so if you plan to protect the payment or login info that your site visitors submit, you'll need an IP in addition to the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Cloud Hosting
We supply dedicated IP addresses with all our Linux cloud hosting packages regardless of the data center location and you are able to get one or several IPs using your Hepsia Control Panel. A new section will appear inside your account and you'll be able to request, delete or view your IPs with just a couple of clicks. You'll be able to decide what number of domains or subdomains will use a particular IP since you can assign one with a few clicks to every hostname. For example, www.domain.com can be your main site, which uses a server's shared IP, and shop.domain.com can be the subdomain where you offer services or goods on the web and it might have a dedicated IP address in addition to an SSL certificate. You can switch the IP that a website uses through the Hosted Domains section where you can also keep track which IPs are in use and which ones are available. You may also set a few of your sites to use a single dedicated IP provided that there's no SSL installed for it.
Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Web Hosting
All dedicated servers hosting packages that we supply come with three dedicated IP addresses as standard and free of charge. You'll be able to employ them for any purpose according to the content that you've got on the server - a video game server or a Voice-Over-IP application, an SSL certificate for a site that you host, private name servers for a reseller domain which your clients can use to point domain names to their hosting accounts, and many more. You will also be able to purchase more dedicated IP addresses through the Upgrades section of your billing Control Panel if you need more than the ones which come with your server. You'll be able to buy the IPs in groups of three and they will be added to your dedicated server shortly after you send your order, which means that you can use them with no delays.