An IP address is a unique number which identifies a site or a web server on the world-wide web, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it shall be employed solely by your websites and won't be shared with other people as it happens with shared website hosting accounts. If you have your own web server, you'll have a dedicated IP, but you may require additional ones for various purposes. In case you have a web-based store, for instance, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, so as to make certain that the payment info that your clients submit shall be encrypted and secure. 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 input to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which ought to be different from the one that you already have on the web server. You may also need an individual IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you need a slightly better functionality for a certain site, which will affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Web Hosting
In case you obtain 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 may request them at any time through your billing area and we shall assign them to the hosting server a couple of minutes later. You may also get additional IPs during the signup procedure and they shall be available on your server the moment it's ready and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of three and you'll be able to decide how many addresses you will order and how long you will use them, since you could pick the number of IPs that you'll renew each month with your web server plan. Any IP address that's assigned to your dedicated server may be used not just for your personal content, but also for any website or application which your clients may have - if you have purchased the web server with the intention to resell the disk space to third parties.