An IP address is a unique number which separates an Internet site or a hosting server on the Internet, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it will be used just by your Internet sites and will not be shared with other people as it happens with shared Internet hosting accounts. Provided you have your own web server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may need additional ones for a variety of purposes. Provided you have an online store, for instance, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, to make certain that the payment information which your clients submit shall be encrypted and safe. The same is valid in case you have a login form of some type and you want the usernames and the passwords that visitors input to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which should be different from the one which you already have on the server. You may also need a separate IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you need a slightly better overall performance for a given Internet site, which will affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS
Our Linux VPS packages provide one dedicated IP address by default. Another one is available too - if they are ordered with a hosting CP. In case you need more IPs, however, you will be able to include them effortlessly, whatever the plan which you've selected. You can do this during the signup process in the event that you need them from the start or using your billing account - in case you need them later on. The dedicated IPs shall be assigned to your hosting server shortly after that and you can start using them. You may renew the IPs together with the plan for as long as you plan to use them. This upgrade is very useful not simply for your personal content, but also in the event that you intend to use the virtual server to run a hosting reseller business, considering the fact that you will be able to offer a dedicated IP to every client who wants to use one. There's no restriction on how many addresses you could order or on how frequently you could do that.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Hosting
In case you get one of our dedicated server packages, you will get 3 IP addresses at no additional charge and you'll be able to use them for any purpose. If you require additional IPs, you could request them whenever you want from your billing area and we shall assign them to the server a few minutes later. You can even get more IPs during the signup process 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 select how many addresses you'll order and how long you shall use them, since you could choose the number of IPs which you'll 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 also for any site or app your clients may have - if you have purchased the web server with the aim to resell the disk space to third parties.