An IP address is a unique number that distinguishes a website or a server on the world-wide web, so if you have a dedicated IP, it shall be used just by your Internet sites and shall not be shared with others as it happens with shared Internet hosting accounts. If you have your own server, you'll have a dedicated IP, but you may need extra ones for many different purposes. If you have a web-based store, for example, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, so as to ensure that the payment info that your clients submit will be encrypted and secure. The same is valid if you have a login form of some sort and you would like the usernames and the passwords which visitors type in to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which needs to be different from the one which you already have on the hosting server. You may also need a separate IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you need a slightly better efficiency for a particular website, which may influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Hosting
We supply 3 absolutely free dedicated IP addresses with every dedicated server which we offer, but in the event that you require more, you could order them easily and they will be assigned to your server without delay. The upgrade can be purchased both on our order page and in the billing CP, so you can get additional IPs whenever you need them - in the very beginning or anytime later on. You'll be able to order the upgrade in increments of three and add as many IP addresses as you want at any time. You'll be able to renew only the IPs that you need along with the website hosting plan, so if, sooner or later, you need less IPs, you could simply renew those you need and the other ones shall be removed from your server. With our upgrade, you could use a dedicated address not only for your websites and apps, but also for your clients’ Internet sites and applications - in case you are using the server to run a hosting reseller business. Any IP on top of the default three IPs could be used for so long as you require it.