If you host a website on a server, it makes use of the server's shared IP address - a unique number that's used to distinguish any device connected to the World Wide Web. The website name which you use for the website is for quick access and convenience of the site visitors, but on a lower level, their browser connects to the IP of the server. Because there're far more sites than IPs, shared website hosting servers use a single IP for a number of websites even if they are owned by different users. While this does not affect the site performance directly, using a dedicated IP can slightly boost the loading speed of a site, providing it higher rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is needed for the installation of an SSL certificate too, so when you want to protect the payment or login information that your site visitors enter, you need an IP together with the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Shared Web Hosting
If you use any of our shared web hosting packages, you'll be able to add a dedicated IP to your account with ease and assign it to a domain or subdomain with no more than a couple of clicks. This is valid no matter which data center you have chosen for your account throughout the sign-up process, therefore you're able to use this feature in our US, UK and AU facilities. In this way, you can have a dedicated IP for an e-commerce website, for example, while a forum attached to it can use the server's shared IP as you can edit each domain or subdomain separately from the Hosted Domains area of your Hepsia Control Panel. If you need a dedicated IP for an SSL certificate and you get the SSL from our company, you will be able to use the auto-configuration tool, that will assign an IP and install the SSL automatically for the website where you would like to use them.
Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers
All of the dedicated servers that we supply have three dedicated IP addresses as standard and cost-free. You can use them for any type of purpose based on the content that you have on the server - a video game server or a Voice-Over-IP application, an SSL certificate for a website that you host, private name servers for a reseller domain which your clients can use to direct domain names to their web hosting accounts, and many more. What's more, you can acquire more dedicated IPs via the Upgrades section of your billing Control Panel if you need more than the ones which come with the plan. You'll be able to buy the IPs in groups of three and they'll be added to your dedicated server right after you send your order, so that you can use them without delays.