An IP address is a unique number that identifies a site or a web server on the world-wide web, so if you have a dedicated IP, it shall be employed only by your Internet sites and shall not be shared with other individuals as it happens with shared web hosting accounts. In case you have your own hosting server, you shall have a dedicated IP, but you may need additional ones for different uses. If you have a web-based store, for instance, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, to make certain that the payment information that your clients submit shall be encrypted and secure. The same is valid in the event that you have a login form of some kind and you want the usernames and the passwords which visitors enter to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which has to be different from the one which you already have on the machine. You might also need a separate IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you would like a slightly better overall performance for a given website, which may affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS Servers
If you decide to purchase one of our VPS web hosting service, we'll give you one dedicated IP address by default and a second one free of charge - in case you add any one of the hosting Control Panels we offer to your order. More IPs could be purchased with ease in the event that you need them. The option is offered on the order page, so in the event that you need more IPs right away, we can assign them to your VPS the minute it's put in place and you can use them the instant you begin using the web server. If you require them for any reason afterwards, you can order them via the billing area and they will be available within a few minutes. This way, you'll be able to assign dedicated IP addresses not just to your own sites, but also to clients' websites provided you've started out a reseller enterprise. You can order IPs as often as required and renew them together with your virtual server plan. If, at some point, you need less IPs, you will have the chance to renew only those which you require, while the extra ones shall be taken off your machine.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
If you acquire one of our dedicated server packages, you'll get 3 IP addresses at no additional charge and you'll be able to use them for any purpose. If you need additional IPs, you could request them anytime from your billing area and we'll assign them to the hosting server a couple of minutes later. You can even get more IPs during the signup procedure and they shall be available on your machine as soon as it is ready and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of three and you'll be able to choose how many addresses you'll order and how long you shall use them, as you can select the number of IPs which you will renew on a monthly basis with your hosting server plan. Any IP address that's assigned to your dedicated server can be used not just for your personal content, but also for any website or application which your customers may have - if you have bought the hosting server with the aim to resell the disk space to third parties.