An IP address is a unique number that distinguishes an Internet site or a web server on the Internet, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it will be employed solely by your websites and won't be shared with other people as it happens with shared hosting accounts. Provided you have your own hosting server, you'll have a dedicated IP, but you may require additional ones for different purposes. In case you have an Internet store, for instance, you will need an SSL certificate for it, so as to ensure that the payment info that your clients submit will be encrypted and protected. 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 server. You might also need an independent IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you want a slightly better functionality for a certain site, which may affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS Servers
Our VPS servers feature one dedicated IP address by default. An additional one is available also - if they are ordered with a hosting Control Panel. If you need more IPs, however, you will be able to add them with ease, no matter the plan that you've chosen. You can do this during the signup procedure in case you need them from the very beginning or via your billing account - if you need them later. The dedicated IPs shall be assigned to your web server right after that and you'll be able to begin using them. You could renew the IPs along with the plan for as long as you want to use them. This upgrade is incredibly useful not simply for your personal content, but also in the event that you would like to use the virtual server to run a web hosting reseller business, because you will be able to offer a dedicated IP to every customer who would want to use one. There isn't a restriction on the amount of addresses you can order or on how frequently you could do that.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
If you get one of our dedicated server plans, you'll get 3 IP addresses at no additional charge and you'll be able to use them for any purpose. If you require even more IPs, you'll be able to request them at any time from your billing area and we shall assign them to the hosting server a few moments later. You can also get more IPs during the signup process and they shall be available on your hosting server the instant it's all set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of three and you may select how many addresses you will order and how long you will use them, since you could choose the number of IPs that you will renew each month with your web server plan. Any IP address which is assigned to your dedicated server could be used not only for your personal content, but for any site or application that your customers may have - if you have bought the server with the aim to resell the disk space to third parties.