An IP address is a unique number which separates a website or a server on the world-wide web, so if you have a dedicated IP, it shall be employed only by your Internet sites and will not be shared with other people as it happens with shared web hosting accounts. Provided you have your own hosting server, you shall have a dedicated IP, but you may require additional ones for a variety of purposes. Provided you have a web-based 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 the event that you have a login form of some type and you wish the usernames and the passwords which visitors input to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which has to be different from the one that you already have on the machine. You could also need an individual IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you need a slightly better functionality for a given site, which may influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Web Hosting
All Linux dedicated web hosting which we offer feature three IP addresses by default and you can use them in any way you see fit. In the event that you need more IPs for any reason, you may add them to your server with a couple of mouse clicks without any restrictions as to their number or to the length of time for which you shall be able to use them. This upgrade comes in increments of three and if you require the IPs right from the start, you'll be able to add them to the plan during the signup process, while in case it turns out that you need more IPs at some point later on, you may order them just as simply via your billing area and we'll assign them to your dedicated server several minutes later. The dedicated IPs could be renewed with the web server plan on a monthly basis and you can determine if you shall renew all of them or just a few - in case you no longer require that many. You'll be able to use the IPs both for your own sites and for client hosting accounts - if you're using the dedicated server as a hosting reseller platform.