An IP address is a unique number which separates a website or a hosting server on the world-wide web, so if you have a dedicated IP, it'll be used just by your websites and will not be shared with other people as it happens with shared website hosting accounts. In case you have your own hosting server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may need extra ones for a variety of uses. In case you have a web-based store, for example, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, so as to make sure that the payment information your customers submit shall be encrypted and secure. The same is valid if you have a login form of some sort and you want the usernames and the passwords which visitors input to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which should be different from the one which you already have on the web server. You could also need an independent IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you would like a slightly better performance for a particular Internet site, which will affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated web hosting plans we offer feature three IP addresses by default and you may use them in whatever way you see fit. In the event that you require even more IPs for any reason, you'll be able to add them to your hosting server with a few mouse clicks without any restrictions as to their number or the period for which you'll be able to use them. This upgrade comes in increments of three and in the event that you need the IPs straight away, you can add them to the plan during the signup procedure, while if it turns out that you require more IPs at some point later on, you may order them just as effortlessly via your billing area and we'll assign them to your dedicated server several minutes later. The dedicated IPs can be renewed together with the server plan on a monthly basis and you can choose if you will renew all of them or just a few - in case you no longer need that many. You'll be able to use the IPs both for your own websites and for client hosting accounts - when you are using the dedicated server as a web hosting reseller platform.