An IP address is a unique number which separates a site or a hosting server on the world-wide web, so if you have a dedicated IP, it will be employed exclusively by your sites and shall not be shared with others as it happens with shared hosting accounts. Provided you have your own server, you shall have a dedicated IP, but you may require additional ones for various purposes. Provided you have a web-based store, for instance, you will need an SSL certificate for it, so as to make certain that the payment information your clients submit shall be encrypted and secure. The same is valid if you have a login form of some kind and you want the usernames and the passwords that visitors enter to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which ought to be different from the one which you already have on the machine. You might also need an individual IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you need a slightly better overall performance for a certain site, which shall influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS
Every VPS package that we offer features one dedicated IP address and if you add a hosting Control Panel to it, we shall provide you with a second one at no additional cost, so you can use it as you see fit. If you wish to use more IPs, you will be able to order them with no more than two mouse clicks whenever you want, since you'll discover this type of an option both on our order page and in your billing Control Panel. In the first case, the dedicated addresses will be available the moment the virtual server is set, while in the second - a couple of minutes after you order them. You can renew the IPs together with your VPS plan and use them for so long as you need. They can prove useful not simply for your own sites, but also for the Internet sites of any clients which you might have if you are using the virtual server to run a web hosting reseller business. There isn't a limitation on how many times you can order additional IPs or on the number of of them you could use with your hosting server at any time.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Hosting
When you get one of our dedicated server solutions, you'll get 3 IP addresses at no additional charge and you may use them for any purpose. If you require even more IPs, you'll be able to request them anytime via your billing area and we'll assign them to the web server a few moments later. You can even get more IPs during the signup procedure and they'll be available on your server the instant it is set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of three and you can choose how many addresses you'll order and how long you'll use them, as you will be able to choose the number of IPs which you'll renew each month with your hosting server plan. Any IP address which is assigned to your dedicated server can be used not just for your personal content, but for any Internet site or application which your clients may have - if you have obtained the web server with the intention to resell the disk space to third parties.