An IP address is a unique number which separates an Internet site or a hosting server on the Internet, so if you have a dedicated IP, it'll be used just by your sites and will not be shared with others 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 a variety of purposes. In case you have an electronic store, for instance, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, in order to ensure that the payment info your customers submit will be encrypted and secure. 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 type in to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which has to be different from the one that you already have on the hosting server. You could also need a separate IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you need a slightly better efficiency for a given site, which may influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS Hosting
If you decide to buy one of our VPS hosting services, we will give you one dedicated IP address by default and a second one at no extra cost - in the event that you add any one of the hosting Control Panels which we offer to your order. More IPs could be purchased with ease in the event that you need them. The option is provided on the order page, so in case you need more IPs from the beginning, we can assign them to your VPS the instant it's set up and you can use them the second you begin using the web server. If you need them for any reason later on, you can order them from the billing area and they will be available within a couple of minutes. In this way, you'll be able to assign dedicated IP addresses not just to your own sites, but also to clients' websites if you have started out a reseller business. You'll be able to order IPs as frequently as needed and renew them together with your virtual hosting server plan. If, sooner or later, you need less IPs, you shall have the chance to renew only those that you need, while the extra ones shall be taken off your hosting server.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you acquire one of our dedicated server packages, you'll get three IP addresses at no additional charge and you may use them for any purpose. If you require even more IPs, you may request them anytime from your billing area and we'll assign them to the hosting server a few moments later. You may even get additional IPs during the signup procedure and they will be available on your server the minute it's all set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of three and you could choose how many addresses you'll order and how long you shall use them, as you could select the number of IPs that you will renew each month with your server plan. Any IP address which is assigned to your dedicated server can be used not only for your personal content, but also for any Internet site or app that your customers may have - if you have acquired the machine with the intention to resell the disk space to third parties.