An IP address is a unique number which separates a website or a hosting server on the Internet, so if you have a dedicated IP, it shall be employed solely by your Internet sites and will not be shared with other people as it happens with shared hosting accounts. Provided you have your own hosting server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may need extra ones for a variety of uses. Provided you have an online store, for example, you will need an SSL certificate for it, so as to make sure that the payment information your clients submit shall be encrypted and secure. The same is valid in case you have a login form of some sort and you would like 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 that you already have on the web server. You could also need an individual IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you want a slightly better overall performance for a certain website, which will affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS Servers
Every single VPS server plan which we offer includes 1 dedicated IP address and if you add a hosting CP to it, we will supply you with a second one at no additional cost, so that you can use it the way you see fit. If you wish to use more IPs, you shall be able to order them with no more than 2 clicks at any time, since you'll find this type of an option both on our order page and inside your billing Control Panel. In the first case, the dedicated addresses will be available the instant the virtual server is prepared, while in the second - a few moments after you purchase them. You can renew the IPs along with your VPS plan and use them for as long as you want. They can be useful not only for your own websites, but also for the websites of any customers that you may have if you're using the virtual server to run an Internet hosting reseller business. There's no restriction on how many times you'll be able to order additional IPs or on the amount of of them you could use with your machine at any given time.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
All Linux dedicated web hosting plans we offer include three IP addresses by default and you'll be able to use them in any way you see fit. In the event that you need more IPs for any reason, you can add them to your server with a few clicks without limitations as to their number or to the period for which you'll be able to employ them. This upgrade comes in increments of three and in case you require the IPs right from the start, you could add them to the package during the signup process, while in case it turns out that you require more IPs at some point later on, you'll be able to order them just as quickly from your billing area and we'll assign them to your dedicated server a few minutes later. The dedicated IPs can be renewed along with the hosting server plan on a monthly basis and you can determine if you shall renew all of them or simply a few - if you no longer require that many. You may use the IPs both for your own Internet sites and for client hosting accounts - when you're using the dedicated server as a hosting reseller platform.