An IP address is a unique number that separates an Internet site or a web server on the Internet, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it shall be used solely by your Internet sites and will not be shared with other individuals as it happens with shared web hosting accounts. If you have your own server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may need extra ones for many different uses. If you have an electronic store, for instance, you will need an SSL certificate for it, to make certain that the payment info which your customers submit will be encrypted and safe. The same is valid in case you have a login form of some sort and you want the usernames and the passwords that visitors input to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which ought to be different from the one which you already have on the hosting server. You might also need an individual IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you desire a slightly better overall performance for a certain Internet site, which shall affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
When you get one of our dedicated server solutions, you'll get 3 IP addresses at no additional charge and you'll be able to use them for any purpose. If you require additional IPs, you may request them at any time via your billing area and we shall assign them to the web server a couple of minutes later. You can even get additional IPs during the signup process and they shall be available on your machine the minute it's ready 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 could pick the number of IPs which you will renew each month with your server plan. Any IP address that's assigned to your dedicated server could be used not only for your personal content, but also for any website or app your clients may have - if you have bought the server with the intent to resell the disk space to third parties.