An IP address is a unique number which separates an Internet site or a web server on the Internet, so if you have a dedicated IP, it'll be employed solely by your websites and will not be shared with others as it happens with shared web hosting accounts. In case you have your own server, you shall have a dedicated IP, but you may need additional ones for many different uses. Provided 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 shall be encrypted and secure. The same is valid if you have a login form of some type and you would like the usernames and the passwords which visitors enter to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which has to be different from the one which you already have on the hosting server. You may also need a separate IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you need a slightly better performance for a particular website, which will influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
When you acquire one of our dedicated server plans, you will get three IP addresses at no additional charge and you may use them for any purpose. If you need additional IPs, you could request them anytime via your billing area and we will assign them to the server a few moments later. You can even get more IPs during the signup procedure and they'll be available on your hosting server the moment it's ready and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of three and you can select how many addresses you'll order and how long you'll use them, since you could select the number of IPs which you'll renew each month with your server plan. Any IP address that is assigned to your dedicated server can be used not just for your personal content, but also for any site or application your clients may have - if you have obtained the server with the intention to resell the disk space to third parties.