An IP address is a unique number that separates a site or a hosting server on the world-wide web, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it shall be employed just by your sites and shall not be shared with other individuals as it happens with shared Internet hosting accounts. Provided you have your own server, you shall have a dedicated IP, but you may require extra ones for various purposes. In case you have a web-based store, for instance, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, to ensure that the payment info which your clients submit will be encrypted and safe. The same is valid if you have a login form of some kind and you wish the usernames and the passwords that visitors input to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which has to be different from the one that you already have on the machine. You might also need an individual IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you want a slightly better efficiency for a given Internet site, which shall influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
When you acquire one of our dedicated server packages, you'll receive 3 IP addresses at no additional charge and you can use them for any purpose. If you require more IPs, you may request them at any time from your billing area and we'll assign them to the hosting server a few minutes later. You can also get more IPs during the signup procedure and they shall be available on your hosting server the instant it's ready and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of 3 and you'll be able to pick how many addresses you'll order and how long you shall use them, as you could choose the number of IPs that you will renew every month with your server plan. Any IP address that's assigned to your dedicated server can be used not only for your personal content, but also for any site or app that your clients may have - if you have acquired the hosting server with the goal to resell the disk space to third parties.