An IP address is a unique number which distinguishes an Internet site or a web server on the world-wide web, so if you have a dedicated IP, it will be employed just by your websites and shall not be shared with others as it happens with shared hosting accounts. Provided you have your own hosting server, you shall have a dedicated IP, but you may require additional ones for a variety of purposes. If you have an Internet store, for example, you will need an SSL certificate for it, so as to make certain that the payment info your clients submit shall be encrypted and secure. The same is valid if you have a login form of some kind and you wish the usernames and the passwords that visitors enter to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which has to be different from the one which you already have on the hosting server. You might also need a separate IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you desire a slightly better functionality for a given Internet site, which may affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers Hosting
When you get one of our dedicated server packages, you'll receive 3 IP addresses at no additional charge and you may use them for any purpose. If you need even more IPs, you could request them at any time through your billing area and we will assign them to the server a couple of minutes later. You may even get more IPs during the signup procedure and they shall be available on your hosting server as soon as it's all set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of 3 and you could decide how many addresses you'll order and how long you will use them, as you will be able to pick the number of IPs that you'll renew on a monthly basis with your web server plan. Any IP address that is assigned to your dedicated server could be used not just for your personal content, but for any site or app that your customers may have - if you have obtained the server with the goal to resell the disk space to third parties.