An IP address is a unique number that separates a website or a web server on the world-wide web, so if you have a dedicated IP, it'll be employed solely by your websites and won't be shared with other individuals as it happens with shared website hosting accounts. In case you have your own hosting server, you shall have a dedicated IP, but you may require extra ones for many different purposes. Provided you have an Internet store, for instance, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, so as to make sure that the payment information that your clients submit will be encrypted and protected. The same is valid in the event that you have a login form of some kind and you want the usernames and the passwords which visitors enter to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which has to be different from the one that you already have on the hosting server. You may also need a separate IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you would like a slightly better performance for a certain Internet site, which may influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS Servers
Our VPS servers provide one dedicated IP address by default. A second one is available as well - if they are ordered with a web hosting CP. In the event that you require more IPs, however, you shall be able to include them with ease, no matter the plan that you have chosen. You may do this during the signup process if you need them from the start or via your billing account - if you need them afterwards. The dedicated IPs will be assigned to your hosting server soon after that and you can start using them. You could renew the IPs together with the plan for as long as you plan to use them. This upgrade is quite useful not just for your personal content, but also in the event that you want to use the virtual server to run an Internet hosting reseller business, since you will be able to provide a dedicated IP to every customer who wants to use one. There is no restriction on how many addresses you could order or on how many times you'll be able to do that.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
If you get one of our dedicated server solutions, you'll receive three IP addresses at no additional charge and you can use them for any purpose. If you need more IPs, you could request them at any time from your billing area and we'll assign them to the web server a couple of minutes later. You may even get more IPs during the signup process and they shall be available on your server the instant it's set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of 3 and you can select how many addresses you will order and how long you shall use them, since you could choose the number of IPs that you'll renew each month with your web server plan. Any IP address that is assigned to your dedicated server may be used not only for your personal content, but also for any Internet site or application your clients may have - if you have obtained the server with the aim to resell the disk space to third parties.