If you host a website on a server, it works by using the server's shared IP address - a special number that's used to distinguish a device connected to the World Wide Web. The domain name which you use for the site is for easy access and convenience of the website visitors, but on a more basic level, their web browser connects to the IP address of the server. Considering that there're a lot more sites than IP addresses, shared website hosting servers use the very same IP for several sites even if they belong to different users. Even though this does not affect your website performance directly, using a dedicated IP can slightly increase the loading speed of a given site, giving it superior rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is necessary for the setup of an SSL certificate too, so when you wish to protect the payment or login data that your site visitors enter, you should have an IP along with the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Shared Web Hosting
If you host your websites on our reliable cloud platform and you have a shared web hosting package, you can add a dedicated IP to your account at any moment and assign it to any domain or subdomain with only a few clicks. The aforementioned option is available in all the data center facilities where we provide services - Chicago (US), Coventry (UK) and Sydney (AU), so regardless of your choice throughout the registration process, you can obtain a dedicated IP for your websites. You'll be able to add / remove an IPas well as to keep track of the free and used ones at any time. In case any of the IPs that you acquire will be used for an SSL certificate, you may activate the automatic configuration feature in our SSL order wizard and our system will request and assign the IP before it sets up the certificate automatically. Our versatile platform will allow you to use a dedicated IP address for a variety of websites as well if it's not in use by an SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is supplied with our semi-dedicated server packages, will make it really easy to purchase a dedicated IP and use it for any kind of site that you have in your account no matter if it is under a domain or a subdomain. With only a couple of clicks you'll be able to order the IP and as soon as our system assigns it, you'll be able to set it for one or multiple websites from the Hosted Domains part of the Control Panel. In the same location you can also find what IP is used by each domain or subdomain, a long list of the dedicated IP addresses as well as if and what site they're assigned to? If the IP you'll need is for an SSL certificate, you will be able to take full advantage of our user-friendly SSL wizard which will make the overall process very easy because it will request and assign an IP to the preferred domain/subdomain and then set up the SSL without the need of any action on your side apart from placing the order.
Dedicated IP Address in VPS
In case you buy a virtual private server from us, you'll be given a dedicated IP address as standard and a second one in case you obtain a hosting Control Panel (Hepsia, cPanel, DirectAdmin). You can use the IP addresses for any sort of purpose - an Internet site, some web application such as a VOIP server, even for private name servers that you're able to use to point to your VPS any domain which you plan to host. Also, you can add extra dedicated IPs to the VPS account every time you need them. This can be done via the billing Control Panel that you will receive to take care of renewals, upgrades and domain registrations and it takes just a few clicks. Shortly after you post your order, the added IP addresses will be accessible, so you are able to use them as you see fit.
Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Hosting
Since all our Linux dedicated hosting feature three dedicated IP addresses provided in the plans by default, we shall give you a serious advantage if you'd like to run any software which requires this type of an IP. We supply them for free and you will be able to use them for as long as you use the server for anything you'd like - child name servers for any domain that you host, an SSL certificate for any website on the server, a software server (games, VOIP), and so on. Through the Upgrades menu in the billing Control Panel that you'll obtain to take care of renewals, service upgrades and domain registrations, you can also acquire more dedicated IPs in sets of three at any time. They will be assigned to your server in no time, so that you can start using them for your sites and web-based apps right away.