An IP address is a unique number which separates a site or a hosting server on the Internet, so if you have a dedicated IP, it'll be used only by your sites and won't be shared with others as it happens with shared Internet hosting accounts. Provided you have your own hosting server, you shall have a dedicated IP, but you may need additional ones for various uses. In case you have a web-based store, for instance, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, to make certain that the payment info which your customers submit will be encrypted and protected. The same is valid if you have a login form of some kind and you wish the usernames and the passwords which visitors enter to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which needs to be different from the one which you already have on the server. You could also need a separate IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you desire a slightly better efficiency for a certain Internet site, which will influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS
If you choose one of the virtual private servers packages that we supply, you will get one dedicated IP address, and with any server which is ordered with a Control Panel, we give a second one at no extra cost. If you want to use additional IPs, you are able to add them to your package deal with a few mouse clicks anytime. In the event that you need them right away, for instance, you could add them to your order and they shall be assigned to your VPS the minute it is set up. If you need them later, you could add them using your billing CP and they shall be available within a few minutes. You may assign them to personal Internet sites with a few clicks or to any of your clients - if you're using the virtual server to start out your own web hosting company. You could take full advantage of this upgrade as often as you like and you'll be able to renew the additional IP addresses with your plan for as long as needed.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Hosting
If you get one of our dedicated server solutions, you'll receive three IP addresses at no additional charge and you could use them for any purpose. If you need even more IPs, you may request them whenever you want from your billing area and we shall assign them to the hosting server a few minutes later. You can even get additional IPs during the signup process and they will 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 three and you could select how many addresses you'll order and how long you'll use them, since you can 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 may be used not only for your personal content, but also for any website or application that your clients may have - if you have purchased the server with the intention to resell the disk space to third parties.