An IP address is a unique number which identifies a website or a web server on the world-wide web, so if you have a dedicated IP, it will be employed exclusively by your Internet sites and will not be shared with other individuals as it happens with shared website hosting accounts. Provided you have your own server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may require extra ones for many different uses. If you have an online store, for instance, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, so as to make certain that the payment info your customers submit shall be encrypted and safe. The same is valid in the event that you have a login form of some type and you wish the usernames and the passwords that visitors type in to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which needs to be different from the one which you already have on the hosting server. You might also need an independent IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you desire a slightly better efficiency for a certain site, which may influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS Web Hosting
Our Linux VPS web hosting packages feature one dedicated IP address by default. A second one is available too - if they are ordered with a web hosting CP. If you need more IPs, however, you'll be able to incorporate them effortlessly, no matter the plan that you have selected. You may do this during the signup process in case you need them from the beginning or using your billing account - in case you need them later on. The dedicated IPs will be assigned to your server shortly after that and you may start using them. You'll be able to renew the IPs along with the plan for as long as you intend to use them. This upgrade is extremely useful not simply for your personal content, but also in case you would like to use the virtual server to run an Internet hosting reseller business, because you will be able to offer a dedicated IP to every customer who would like to use one. There is no restriction on the number of addresses you may order or on how frequently you may do that.