An IP address is a unique number that distinguishes an Internet site or a web server on the Internet, so if you have a dedicated IP, it shall be employed solely by your Internet sites and will not be shared with other individuals as it happens with shared Internet hosting accounts. In case you have your own server, you'll have a dedicated IP, but you may need additional ones for many different uses. In case you have an online store, for instance, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, so as to ensure that the payment info your clients submit will be encrypted and safe. The same is valid in case you have a login form of some type and you would like the usernames and the passwords which visitors enter to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which ought to be different from the one that you already have on the web server. You may also need an independent IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you need a slightly better functionality for a given website, which shall affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Hosting
If you acquire one of our dedicated server packages, you'll receive 3 IP addresses at no additional charge and you could use them for any purpose. If you need more IPs, you can request them at any time from your billing area and we shall assign them to the server a few moments later. You can even get more IPs during the signup process and they shall be available on your hosting server the minute it is all set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of three and you can decide how many addresses you'll order and how long you shall use them, since you could pick the number of IPs that you will renew each month with your web server plan. Any IP address that is assigned to your dedicated server can be used not just for your personal content, but also for any site or app which your clients may have - if you have obtained the server with the intent to resell the disk space to third parties.