An IP address is a unique number that identifies a site or a hosting server on the Internet, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it'll be used exclusively by your sites and shall not be shared with other individuals as it happens with shared web hosting accounts. In case you have your own server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may need extra ones for many different purposes. In case you have an online store, for example, you will need an SSL certificate for it, to make certain 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 want the usernames and the passwords which visitors enter to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, 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 want a slightly better efficiency for a certain website, which may affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Web Hosting
When you get one of our dedicated server packages, you will get 3 IP addresses at no additional charge and you may use them for any purpose. If you require additional IPs, you'll be able to request them at any time from your billing area and we will assign them to the web server a few minutes later. You can also get more IPs during the signup procedure and they will be available on your server the instant it is ready and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of 3 and you could pick how many addresses you will order and how long you will use them, since you can select the number of IPs which you will renew on a monthly basis with your server plan. Any IP address that's assigned to your dedicated server can be used not only for your personal content, but also for any site or application which your customers may have - if you have bought the web server with the aim to resell the disk space to third parties.