An IP address is a unique number that distinguishes a site or a hosting server on the Internet, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it'll be used just by your Internet sites and shall not be shared with other people as it happens with shared hosting accounts. In case you have your own hosting server, you'll have a dedicated IP, but you may require extra ones for different uses. Provided you have an Internet store, for example, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, so as to make certain that the payment information your customers submit will be encrypted and protected. The same is valid if you have a login form of some kind and you want the usernames and the passwords which visitors type in to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which needs to be different from the one which you already have on the server. You may also need a separate IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you would like a slightly better functionality for a particular site, which will affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS Hosting
If you decide to buy one of our Linux VPS hosting, we'll supply you with one dedicated IP address by default and a second one free of charge - in case you add any of the hosting Control Panels we offer to your order. Extra IPs can be purchased effortlessly in the event that you need them. The option is offered on the order page, so in case you need more IPs from the start, we can assign them to your VPS the instant it is put in place and you can use them the instant you start using the web server. If you need them for any reason later, you can order them from the billing area and they will be available within a couple of minutes. Thus, you can assign dedicated IP addresses not just to your own sites, but also to clients' sites in case you've started a reseller enterprise. You can order IPs as frequently as needed and renew them along with your virtual hosting server plan. If, at some point, you need less IPs, you will have the opportunity to renew just those that you require, while the extra ones shall be taken off your server.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Web Hosting
All Linux dedicated web hosting which we offer include three IP addresses by default and you may use them in whatever way you see fit. In case you require additional IPs for any reason, you can add them to your hosting server with several mouse clicks with no limits as to their number or the length of time for which you shall be able to use them. This upgrade comes in increments of three and if you require the IPs straight away, you'll be able to add them to the package during the signup procedure, while in case it turns out that you need more IPs at some point later, you can order them just as effortlessly using your billing area and we will assign them to your dedicated server several minutes later. The dedicated IPs could be renewed along with the web server plan on a monthly basis and you could decide if you will renew all of them or only a few - in the event that you no longer require that many. You may use the IPs both for your own sites and for client hosting accounts - when you're using the dedicated server as a web hosting reseller platform.