If you host a website on a server, it employs the server's shared IP address - a special number that's used to identify any kind of device connected to the Internet. The domain name that you use for the website is for quick access and convenience of the website visitors, but on a more basic level, their browser connects to the IP of the server. Since there are many more websites than IP addresses, shared hosting servers use a single IP for a variety of websites even if they are owned by several users. Even though this does not affect your site performance directly, using a dedicated IP can slightly boost the loading speed of a website, granting it higher rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is necessary for the installation of an SSL certificate as well, so when you would like to protect the payment or login info that your site visitors enter, you'll need an IP together with the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Cloud Hosting
If you use some of our cloud hosting packages, you can add a dedicated IP to your account without difficulty and assign it to any domain or subdomain with no more than a couple of clicks. This is valid no matter which data center you have selected for your account during the sign-up process, which means that you are able to take full advantage of this feature in our US, UK and AU facilities. In this way, you can have a dedicated IP for an electronic commerce site, for instance, whereas a forum attached to it can use the server's shared IP as you can modify each and every domain or subdomain separately through the Hosted Domains part of your Hepsia Control Panel. When you need a dedicated IP for an SSL certificate and you get the SSL from our company, you can use the auto-configuration instrument, which will assign an IP and set up the SSL automatically for the site where you would like to use them.
Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers
If you buy a dedicated server, you probably would like to run a web application or host numerous websites, so we provide three dedicated IPs 100 % free with each plan and you will be able to use them as you see fit - a software server, an SSL certificate, even child name servers for a domain name which you've registered here or via another company. The last option is very useful if you use your dedicated server to host clients' sites because it will give you trustworthiness and anonymity as a web hosting service provider. The server billing Control Panel will allow you to add additional IPs as well - the upgrade comes in increments of three and takes only a couple of clicks in the Upgrades section, which means that you can go ahead and use the new dedicated IPs a couple of minutes after you send your order.