An IP address is a unique number that separates a website or a hosting server on the Internet, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it shall be used exclusively by your websites and will not be shared with other individuals as it happens with shared Internet hosting accounts. Provided you have your own server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may need extra ones for different purposes. Provided you have an online store, for instance, you will need an SSL certificate for it, in order to make sure that the payment information which your clients submit will be encrypted and secure. The same is valid if you have a login form of some kind and you want the usernames and the passwords which visitors enter 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 machine. You could also need an individual IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you want a slightly better performance for a certain site, which shall affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS Servers
If you choose one of the VPS servers solutions which we supply, you'll get one dedicated IP address, and with any web server which is ordered with a CP, we provide a second one totally free. If you would like to use additional IPs, you'll be able to add them to your package with only a few clicks whenever you want. In case you need them immediately, for instance, you are able to add them to your order and they shall be assigned to your VPS the moment it's set up. If you need them later, you'll be able to add them through your billing CP and they will be available within a couple of minutes. You can assign them to personal Internet sites with a couple of mouse clicks or to any of your customers - if you are using the virtual server to start your own Internet hosting business. You may benefit from this upgrade as often as you like and you'll be able to renew the additional IP addresses with your plan for as long as needed.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
In case you obtain one of our dedicated server plans, you will get 3 IP addresses at no additional charge and you can use them for any purpose. If you need more IPs, you'll be able to request them whenever you want via your billing area and we will assign them to the web server a couple of minutes later. You can even get additional IPs during the signup process and they will be available on your machine the instant it is ready and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of 3 and you'll be able to select how many addresses you will order and how long you'll use them, since you will be able to select the number of IPs that you'll renew each month with your hosting server plan. Any IP address that's assigned to your dedicated server may be used not just for your personal content, but also for any site or app your customers may have - if you have bought the hosting server with the purpose to resell the disk space to third parties.