An IP address is a unique number that separates a website or a hosting server on the world-wide web, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it shall be employed just by your websites and won't be shared with other people as it happens with shared web hosting accounts. In case you have your own web server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may require extra ones for a variety of uses. Provided you have an electronic store, for instance, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, to ensure that the payment information your clients submit shall 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 input to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which ought to be different from the one which you already have on the web server. You may also need an independent IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you want a slightly better overall performance for a given site, which may influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
When you acquire one of our dedicated server packages, you'll receive three IP addresses at no additional charge and you may use them for any purpose. If you require more IPs, you may request them anytime from your billing area and we'll assign them to the web server a couple of minutes later. You can even get more IPs during the signup procedure and they will be available on your server the moment it's all set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of three and you'll be able to choose how many addresses you'll order and how long you'll use them, as you can select the number of IPs that you will renew on a monthly basis with your server plan. Any IP address that's assigned to your dedicated server could be used not only for your personal content, but also for any Internet site or application that your customers may have - if you have bought the machine with the goal to resell the disk space to third parties.