An IP address is a unique number which identifies a website or a web server on the Internet, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it will be employed only by your Internet sites and shall not be shared with others as it happens with shared web hosting accounts. Provided you have your own web server, you'll have a dedicated IP, but you may need additional ones for various purposes. Provided you have a web-based store, for example, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, in order to ensure that the payment info which your clients submit will be encrypted and protected. The same is valid in case you have a login form of some sort and you wish the usernames and the passwords which visitors input to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which ought to be different from the one which you already have on the machine. You might also need a separate IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you desire a slightly better performance for a given Internet site, which shall affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
When you get 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 require more IPs, you could request them at any time via your billing area and we shall assign them to the hosting server a couple of minutes later. You can even get more IPs during the signup process and they will be available on your server as soon as it is all set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of three and you could choose how many addresses you will order and how long you shall use them, as you could choose the number of IPs that you'll 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 for any site or application which your customers may have - if you have bought the hosting server with the intent to resell the disk space to third parties.