An IP address is a unique number that identifies an Internet site or a server on the world-wide web, so if you have a dedicated IP, it shall be used solely by your Internet sites and shall not be shared with others as it happens with shared website hosting accounts. Provided you have your own web server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may need extra ones for a variety of purposes. In case you have an electronic store, for instance, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, in order to make sure that the payment info that your customers submit shall be encrypted and secure. The same is valid in case you have a login form of some kind and you would like the usernames and the passwords which visitors input to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which has to be different from the one that you already have on the server. You might also need an individual IP for an application 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 Hosting
If you obtain one of our dedicated server packages, you'll receive 3 IP addresses at no additional charge and you may use them for any purpose. If you require additional IPs, you'll be able to request them whenever you want via your billing area and we will assign them to the server a few minutes later. You may also get additional IPs during the signup process and they'll be available on your machine the instant it is all set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of 3 and you'll be able to decide 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 every month with your hosting server plan. Any IP address that's assigned to your dedicated server may be used not only for your personal content, but also for any site or application your clients may have - if you have purchased the server with the goal to resell the disk space to third parties.