An IP address is a unique number that identifies a website or a web server on the world-wide web, so if you have a dedicated IP, it will be employed just by your sites and won't be shared with other people as it happens with shared Internet hosting accounts. In case you have your own hosting server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may need extra ones for various uses. Provided you have an electronic store, for example, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, to make certain that the payment information which your clients submit shall be encrypted and secure. The same is valid if you have a login form of some sort 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 machine. You may also need an individual IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you need a slightly better efficiency for a certain Internet site, which may influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Hosting
Every dedicated server which we offer includes three dedicated IP addresses supplied free of charge on top of the monthly fee for the package. We also offer the opportunity to add more IPs to your server both when you sign up and at a later time using your billing CP, so you may order the IPs whenever you need them with no limitation on the number or on how frequently you get them. They may be purchased in groups of three and shall be assigned to your hosting server right away. You could renew them with the web hosting plan and you may choose if you'll renew all of them, or a smaller number - if you no longer need the rest. Each dedicated IP address assigned to your server could be used for any purpose: for a personal website, for a software server, or for a hosting customer - in the event that you've decided to start out your own hosting enterprise and you're reselling accounts to other people.