All devices on the World Wide Web are recognized by a specific number called an IP address, for instance In case you have a site, the domain name that you enter in order to load it is for your convenience, however the server where the website files are still has an IP address. As there're far more sites and devices than there are IPs, all shared hosting servers have a number of sites under an identical IP, whereas with a dedicated server you'll get a dedicated IP too. Even in the first case though, you are able to get a dedicated IP for your websites and host them on a shared server. An advantage would be that you will have far better search engine rankings as a dedicated IP generally means a faster loading site. In addition, you need such an IP when you want to purchase an SSL certificate for your website and shield the data that visitors submit on it.
Dedicated IP Address in Shared Website Hosting
In case you host your sites on our state-of-the-art cloud platform and you have a shared website hosting package, you are able to add a dedicated IP to your account at any moment and assign it to any domain or subdomain with just a few clicks. The aforementioned option is available in all the data centers where we offer services - Chicago (US), Coventry (UK) and Sydney (AU), so irrespective of your choice during the registration process, you'll be able to obtain a dedicated IP for your websites. You will be able to add or remove an IPas well as to keep track of the free and used ones at any moment. In case any of the IPs that you acquire will be used for an SSL certificate, you may activate the automatic configuration attribute in our SSL order wizard and our system will request and assign the IP before it installs the certificate automatically. Our adaptable platform will enable you to use a dedicated IP address for various sites as well if it's not in use by an SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Hosting
All the Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that we supply come with 3 dedicated IP addresses by default and free of charge. You are able to employ them for any purpose according to the content that you've got on the server - an online game server or a Voice-Over-IP application, an SSL certificate for a website that you host, private name servers for a reseller domain that your customers can use to redirect domain names to their web hosting accounts, and much more. You'll also be able to acquire extra dedicated IP addresses from the Upgrades part of your billing Control Panel if you need more than the ones which come with your plan. You will be able to purchase the IPs in groups of three and they will be added to your dedicated server right after you submit your order, so you can use them without delays.