An IP address is a unique number that identifies a site or a web server on the Internet, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it will be used just by your websites and shall not be shared with other people as it happens with shared hosting accounts. In case you have your own web server, you shall have a dedicated IP, but you may need extra ones for a variety of purposes. If you have an electronic store, for instance, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, so as to make certain that the payment info that your clients submit will be encrypted and protected. The same is valid in the event that you have a login form of some sort and you would like the usernames and the passwords which visitors enter to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which needs to be different from the one that you already have on the server. You might also need an independent IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you would like a slightly better efficiency for a certain Internet site, which will affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS Hosting
Our Linux VPS hosting services feature one dedicated IP address by default. Another one is available as well - if they are ordered with an Internet hosting CP. In case you require more IPs, however, you will be able to include them effortlessly, no matter the plan which you've selected. You could do this during the signup procedure if you need them from the very beginning or via your billing account - if you need them later on. The dedicated IPs shall be assigned to your hosting server right after that and you can start using them. You could renew the IPs together with the plan for as long as you want to use them. This upgrade is extremely useful not only for your personal content, but also when you intend to use the virtual server to run a web hosting reseller business, since you'll be able to supply a dedicated IP to any client who would want to use one. There is no restriction on how many addresses you may order or on how frequently you'll be able to do that.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Web Hosting
All Linux dedicated hosting services we offer come with three IP addresses by default and you could use them in any way you see fit. If you need even more IPs for any reason, you'll be able to add them to your hosting server with a few clicks without limitations as to their number or the period for which you'll be able to employ them. This upgrade comes in increments of three and if you need the IPs right from the start, you'll be able to add them to the package during the signup process, while in the event that it turns out that you need more IPs at some point later, you'll be able to order them just as easily via your billing area and we will assign them to your dedicated server a few moments later. The dedicated IPs can be renewed with the web server plan on a monthly basis and you'll be able to decide if you will renew all of them or only a few - if you no longer require that many. You'll be able to use the IPs both for your own websites and for client hosting accounts - provided you're using the dedicated server as an Internet hosting reseller platform.