An IP address is a unique number which distinguishes an Internet site or a web server on the world-wide web, so if you have a dedicated IP, it will be used only by your Internet sites and will not be shared with other individuals 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 different uses. If you have an electronic store, for example, you will need an SSL certificate for it, in order to make certain that the payment information your customers submit shall be encrypted and safe. The same is valid if you have a login form of some kind and you wish the usernames and the passwords that visitors type in to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which ought to be different from the one that you already have on the web server. You might also need an independent IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you desire a slightly better overall performance for a particular Internet site, which will affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
In case you obtain one of our dedicated server packages, you will get three IP addresses at no additional charge and you can use them for any purpose. If you require even more IPs, you can request them at any time from your billing area and we'll assign them to the hosting server a couple of minutes later. You can even get additional IPs during the signup process and they will be available on your hosting server the minute it's set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of three and you may select how many addresses you'll order and how long you'll use them, since you can select the number of IPs which you will renew each month with your web server plan. Any IP address that's assigned to your dedicated server can be used not just for your personal content, but for any site or app that your customers may have - if you have bought the machine with the intent to resell the disk space to third parties.