An IP address is a unique number which identifies an Internet site or a web server on the world-wide web, so if you have a dedicated IP, it shall be employed solely by your Internet sites and will not be shared with others as it happens with shared hosting accounts. In case you have your own server, you'll have a dedicated IP, but you may need extra ones for a variety of purposes. In case you have an electronic store, for example, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, to make sure that the payment information which your clients submit will be encrypted and safe. The same is valid if you have a login form of some sort and you wish the usernames and the passwords that visitors enter to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which ought to be different from the one that you already have on the hosting server. You might also need an individual IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you desire a slightly better functionality for a particular Internet site, which may influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers Hosting
In case you obtain one of our dedicated server plans, you'll get 3 IP addresses at no additional charge and you may use them for any purpose. If you need additional IPs, you can request them anytime from your billing area and we will assign them to the web server a few moments later. You may even get more IPs during the signup procedure and they'll be available on your machine as soon as it is set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of three and you can choose how many addresses you will order and how long you shall use them, as you could select the number of IPs that you'll renew every month with your server plan. Any IP address that is assigned to your dedicated server could be used not just for your personal content, but also for any Internet site or application that your customers may have - if you have purchased the server with the aim to resell the disk space to third parties.