An IP address is a unique number which identifies a website or a web server on the Internet, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it shall be employed solely by your websites and will not be shared with other people as it happens with shared website hosting accounts. In case you have your own server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may need additional ones for a variety of purposes. If you have an electronic store, for instance, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, to ensure that the payment information which your clients submit will be encrypted and safe. The same is valid in case you have a login form of some type and you want the usernames and the passwords that visitors input to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which has to be different from the one that you already have on the server. You may also need an individual IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you would like a slightly better efficiency for a given site, which shall influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
Every dedicated server which we offer includes 3 dedicated IP addresses provided totally free on top of the monthly fee for the plan. We also offer the opportunity to add more IPs to your hosting server both when you sign up and at a later time using your billing Control Panel, so you'll be able to order the IPs whenever you require them without a limitation on the number or on how often you get them. They could be purchased in groups of 3 and shall be assigned to your server immediately. You'll be able to renew them with the hosting plan and you'll be able to decide if you'll renew all of them, or a smaller number - in case you no longer need the rest. Each dedicated IP address allotted to your server may be used for any purpose: for a personal site, for a software hosting server, or for a hosting client - in case you've decided to start out your own web hosting company and you are reselling accounts to other people.