An IP address is a unique number that distinguishes a website or a web server on the Internet, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it shall be used exclusively by your sites and shall not be shared with other individuals as it happens with shared Internet hosting accounts. In case you have your own server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may require additional ones for various purposes. In case you have an electronic store, for instance, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, to make sure that the payment info your customers submit shall be encrypted and secure. The same is valid in the event that you have a login form of some sort and you want the usernames and the passwords which visitors enter to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which ought to be different from the one that you already have on the server. You might also need a separate IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you would like a slightly better overall performance for a particular Internet site, which will affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Hosting
Each dedicated server we offer comes with three dedicated IP addresses supplied absolutely free on top of the monthly fee for the plan. We also supply you with the chance to add more IPs to your web server both when you sign up and at a later time through your billing Control Panel, so you can order the IPs whenever you need them without a limitation on the amount or on how frequently you get them. They may be purchased in groups of 3 and shall be assigned to your server right away. You can renew them with the web hosting plan and you'll be able to choose if you will renew all of them, or a smaller amount - if you no longer need the rest. Each dedicated IP address allocated to your hosting server can be used for any purpose: for a personal website, for a software server, or for a hosting customer - if you've decided to start out your own hosting company and you are reselling accounts to other people.