An IP address is a unique number that distinguishes a site or a web server on the Internet, so if you have a dedicated IP, it will be employed exclusively by your sites and won't be shared with other individuals as it happens with shared hosting accounts. Provided you have your own server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may need extra ones for many different purposes. If you have an Internet store, for example, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, in order to make sure that the payment information which your customers submit shall be encrypted and safe. The same is valid in case you have a login form of some sort and you wish the usernames and the passwords that visitors type in to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which ought to be different from the one which you already have on the hosting server. You may also need an independent IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you would like a slightly better overall performance for a particular website, which will influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS Web Hosting
Every VPS web hosting package we offer features 1 dedicated IP address and if you add a hosting CP to it, we'll supply you with a second one at no additional cost, so you can use it the way you see fit. If you would like to use more IPs, you shall be able to order them with no more than 2 clicks whenever you want, since you'll locate this sort of an option both on our order page and inside your billing CP. In the first case, the dedicated addresses shall be available the minute the virtual server is prepared, while in the second - a few moments after you order them. You could renew the IPs along with your VPS plan and use them for so long as you wish. They can be useful not only for your own sites, but also for the sites of any clients that you may have if you are using the virtual server to run an Internet hosting reseller business. There's no limitation on how often you could order additional IPs or on the amount of of them you could use with your web server at any given time.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Every single dedicated server that we offer comes with 3 dedicated IP addresses provided at no extra cost on top of the monthly fee for the package deal. We also give you the chance to add more IPs to your 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 need them with no restriction on the amount or on how frequently you get them. They may be purchased in groups of 3 and shall be assigned to your hosting server right away. You may renew them with the hosting plan and you could decide if you will renew all of them, or a smaller number - in the event that you no longer require the rest. Any dedicated IP address assigned to your hosting server may be used for any purpose: for a personal website, for a software hosting server, or for a hosting client - if you have decided to launch your own hosting enterprise and you are reselling accounts to other people.