An IP address is a unique number which distinguishes a site or a hosting server on the world-wide web, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it'll be employed just by your sites and shall not be shared with other people as it happens with shared 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 a web-based store, for instance, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, to make certain that the payment information that your customers submit shall be encrypted and secure. The same is valid in the event that you have a login form of some type and you want the usernames and the passwords that visitors type in to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which needs to be different from the one which you already have on the machine. You might also need an independent IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you would like a slightly better performance for a particular website, which shall influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
In case you get one of our dedicated server plans, you will get 3 IP addresses at no additional charge and you'll be able to use them for any purpose. If you require more IPs, you may request them anytime from your billing area and we shall assign them to the hosting server a few moments later. You may even get additional IPs during the signup process and they'll be available on your hosting server the minute it is set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of 3 and you can choose how many addresses you will order and how long you will use them, since you can select the number of IPs which you'll renew every month with your hosting server plan. Any IP address which is assigned to your dedicated server could be used not just for your personal content, but for any Internet site or app which your clients may have - if you have purchased the hosting server with the goal to resell the disk space to third parties.