An IP address is a unique number which separates an Internet site or a hosting server on the Internet, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it'll be used exclusively by your sites and won't be shared with others as it happens with shared website hosting accounts. Provided you have your own server, you'll have a dedicated IP, but you may require extra ones for different uses. Provided you have a web-based store, for instance, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, so as to make sure that the payment information that your clients submit shall be encrypted and protected. The same is valid if you have a login form of some sort and you want the usernames and the passwords which visitors type in to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which needs to be different from the one that you already have on the hosting server. You might also need an individual IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you would like a slightly better functionality for a given site, which will affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS Hosting
Each VPS hosting package which we provide comes with 1 dedicated IP address and if you add a hosting CP to it, we shall supply you with a second one at no additional cost, allowing you to use it the way you see fit. If you need to use more IPs, you'll be able to order them with just a couple of clicks anytime, since you will discover this kind of an option both on our order page and inside your billing CP. In the first case, the dedicated addresses shall be available the instant the virtual server is prepared, while in the second - a few moments after you purchase them. You'll be able to renew the IPs together with your VPS plan and use them for so long as you would like. They can come in handy not just for your own sites, but also for the sites of any customers that you may have in the event that you're using the virtual server to run an Internet hosting reseller business. There is no restriction on how frequently you can order additional IPs or on the number of of them you can use with your server at any time.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Web Hosting
All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages which we offer include three IP addresses by default and you may use them in any way you see fit. If you require more IPs for any reason, you'll be able to add them to your server with several mouse clicks with no restrictions as to their number or to the length of time for which you'll be able to employ them. This upgrade comes in increments of three and in case you need the IPs straight away, you may add them to the plan during the signup procedure, while in case it turns out that you require more IPs at some point later on, you could order them just as simply using your billing area and we will assign them to your dedicated server a few moments later. The dedicated IPs can be renewed along with the web server plan on a monthly basis and you'll be able to determine if you will renew all of them or only a few - in the event that you no longer need that many. You'll be able to use the IPs both for your own websites and for customer hosting accounts - provided you are using the dedicated server as a hosting reseller platform.