When you host a site on a server, it uses the server's shared IP address - an exclusive number which is used to identify any device connected to the Internet. The domain name which you use for the site is for quick access and convenience of the website visitors, but on a more basic level, their Internet browser connects to the IP of the server. Since there're a lot more sites than IP addresses, shared web hosting servers use the same IP for several sites even in case they belong to several users. Even though this does not affect your website performance directly, having a dedicated IP may slightly boost the loading speed of a particular site, giving it superior positions in search engine results. Such an IP is essential for the installation of an SSL certificate as well, so when you plan to protect the payment or login information that your site visitors enter, you'll need an IP together with the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Shared Hosting

In case you host your websites on our up-to-date cloud platform and you have a shared hosting plan, you are able to add a dedicated IP to your account at any moment and assign it to any domain or subdomain with just a few clicks. The aforementioned option is accessible in all the data center facilities where we supply services - Chicago (US), Coventry (UK) and Sydney (AU), so irrespective of your choice during the registration process, you'll be able to get a dedicated IP for your sites. You'll be able to add or remove an IPas well as to keep track of the free and used ones at any moment. In case any of the IPs that you obtain will be used for an SSL certificate, you can activate the automatic configuration attribute in our SSL order wizard and our system will request and assign the IP before it sets up your certificate automatically. Our adaptable platform will enable you to use a dedicated IP for various sites as well if it's not in use by an SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers Hosting

As all our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages feature three dedicated IP addresses as part of the plans by default, we shall give you a serious advantage if you would like to run any app which requires this kind of an IP. We supply them free of cost and you'll be able to use them for as long as you use your server for anything you'd like - child name servers for any domain name that you host, an SSL certificate for any website on your server, a software server (games, VOIP), and so on. From the Upgrades menu in the billing Control Panel that you will receive to organize renewals, service upgrades and domain registrations, you can also acquire more dedicated IP addresses in groups of three at any moment. They'll be assigned to your server within a few minutes, so that you can start using them for your websites and web-based apps right away.