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), London (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.