An IP address is a unique number that identifies a site or a hosting server on the Internet, so if you have a dedicated IP, it'll be employed just by your Internet sites and shall not be shared with other people as it happens with shared website hosting accounts. If you have your own hosting server, you'll have a dedicated IP, but you may require extra ones for various purposes. Provided you have an electronic store, for instance, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, to make sure that the payment information which your clients submit will be encrypted and secure. The same is valid if you have a login form of some kind and you wish the usernames and the passwords which visitors enter to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which should be different from the one which you already have on the hosting server. You may also need an independent IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you need a slightly better efficiency for a certain Internet site, which will influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS Servers
Every single VPS server plan which we provide comes with one dedicated IP address and if you add a hosting Control Panel to it, we will provide you with a second one at no additional cost, so you can use it the way you see fit. If you want to use more IPs, you shall be able to order them with just a couple of mouse clicks at any time, as you will find this sort of an option both on our order page and in your billing CP. In the first case, the dedicated addresses shall be available the instant the virtual server is ready, while in the second - a few moments after you buy them. You could renew the IPs along with your VPS plan and use them for so long as you wish. They can prove useful not simply for your own websites, but also for the websites of any clients which you might have in the event that you are using the virtual server to run a hosting reseller business. There is no limitation on how often you could order additional IPs or on how many of them you'll be able to use with your web server at any given time.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated web hosting plans which we offer include 3 IP addresses by default and you'll be able to use them in any way you see fit. In the event that you need additional IPs for any reason, you could add them to your server with just a few mouse clicks with no limits as to their number or to the length of time for which you will be able to employ them. This upgrade comes in increments of three and in case you require the IPs right from the start, you'll be able to add them to the plan during the signup process, while if it turns out that you need more IPs at some point later on, you'll be able to order them just as effortlessly via your billing area and we will assign them to your dedicated server several minutes later. The dedicated IPs could be renewed with the web server plan on a monthly basis and you'll be able to decide if you shall renew all of them or simply a few - in the event that you no longer require that many. You could use the IPs both for your own websites and for customer hosting accounts - when you are using the dedicated server as an Internet hosting reseller platform.