An IP address is a unique number which separates a site or a hosting server on the Internet, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it shall be used only by your sites and won't be shared with other people as it happens with shared hosting accounts. In case you have your own server, you'll have a dedicated IP, but you may require extra ones for different purposes. Provided you have an Internet store, for instance, you will need an SSL certificate for it, so as to make sure that the payment information which your clients submit shall be encrypted and safe. The same is valid in case you have a login form of some type and you wish the usernames and the passwords that visitors input to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which needs to be different from the one that you already have on the machine. You could also need an independent IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you need a slightly better performance for a certain Internet site, which will influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS
If you choose to purchase one of our Linux VPS packages, we'll supply you with one dedicated IP address by default and a second one free of charge - in the event that you add any one of the hosting Control Panels that we offer to your order. More IPs may be purchased effortlessly in the event that you need them. The option is available on the order page, so in case you need more IPs from the beginning, we shall be able to assign them to your VPS the instant it's put in place and you can use them the second you start using the web server. If you need them for any reason afterwards, you can order them from the billing area and they'll be available within a couple of minutes. That way, you shall be able to assign dedicated IP addresses not just to your own websites, but also to customers' websites provided you've launched a reseller business. You can order IPs as often as needed and renew them together with your virtual hosting server plan. If, at some point, you need less IPs, you will have the chance to renew just those which you need, while the extra ones will be taken off your web server.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Hosting
In case you get one of our dedicated server packages, you'll get 3 IP addresses at no additional charge and you can use them for any purpose. If you require more IPs, you'll be able to request them whenever you want via your billing area and we will assign them to the server a few minutes later. You may even get additional IPs during the signup process and they'll be available on your web server the minute it is ready and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of 3 and you'll be able to choose how many addresses you will order and how long you'll use them, since you will be able to pick the number of IPs that you'll renew each month with your web server plan. Any IP address that is assigned to your dedicated server can be used not just for your personal content, but for any site or application your clients may have - if you have acquired the hosting server with the purpose to resell the disk space to third parties.