An IP address is a unique number that identifies an Internet site or a server on the Internet, so if you have a dedicated IP, it shall be used solely by your Internet sites and will not be shared with others as it happens with shared web hosting accounts. In case you have your own web server, you shall have a dedicated IP, but you may need additional ones for many different purposes. Provided you have an Internet store, for instance, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, in order to make sure that the payment information your clients submit shall be encrypted and safe. The same is valid if you have a login form of some sort and you would like the usernames and the passwords that visitors type in to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which should be different from the one which you already have on the server. You might also need an individual IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you want a slightly better functionality for a certain site, which shall influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS
Each and every VPS service that we supply features one dedicated IP address and if you add a web hosting CP to it, we shall give you a second one at no additional cost, so you can use it as you see fit. If you would like to use more IPs, you will be able to order them with only a couple of mouse clicks whenever you want, since you'll locate this kind of an option both on our order page and inside your billing Control Panel. In the first case, the dedicated addresses shall be available the moment the virtual server is set, while in the second - a couple of minutes after you buy them. You could renew the IPs along with your VPS plan and use them for as long as you wish. They can come in handy not only for your own Internet sites, but also for the Internet sites of any clients that you may have in the event that you're using the virtual server to run a hosting reseller business. There isn't any limitation on how frequently you'll be able to order additional IPs or on the amount of of them you'll be able to use with your machine at any time.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Hosting
When you obtain one of our dedicated server solutions, you'll receive three IP addresses at no additional charge and you'll be able to use them for any purpose. If you require even more IPs, you may request them at any time through your billing area and we'll assign them to the hosting server a few minutes later. You can also get additional IPs during the signup procedure and they shall be available on your web server the moment it's set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of 3 and you can choose how many addresses you will order and how long you'll use them, as you can select the number of IPs that you'll renew each month with your web server plan. Any IP address that's assigned to your dedicated server could be used not only for your personal content, but also for any site or app your customers may have - if you have acquired the machine with the goal to resell the disk space to third parties.