When you host a site on a server, it uses the server's shared IP address - a unique number which is used to detect any device connected to the Internet. The domain name that you use for the website is for easy accessibility and convenience of the website visitors, but on a lower level, their web browser connects to the IP address of the server. Because there're a lot more sites than IP addresses, shared website hosting servers use the very same IP for a number of websites even in case they belong to separate users. Even though this doesn't affect your website performance directly, using a dedicated IP may slightly enhance the loading speed of a particular website, granting it higher rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is essential for the setup of an SSL certificate too, so if you want to secure the payment or login information that your site visitors type in, you should have an IP in addition to the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Shared Hosting
If you host your sites on our innovative cloud platform and you have a shared hosting plan, you're able to add a dedicated IP to your account at any time and assign it to any domain or subdomain with just a few clicks. The aforementioned option is available in all the data centers where we provide services - Chicago (US), London (UK) and Sydney (AU), so irrespective of your choice throughout the registration process, you will be able to acquire a dedicated IP for your sites. You will be able to add / remove an IPas well as to keep track of the free and used ones at any time. In case any of the IPs that you buy will be used for an SSL certificate, you can enable the automatic configuration feature in our SSL order wizard and then our system will request & assign the IP before it sets up your certificate automatically. Our versatile platform will enable you to use a dedicated IP for multiple websites as well if it is not in use by an SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, adding your new dedicated IP address takes only a few clicks. Our Hepsia Control Panel is very simple and intuitive to use, so even when you haven't had a hosting account before, you won't have any kind of difficulties to order and assign a dedicated IP. Any domain or subdomain within the account can use its own IP as an alternative to the server's shared one and you will be able to make this change in the Hosted Domains section, where you'll also view all IPs that your websites can use and if a dedicated IP is accessible or you are already using it. In case that you want an IP for an SSL certificate, we have an SSL order instrument through which you're able to select everything to be installed automatically. With this feature, our system will modify the IP of the desired domain/subdomain to a dedicated one and it'll set up the certificate in a matter of minutes, so you won't have to do anything on your end apart from authorizing your SSL request through e-mail.
Dedicated IP Address in VPS Servers
In case you buy a VPS server from us, you will be given one dedicated IP address automatically and another one if you acquire a website hosting Control Panel (Hepsia, cPanel, DirectAdmin). You can use the IPs for any sort of purpose - a website, some web app such as a VOIP server, even for private name servers that you'll be able to use to point to your VPS any domain which you intend to host. You can even add more dedicated IPs to your VPS account every time you need them. This can be done through the billing Control Panel that you will receive so as to take care of renewals, upgrades and domain registrations and it takes just a couple of clicks. Shortly after you post your order, the additional IP addresses will be at your disposal, so you're able to use them as you see fit.
Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers
Since all our dedicated servers offer 3 dedicated IP addresses as part of the plans by default, we shall give you a head start in case you'd like to run any app which requires this kind of an IP. We provide 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 the server, a software server (games, VOIP), etc. From the Upgrades menu in the billing Control Panel that you will obtain to organize renewals, service upgrades and domain registrations, you can also obtain more dedicated IP addresses in groups of three at any time. They will be assigned to your server very quickly, so you can start using them for your websites and web-based applications right away.