An IP address is a unique number that distinguishes an Internet site or a web server on the world-wide web, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it shall be employed just by your Internet sites and will not be shared with other people as it happens with shared website hosting accounts. If you have your own web server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may require extra ones for various purposes. If you have a web-based store, for instance, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, to make certain that the payment information your customers submit will be encrypted and secure. The same is valid if you have a login form of some kind and you want the usernames and the passwords that visitors enter to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which ought to be different from the one that you already have on the hosting server. You may also need an individual IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you need a slightly better performance for a given website, which may influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS
Every VPS service we provide includes one dedicated IP address and if you add a hosting Control Panel to it, we will give you a second one at no additional cost, so you can use it as you see fit. If you want to use more IPs, you will be able to order them with only two mouse clicks at any time, as you will locate this kind of an option both on our order page and in your billing Control Panel. In the first case, the dedicated addresses shall be available the instant the virtual server is ready, while in the second - a couple of minutes after you order them. You can renew the IPs together with your VPS plan and use them for as long as you would like. They can come in handy not only for your own Internet sites, but also for the websites of any clients that you may have in the event that you are using the virtual server to run an Internet hosting reseller business. There is no limitation on how frequently you can order additional IPs or on how many of them you can use with your web server at any time.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Hosting
All Linux dedicated hosting services that we offer include 3 IP addresses by default and you'll be able to use them in whatever way you see fit. If you need more IPs for any reason, you can add them to your server with a couple of clicks without any limits as to their number or the length of time for which you shall be able to employ them. This upgrade comes in increments of three and if you require the IPs straight away, you could 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 easily from your billing area and we will assign them to your dedicated server a few minutes later. The dedicated IPs may be renewed with the web server plan on a monthly basis and you can determine if you will renew all of them or just a few - in the event that you no longer require that many. You'll be able to use the IPs both for your own websites and for customer hosting accounts - if you are using the dedicated server as an Internet hosting reseller platform.