If you host a site on a server, it uses the server's shared IP address - a special number which is used to distinguish every device connected to the Web. The domain name which you use for the website is for easy access and convenience of the site visitors, but on a more basic level, their Internet browser connects to the IP of the server. Considering that there're many more websites than IP addresses, shared web hosting servers use the same IP for several websites even in case they belong to separate users. Even though this does not affect your site performance directly, having a dedicated IP can slightly enhance the loading speed of a particular website, giving it superior rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is necessary for the setup of an SSL certificate too, so when you would like to protect the payment or login info that your website visitors submit, you will need an IP in addition to the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Shared Hosting

In case you host your sites on our outstanding cloud platform and you have a shared hosting plan, you will be 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. This option is available in all the data center facilities where we offer services - Chicago (US), Coventry (UK) and Sydney (AU), so irrespective of your choice throughout the registration process, you're able to get a dedicated IP for your websites. You'll be able to add or remove an IPas well as to keep track of the free and used ones at any moment. If any of the IPs that you acquire will be used for an SSL certificate, you could enable the automatic configuration feature in our SSL order wizard and our system will request & assign the IP before it sets up the certificate automatically. Our versatile platform will allow you to use a dedicated IP for multiple sites as well if it's not in use by an SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers Hosting

As our Linux dedicated servers hosting come with 3 dedicated IP addresses as part of the plans as standard, we'll give you a head start if you wish to run any software that requires this kind of an IP. We provide them absolutely free and you'll be able to use them for as long as you use the server for anything you'd like - child name servers for any domain name that you host, an SSL certificate for any site on the server, a software server (games, VOIP), and so on. Through the Upgrades menu in the billing Control Panel that you will get to manage renewals, service upgrades and domain registrations, you'll also be able to buy more dedicated IP addresses in sets of three whenever you need. They will be assigned to your server in no time, so that you can start using them for your websites and web-based applications without delay.