When you host a website on a server, it makes use of the server's shared IP address - an exclusive number that is used to detect every device connected to the World Wide Web. The domain name which you use for the website is for quick access and convenience of the visitors, but on a more basic level, their web browser connects to the IP address of the server. As there're far more websites than IPs, shared website hosting servers use the same IP for several websites even in case they are owned by separate users. While this does not affect the website performance directly, using a dedicated IP can slightly boost the loading speed of a certain website, providing it superior rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is required for the installation of an SSL certificate too, so if you would like to protect the payment or login information that your website visitors submit, you will need an IP in addition to the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Shared Web Hosting
We provide dedicated IPs with all of our Linux shared web hosting whatever the data center location and you're able to purchase one or several IPs from your Hepsia Control Panel. A new section will show up in your account and you will be able to request, view or delete your IPs with a few clicks. You will be able to select what number of sites or subdomains will use a given IP as you can assign one with a couple of clicks to any hostname. For instance, www.domain.com can be the main site, that uses a server's shared IP, while shop.domain.com can be your subdomain where you offer goods or services on the web and it could have a dedicated IP address together with an SSL certificate. You can change the IP which a domain uses through the Hosted Domains section where you can also keep track which IPs are in use and which ones are available. You can also set a couple of of your sites to use one and the same dedicated IP given that there's no SSL activated for it.
Dedicated IP Address in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, adding your new dedicated IP address takes just a few clicks. Our Hepsia Control Panel is very easy and intuitive to use, so even if you have not had a website hosting account before, you won't experience any kind of difficulties to get and assign a dedicated IP. Every 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 inside the Hosted Domains section, where you will also view all IPs that your sites can use and if a dedicated IP is accessible or you're already using it. If you need an IP for an SSL certificate, we have an SSL order instrument through which you will be able to select everything to be set up automatically. When you use this feature, our system will modify the IP of the desired domain/subdomain to a dedicated one and it'll set up your certificate in a couple of minutes, so you won't have to do anything on your end other than authorizing your SSL order via email.
Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers Hosting
All Linux dedicated servers hosting that we offer feature three dedicated IP addresses by default and absolutely free. You'll be able to use them for any purpose based on the content that you have on the server - a video game server or a Voice-Over-IP app, an SSL certificate for a website that you host, private name servers for a reseller domain which your clients may use to point domain names to their hosting accounts, etceterra. You will also be able to obtain extra dedicated IP addresses through the Upgrades section of your billing Control Panel if you need more than the ones that come with your server. You're able to get the IPs in groups of three and they shall be added to your dedicated server right after you submit your order, so that you can use them without any delays.