An IP address is a unique number which separates a site or a server on the world-wide web, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it'll be employed solely by your Internet sites and shall not be shared with others as it happens with shared Internet hosting accounts. If you have your own server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may need extra ones for different uses. Provided you have an online store, for instance, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, so as to make certain that the payment info your customers submit shall be encrypted and secure. The same is valid in case you have a login form of some kind and you wish 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 may also need an independent IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you need a slightly better functionality for a certain Internet site, which will affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers Hosting
All Linux dedicated servers hosting we offer come with 3 IP addresses by default and you could use them in any way you see fit. In case you need more IPs for any reason, you may add them to your web server with several mouse clicks without limitations as to their number or to the period for which you will be able to use them. This upgrade comes in increments of three and in case you need the IPs right away, you'll be able to add them to the plan during the signup process, while if it turns out that you need more IPs at some point later, you may order them just as easily using your billing area and we shall assign them to your dedicated server a few moments later. The dedicated IPs may be renewed with the hosting server plan on a monthly basis and you'll be able to choose if you'll renew all of them or simply a few - in the event that you no longer require that many. You may use the IPs both for your own Internet sites and for customer hosting accounts - if you're using the dedicated server as a hosting reseller platform.