An IP address is a unique number which separates a site or a server on the Internet, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it will be employed exclusively by your sites and shall not be shared with other individuals as it happens with shared hosting accounts. Provided you have your own server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may need additional ones for various purposes. If you have an Internet store, for instance, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, in order to make sure that the payment info which your clients 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 type in to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which has to be different from the one which you already have on the server. You could also need an independent IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you desire a slightly better functionality for a given Internet site, which will influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers Hosting
When you acquire one of our dedicated server packages, you will get three IP addresses at no additional charge and you can use them for any purpose. If you require even more IPs, you'll be able to request them anytime from your billing area and we will assign them to the server a few moments later. You may also get additional IPs during the signup procedure and they will be available on your web server the minute it's all set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of 3 and you could pick how many addresses you will order and how long you shall use them, since you will be able to pick the number of IPs which you will renew on a monthly basis with your hosting server plan. Any IP address that's assigned to your dedicated server can be used not just for your personal content, but also for any Internet site or application which your clients may have - if you have bought the hosting server with the intention to resell the disk space to third parties.