An IP address is a unique number which identifies an Internet site or a web server on the Internet, so if you have a dedicated IP, it'll be employed just by your sites and shall not be shared with others as it happens with shared website hosting accounts. Provided you have your own web server, you shall have a dedicated IP, but you may need additional ones for various uses. Provided you have a web-based store, for instance, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, to make sure that the payment information your clients submit will be encrypted and safe. The same is valid in case you have a login form of some kind and you want the usernames and the passwords which visitors input to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which should be different from the one which you already have on the server. You could also need an independent IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you would like a slightly better overall performance for a certain website, which may affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS Servers
Our VPS hosting plans provide one dedicated IP address by default. An additional one is available too - in case they are ordered with a hosting Control Panel. In case you need more IPs, however, you'll be able to include them effortlessly, regardless of the package which you have picked. You are able to do this during the signup process in the event that you need them from the very beginning or using your billing account - in case you need them later. The dedicated IPs will be assigned to your web server shortly after that and you may begin using them. You can renew the IPs along with the plan for as long as you intend to use them. This upgrade is quite useful not just for your personal content, but also in the event that you intend to use the virtual server to run a web hosting reseller business, considering that you will be able to offer a dedicated IP to any customer who would like to use one. There is no restriction on the number of addresses you may order or on how often you'll be able to do that.