When you host a website on a server, it uses the server's shared IP - a special number that is used to distinguish a device connected to the World Wide Web. The website name that you use for the website is for easy access and convenience of the site visitors, but on a more basic level, their browser connects to the IP address of the server. Since there are far more sites than IP addresses, shared website hosting servers use a single IP for many different websites even if they belong to separate users. While this doesn't affect the website performance directly, having a dedicated IP may slightly improve the loading speed of a certain website, giving it better positions in search engine results. Such an IP is necessary for the installation of an SSL certificate as well, so if you wish to protect the payment or login data that your website visitors type in, you should have an IP in addition to the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Shared Website Hosting

If you host your sites on our revolutionary cloud platform and you have a shared website hosting plan, you're able to add a dedicated IP to your account at any moment and assign it to any domain or subdomain with just a few clicks. The aforementioned option is accessible in all the data center facilities where we offer services - Chicago (US), Coventry (UK) and Sydney (AU), so whatever your choice during the registration process, you are able to get a dedicated IP address for your websites. You will be able to add or remove an IPas well as to keep track of the free and used ones at any time. In case any of the IPs that you buy will be used for an SSL certificate, you may activate the automatic configuration feature in our SSL order wizard and then our system will request and assign the IP before it sets up the certificate automatically. Our adaptable platform will enable you to use a dedicated IP for a number of sites as well if it's not in use by an SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Web Hosting

All of the Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that we provide include 3 dedicated IP addresses as standard and free of charge. You'll be able to employ them for any kind of purpose according to the content that you have on the server - a game server or a Voice-Over-IP app, an SSL certificate for a website that you host, private name servers for a reseller domain that your customers can use to direct domain names to their web hosting accounts, etc. You can also obtain additional dedicated IPs via the Upgrades section of your billing Control Panel in case you need more than the ones that come with the plan. You can purchase the IPs in sets of three and they shall be added to your dedicated server shortly after you send your order, so you can use them with no delays.