An IP address is a unique number that separates a website or a server on the Internet, so if you have a dedicated IP, it shall be employed only by your Internet sites and will not be shared with other individuals as it happens with shared website hosting accounts. If you have your own hosting server, you shall have a dedicated IP, but you may need additional ones for many different uses. Provided you have an electronic store, for example, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, so as to make certain that the payment information your clients submit will be encrypted and protected. The same is valid if you have a login form of some kind and you wish 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 machine. 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 certain website, which may affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
When you acquire one of our dedicated server packages, you'll get 3 IP addresses at no additional charge and you could use them for any purpose. If you require even more IPs, you can request them at any time from your billing area and we shall assign them to the web server a few moments later. You can even get more IPs during the signup process and they will be available on your server as soon as it is all set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of 3 and you may pick how many addresses you will order and how long you shall use them, as you can choose the number of IPs that you'll renew every month with your server plan. Any IP address that is assigned to your dedicated server can be used not only for your personal content, but also for any site or application which your customers may have - if you have bought the machine with the aim to resell the disk space to third parties.