An IP address is a unique number which separates a site or a server on the world-wide web, so if you have a dedicated IP, it'll be employed only by your websites and won't be shared with other people as it happens with shared web hosting accounts. If you have your own server, you'll have a dedicated IP, but you may require additional ones for different purposes. Provided you have a web-based store, for instance, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, in order to ensure that the payment information your clients submit shall be encrypted and secure. The same is valid in the event that you have a login form of some sort and you would like the usernames and the passwords that visitors input to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which ought to be different from the one which you already have on the web server. You might also need an independent IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you want a slightly better overall performance for a certain site, which may affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
When you obtain one of our dedicated server solutions, you will get 3 IP addresses at no additional charge and you can use them for any purpose. If you need even more IPs, you can request them at any time through your billing area and we'll assign them to the server a few minutes later. You can also get more IPs during the signup procedure and they shall be available on your server the moment it is all set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of 3 and you'll be able to choose how many addresses you'll order and how long you shall use them, since you could select the number of IPs which you'll renew on a monthly basis with your hosting server plan. Any IP address that is assigned to your dedicated server can be used not just for your personal content, but also for any website or application that your customers may have - if you have obtained the server with the goal to resell the disk space to third parties.