When you host a site on a server, it uses the server's shared IP - a special number that's used to identify every device connected to the Internet. The website name which you use for the website is for quick access and convenience of the site visitors, but on a more basic level, their Internet browser connects to the IP address of the server. As there're far more sites than IP addresses, shared web hosting servers use the same IP for a variety of sites even in case they belong to separate users. While this does not affect the site performance directly, having a dedicated IP may slightly increase the loading speed of a certain site, granting it superior rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is essential for the installation of an SSL certificate too, so if you wish to secure the payment or login data that your website visitors enter, you need an IP in addition to the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Web Hosting
With a web hosting account on our cloud platform, you are able to acquire a dedicated IP address and assign it to any domain or subdomain with just a few clicks regardless of where your account is - in the US, the United Kingdom or Australia. This can be done through the Hosted Domains area of our intuitive and user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel where you can also monitor what IPs are available, what are in use and what sites they're allotted to. In case you would like to use an SSL certificate to protect the info of your site visitors and you acquire it from us, our system will assign a dedicated IP and install the SSL for you, so you will not have to do anything manually on your end. In the meantime, you can still have a website in a subdomain as an addition to the main one under a shared IP address - a discussion forum where users can share opinions about your services, for instance.
Dedicated IP Address in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account, adding a new dedicated IP takes just a couple of clicks. Our Hepsia Control Panel is very simple and intuitive to use, so even if you haven't had a website hosting account previously, you won't have any difficulties to get and assign a dedicated IP address. Any domain or subdomain inside the account can use its own IP address instead of the server's shared one and you will be able to make this change in the Hosted Domains section, where you'll also find all IPs that your sites can use as well as if a dedicated IP is accessible or you're already using it. If you want an IP for an SSL certificate, we have an SSL order tool through which you're able to select everything to be set up automatically. Using this particular feature, our system will modify the IP address of the desired domain/subdomain to a dedicated one and it'll install your certificate within a matter of minutes, so you will not have to do anything on your end other than approving your SSL request via e-mail.
Dedicated IP Address in VPS Servers
If you get a VPS server from us, you will be given a dedicated IP address as standard and an extra one when you obtain a web hosting Control Panel (Hepsia, cPanel, DirectAdmin). You're able to use the IP addresses for any sort of purpose - a site, some web app such as a VOIP server, even for private name servers that you're able to use to point to your VPS any domain that you want to host. You may also add extra dedicated IPs to the VPS account if you need them. You can do this from the billing Control Panel that you'll receive so as to control renewals, upgrade purchases and domain registrations and it will take just a few clicks. Soon after you submit your order, the added IP addresses will be available, so you're able to use them as you see fit.
Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers
All of the dedicated service that we supply come with 3 dedicated IP addresses by default and cost-free. You will be able to use them for any purpose depending on the content that you have on the server - a game server or a Voice-Over-IP app, an SSL certificate for a site that you host, private name servers for a reseller domain that your customers can use to point domain names to their website hosting accounts, and much more. You'll also be able to order additional dedicated IP addresses from the Upgrades part of your billing Control Panel in case you need more than the ones which come with your server. You'll be able to buy the IPs in sets of three and they shall be added to your dedicated server shortly after you send your order, so that you can use them without delays.