An IP address is a unique number that identifies a site or a server on the Internet, so if you have a dedicated IP, it will be employed exclusively by your sites and shall not be shared with others as it happens with shared Internet hosting accounts. Provided you have your own web server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may need additional ones for different uses. If you have an electronic store, for example, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, in order to ensure that the payment information which your clients submit shall be encrypted and secure. The same is valid in case you have a login form of some sort and you want the usernames and the passwords which visitors enter to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which has to be different from the one that you already have on the server. You might also need an individual IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you need a slightly better functionality for a certain site, which will influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS Hosting
Every single VPS hosting service that we supply comes with 1 dedicated IP address and if you add an Internet hosting Control Panel to it, we shall supply you with a second one at no additional cost, so you can use it the way you see fit. If you would like to use more IPs, you shall be able to order them with no more than two mouse clicks at any time, since you will locate this sort of an option both on our order page and inside your billing CP. In the first case, the dedicated addresses will be available the minute the virtual server is prepared, while in the second - a few moments after you buy them. You could renew the IPs together with your VPS plan and use them for so long as you wish. They can come in handy not only for your own Internet sites, but also for the websites of any customers that you might have in case you're using the virtual server to run a web hosting reseller business. There isn't any limit on how frequently you can order additional IPs or on the number of of them you could use with your web server at any moment.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Web Hosting
When you acquire one of our dedicated server solutions, you'll get 3 IP addresses at no additional charge and you'll be able to use them for any purpose. If you require even more IPs, you'll be able to request them at any time via your billing area and we will assign them to the web server a few minutes later. You can even get more IPs during the signup procedure and they shall be available on your web server the instant it is set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of three and you may select how many addresses you'll order and how long you will use them, as you can pick the number of IPs which you'll renew on a monthly basis with your hosting server plan. Any IP address that's assigned to your dedicated server may be used not just for your personal content, but for any Internet site or app your customers may have - if you have obtained the web server with the aim to resell the disk space to third parties.