When you host a website on a server, it works by using the server's shared IP - a special number which is used to identify any device connected to the World Wide Web. The website name which you use for the website is for easy access and convenience of the visitors, but on a lower level, their Internet browser connects to the IP address of the server. Because there are a lot more sites than IPs, shared web hosting servers use the same IP for multiple websites even in case they are owned by several users. Even though this does not affect the site performance directly, having a dedicated IP may slightly improve the loading speed of a given website, providing it higher rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is needed for the installation of an SSL certificate too, so when you plan to secure the payment or login info that your site visitors enter, you need an IP alongside the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Shared Hosting

When you use a shared hosting account on our cloud platform, you'll be able to get a dedicated IP and assign it to any domain or subdomain with just a couple of clicks no matter where your account is - in the US, the UK or Australia. This is done from the Hosted Domains section of our intuitive and user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel where you may also monitor what IPs are available, what are in use and what sites they're allotted to. In case you want to use an SSL certificate to protect the info of your site visitors and you acquire it through our company, our system can assign a dedicated IP and set up the SSL for you, so you won't need to do anything manually on your end. In the meantime, you may still have a website in a subdomain as an addition to the main one under a shared IP address - a community forum where users can share opinions about your services, for example.

Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated servers that we offer include 3 dedicated IP addresses as standard and free of charge. You're able to use them for any type of purpose based on the content that you've got on your server - a game server or a Voice-Over-IP application, an SSL certificate for a site that you host, private name servers for a reseller domain which your customers may use to redirect domain names to their website hosting accounts, and many more. What's more, you can buy additional dedicated IPs from the Upgrades section of your billing Control Panel if you need more than the ones which come with the server. You'll be able to get the IPs in sets of three and they'll be added to your dedicated server soon after you submit your order, which means that you can start using them with no delays.