An IP address is a unique number which identifies an Internet site or a hosting server on the Internet, so if you have a dedicated IP, it will be used just by your Internet sites and shall not be shared with others as it happens with shared website hosting accounts. Provided you have your own web server, you shall have a dedicated IP, but you may need extra ones for various uses. In case you have a web-based store, for example, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, so as to make certain that the payment info which your customers submit shall be encrypted and safe. The same is valid in case you have a login form of some kind and you want the usernames and the passwords which visitors enter to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which needs to be different from the one which you already have on the hosting server. You could also need a separate IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you would like a slightly better performance for a particular site, which shall influence 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 may use them for any purpose. If you require additional IPs, you can request them anytime from your billing area and we will assign them to the server a few moments later. You may even get more IPs during the signup procedure and they shall be available on your machine as soon as it is 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'll order and how long you'll use them, since you could choose the number of IPs which you'll renew on a monthly basis with your hosting server plan. Any IP address which is assigned to your dedicated server could be used not only for your personal content, but also for any website or application that your customers may have - if you have purchased the server with the intent to resell the disk space to third parties.