An IP address is a unique number that distinguishes a website or a web server on the world-wide web, so if you have a dedicated IP, it'll be used only by your websites and won't be shared with others as it happens with shared hosting accounts. If you have your own hosting server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may require extra ones for various purposes. If you have an electronic store, for example, you will need an SSL certificate for it, so as to ensure that the payment info your clients submit will be encrypted and protected. The same is valid in the event that you have a login form of some type and you would like the usernames and the passwords that visitors input to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which ought to be different from the one that you already have on the server. You may also need an independent IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you would like a slightly better performance for a particular site, which shall affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
Every single dedicated server we offer features 3 dedicated IP addresses provided 100 % free on top of the monthly fee for the plan. We also give you the chance to add more IPs to your hosting server both when you sign up and at a later time through your billing Control Panel, so you can order the IPs whenever you need them without a limit on the number or on how frequently you get them. They can be purchased in groups of three and will be assigned to your server immediately. You could renew them with the web hosting plan and you'll be able to choose if you'll renew all of them, or a smaller number - if you no longer require the rest. Every dedicated IP address allocated to your web server may be used for any purpose: for a personal site, for a software hosting server, or for a hosting client - if you have decided to start out your own web hosting business and you're reselling accounts to other people.