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 exclusively by your websites and shall not be shared with other individuals 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. In case you have an online store, for instance, you will need an SSL certificate for it, to make sure that the payment information your customers submit will be encrypted and safe. The same is valid in case you have a login form of some type and you want the usernames and the passwords that visitors enter to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which has to be different from the one which you already have on the hosting server. You might also need an individual IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you need a slightly better overall performance for a particular Internet site, which may affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Hosting
Every dedicated server we offer comes with 3 dedicated IP addresses supplied totally free on top of the monthly fee for the plan. We also give you the opportunity to add more IPs to your web server both when you sign up and at a later time through your billing CP, so you may order the IPs whenever you need them without a limitation on the amount or on how frequently you get them. They may be purchased in groups of 3 and will be assigned to your web server instantly. You'll be able to renew them with the Internet hosting plan and you could choose if you'll renew all of them, or a smaller amount - if you no longer require the rest. Each dedicated IP address allotted to your server may be used for any purpose: for a personal Internet site, for a software hosting server, or for a hosting customer - if you've decided to start out your own web hosting business and you're reselling accounts to other people.