An IP address is a unique number that distinguishes an Internet site or a server on the Internet, so if you have a dedicated IP, it shall be employed just by your sites and will not be shared with other people as it happens with shared hosting accounts. If you have your own web server, you'll have a dedicated IP, but you may require additional ones for different purposes. In case you have an online store, for instance, you will need an SSL certificate for it, so as to ensure that the payment info that your customers submit will 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 that visitors enter to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which needs to be different from the one that you already have on the web server. You might also need an independent IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you would like a slightly better overall performance for a particular site, which may influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
When you obtain one of our dedicated server solutions, you will get three IP addresses at no additional charge and you could use them for any purpose. If you need even more IPs, you'll be able to request them anytime via your billing area and we'll assign them to the hosting server a few moments later. You can even get additional IPs during the signup procedure and they shall be available on your web server the moment it is ready and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of 3 and you could select how many addresses you'll order and how long you shall use them, as you can choose the number of IPs that you will renew every month with your server plan. Any IP address that is assigned to your dedicated server could be used not just for your personal content, but for any site or application which your customers may have - if you have acquired the server with the intention to resell the disk space to third parties.