An IP address is a unique number which identifies a site or a web server on the world-wide web, so if you have a dedicated IP, it will be used solely by your sites and won't be shared with others as it happens with shared Internet hosting accounts. If you have your own web server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may require additional ones for a variety of uses. If you have a web-based store, for instance, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, to make sure that the payment info your clients submit will be encrypted and secure. The same is valid if you have a login form of some type and you want the usernames and the passwords which visitors input to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which has to be different from the one that you already have on the server. You could also need a separate IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you need a slightly better functionality for a certain website, which shall influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Hosting
Every single dedicated server that we offer comes with three dedicated IP addresses provided at no extra cost on top of the monthly fee for the package deal. We also provide you with the chance to add more IPs to your hosting server both when you sign up and at a later time via your billing CP, so you'll be able to order the IPs whenever you require them with no restriction on the number or on how often you get them. They could be purchased in groups of three and shall be assigned to your server immediately. You could renew them with the Internet hosting plan and you may choose if you'll renew all of them, or a smaller amount - in the event that you no longer need the rest. Every dedicated IP address allotted to your server may be used for any purpose: for a personal Internet site, for a software server, or for a hosting client - if you have decided to start out your own web hosting company and you're reselling accounts to other people.