An IP address is a unique number that identifies an Internet site or a web server on the world-wide web, so if you have a dedicated IP, it shall be used solely by your Internet sites and will not be shared with other individuals as it happens with shared Internet hosting accounts. If you have your own web server, you shall have a dedicated IP, but you may need additional ones for various purposes. In case you have an Internet store, for example, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, to ensure that the payment info that your clients submit will be encrypted and secure. The same is valid in the event that you have a login form of some type and you want the usernames and the passwords which visitors type in to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which has to be different from the one which you already have on the web server. You could also need an independent IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you need a slightly better efficiency for a given website, which will influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated web hosting plans that we offer come with 3 IP addresses by default and you'll be able to use them in whatever way you see fit. In the event that you require even more IPs for any reason, you could add them to your hosting server with a few mouse clicks with no limits as to their number or the period for which you'll be able to use them. This upgrade comes in increments of three and in case you require the IPs right away, you may add them to the plan during the signup procedure, while if it turns out that you require more IPs at some point afterwards, you can order them just as simply through your billing area and we shall assign them to your dedicated server a few moments later. The dedicated IPs could be renewed along with the web server plan on a monthly basis and you could choose if you will renew all of them or just a few - in case you no longer need that many. You'll be able to use the IPs both for your own sites and for customer hosting accounts - provided you are using the dedicated server as an Internet hosting reseller platform.