An IP address is a unique number which identifies a site or a hosting server on the Internet, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it shall be employed solely by your Internet sites and will not be shared with other people as it happens with shared web hosting accounts. If you have your own hosting server, you'll have a dedicated IP, but you may need additional ones for a variety of purposes. In case you have a web-based store, for example, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, to make sure that the payment information that your clients submit shall be encrypted and secure. The same is valid in case you have a login form of some type and you wish 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 which 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 desire a slightly better performance for a given site, which may affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
Every dedicated server that we offer features 3 dedicated IP addresses provided absolutely free on top of the monthly fee for the plan. We also supply you with the chance to add more IPs to your web server both when you sign up and at a later time using your billing CP, so you may order the IPs whenever you need them without a limitation on the number or on how often you get them. They could be purchased in groups of 3 and will be assigned to your hosting server instantly. You can renew them with the Internet hosting plan and you'll be able to decide if you will renew all of them, or a smaller number - in case you no longer require the rest. Any dedicated IP address allocated to your hosting server could be used for any purpose: for a personal Internet site, for a software web server, or for a hosting client - in case you've decided to start out your own hosting enterprise and you're reselling accounts to other people.