When you host a site on a server, it makes use of the server's shared IP address - a special number that is used to distinguish any kind of device connected to the Web. The website name that you use for the site is for quick access and convenience of the site visitors, but on a more basic level, their browser connects to the IP of the server. Since there're a lot more websites than IPs, shared web hosting servers use the very same IP for multiple websites even in case they belong to separate users. While this doesn't affect the site performance directly, having a dedicated IP may slightly boost the loading speed of a particular website, providing it better positions in search engine results. Such an IP is essential for the installation of an SSL certificate too, so when you want to protect the payment or login data that your website visitors submit, you should have an IP in addition to the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server
account, adding a new dedicated IP takes only a couple of clicks. Our Hepsia Control Panel is very simple and intuitive to use, so even if you have not had a website hosting account before, you won't experience any kind of difficulties to obtain and assign a dedicated IP. Each domain or subdomain inside the account can use its own IP address in place of the server's shared one and you are able to make this change inside the Hosted Domains section, where you'll also find all IPs that your sites can use as well as if a dedicated IP is free or you're already using it. In case that you wish to have an IP for an SSL certificate, we have an SSL order tool through which you'll be able to select everything to be set up automatically. Using this particular feature, our system will modify the IP address of the desired domain/subdomain to a dedicated one and it'll set up your certificate in a matter of minutes, so you shall not need to do anything on your end except for authorizing your SSL order via email.
Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers Hosting
All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages
that we supply include 3 dedicated IP addresses as standard and for free. You are able to use them for any purpose according to the content that you have on the server - an online game server or a Voice-Over-IP app, an SSL certificate for a website that you host, private name servers for a reseller domain that your clients may use to redirect domain names to their hosting accounts, and much more. What's more, you can purchase extra dedicated IPs from the Upgrades section of your billing Control Panel if you need more than the ones which come with your plan. You will be able to acquire the IPs in sets of three and they shall be added to your dedicated server shortly after you send your order, so you can use them without delays.