When you host a site on a server, it makes use of the server's shared IP address - a special number that's used to detect a device connected to the Internet. The domain name which you use for the website is for easy accessibility and convenience of the visitors, but on a lower level, their Internet browser connects to the IP of the server. As there're a lot more websites than IPs, shared website hosting servers use the same IP for several websites even if they belong to separate users. While this does not affect the website performance directly, having a dedicated IP may slightly enhance the loading speed of a given website, providing it higher positions in search engine results. Such an IP is necessary for the setup of an SSL certificate too, so if you would like to secure the payment or login information that your site visitors type in, you will need an IP along with the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Website Hosting

If you host your sites on our revolutionary cloud platform and you have a website hosting plan, you'll be able to add a dedicated IP to your account at any time and assign it to any domain or subdomain with just a couple of clicks. This option is available in all the data center facilities where we provide services - Chicago (US), Coventry (UK) and Sydney (AU), so irrespective of your choice during the registration process, you are able to acquire a dedicated IP for your sites. You will be able to add / remove an IPas well as to keep track of the free and used ones at any moment. In case any of the IPs that you purchase will be used for an SSL certificate, you could activate the automatic configuration attribute in our SSL order wizard and then our system will request & assign the IP before it sets up the certificate automatically. Our versatile platform will enable you to use a dedicated IP for a number of websites as well if it is not in use by an SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Web Hosting

Because all of our dedicated web hosting feature three dedicated IP addresses included in the plans by default, we shall give you a head start in case you'd like to run any software which requires such an IP. We supply them at zero cost and you can use them for as long as you use the server for anything you'd like - child name servers for any domain name which you host, an SSL certificate for any site on the server, a software server (online games, VOIP), etc. From the Upgrades menu in the billing Control Panel that you will receive to organize renewals, service upgrades and domain registrations, you'll also be able to obtain more dedicated IPs in sets of three any time. They'll be assigned to your server in a few minutes, so you can start using them for your sites and web-based applications right away.