An IP address is a unique number that identifies a website or a server on the Internet, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it shall be employed just by your Internet sites and shall not be shared with others as it happens with shared website hosting accounts. In case you have your own hosting server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may need extra ones for various uses. If you have an online store, for example, you will need an SSL certificate for it, in order to ensure that the payment info your customers submit shall be encrypted and protected. The same is valid in the event that you have a login form of some type and you want the usernames and the passwords that visitors enter to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which should be different from the one which you already have on the machine. You may also need a separate IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you need a slightly better functionality for a given Internet site, which will affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated servers we offer come with 3 IP addresses by default and you can use them in whatever way you see fit. In case you require even more IPs for any reason, you may add them to your server with a couple of mouse clicks without limitations as to their number or the period for which you shall be able to employ them. This upgrade comes in increments of three and in case you need the IPs right away, you could add them to the package deal during the signup procedure, while in case it turns out that you require more IPs at some point later, you may order them just as quickly through your billing area and we'll assign them to your dedicated server a few moments later. The dedicated IPs may be renewed together with the web server plan on a monthly basis and you can determine if you'll renew all of them or simply a few - in the event that you no longer need that many. You'll be able to use the IPs both for your own Internet sites and for customer hosting accounts - provided you're using the dedicated server as a web hosting reseller platform.