When you host a site on a server, it uses the server's shared IP address - an exclusive number which is used to identify every device connected to the Web. The website name which you use for the website is for easy accessibility and convenience of the site visitors, but on a more basic level, their web browser connects to the IP address of the server. Due to the fact that there are many more websites than IPs, shared web hosting servers use the very same IP for a number of websites even if they are owned by different users. Even though this doesn't affect your site performance directly, having a dedicated IP may slightly enhance the loading speed of a certain website, granting it higher positions in search engine results. Such an IP is needed for the installation of an SSL certificate too, so if you wish to protect the payment or login details that your website visitors submit, you need an IP in addition to the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Website Hosting
If you use some of our website hosting
plans, you can add a dedicated IP to your account without difficulty and assign it to any domain or subdomain with no more than a couple of clicks. This is valid whichever data center you have chosen for the account during the registration process, thus you will be able to take full advantage of this feature in our US, UK and AU facilities. In this way, you can have a dedicated IP for an electronic commerce website, for example, while a forum attached to it can use the server's shared IP because you can adjust each and every domain or subdomain separately from the Hosted Domains area of your Hepsia Control Panel. If you need a dedicated IP for an SSL certificate and you acquire the SSL from our company, you will be able to use the auto-configuration tool, that will assign an IP and install the SSL automatically for the website where you'd like to use them.
Dedicated IP Address in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get a semi-dedicated server
account from our company, you have the opportunity to obtain as many dedicated IPs as you would like depending on your preferences. It will take just a few clicks in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to buy a new IP and a few more so as to assign it to a domain or a subdomain. The entire process is really easy and your site will start opening from your new IP address in a few minutes. Hepsia will enable you to view all of the IP addresses that you'll be able to use, both shared and dedicated, and which of the latter are available or taken. Provided you'd like to use an SSL certificate on any of your sites and you need a dedicated IP for it, you may take advantage of our SSL order wizard, which can assign a new IP and set up the certificate the moment you submit your order, so you don't have to modify anything in your semi-dedicated website hosting account manually.
Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated servers
that we provide have 3 dedicated IP addresses as standard and free of charge. You will be able to use them for any kind of purpose depending on the content that you've got on your server - an online game server or a Voice-Over-IP app, an SSL certificate for a site that you host, private name servers for a reseller domain that your customers can use to redirect domains to their web hosting accounts, etceterra. In addition, you can get additional dedicated IP addresses via the Upgrades section of your billing Control Panel in case you need more than the ones which come with your server. You are able to obtain the IPs in sets of three and they will be added to your dedicated server soon after you send your order, which means that you can use them without any delays.