An IP address is a unique number that distinguishes an Internet site or a web server on the world-wide web, so if you have a dedicated IP, it'll be employed exclusively by your Internet sites and shall not be shared with other people as it happens with shared Internet hosting accounts. Provided you have your own web server, you'll have a dedicated IP, but you may need additional ones for many different purposes. Provided you have an online store, for example, you will need an SSL certificate for it, in order to ensure that the payment info that your customers submit will be encrypted and safe. The same is valid if you have a login form of some sort and you want the usernames and the passwords which visitors enter to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which ought to be different from the one that you already have on the machine. You might also need an independent IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you need a slightly better overall performance for a particular Internet site, which will affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Web Hosting
Each dedicated server which we offer includes 3 dedicated IP addresses provided absolutely free on top of the monthly fee for the plan. We also give you the chance to add more IPs to your web server both when you sign up and at a later time through your billing Control Panel, so you could order the IPs whenever you require them without a limit on the number or on how often you get them. They may be purchased in groups of three and shall be assigned to your web server immediately. You could renew them with the web hosting plan and you could choose if you'll renew all of them, or a smaller number - in case you no longer need the rest. Every dedicated IP address allotted to your web server can be used for any purpose: for a personal site, for a software hosting server, or for a hosting client - in the event that you have decided to launch your own Internet hosting enterprise and you're reselling accounts to other people.