All devices on the World Wide Web are recognized by a special number called an IP address, for instance If you have a site, the domain that you enter to access it is for your convenience, yet the server where the website files are still has an IP. Since there are a lot more sites and devices than there are IP addresses, all shared web hosting servers have a number of sites under the same IP, whereas using a dedicated server you'll have a dedicated IP too. Even in the first case though, you will be able to obtain a dedicated IP for your websites and host them on a shared server. One advantage would be that you'll have better search engine positions because a dedicated IP often means a quicker loading site. Last but not least, you need such an IP if you would like to acquire an SSL certificate for your website and protect the info that visitors submit on it.
Dedicated IP Address in Web Hosting
In case you host your websites on our up-to-date cloud platform and you have a web hosting plan, you can add a dedicated IP to your account at any moment and assign it to any domain or subdomain with just a couple of clicks. This option is available in all data center facilities where we provide services - Chicago (US), Coventry (UK) and Sydney (AU), so regardless of your choice during the registration process, you can obtain a dedicated IP for your websites. You'll be able to add or remove an IPas well as to keep track of the free and used ones at any time. In case any of the IPs that you buy will be used for an SSL certificate, you could activate the automatic configuration feature in our SSL order wizard and our system will request and assign the IP before it installs the certificate automatically. Our versatile platform will allow 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 Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account, adding your new dedicated IP address takes only a couple of clicks. Our Hepsia Control Panel is very easy and intuitive to use, so even when you haven't had a web hosting account previously, you won't experience any difficulties to obtain and assign a dedicated IP address. Any domain or subdomain within the account can use its own IP as an alternative to the server's shared one and you'll be able to make this change in the Hosted Domains section, where you will also find all IPs that your websites can use and if a dedicated IP is accessible or you are already using it. If you'd like to have an IP for an SSL certificate, we have an SSL order instrument through which you'll be able to select everything to be set up automatically. When you use 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 won't need to do anything on your end except for approving the SSL order through e-mail.
Dedicated IP Address in VPS Servers
All of our VPS servers feature one dedicated IP as standard and in case you choose a website hosting Control Panel (Hepsia, DirectAdmin, cPanel) throughout the registration process, you'll acquire a second one too absolutely free. You can use them as you see fit - to access web content, to run a web app, to install an SSL certificate, or even to register private name servers for any website which you have and use the latter for any other domain that you would like to host on your server. The billing Control Panel where you'll be able to manage all the plan renewals, upgrades and domain name registrations will allow you to order additional dedicated IP addresses when you need them for any purpose. Just a few minutes later the IPs will be assigned to your Virtual Server and you will be able to use them instantly.
Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers
As all our Linux dedicated servers feature three dedicated IP addresses as part of the plans by default, we will give you a head start in case you want to run any application that requires this kind of an IP. We provide them cost-free and you will be able to use them for as long as you use the server for anything you would like - child name servers for any domain name that you host, an SSL certificate for any site on the server, a software server (online games, VOIP), etcetera. Using the Upgrades menu in the billing Control Panel that you will get to manage renewals, service upgrades and domain registrations, you'll also be able to order more dedicated IP addresses in sets of three whenever you want. They'll be assigned to your server within minutes, so you can start using them for your sites and web-based applications right away.