An IP address is a unique number which identifies a website or a hosting server on the world-wide web, so if you have a dedicated IP, it will be used exclusively by your websites and won't be shared with other individuals as it happens with shared web hosting accounts. If you have your own hosting server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may require additional ones for a variety of uses. If you have an Internet store, for example, you will need an SSL certificate for it, to ensure that the payment info that your clients submit will be encrypted and safe. 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 secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which has to be different from the one that you already have on the hosting server. You may also need an individual IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you want a slightly better performance for a given website, which may affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
If you get one of our dedicated server packages, you'll get three IP addresses at no additional charge and you can use them for any purpose. If you require additional IPs, you'll be able to request them whenever you want via your billing area and we will assign them to the hosting server a few moments later. You may also get additional IPs during the signup procedure and they will be available on your machine the instant it's set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of 3 and you can choose how many addresses you will order and how long you will use them, as you could select the number of IPs which you'll renew every month with your hosting server plan. Any IP address which is assigned to your dedicated server could be used not just for your personal content, but also for any Internet site or application that your customers may have - if you have obtained the server with the intention to resell the disk space to third parties.