If you host a site on a server, it uses the server's shared IP address - a special number that is used to distinguish any device connected to the Internet. The domain name which you use for the website is for easy accessibility and convenience of the website visitors, but on a more basic level, their Internet browser connects to the IP address of the server. As there're far more websites than IP addresses, shared web hosting servers use the very same IP for a number of sites even in case they are owned by several users. Even though this doesn't affect your website performance directly, using a dedicated IP may slightly enhance the loading speed of a particular website, providing it superior positions in search engine results. Such an IP is essential for the setup of an SSL certificate too, so if you plan to protect the payment or login info that your site visitors type in, you should have an IP together with the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Web Hosting
Using a web hosting account on our cloud platform, you will be able to acquire a dedicated IP and assign it to any domain or subdomain with a couple of clicks regardless of where your account is - in the US, Britain or Australia. This is done through the Hosted Domains area of our intuitive and user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel where you may also keep track of what IPs are available, what are in use and what sites they're assigned to. When you want to use an SSL certificate to secure the info of your website visitors and you get it through our company, our system will assign a dedicated IP and set up the SSL for you, so you won't need to do anything manually on your end. Meanwhile, you may still have a website in a subdomain as an add-on to the main one under a shared IP address - a community forum where users can share opinions about your services, for example.
Dedicated IP Address in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account, adding a new dedicated IP address takes only a couple of clicks. Our Hepsia Control Panel is very easy and intuitive to use, so even if you haven't had a hosting account previously, you will not experience any difficulties to acquire and assign a dedicated IP. Every domain or subdomain inside the account can use its own IP address instead of the server's shared one and you are able to make this change inside the Hosted Domains section, where you'll also see all IPs that your sites can use as well as if a dedicated IP is free or you are already using it. In case that you wish to have an IP for an SSL certificate, we have an SSL order tool through which you'll be able to select everything to be set up automatically. Using this particular feature, our system will modify the IP address of the desired domain/subdomain to a dedicated one and it will install the certificate in a matter of minutes, so you shall not need to do anything on your end apart from approving your SSL request via electronic mail.
Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers
As all of our dedicated servers offer three dedicated IP addresses as part of the plans by default, we'll give you a serious advantage in case you want to run any application that requires this type of an IP. We supply them absolutely free and you'll be able to use them for as long as you use the server for anything you'd like - child name servers for any domain which you host, an SSL certificate for any website on the server, a software server (online games, VOIP), etcetera. Using the Upgrades menu in the billing Control Panel that you will obtain to take care of renewals, service upgrades and domain registrations, you can also buy more dedicated IPs in sets of three whenever you need. They will be assigned to your server very quickly, so you can start using them for your sites and web-based apps without delay.