All devices on the Web are recognized by a unique number called an IP address, for example When you have a site, the domain name that you enter in order to access it is for your convenience, but the server where the website files are still has an IP address. Because there are a lot more websites and devices than there're IPs, all shared web hosting servers have a number of sites under the very same IP, while with a dedicated server you'll get a dedicated IP as well. Even in the first case though, you can get a dedicated IP for your websites and host them on a shared server. One benefit would be that you'll enjoy far better search engine rankings because a dedicated IP generally means a faster loading site. In addition, you need such an IP when you would like to purchase an SSL certificate for your website and secure the data that your visitors submit on it.
Dedicated IP Address in Shared Hosting
When you use a shared hosting account on our cloud platform, you'll be able to obtain a dedicated IP address and assign it to any domain or subdomain with a few clicks wherever your account is - in the United States, the United Kingdom or Australia. This is done through the Hosted Domains part of the intuitive and user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel where you can also keep track of what IPs are available, what are in use and what websites they're allotted to. When you want to use an SSL certificate so as to protect the info of your visitors and you acquire it through us, our system can assign a dedicated IP and install the SSL for you, so you will not be required to anything manually on your end. In the meantime, you may still have a site in a subdomain as an addition to the main one under a shared IP - a message board where users can share thoughts and opinions about your services, for instance.
Dedicated IP Address in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, adding a new dedicated IP address takes only a few clicks. Our Hepsia Control Panel is very simple and intuitive to use, so even when you have not had a web hosting account before, you will not experience any kind of difficulties to obtain and assign a dedicated IP address. Any domain or subdomain in the account can use its own IP address as an alternative to the server's shared one and you can make this change in the Hosted Domains section, where you'll also see all IPs that your sites can use and if a dedicated IP is available or you are already using it. In case that you'd like to have an IP for an SSL certificate, we have an SSL order instrument through which you are able to select everything to be set up automatically. When you use this feature, our system will change the IP of the desired domain/subdomain to a dedicated one and it will install the certificate within minutes, so you shall not need to do anything on your end other than authorizing your SSL order via electronic mail.
Dedicated IP Address in VPS Servers
In case you obtain a VPS server from us, you'll get one dedicated IP address as standard and an additional one in case you obtain a website hosting Control Panel (Hepsia, cPanel, DirectAdmin). You are able to use the IPs for any kind of purpose - a website, some web application such as a VOIP server, even for private name servers that you are able to use to point to your VPS any domain that you wish to host. You may also add more dedicated IP addresses to the VPS account when you need them. You can do this from the billing Control Panel that you will get to control renewals, upgrade purchases and domain registrations and it will take no more than a few clicks. Soon after you send your order, the extra IP addresses will be available, so you can use them as you see fit.
Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers
Because all of our dedicated web hosting plans offer three dedicated IP addresses provided in the plans by default, we shall give you a head start if you wish to run any application that needs this type of an IP. We supply them cost-free and you're able to use them for as long as you use the server for anything you'd like - child name servers for any domain 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'll get to control renewals, service upgrades and domain registrations, you can also purchase more dedicated IP addresses in groups of three whenever you need. They'll be assigned to your server in no time, so that you can start using them for your websites and web-based apps right away.