When you host a website on a server, it works by using the server's shared IP - a unique number which is used to detect any device connected to the Internet. The website name that you use for the website is for quick access and convenience of the website visitors, but on a more basic level, their browser connects to the IP of the server. Due to the fact that there are many more websites than IPs, shared website hosting servers use the very same IP for several sites even if they are owned by several users. Even though this doesn't affect the site performance directly, using a dedicated IP may slightly increase the loading speed of a certain website, giving it better rankings in search engine results. Such an IP is needed for the setup of an SSL certificate as well, so when you want to protect the payment or login data that your site visitors submit, you'll need an IP together with the SSL.
Dedicated IP Address in Cloud Web Hosting
We supply dedicated IPs with all our cloud web hosting regardless of the data center location and you will be able to obtain one or several IPs using your Hepsia Control Panel. An extra section will show up as part of your account and you'll be able to request, view or delete your IPs with several clicks. You are able to select what number of websites or subdomains will use a particular IP as you can assign one with a few clicks to every hostname. For example, www.domain.com can be your main site, that uses a server's shared IP, and shop.domain.com can be your subdomain where you offer goods or services on the internet and it can have a dedicated IP address combined with an SSL certificate. You can switch the IP that a site uses via the Hosted Domains section where you can also keep track which IPs are in use and which ones are available. You can also set a few of your sites to use a single dedicated IP provided that there is no SSL activated for it.
Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Servers
As our dedicated servers feature 3 dedicated IP addresses provided in the plans by default, we will give you a head start if you'd like to run any software that needs this kind of an IP. We supply them free of charge and you are able to use them for as long as you use your server for anything you'd like - child name servers for any domain name that you host, an SSL certificate for any website on your server, a software server (online games, VOIP), and so on. Through the Upgrades menu in the billing Control Panel that you will obtain to organize renewals, service upgrades and domain registrations, you will also be able to obtain more dedicated IP addresses in sets of three whenever you need. They'll be assigned to your server in a few minutes, so that you can start using them for your websites and web-based apps right away.