An IP address is a unique number that distinguishes a site or a server on the Internet, so if you have a dedicated IP, it'll be used only by your Internet sites and shall not be shared with other individuals as it happens with shared website hosting accounts. If you have your own hosting server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may require additional ones for many different uses. In case you have an online store, for instance, you will need an SSL certificate for it, to ensure that the payment information your customers submit will be encrypted and protected. The same is valid if you have a login form of some sort and you want the usernames and the passwords which visitors input to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which has to be different from the one which you already have on the web server. You may also need an individual IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you would like a slightly better overall performance for a certain site, which shall influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS Servers
Each VPS server service we supply comes with 1 dedicated IP address and if you add a hosting Control Panel to it, we will provide you with a second one at no additional cost, so that you can use it as you see fit. If you would like to use more IPs, you will be able to order them with just a couple of mouse clicks whenever you want, since you will locate this sort of an option both on our order page and inside your billing CP. In the first case, the dedicated addresses shall be available the moment the virtual server is set, while in the second - a few moments after you purchase them. You'll be able to renew the IPs together with your VPS plan and use them for as long as you desire. They can be useful not just for your own Internet sites, but also for the websites of any customers which you might have in case you're using the virtual server to run a web hosting reseller business. There isn't any restriction on how often you could order additional IPs or on how many of them you'll be able to use with your machine at any time.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
In case you get one of our dedicated server packages, you will get three IP addresses at no additional charge and you'll be able to use them for any purpose. If you need even more IPs, you'll be able to request them at any time from your billing area and we'll assign them to the server a few moments later. You can even get additional IPs during the signup process and they'll be available on your hosting server the minute it is ready and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of three and you can choose how many addresses you will order and how long you shall use them, since you will be able to pick the number of IPs that you'll renew on a monthly basis with your hosting server plan. Any IP address that's assigned to your dedicated server can be used not just for your personal content, but for any site or application which your customers may have - if you have purchased the machine with the goal to resell the disk space to third parties.