An IP address is a unique number that separates a site or a hosting server on the Internet, so if you have a dedicated IP, it shall be employed solely by your sites and shall not be shared with others as it happens with shared hosting accounts. In case you have your own web server, you'll have a dedicated IP, but you may require additional ones for different uses. In case you have an online store, for example, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, to ensure that the payment info which your clients submit shall 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 that visitors enter to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which should be different from the one that you already have on the web server. You could 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 may influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Web Hosting
Every single dedicated server that we offer comes with three dedicated IP addresses supplied free of charge on top of the monthly fee for the package deal. We also give you the opportunity to add more IPs to your hosting server both when you sign up and at a later time via your billing Control Panel, so you'll be able to order the IPs whenever you require them with no limitation on the number or on how often you get them. They can be purchased in groups of 3 and shall be assigned to your web server right away. You'll be able to renew them with the Internet hosting plan and you can decide if you will renew all of them, or a smaller amount - if you no longer need the rest. Any dedicated IP address assigned to your hosting server could be used for any purpose: for a personal website, for a software hosting server, or for a hosting customer - in case you've decided to start out your own hosting business and you are reselling accounts to other people.