An IP address is a unique number which identifies a website or a web server on the world-wide web, so if you have a dedicated IP, it will be used only by your sites and won't be shared with other people 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 extra ones for various uses. In case you have an Internet store, for instance, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, so as to ensure that the payment information your clients submit shall be encrypted and protected. The same is valid if you have a login form of some type and you want the usernames and the passwords that visitors type in to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which has to be different from the one which you already have on the hosting server. You may also need an independent IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you desire a slightly better overall performance for a given Internet site, which will affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
In case you get one of our dedicated server plans, you'll get three IP addresses at no additional charge and you can use them for any purpose. If you require additional IPs, you could request them anytime from your billing area and we shall assign them to the web server a few moments later. You can even get additional IPs during the signup procedure and they'll be available on your web server the moment it's all set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of three and you'll be able to pick how many addresses you will order and how long you shall use them, since you could select the number of IPs which you'll renew each month with your server plan. Any IP address that is assigned to your dedicated server may be used not only for your personal content, but also for any Internet site or application that your customers may have - if you have bought the hosting server with the aim to resell the disk space to third parties.