An IP address is a unique number which identifies a site or a web server on the Internet, so in the event that you have a dedicated IP, it will be used solely by your websites and won't be shared with others as it happens with shared hosting accounts. Provided you have your own hosting server, you shall have a dedicated IP, but you may require additional ones for a variety of purposes. If you have a web-based store, for instance, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, in order to ensure that the payment information which your customers submit will be encrypted and secure. The same is valid in case you have a login form of some type and you wish the usernames and the passwords which visitors input to be secured. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which ought to be different from the one which you already have on the machine. You might also need a separate IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you desire a slightly better performance for a particular website, which may influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
In case you get one of our dedicated server packages, you'll receive three IP addresses at no additional charge and you may use them for any purpose. If you need even more IPs, you may request them at any time through your billing area and we will assign them to the web server a few minutes later. You can even get additional IPs during the signup procedure and they shall be available on your hosting server the instant it's set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of three and you could decide how many addresses you will order and how long you'll use them, since you could select the number of IPs which you will renew each month with your hosting server plan. Any IP address that's assigned to your dedicated server can be used not only for your personal content, but also for any site or application that your clients may have - if you have bought the web server with the aim to resell the disk space to third parties.