If you host a site on a server, it makes use of the server's shared IP address - a unique number that's used to identify any device connected to the Web. The domain name that you use for the website is for quick access and convenience of the website visitors, but on a more basic level, their Internet browser connects to the IP of the server. Due to the fact that there're many more websites than IPs, shared web hosting servers use a single IP for several websites even if they belong to several users. While this does not affect the website performance directly, having a dedicated IP may slightly increase the loading speed of a certain website, giving it higher positions in search engine results. Such an IP is needed for the setup of an SSL certificate too, so when you plan to protect the payment or login details that your site visitors type in, you'll need an IP together with the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Cloud Website Hosting

Using a cloud website hosting account on our cloud platform, you are able to buy a dedicated IP and assign it to any domain or subdomain with several clicks no matter where your account is - in the United States, the UK or Australia. This is done from the Hosted Domains part of our intuitive and user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel where you can also monitor what IPs are available, what are in use and what websites they're assigned to. In case you wish to use an SSL certificate to protect the information of your site visitors and you get it from us, our system will assign a dedicated IP and install the SSL for you, so you won't need to do anything manually on your end. Meanwhile, you can still have a site in a subdomain as an add-on to the main one under a shared IP address - a message board where users can share opinions about your services, for example.

Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Web Hosting

As our Linux dedicated web hosting feature three dedicated IP addresses as part of the plans by default, we shall give you a head start in case you would like to run any application that requires such an IP. We provide them at zero cost and you will be able to use them for as long as you use the server for anything you would like - child name servers for any domain name that you host, an SSL certificate for any website on your server, a software server (games, VOIP), and so on. From the Upgrades menu in the billing Control Panel that you will receive to manage renewals, service upgrades and domain registrations, you will also be able to obtain more dedicated IPs in groups of three at any time. They will be assigned to your server in minutes, so that you can start using them for your websites and web-based apps without delay.