An IP address is a unique number that identifies an Internet site or a server on the Internet, so if you have a dedicated IP, it'll be employed exclusively by your sites and shall not be shared with other people as it happens with shared website hosting accounts. In case you have your own server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may require extra ones for different purposes. In case you have an online store, for example, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, to ensure that the payment info that your customers submit shall be encrypted and secure. The same is valid in case you have a login form of some sort and you would like the usernames and the passwords that visitors enter to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which ought to be different from the one that you already have on the server. You could also need an individual IP for an app such as a VoIP server, or if you need a slightly better overall performance for a certain site, which will affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
Every dedicated server which we offer includes 3 dedicated IP addresses supplied absolutely free on top of the monthly fee for the plan. We also offer the chance to add more IPs to your server both when you sign up and at a later time using your billing Control Panel, so you can order the IPs whenever you need them with no limitation on the amount or on how frequently you get them. They could be purchased in groups of 3 and will be assigned to your web server immediately. You can renew them with the web hosting plan and you could choose if you will renew all of them, or a smaller amount - in case you no longer need the rest. Each and every dedicated IP address assigned to your web server could be used for any purpose: for a personal Internet site, for a software web server, or for a hosting customer - in the event that you have decided to launch your own Internet hosting firm and you're reselling accounts to other people.