If you host a site on a server, it uses the server's shared IP address - a special number that's used to distinguish any device connected to the Web. The domain name which you use for the website is for quick access and convenience of the site visitors, but on a lower level, their Internet browser connects to the IP address of the server. As there're many more websites than IPs, shared web hosting servers use the very same IP for multiple sites even in case they are owned by several users. While this does not affect your site performance directly, using a dedicated IP can slightly boost the loading speed of a certain website, granting it higher positions in search engine results. Such an IP is needed for the installation of an SSL certificate too, so if you would like to protect the payment or login details that your website visitors submit, you need an IP in addition to the SSL.

Dedicated IP Address in Shared Hosting

We offer dedicated IPs with all our Linux shared hosting whatever the data center location and you'll be able to purchase one or several IPs from your Hepsia Control Panel. An extra section will appear as part of your account and you can request, delete or view your IPs with just a few clicks. You are able to decide how many domains or subdomains will use a certain IP as you can assign one with a couple of clicks to any hostname. For instance, www.domain.com can be your main website, that uses a server's shared IP, and shop.domain.com can be a subdomain where you offer services or goods on the net and it could have a dedicated IP address in addition to an SSL certificate. You can change the IP that a site uses via the Hosted Domains section where you can also keep track which IPs are in use and which ones are available. You may also set a couple of of your sites to use the same dedicated IP as long as there is no SSL activated for it.

Dedicated IP Address in Dedicated Hosting

All the Linux dedicated hosting that we supply have three dedicated IP addresses as standard and absolutely free. You can use them for any purpose depending on the content that you've got on your server - an online game server or a Voice-Over-IP application, an SSL certificate for a website that you host, private name servers for a reseller domain that your clients may use to point domain names to their hosting accounts, etceterra. You'll also be able to order more dedicated IPs from the Upgrades part of your billing Control Panel if you need more than the ones which come with the server. You will be able to buy the IPs in groups of three and they shall be added to your dedicated server soon after you submit your order, which means that you can start using them without any delays.