An IP address is a unique number which separates an Internet site or a server on the Internet, so if you have a dedicated IP, it'll be used exclusively by your Internet sites and shall not be shared with others as it happens with shared website hosting accounts. In case you have your own server, you shall have a dedicated IP, but you may need additional ones for many different uses. Provided you have an Internet store, for instance, you'll need an SSL certificate for it, so as to ensure that the payment info that your customers submit will be encrypted and secure. The same is valid in the event that you have a login form of some type and you would like the usernames and the passwords that visitors type in to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP, which should be different from the one that you already have on the web server. You could also need a separate IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you want a slightly better performance for a certain Internet site, which will influence its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS Servers
Each VPS server plan which we supply includes 1 dedicated IP address and if you add a hosting Control Panel to it, we shall give you a second one at no additional cost, so you can use it the way you see fit. If you need to use more IPs, you shall be able to order them with no more than 2 mouse clicks whenever you want, since you'll discover such an option both on our order page and in your billing CP. In the first case, the dedicated addresses will be available as soon as the virtual server is set, while in the second - a couple of minutes after you purchase them. You can renew the IPs along with your VPS plan and use them for so long as you want. They can be useful not only for your own sites, but also for the websites of any clients which you might have in case you're using the virtual server to run a web hosting reseller business. There isn't any limitation on how many times you could order additional IPs or on the number of of them you can use with your machine at any moment.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
If you acquire one of our dedicated server plans, you'll receive 3 IP addresses at no additional charge and you can use them for any purpose. If you need additional IPs, you'll be able to request them anytime from your billing area and we shall assign them to the server a couple of minutes later. You can also get additional IPs during the signup procedure and they will be available on your server the minute it's set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of three and you may pick how many addresses you will order and how long you shall use them, since you can select the number of IPs which you'll renew every month with your web server plan. Any IP address that is assigned to your dedicated server may be used not only for your personal content, but for any website or app your customers may have - if you have purchased the server with the purpose to resell the disk space to third parties.